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Predators Add Five in Free Agency And What It Means For the Team

Predators Add Five in Free Agency And What It Means For the Team

The Nashville Predators have not usually been active in free agency, but they broke their pattern at the start of the 2013 free agency frenzy, signing five players that will change the look of this team. The Predators signed Viktor Stalberg from the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4 year, $12 million contract that will pay [...]

Grading the Predators: The Forwards

Grading the Predators: The Forwards

Any discussion of the Predators lack of success this past season has to focus on the drop in production from the forwards. And it was not just a small decline, but one that saw the team plummet from the 8th most productive team in terms of goal scoring the previous season to one that was [...]

Predators Wilt Against the Wings

Predators Wilt Against the Wings

The Nashville Predators have been relegated to the role of spoiler as the season winds down, and they were in Detroit not only attempting to win their second game in a row but put a dent in the Red Wings playoff chances. While the Red Wings were playing with a sense of urgency, the Predators [...]

Predators End Losing Streak, Douse Flames

Predators End Losing Streak, Douse Flames

The Nashville Predators ended a dismal losing streak, the longest in franchise history, with a 4-3 victory over the Calgary Flames at Bridgestone Arena in front of their 20th sellout crowd in this abbreviated season. The Predators came back twice from one goal deficits to capture the victory. Pekka Rinne was in net for the [...]

Hawks Heartbreaker; Predators Fall in OT

Hawks Heartbreaker; Predators Fall in OT

The Nashville Predators are not playing for a spot in the playoffs. They are playing for pride, and in some situations, a roster spot for next season. So there is a lot still at stake for the Predators, and they had an opportunity to play for pride against the best team in the NHL in [...]

Same Song, Same Verse. Predators Shut Out Again

Same Song, Same Verse. Predators Shut Out Again

Stop me if you have heard this before… The depleted Nashville Predators squad put forth a good effort but were shut out again, falling to the Detroit Red Wings at the Bridgestone Arena 3-0. The Predators have been shut out for a league high 9 times this season. Some observations: I Liked… the play of [...]

Blackhawks Battle to 1-0 Victory Over the Predators

Blackhawks Battle to 1-0 Victory Over the Predators

It can be argued that the Chicago Blackhawks are the best team in the NHL. In a Saturday matinee at the Bridgestone Arena, a depleted Predators team battled the Blackhawks for 60 minutes before falling 1-0. Pekka Rinne was outstanding in net, turning away 29 of 30 shots. He gave up a goal at 5:31 [...]

Predators Bury the Blue Jackets 5-2

Predators Bury the Blue Jackets 5-2

The Nashville Predators were looking to win two games in a row for the first time in over a month, and the Columbus Blue Jackets were just what the Predators needed to do just that. The Predators buried the Blue Jackets with a first period goal scoring spree en route to a 5-2 victory. The [...]

A Look at the Predators: Playoff Contenders or Pretenders?

A Look at the Predators: Playoff Contenders or Pretenders?

The Nashville Predators are currently 11-11-6 and sit outside the playoffs with 28 points. They have limped through their last 10 games, going 3-6-1, and more troubling, are last in the NHL in scoring. Predator faithful are questioning if this is a playoff team. It is a legitimate question. There is no simple answer to [...]

Mistakes Sink the Predators Against the Canucks

Mistakes Sink the Predators Against the Canucks

The Nashville Predators continued a critical five game road trip in Vancouver to face the Canucks. The Predators were looking to build on the momentum of a win in Dallas in the first game of this swing, and the task was going to be difficult as Rogers Arena has not been a hospitable place for [...]

Predators Fight to 4-0 Win Over the Stars

Predators Fight to 4-0 Win Over the Stars

The Nashville Predators embarked on a critical five game road trip, making their first stop in Dallas to take on the Stars. These two teams met earlier in Nashville, with the Predators taking a 5-4 overtime decision in a spirited contest. This one had the makings of another feisty contest, and the teams did not [...]

Predators Shop the Bargain Basement, Bring in Help

Predators Shop the Bargain Basement, Bring in Help

The Nashville Predators made some acquisitions of players on waivers, claiming Bobby Butler from the New Jersey Devils and Zach Boychuk from the Pittsburgh Penguins. The moves give the Predators some depth at the forward position and hopefully will help jump start their anemic offense. Additionally, the Predators have recalled defenseman Victor Bartley from Milwaukee. [...]

Canucks Slip Past the Predators 1-0

Canucks Slip Past the Predators 1-0

The Nashville Predators faced off against the Vancouver Canucks at the Bridgestone Arena in their first meeting of the year, and the Canucks won the goaltending duel by a 1-0 margin. The winning goal was scored by Dale Weise at 9:14 of the third period as Maxim Lapierre carried the puck low in the Predators [...]

Ducks Defeat the Predators 3-2 in a SO

Ducks Defeat the Predators 3-2 in a SO

The Nashville Predators faced off against the Anaheim Ducks at the Bridgestone Arena in a contest of two teams that were evenly matched in personnel and on the scoreboard. How evenly matched? Once again, the two teams went to a shootout, and once again the Ducks came out with the win by a 3-2 score. [...]

Predators Play Predator Hockey, Defeat the Coyotes 3-0

Predators Play Predator Hockey, Defeat the Coyotes 3-0

A funny thing happened in the Nashville Predators tilt against the Phoenix Coyotes at the Bridgestone Arena. The Predators out shot their opponent for only the second time this season. The Predators out shot the Coyotes 29-19 en route to a 3-0 victory in front of a sell out crowd, turning the tables on the [...]

Predators Backs Against the Wall With 1-0 Loss

Predators Backs Against the Wall With 1-0 Loss

The Nashville Predators dropped a 1-0 game to the Phoenix Coyotes at the Bridgestone Arena to fall behind in their series 3-1. To say their backs are against the wall is an understatement. The Predators offense was ineffective and rarely threatened Phoenix netminder Mike Smith. When they did threaten, Smith was equal to the task [...]

Predators Take Commanding Series Lead With a 3-1 Victory

Predators Take Commanding Series Lead With a 3-1 Victory

The Nashville Predators looked to take a 3-1 series lead against a desperate Detroit Red Wings team at the Joe Louis Arena in the fourth game of their first round series. The Predators were once again going to rely on Pekka Rinne in net to hold the dangerous Wings offense in check. The Red Wings [...]

Henrik Zetterberg scored a goal, but was as a victim of a cheap shot by Shea Weber at the end of the game. Photo by Dinur.

Red Wings Drop Game One To Predators 3-2

The Detroit Red Wings played a strong game, but it wasn’t enough as they fall to the Nashville Predtors 3-2 in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinal Series at the Bridgestone Arena. Henrik Zetterberg and Tomas Homstrom scored for the Red Wings while Paul Gaustad and rookie Gabriel Bourque (two goals) scored for the [...]

Predators Down Detroit 3-2

Predators Down Detroit 3-2

The Nashville Predators defeated the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 at the Bridgestone Arena in the first game of their quarter final series. It wasn’t easy. The Predators committed 8 penalties and the Red Wings capitalized on 2 of their power plays. The Predators scored all their goals at even strength, and were 0-6 on their [...]

Predators Lock Up 4th Seed, Bury the Avalanche 6-1

Predators Lock Up 4th Seed, Bury the Avalanche 6-1

The Nashville Predators traveled to the Pepsi Center to take on the Colorado Avalanche in the last- and thankfully- anticlimactic- game of the regular season. Thanks to Detroit’s shootout loss earlier in the day, the Predators entered the game knowing they had locked up the 4th seed in the Western Conference and home ice for [...]