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Tweet of the Moment 4/29/16

We don’t get to watch you on TV but we get to hang out with you. We’ll take it!! https://t.co/txLIVNC64c — Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) April 30, 2016 Hey, uh, Preds, I know that hanging out with Stu Grimson is about the best thing ever (or so I imagine) but I would say you should play the game. Try that.
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Alexander Radulov Confirms Return to the NHL

According to a report from Igor Eronko, former Nashville Predators forward Alexander Radulov has confirmed that he’ll return to the NHL for the 2016-17 season. Alexander Radulov confirms he will play in the #NHL next season — Igor Eronko (@IgorEronko) April 29, 2016 News recently broke regarding Radulov, more specifically that he did not report to the Russian National Team...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Sharks Present Different, Perhaps Tougher Challenge For Nashville

The Nashville Predators conquered a monumental task by winning their first ever Game 7 against the favored Anaheim Ducks. However, excitement is short lived in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with the second round starting just 48 hours after the big win. The San Jose Sharks are now waiting after dispatching a cup favorite Kings team in just five games.   There’s a large portion of the...
Via The Predatorial
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Predators Advance, Will Play Sharks in Second Round

Against all odds, the Nashville Predators were able to take down the Pacific Division-winning Anaheim Ducks in seven games to advance to the Western Conference Semifinals. Nashville defeated Anaheim, 2-1, in the franchise’s first ever Game 7 on Wednesday evening. The only way the Predators were going to get past the Ducks was if goaltender Pekka Rinne was at the top of his game...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

NHL postseason Round 2 quick hits: Sharks vs. Predators

VitalsNashville: 41-27-14 regular season, 4-3-0 in seven games played in Round 1San Jose: 46-30-6 regular season, 4-1-0 in five games played in Round 1Season SeriesNashville took two of three games played during the regular season, although in the final tilt San Jose came from behind to win 3-2 in the shootout.Playoff HistoryThe teams have previously met twice in the first round...
Via Yardbarker
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators edge Ducks in Game 7, 2-1

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators clung to a small lead for two full periods, scrambling and dodging and stopping everything the Anaheim Ducks could throw at them.They hung on until the final horn, emerging triumphant from their first Game 7 and opening a new chapter in Smashville hockey.The Ducks were left with the same strange story to tell for another...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators are the best team in the history of the NHL in Game 7’s

ANAHEIM, CA – APRIL 27: Pekka Rinne #35, Shea Weber #6, and Roman Josi #59 of the Nashville Predators tackle David Perron #57 of the Anaheim Ducks during the third period of Game Seven of the Western Conference First Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Honda Center on April 27, 2016 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) Last night in...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators win their first Game 7, but reward is San Jose

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Nashville Predators' celebration of a landmark moment in franchise history consisted of a few minutes of excitement in the Honda Center dressing room with a 14-year-old Nelly song blaring in the background. By outlasting the Anaheim Ducks in a 2-1 victory on Wednesday night, the Predators won a playoff round for only the third time ever. Facing Game 7 pressure...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators edge Ducks 2-1 in Game 7, advance to 2nd round

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Colin Wilson and Paul Gaustad scored in the first period and the Nashville Predators hung on to win the franchise's first Game 7, advancing to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night. Pekka Rinne made 36 saves for the wild-card Predators, who rallied from a 3-2 series deficit and ousted the...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks, Predators gear up for Game 7

What's uncharted territory for the Nashville Predators is a haunting reminder for the Anaheim Ducks.After forcing the first Game 7 in team history, the Predators attempt to end the Ducks' season in the exact fashion the previous three have concluded Wednesday night.Monday's 3-1 loss in Nashville can't help but conjure memories of Anaheim's recent playoff failures as it returns home...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Craig Smith Critical to Predators Game 7 Chances

Game 6 in the Nashville Predators’ first-round series against the Anaheim Ducks saw the return of winger Craig Smith. The Preds reaped the rewards on their way to a 3-1 victory to force the first Game 7 in team history. Nashville missed the influential forward in their three-game losing streak to the Ducks. The Madison, Wisconsin native got injured early in Game 3 and the Predators...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Video: Predators fans show how they snuck huge catfish into the arena

Four Nashville Predators fans made things a bit fishy on Tuesday night, throwing 40 pounds of catfish on the ice at the Bridgestone Arena in advance of the team’s Game 3 matchup against the Anaheim Ducks. The story is pretty wild. As WKRN-TV Nashville reports, four Nashville fans strapped over 40 pounds of catfish to their back and snuck it into the arena. Surprisingly they...
Via Puck Drunk Love
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Here's How Nashville Predators Fans Sneak Catfish Into Bridgestone Arena

Every sport has it's own weird traditions, but by far the weirdest ones relate to the National Hockey League. Detroit Red Wings fans are the OGs of odd hockey traditions. They celebrate hat tricks by throwing an octopus on the ice. At other times and in other arenas, fans have tossed rats and sharks into the rink. Now, supporters of the Nashville Predators are in on the action...
Via Stack
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators’ 2-0 Lead Shouldn’t Shock Everyone

