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Nashville Predators at Tampa Bay Lightning game preview

TV: SUN SPORTS TIME: COVERAGE BEGINS AT 7:00 P.M. Inconsistent play over the last six weeks dropped the Nashville Predators from their perch atop the NHL, but a hard-fought win against the league's most dominant goaltender has them again rising in the standings. Another quality win Thursday night would only boost that momentum, although it won't come easy against a Tampa Bay Lightning...
Via AP on Fox
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Predators-Lightning Preview

Inconsistent play over the last six weeks dropped the Nashville Predators from their perch atop the NHL, but a hard-fought win against the league's most dominant goaltender has them again rising in the standings. Another quality win Thursday night would only boost that momentum, although it won't come easy against a Tampa Bay Lightning team looking to clinch consecutive 100-point...
Via AP on Fox
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Young Prospects Are Exciting, But Caution Is Key

The past two Predator games have shown us a glimpse into the future with two promising prospects being called up from Milwaukee due to a rash of minor injuries at the big club. Viktor Arvidsson debuted on Saturday night with Colin Wilson being sidelined. On Tuesday, Matt Cullen and Viktor Stalberg fell to the injury bug during the day which in turn gave Kevin Fiala his shot at the...
Via The Predatorial
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Prednecknation Radio AM Edition 3-25-15

Crazy Charlie & Dan D Bradley break down everything in the world of the Nashville Predators. This was a special edition of the show in Morning Drive!
Via Predneck Nation
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Forsberg's goal lifts Predators past Canadiens 3-2 in OT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Filip Forsberg scored a power-play goal at 1:54 of overtime, and the Nashville Predators rallied to beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 Tuesday night in a game between two of the NHL's top teams. Pekka Rinne made 27 saves in his 39th win. He pulled within a victory of Montreal goalie Carey Price in this showdown between the league's winningest goalies this season...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why Anton Volchenkov is a necessity in Nashville

David Poile signed Anton Volchenkov to a one-year deal as the offseason was drawing to a close. But why did Poile go out and ink Volchenkov and then as the trade deadline approached, go out and use a first round pick to acquire Cody Franson? A case could be made that the Predators are a […] The post Why Anton Volchenkov is a necessity in Nashville appeared first on Along the Boards.
Via Along the Boards
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Light Week… but POINTS!

The Nashville Predators had a light week compared to their recent schedule. It was odd as a fan to have 3 straight days with no hockey. It appears it was beneficial to the Preds. They got practice time. Family time. Recovery time. All important things this time of year. Tuesday night was the “playoff” like game. The Minnesota Wild are continuing to battle for one of the Wild...
Via The Predatorial
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Questioning the Oath—What’s at Stake with Becoming a Smashville Citizen?

By: Miranda Martin This morning, the Nashville Predators unveiled their new “Citizen of Smashville” oath, assumingly to be a pledge of allegiance to the Nashville Predators fanbase into the playoffs. The oath is as follows: “As proud citizens of Smashville, we vow to show our gold, wave our rally towels, and be the loudest fans in the NHL. In Gold ...
Via Predneck Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Zone Starts, Corsi, and the Percentages

Matthew Coller has an interesting article on Puck Prospectus about Shea Weber and his poor Relative Corsi. His conclusion was that Weber’s poor Relative Corsi is largely due to his playing time with Paul Gaustad in which he posted a very poor CF% along with having a very heavy defensive zone start. His conclusion was that Weber’s poor [...] The post Zone Starts, Corsi, and...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Is the recent Nashville skid just a blip on the radar?

After a tremendous start, the Nashville Predators have hit the skids. Is this just a blip on the radar? Were the first 55 games or so of the season the real Preds or does the truth of this team lie somewhere in between? Before the season started most analysts had the Predators as a team looking […] The post Is the recent Nashville skid just a blip on the radar? appeared first...
Via Along the Boards
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Recent Losing Streak Proves Rinne’s Success Will Determine Nashville’s Fate

  The Predators were in a rut. There’s no way around that statement. Being losers of the last six before last night’s win had many trying to point at what could have caused this abysmal stretch of games. Many factors are to blame, but the main answer is all star goalie Pekka Rinne had been a pedestrian goalie during that streak.   After garnering well deserved Hart and Vezina...
Via The Predatorial
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville’s Losing Streak Will Benefit Them in the Long Run

Ryan Ellis #4 of the Nashville Predators wrestles with Adam Lowry #17 of the Winnipeg Jets during an NHL game at Bridgestone Arena on March 7, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images) Although spring is around the corner for most Americans right now, an ice-cold draft has recently hit Nashville. Losers of their last six games, the Nashville Predators...
Via The Sports Journal
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Around the NHL: Trouble in Music City

