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On the Forecheck Dec 11, 2018
Nashville Predators 3, Ottawa Senators 1: Bruised, But Not Beaten

Nashville Predators 3, Ottawa Senators 1: Bruised, But Not Beaten

The battle of battered battalions goes to the Preds. Despite both teams having several players in the infirmary ward, Nashville and Ottawa were still required to play on Tuesday at Bridgestone Arena. The Predators prevailed 3-1 to improve to 20-10-1 on the season. Ottawa scored 26 seconds into the game as Zack Smith beat Pekka Rinne with a backhand on the game’s initial shot. The Senators also went on the game’s first power play at the 5:25 mark, after Ryan Hartman went off for tripping. That power play, like so many others in Bridgestone Arena this year, failed. Austin Watson...
On the Forecheck Dec 11, 2018
Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

While there have been some encouraging signs of healing, additional injuries may have joined the parade. Smashville News: So, P.K. Subban is skating alone, Kyle Turris is practicing non-contact, but Austin Watson is in a walking boot. When it rains, it pours. Good news: apparently Kyle Turris skated in practice in a non contact jersey. Bad news: Austin Watson seen wearing a walking boot. #Preds— Alex Daugherty (@AlexDaugherty1) December 10, 2018 Poile inspired by father on way to U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame | NHL.com - Some very nice words about David Poile in advance of his induction...
The Hockey Writers Nov 26, 2018

Austin Watson’s Hat Trick Leads Predators Over Ducks 5-2

NASHVILLE — Austin Watson recorded a hat trick and the Nashville Predators netted two power-play goals in a 5-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday night. Watson entered the game with just one goal and broke loose with scores in each period as Nas... The post Austin Watson’s Hat Trick Leads Predators Over Ducks 5-2 appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
SFGate Nov 26, 2018

Predators, behind Austin Watson’s hat trick, top Ducks

Austin Watson had a difficult time remembering the last time he scored a hat trick. “American Hockey League, maybe?” Watson said. “A couple of years now.” Watson, known as a grinder who is strong on the penalty kill, recorded his first career NHL hat trick Sunday night as host Nashville defeated the Anaheim Ducks 5-2. Watson became the fourth Predators player to record a hat trick this season. “It’s always nice to score goals and contribute,” said Watson, who was suspended for the first 18 games this season for a domestic violence incident. Watson scored the game’s first...
Sportsnet.ca Nov 25, 2018
Watson’s hat trick leads Predators over Ducks

Watson’s hat trick leads Predators over Ducks

Austin Watson recorded a hat trick and the Nashville Predators netted two power-play goals in a 5-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday night. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
OC Register Nov 25, 2018
Ducks’ undisciplined play proves costly in loss to Predators

Ducks’ undisciplined play proves costly in loss to Predators

Nashville scored twice on the power play and Austin Watson had a hat trick.
On the Forecheck Nov 23, 2018
Nashville Predators 2, St. Louis Blues 6: Predators Can’t Ignite Offense in Physical Collapse

Nashville Predators 2, St. Louis Blues 6: Predators Can’t Ignite Offense in Physical Collapse

That was bad. Fresh off of a victory in their home building against the Blues just two nights earlier, the Nashville Predators arrived in St. Louis for a post-Thanksgiving rematch. Juuse Saros got the start in net for this central division rematch, but he would be replaced with Rinne during the game as the Predators lost an ugly one, 6-2. The first period started off with a bang, a pow, and possibly a few bams. As the opening puck dropped, Austin Watson got into it with Patrick Maroon. This was followed by another tussle between Ryan Hartman and Brayden Schenn, and assorted physical...

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