6:06 PM EST, Sun February 14, 2016
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Nashville Predators 5, Florida Panthers 0: Hutton, Jarnkrok Lift Preds

The Preds leave Florida with 3 out of 4 possible points and looked absolutely dominant against the Panthers tonight. Pretty, pretty, pretty... pretty good. The Predators salvage a disappointing start to their Florida mini-trip with a dominating 5-0 win over the Florida Panthers. Carter Hutton stopped 22 shots in getting his 2nd shutout of the season. He continues to play incredible hockey in relief of Pekka Rinne. The Preds played with surprising speed and physicality, considering how last night's game ended. The forward lines came out firing tough shots at Roberto Luongo and fighting...
On the Forecheck Feb 12, 2016

2016 NHL Trade Deadline: Should the Nashville Predators pursue a goaltender?

Is it time to seek help from a netminder outside the organization? In the most recent edition of the must read 30 Thoughts, Elliote Friedman dropped a little Pred-centric question that has been poked at around Nashville water coolers for a couple months: 12. As Pekka rinne continues to fight the puck, would Nashville consider adding a goalie? It's been a long time since he was pushed and it might make sense to bring in someone who could do it. Don't think we're talking about anyone with term, but maybe a Jonas Hiller, a Karri Ramo or a James Reimer. They all have starting experience and...
CSN Washington Feb 9, 2016

AAA Keys to the Game: Capitals vs. Predators

Braden Holtby and Pekka Rinne have been heavily influenced by goaltending guru Mitch Korn. Tonight they'll go head-to-head on CSN.
Fear The Fin Feb 7, 2016

The Morning After: Anatomy of a Shark Killer

Once again, Pekka Rinne stymied the Sharks and led the Predators to a win over San Jose. If you asked Sharks fans to compile a list of the biggest "Shark-killers," you'd probably hear Mike Modano, Teemu Selanne, Chris Pronger, Ed Belfour, and Mikka Kipprusoff mentioned. It's time to add Pekka Rinne to that list. While Rinne's yet to man the crease against the Sharks in the playoffs, he's completely frustrated San Jose in the regular season. While he's won just 10 of 20 career games against San Jose, the Predators have picked up points in 14 of those games thanks to four shootout and...

Sharks not sharp in loss to Predators

Sharks not sharp in loss to Predators Recent call-up Viktor Arvidsson scored twice, Filip Forsberg had a goal and two assists and the Predators rolled to a 6-2 win over the Sharks. “(When) we got in the offensive zone, the cycle game was going, the defensemen were moving, the forwards were moving,” Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said. Pekka Rinne made 28 saves and James Neal, Calle Jarnkrok and Shea Weber also scored to help Nashville end a three-game home losing streak. The Sharks dominated early and took eight of the game’s first nine shots, but Rinne stopped them...
Fear The Fin Feb 6, 2016

Quick Bite: Rinne, Predators paste Sharks, 6-2

San Jose dropped its second in three games after the All-Star break, as the Predators dominated the Sharks, 6-2. Pekka Rinne made 28 saves, and four Predators picked up at least two points as Nashville dominated the Sharks, 6-2. San Jose has now lost two of its three games since the All-Star break. The Sharks controlled play for the game's first 13:12, generating numerous chances to take a 1-0 lead, including an early power play. But, that changed as James Neal opened the scoring with 6:48 left in the first period. Neal powered in a one-timer off of a beautiful back-handed pass from Ryan...
On the Forecheck Feb 6, 2016

Saturday's Dump & Chase: Let's Get Things Going

Prior to the All Star break the Predators had a 4 game winning streak going. While that was against some of the lesser opponents in the NHL, Pekka Rinne started looking like the Rinne of old and the Predators were producing at a decent clip. February is a make or break month in the NHL and tonight could be a turning point in that month after a two game losing streak. Let's go boys!!! Nashville Predators News & Notes Fisher Talks Storyteller Tour; Preds Pick Super Bowl | Nashville Predators"I won’t lie, I was thinking about that for a few days; too bad it took me four games. I just...
Winging It In Motown Jan 31, 2016

The story of the 2016 NHL All-Star Weekend told in 20 amazing photos

This year's All-Star game was a whole load of fun for players, and fans. With displays of skill and fun aplenty, I have decided to gather a set of incredible photos that will tell the entire story for you all John Scott soaks it all in, takes a photo of his media scrum. () Who wore it better? () PK Subban does his best impression of Jaromir Jagr () Pekka Rinne, a man of many talents. () Dylan Larkin turns corner in his record-breaking bid for fastest skater. He broke Mike Gartner's 20-year-old record. () Who likes beer?! () PK Subban celebrates goal with Dylan Larkin....
On the Forecheck Jan 31, 2016