  View image | Following a 5-2 home win against Colorado on February 24th, The Nashville Predators were a league best 41-13-7. Even more amazing. the Predators had lost just three home games in regulation and one additional game in a shootout. They were on top of the entire NHL with 89 points and looked like a lock for the Central Division crown. Fast forward...
Via Flyerdelphia
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nashville Predators Drop Sixth Straight

Seth Jones #3 of the Nashville Predators battles for the puck against Lee Stempniak #20 of the Winnipeg Jets during an NHL game at Bridgestone Arena on March 7, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Mandatory Credit: John Russell/NHLI zia Gety Images) It hasn’t been a great two-week stretch of late for the Nashville Predators, and yesterday saw much of the same take place in front of...
Via The Sports Journal
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators’ slump gives the Blues a chance in the Central

It looked like the Nashville Predators were well out of reach from the St. Louis Blues in the Central. Even as the Blues rattled off win after win, the Predators seemed to be able to match every point earned by the Blues. Thanks to the joy of NHL scheduling, the two teams completed their regular season series back in January which meant the mountain would be that much tougher to...
Via Frozen Notes
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Carrie Underwood, Mike Fisher Welcome Son Isaiah Michael (Photo)

Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher are the proud new parents of a little country-singing, hockey-playing baby boy. The country superstar and the Nashville Predators forward welcomed their first child, Isaiah Michael Fisher, on Friday, Feb. 27. Underwood took to Twitter to share the news and an adorable picture of the newborn on Tuesday. Tiny hands and tiny feet...God has blessed...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Were Santorelli and Franson enough for the Predators?

With the trade deadline done and gone, were the recent additions of Mike Santorelli and Cody Franson enough to push Nashville in to serious Stanley Cup contention? The early vote, because of the recent play of the Predators, would be no. Will Franson and Santorelli find their niche and fit in with a team that […] The post Were Santorelli and Franson enough for the Predators? appeared...
Via Along the Boards
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville Predators’ Balanced Game Will Take Them Deep Into Playoffs

Mike Fisher #12 of the Nashville Predators scores against Jonas Gustavsson #50 of the Detroit Red Wings during an NHL game at Bridgestone Arena on February 28, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Mandatory Credit: John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images) Think about where the Nashville Predators were at the end of last year. Tenth place, beaten down and out of the playoff hunt. Their top...
Via The Sports Journal
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Franson, Santorelli providing immediate impact to Predators

Nashville, TN -- It's been nearly two weeks since Nashville dove head first into the trade market, acquiring both defenseman Cody Franson and forward Mike Santorelli from the Toronto Maple Leafs. Unfortunately for the Predators, they have only been able to utilize the duo in their past four games. However, in that same span against Philadelphia, Buffalo, Colorado and Minnesota, Nashville...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Rumored NYR Trade Target Off The Board

BREAKING: The #leafs have trade Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli to Nashville for first-round pick, prospects. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) February 15, 2015 First off… the Nashville Predators. Cup favorites? I digress… Santorelli was a rare plus player on a bad Maple Leafs team that could have solved a few problems down the middle of the Rangers’ lineup. He also saw...
Via NY Rangers Blog
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

In contract years, Fisher and Ribeiro excelling in Laviolette's offense-friendly system

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- This year the Predators will see two of their players enter into the fairly exclusive "Over 35" club: Mike Fisher and Mike Ribeiro. Nashville's newest members will find themselves looking at possible free agency this summer as their contracts expire. While talks to get Fisher and Ribeiro both signed before the season ends appear to already be underway, both veterans...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

GIF: Mike Ribeiro robbed by the toe of Andrei Vasilevskiy

Andrei Vasilevskiy hasn’t seen too much work in Tampa Bay behind Ben Bishop, but he’s been outstanding in the few starts he has seen. That high level of play continued against the Nashville Predators as he made an unreal toe save on Mike Ribeiro. Via @myregularface: The post GIF: Mike Ribeiro robbed by the toe of Andrei Vasilevskiy appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Carter Hutton’s No-Look Stick Save Might Be Best Stop Of NHL Season (Video)

You’ve gotta be good to be lucky and lucky to be good, and Carter Hutton was both Tuesday night. The Nashville Predators goalie turned in what might be the NHL’s save of the season so far in an eventual 4-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Making things even more impressive, Hutton’s jaw-dropping stop came in the third period with the game on the line. With the Preds clinging...
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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