5:27 PM EST, Tue February 18, 2020
On the Forecheck Feb 15, 2020
Saturday’s Dump & Chase: Home and Home

Saturday’s Dump & Chase: Home and Home

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports Or “away and home,” which is another way to say the exact same thing despite being an antonym, and makes more sense. Sports lingo is weird. Nashville Predators News & Notes Has Juuse Saros Already Taken Over the Predators' Starting Goalie Job? | On the ForecheckSigns point to yes, according to my Magic 8 Ball (my Magic 8 Ball may not be accurate, seeing as how it's just a hunk of plastic and some weird liquid stuff). Nick takes a look at what's happening, what's been said, and what hasn't been said. Nashville Predators’ Busy Weekend with...
On the Forecheck Feb 14, 2020
It Sure Feels Like Juuse Saros Has Taken Over the Starting Job

It Sure Feels Like Juuse Saros Has Taken Over the Starting Job

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via John Hynes won’t say it, but everything about the past two weeks points to Saros as the Predators’ new top goaltender April 20, 2008: George W. Bush was still President of the United States, Iron Man hadn’t hit theaters yet, and Flo Rida and T-Pain wrote a power ballad about apple bottom jeans and #BootsWithTheFur. Also that night, Dan Ellis led the Predators on the ice for Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinals. Despite making 40 saves (which gave him 92 saves in a two-game span), Ellis took the loss in Nashville’s 3-0 defeat at the...
On the Forecheck Feb 14, 2020
Friday’s Dump & Chase: Craig’s New Hat

Friday’s Dump & Chase: Craig’s New Hat

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via A big win last night means the trade deadline status of the Predators remains uncertain. A look at some different takes on who’s buying, who’s selling, and who’s up for grabs in today’s Dump & Chase. Nashville Predators News Nashville Predators 5, New York Islanders 0: Craig Smith’s Hat Trick Secures Win | On The ForecheckAlso, Juuse Saros got a shutout. Bargain Hunting: 10 cost-effective trade options contending teams should target at the deadline - TheHockeyNewsThe Predator on this list is not the one I was expecting...and probably not the...
Sportsnet.ca Feb 13, 2020
Smith and Saros lead Predators to win over Islanders

Smith and Saros lead Predators to win over Islanders

Craig Smith had a hat trick and Juuse Saros had a shutout as the Nashville Predators beat the New York Islanders 5-0. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
On the Forecheck Feb 13, 2020
Nashville Predators 5, New York Islanders 0: Craig Smith’s Hat Trick Secures Win

Nashville Predators 5, New York Islanders 0: Craig Smith’s Hat Trick Secures Win

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via A Craig Smith hat trick? I’ll take more of those. Random Observations Hi, Luke Bryan! Someone tried to throw a catfish at Luke Bryan.— Alex Daugherty (@AlexDaugherty1) February 14, 2020 Craig Smith doesn’t want to get traded. He scores 35 seconds into the game! Smith did some incredible work there with the puck. He pickpocketed an Isles defender and basically had nowhere to go, so he banked the puck off Thomas Greiss’s head. Unbelievable. Mat Barzal can absolutely dance with the puck. Goodness. Hello, Juuse Saros. Austin Watson and Matt...
Sportsnet.ca Feb 8, 2020
Leon Draisaitl scores 30th of the season vs Predators

Leon Draisaitl scores 30th of the season vs Predators

Leon Draisaitl scores his 30th goal of the season for the Edmonton Oilers, receiving the puck with speed over the Nashville Predators’ blueline and firing past Juuse Saros. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
On the Forecheck Feb 6, 2020
Nashville Predators 3, Calgary Flames 2: Preds Lean Heavily on Granlund, Saros For A Strong Finnish

Nashville Predators 3, Calgary Flames 2: Preds Lean Heavily on Granlund, Saros For A Strong Finnish

Terrence Lee-USA TODAY Sports Back in the saddle(dome) again Game Thoughts and Recap 1st Period: Good to see Juuse Saros get the start, I think this will be a good one for him ...and 30 seconds in, the Flames score on a nifty drive and pass across the crease. Nick Bonino had bad positioning, but it wasn’t as awful as the first goal by Winnipeg, so progress? I like the matchup advantage of the Rocco Grimaldi - Nick Bonino - Viktor Arvidsson line — I think Arvy came back a little quickly from injury; he really hasn’t seemed like himself so far Dante Fabbro ties it up! Mikael...
On the Forecheck Feb 6, 2020
Nashville Predators @ Calgary Flames Preview: Hot and Spicy

Nashville Predators @ Calgary Flames Preview: Hot and Spicy

Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via The Preds head to Alberta for a tilt against the Flames. Nashville Predators Mikael Granlund has become a popular topic of conversation in Preds circles. The Finnish forward who never seemed to click under Laviolette’s system is absolutely FLOURISHING under coach John Hynes. After Matt Duchene won a big board battle, Mattias Ekholm fed Granlund for the overtime winner against the Jets on Tuesday. Beautiful. Juuse Saros played one of his better games of the season (perhaps of his career) against the Jets. Pekka Rinne was on point last...
On the Forecheck Jan 30, 2020
Nashville Predators @ New Jersey Devils Preview: Return of the Coach

Nashville Predators @ New Jersey Devils Preview: Return of the Coach

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports John Hynes makes his first return to New Jersey with the new team. The Nashville Predators The Preds are on the second half of a road back-to-back, after a bizarre game where we saw Alex Ovechkin pass Steve Yzerman on the all-time scoring list off an actual freebie from Juuse Saros (who passed the puck to Ovechkin while standing behind his own net), and then saw Nick Bonino score one of the most blatant own-goals I’ve ever seen. It was weird. It was bad. It was the Preds’ season so far in a nutshell. Then they somehow pulled out the 5-4 win,...
On the Forecheck Jan 29, 2020
Nashville Predators 5, Washington Capitals 4: Preds Gut Out Win Over Caps

Nashville Predators 5, Washington Capitals 4: Preds Gut Out Win Over Caps

Photo by Patrick Smith/ It was a disaster. In the nation’s capital for the first game of a back-to-back, the Predators knew tonight’s game was incredibly important for their playoff run. Jarred Tinordi’s ill-timed penalty was the first actual action of tonight’s contest. The dangerous Washington power play went to work, but Mikael Granlund was a force on the penalty kill. Juuse Saros was able to glove an Alex Ovechkin slapshot, and the Predators were able to kill off their first penalty of the evening. Richard Panik opened the scoring for the Capitals. Yannick Weber chose to...
On the Forecheck Jan 29, 2020
Nashville Predators at Washington Capitals Preview: Put Up a Fight

Nashville Predators at Washington Capitals Preview: Put Up a Fight

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via The Preds face the Caps tonight for the first game of a back-to-back. After a disappointing finish against the Maple Leafs, will we see signs of life from the Predators tonight? Nashville Predators The Preds received an “F” for effort on Monday night. There seemed to be no life in the rested Predators against Toronto. With tonight’s contest starting a back-to-back, how will Coach Hynes handle the goaltending situation? Neither Pekka Rinne nor Juuse Saros inspire much confidence right now, but neither do the other 18 players on the bench. Many of...

Juuse Saros Photos

Predators Player News