The Nashville Predators are holding a 2-0 advantage in a playoff series for the first time in their franchise’s history. That’s quite an accomplishment, but it shouldn’t be looked upon as a miracle. Despite how much of the hockey community picked Anaheim to win, this isn’t a David versus Goliath matchup.   Yes, the Ducks were the best team in the league for the last half...
Via The Predatorial
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Preds Pres/COO Sean Henry on WNSR 560AM/95.9FM

Nashville Predators Pres/COO Sean Henry joined The Greg Pogue & Big Joe Show to talk Playoff Gameday in Smashville! Game 3 is tonight 8:30 at Bridgestone Arena with Preds holding a 2-0 Lead over Anaheim. https://soundcloud.com/nashsportsradio/sean-henry-4-19-16?in=nashsportsradio/sets/predneck-nation
Via Predneck Nation
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Preds Playoff Talk on WNSR 560AM/95.9FM

The Greg Pogue & Big Joe Show talk Nashville Predators W/Crazy Charlie on WNSR 560AM/95.9FM! The Preds lead The Ducks 2-0 in the best of 7 series! https://soundcloud.com/nashsportsradio/preds-game-2-wrap-up-on-pogue-big-joe-show?in=nashsportsradio/sets/predneck-nation
Via Predneck Nation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL postseason opening round quick hits: Ducks vs. Predators

VitalsAnaheim: (46-25-11) 1st in Pacific DivisionNashville: (41-27-14) 4th in Central DivisionSeason SeriesNashville took two out of three games against Anaheim this season.Looking at the MatchupThe Ducks appear to have returned to being a favorite to making a deep playoff run after they rebounded midseason from a ghastly October through December. Despite losing a handful of players...
Via Yardbarker
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Cody Bass on WNSR 560AM/95.9FM

Nashville Predators F Cody Bass joined The Greg Pogue & Big Joe Show just before getting on the plane to Anaheim for Game 1 of The Stanley Cup Playoffs! https://soundcloud.com/nashsportsradio/cody-bass-4-13-16?in=nashsportsradio/sets/predneck-nation
Via Predneck Nation
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville’s Blueprint to Playoff Success

It’s actually here. The Stanley Cup playoffs begin this week. With many tasks, a plan to complete that goal is begun by preparing and mapping out a blueprint or steps to follow for success. While winning playoff hockey games isn’t comparable to building a skyscraper, the premise remains the same.   Healthy Blueline   Nashville still possesses a top defense core after the Seth...
Via The Predatorial
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Filip Forsberg scores gorgeous between-the-legs goal (Video)

Nashville Predators center Filip Forsberg scored a gorgeous between-the-legs power play goal in Tuesday night's game against Colorado. Forsberg added an assist on the game-winning goal in the third period that gave the Predators a 4-3 victory over the Avalanche, earning him the Number 1 star of the game.[SportsNetCanada] This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Follow us on...
Via Holdout Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Filip Forsberg goes between-the-legs for slick goal

When you are a skilled player like Filip Forsberg, you can pretty much do whatever you want on the ice. He showed his ability once again tonight and you’re going to want to watch it: You have to love the goalie’s reaction on this. He just looks absolutely defeated. There isn’t even a big celebration after the goal – it looks like business as usual. The Predators seem to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
24 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Craig Smith blocks his own shot from a wide open net

This one, as they say in the business, has to be seen to be believed. But I’ve seen it, and I still don’t believe it. Craig Smith was getting ready to send the Canadiens home in overtime as he received a great pass in the goal mouth, and all that was standing between him and a Predators victory was a wide open net. Then, disaster struck: He shot the puck towards the net,...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

The Ryan Johansen-Seth Jones trade thus far

The NHL's first major trade this season came earlier this month when the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Nashville Predators swapped star players. Columbus gave up a star forward in Ryan Johansen, and the Nashville Predators gave up a star defenseman in Seth Jones. It’s been a month since the trade happened, and it’s time to see how each player has impacted his respective team...
Via The Sports Quotient
February 13, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dennis Wideman checks linesman on way to bench

Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman took out linesman Don Henderson on the way to the bench on Wednesday night against the Nashville Predators. Here’s video of the incident: Dennis Wideman looked like he straight-up checked the linesman. pic.twitter.com/iau1Jd7Vaf — Adam Vingan (@AdamVingan) January 28, 2016 This does not look like an accidental collision; Wideman...
Via The Comeback
January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

NHL releases All-Star game jerseys and they’re not great

The National Hockey League has unveiled the design for the 2016 All-Star Game jerseys, and they’re pretty underwhelming. For more information behind the concept and design of the 2016 #NHLAllStar jerseys, read: https://t.co/4JVudjdD1Y pic.twitter.com/bXgB60fJ6R — NHL (@NHL) January 6, 2016 It’s not the ugliest jersey I’ve ever seen, but it doesn’t exactly scream ...
Via The Comeback
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss
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