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On the Forecheck Apr 10, 2021
Saturday’s Dump & Chase: The Hits Keep Coming

Saturday’s Dump & Chase: The Hits Keep Coming

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports Injuries, trade rumors, and more. Nashville Predators' injury list grows longer with Filip Forsberg on IR | ESPNWe already knew Forsberg was hurt, but Mathieu Olivier and Alexandre Carrier have timelines of several weeks. Eeli Tolvanen is week-to-week. NHL trade deadline: 9 forwards who could be moved | Sportsnet.caMikael Granlund is on this list, but I'm skeptical--not least because the author thinks the Nashville Predators weren't interested in him last offseason, instead of vice versa. NHL Trade Deadline: Mike Hoffman...
On the Forecheck Apr 7, 2021
Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Keep it Groovy

Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Keep it Groovy

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports Trade deadline thoughts, seasoning some young players, and playoff aspirations. Nashville Predators News and Notes It Took Some Time, But Eeli Tolvanen is Starting to Live Up to Expectations | The Hockey News on Sports IllustratedSeason, marinate, season some more...that’s how you make a great steak/Eeli Tolvanen. [Ed.: On the Forecheck does not endorse eating prospects.] The Wish Cup: A Tournament to Support the Mid-TN Make-a-Wish Foundation | On the ForecheckIf you missed it, check out this piece about the 2021 Wish Cup,...
On the Forecheck Apr 1, 2021
Preview: Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars 4/1/21: New Month, Same Old Stars

Preview: Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars 4/1/21: New Month, Same Old Stars

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports After a thrilling overtime victory, the Predators look to earn two more crucial points against Dallas. The Nashville Predators return to Bridgestone Arena tonight after one of the best games of the season for the team; Eeli Tolvanen’s overtime game-winning goal kept the team’s six-game win steak alive. Now, as the Preds’ hold the last playoff spot in the Discover Central Division, a rematch with Dallas gives them another opportunity to make a statement by beating the Stars twice in three nights. The Dallas Stars After...
On the Forecheck Apr 1, 2021
Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Don’t Stop Me Now

Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Don’t Stop Me Now

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports Tonight, the Preds are gonna have themselves a real good time. They feel alive. And the Stars, they’ll turn them inside out, yeah. We’ll be floating around in ecstasy. So. Don’t. Stop. Preds. Now. Cause we’re having a good time, having a good time. Nashville Predators News & Notes Desperate and inspired, the Nashville Predators are fighting hard against change | TennesseanCalle Järnkrok and Eeli Tolvanen do not care for your desires for a team rebuild. They will drag this team to the playoffs kicking and screaming if...
On the Forecheck Mar 30, 2021
Nashville Predators 3, Dallas Stars 2: Tolvanen Scores Overtime Game-Winner

Nashville Predators 3, Dallas Stars 2: Tolvanen Scores Overtime Game-Winner

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports Eeli Tolvanen is the truth. The Nashville Predators returned from a quick road trip to Chicago with a newfound sense of hope; the team had won five straight, and had launched themselves back into the playoff race. Despite the freshly created optimism, the team’s next two games would be crucial in determining whether or not the Preds could bring this season back from the dead and make the postseason. The Dallas Stars, of “Corey Perry is the worst” fame, were lurking in the shadows of the Central Division. Despite their...
On the Forecheck Mar 30, 2021
Preview: Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars 3/30/21: Marching On

Preview: Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars 3/30/21: Marching On

David Banks-USA TODAY Sports The Preds have won five in a row. Let’s make it six? Nashville Predators The Predators announced on Monday that Kasimir Kaskisuo will return to the practice squad. This is good news and suggests that Juuse Saros and Pekka Rinne are both in game shape for tonight’s contest. All three Finns are healthy at this time. Filip Forsberg’s status hasn’t been specified, however. He didn’t play in either game against the Blackhawks. Matt Duchene, Ryan Ellis, Luca Sbisa, and Mark Borowiecki remain injured and unavailable. Eeli Tolvanen has...
On the Forecheck Mar 25, 2021
Nashville Predators 7, Detroit Red Wings 1: Grimaldi’s four-goal game gives Preds victory early

Nashville Predators 7, Detroit Red Wings 1: Grimaldi’s four-goal game gives Preds victory early

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via A fantastic first period that included Grimaldi’s first NHL hat trick propelled the Preds to a big win over Detroit. After a much-talked-about game on Tuesday night, the Nashville Predators hosted the Detroit Red Wings for another showdown at Bridgestone Arena. It was a rematch of goalies from Tuesday—Thomas Greiss in goal for the Red Wings, and Juuse Saros, coming off of a fantastic shutout game against Detroit, for the Preds. What Happened? Period One Eeli Tolvanen started the game off with a bang with a hard check on Dylan Larkin,...
On the Forecheck Mar 23, 2021
Preview: Nashville Predators vs. Detroit Red Wings 3/23/21: Some Sort of Streak

Preview: Nashville Predators vs. Detroit Red Wings 3/23/21: Some Sort of Streak

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Are the Preds streaking? Are they winning? I don’t even know. Nashville Predators The Preds emerged from their road trip with shootout wins against Dallas on either end of a relatively “meh...ok?” trip. Eeli Tolvanen has placed himself in a position to succeed. When paired with Filip Forsberg and Ryan Johansen, Tolvanen has been excellent. Further, Juuse Saros has been excellent in two starts since returning from a suspected concussion. The Preds have a large amount of players in some form of injury status. Matt Duchene, Ryan Ellis,...

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