James Neal scores two goals in 2016 NHL All-Star Game

Open the scoring and tie the game. Not a bad few minutes. The local fans that came out to see their four Nashville Predators representatives at the 2016 NHL All-Star Game got exactly what they came for. Central Division coach Lindy Ruff started James Neal, Roman Josi, Shea Weber and Pekka Rinne to pander to the home crowd. The place went nuts. Then, before the game could even get settled, Neal roared through the slot and wristed a shot past Jonathan Quick. Again, the place went nuts. Here is a look at the James Neal go just prior to Scott tying things up #Preds #NHLAllStar...
St. Louis Game Time Jan 31, 2016

2016 NHL All Star Game: Central Division vs. Pacific Division

In which Vladimir Tarasenko scores ALL THE GOALS. No, kidding. But he got two assists. Warning: this is absolutely stream of consciousness. as it happened, so if it doesn't make any sense, my bad. After an entertaining first game between the Atlantic Division and the Metro Division which the Amy Grant coached Atlantic won, 4-3, (and after an awkward guitar medley by the house band) the Central Division and Pacific Division squared off. Starting the game was the trio of Shea Weber, James Neal, and Roman Josi for the Central, with Pekka Rinne in net; Drew Doughy, Corey Perry, and Daniel Sedin...
Newsday Jan 31, 2016

NHL All-Star Game 2016

The NHL's top players met in the 2016 All-Star Game on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 in Nashville, Tenn.
On the Forecheck Jan 27, 2016

Nashville Predators 2, Vancouver Canucks 1: That's Three In A Row

The Predators picked up another victory on the back of Pekka Rinne tonight. What was a low scoring affair in Vancouver proved to be an exciting one. The Predators came away with a crucial win in this one tonight. The game's first goal did not too long as Craig Smith puts one past Ryan Miller very early in the first period. It didn't take too long for the Canucks to tie things up as Brandon Sutter scored to pull even. The first period ended in a 1-1 tie. The second period saw multiple chances from both teams, but neither were able to convert. The Preds had a good opportunity at the end of...
On the Forecheck Jan 24, 2016

Nashville Predators 4, Edmonton Oilers 1: Ekholm Scores Twice, Preds On A Streak

The Preds made it two in a row! Ekholm scored twice, Rinne was great, and a lot of people talked about Matt Hendricks', uh, stuff. The Predators are on a win streak! Facing a depleted Edmonton Oilers team on Saturday night, the Preds pulled out a 4-1 win to keep pace in the playoff race. Pekka Rinne had 23 saves in what was a solid, solid performance. Mattias Ekholm got a huge goal early, answering the Oilers' initial tally. From there, the Predators played great defensive hockey, backed up by the best game from Pekka Rinne in a long time. Mattias Ekholm (x2), Mike Fisher, and Filip...
On the Forecheck Jan 23, 2016

Nashville Predators @ Edmonton Oilers Preview: Building Off a Win

The Predators need to use their win in Winnipeg to fuel them over an injury-riddled Oilers team. Plenty of things went right for the Nashville Predators on Thursday, which is not something the team or their fans are used to. The top forwards scored timely goals while getting help from a couple of nice bounces, Pekka Rinne played close to the level we've seen from him for years, and the defense did their best job to help him out. Tonight, Nashville strolls into the City of Champions to further test their good fortune against a beleaguered Edmonton Oilers team. But they'll need more than...
On the Forecheck Jan 21, 2016

Nashville Predators 4, Winnipeg Jets 1: Scoring Forwards and Better Goaltending Fuel Preds Win

Four different goal scorers and Pekka Rinne help Nashville to a division win. The Nashville Predators kicked off their road trip in glorious fashion, shooting down the Winnipeg Jets and helping themselves out in the standings in the process. Fueled by goals from Ryan Johansen, Craig Smith, James Neal and Calle Jarnkrok, Pekka Rinne stopped all but one of Winnipeg's 27 shots on goal. It wasn't always pretty, but this game saw so many things go right for Nashville in a time when they can't buy goals or saves. Take the lucky bounces, take the scoring, take the puck stopping, take the two...

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