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Jan 14, 2017
Rotoworld
Pekka Rinne gets the nod against the Avalanche on Saturday.
On the Forecheck 19 hours ago
Nashville Predators 4, Calgary Flames 3: The Observations Edition

Nashville Predators 4, Calgary Flames 3: The Observations Edition

The Predators’ western Canadian swing continues. It’s Saros time! It’s the first time all season someone other than Pekka Rinne starts the first half of a back to back. McCleod is mixing it up early and often. So much so that we get some four-on-four. Sometimes I’d like to turn them down in exchange for a penalty. Heel James Neal! Off a rebound from Bitetto in the slot! Maybe four-on-four isn’t so bad. Calgary is bad at preventing goals in the first period and Nashville is bad at scoring them. It’s the movable object versus stoppable force conundrum. Arvidsson’s work as a...
On the Forecheck Jan 18, 2017
Wednesday's Dump & Chase: No Love

Wednesday's Dump & Chase: No Love

No goals, no win, and no love from Toronto. Around Hockey Infographic: Preds 0, Canucks 1 - Nashville PredatorsToronto might actually hate us. Predators claim defenseman Brad Hunt off waivers from Blues - ESPN.comThis happened, in-case you missed it. I did. NHL Mid-Season Grades: Central Division Breakdown | FOX SportsThe criticism on Pekka Rinne is harsh and a bit outdated, this team would be a lot worse off without him. Sure he hasn't been perfect but he's shattered expectations since last season. What we've learned in NHL: This trade is a Wild win, and balanced scoring fuels Capitals -...
On the Forecheck Jan 18, 2017
Nashville Predators 0, Vancouver Canucks 1: Late Sedin Goal Tops Preds

Nashville Predators 0, Vancouver Canucks 1: Late Sedin Goal Tops Preds

The Preds couldn’t get anything by Miller and then a late Sedin goal steals the win for the Canucks. The Predators winning streak came to an end in Vancouver when Henrik Sedin put home a rebound to give the Canucks a 1-0 win. It was a disappointing result for the Preds, but they fought well throughout the game. They had a goal disallowed because the ref did something he didn’t mean to do and otherwise played well enough to win. The Canucks brought the energy in the 1st period, raining down some shots on Pekka Rinne early and often. He remained strong in net though, and the Preds...
On the Forecheck Jan 16, 2017
Monday's Dump & Chase: Joey With Another Assist

Monday's Dump & Chase: Joey With Another Assist

Ryan Johansen has been a huge part of the Predators season. He has also been a huge part of the "Beneath The Ice" season. In this episode, he dishes an assist to Roman Josi. Nashville Predators News Beneath the Ice (S3:E6) A Return | NHL.comIn this episode, Pekka Rinne cooks a dinner and Ryan Johansen spots a booger. The Resurgence of Austin WatsonAs we discuss on the Predcast (coming out later today), this is more a surgence than a resurgence. But yeah, kudos to Watty! Juuse Saros continues to gain Predators' trustOne particular SBNation blog trusted Juuse Saros a loooong time ago. If...
Rotoworld Jan 14, 2017

Pekka Rinne gets nod vs Avalanche on Saturday - Pekka Rinne (G) Nashville Predators

Pekka Rinne gets the nod against the Avalanche on Saturday.
On the Forecheck Jan 13, 2017
The Nashville Predators Have an Emerging Star in Juuse Saros

The Nashville Predators Have an Emerging Star in Juuse Saros

The Preds other Finnish goalie has been a revelation. When looking around the Nashville Predators locker room, it may be hard to spot Juuse Saros without his goalie pads on. After all, there are only three players on the Predators roster that are smaller than the 5-foot-11 Fin. And when he is standing next to fellow Finnish net minder Pekka Rinne, well, let’s just say Saros looks more like the kid brother to the 6-foot-5 Rinne than his backup. However, don’t let his size fool you. Juuse Saros is quickly becoming one of the most intimidating goalies in the NHL. “He just keeps...
Second City Hockey Jan 8, 2017
Blackhawks vs. Predators final score 2017: Ryan Hartman’s 1st NHL hat trick caps 5-2 win

Blackhawks vs. Predators final score 2017: Ryan Hartman’s 1st NHL hat trick caps 5-2 win

A strange bouncing goal and two empty-netters from Ryan Hartman allowed Chicago to earn its third straight win. The Chicago Blackhawks rolled to their third straight win by beating the Nashville Predators, 5-2, on Sunday night. Ryan Hartman was the star with his first career hat trick, which came in the final 10 minutes and included a pair of empty-netters. The road to the Hartman’s hat trick began nearly 12 minutes into the third, after the puck bounced off of his hip past Pekka Rinne, to give the Hawks the 3-2 lead. After video review, it was ruled a legal goal, with Hartman getting...
On the Forecheck Jan 8, 2017
Nashville Predators 2, Chicago Blackhawks 5: Ouch

Nashville Predators 2, Chicago Blackhawks 5: Ouch

This one hurt. After a poor showing against the Florida Panthers and missing some of their key players, the Predators had their work cut out for them against the Chicago Blackhawks. With James Neal joining P.K. Subban and Mikka Salomaki on injured reserve Nashville would take another hit missing Viktor Arvidsson and Colin Wilson going into Sunday’s contest. This one didn’t start off great. Mid-way through the first and the team converges on Patrick Kane leaving Artemi Panarin wide up for a quick one-timer right past Pekka Rinne. Luckily Mattias Ekholm answered right back to tie this...
FOX Sports Jan 6, 2017
Predators take four-game road win streak to Panthers

Predators take four-game road win streak to Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. -- The "December Doldrums" affected Roberto Luongo of the Florida Panthers and Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators.
FOX Sports Jan 5, 2017
Sissons gets first hat trick, Predators beat Lightning 6-1

Sissons gets first hat trick, Predators beat Lightning 6-1

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Colton Sissons ended a 12-game goal drought with his first career hat trick, Pekka Rinne made 27 saves and the Nashville Predators beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-1 on Thursday night.
On the Forecheck Jan 5, 2017
Saros & Carrier Named to First Career AHL All Star Team

Saros & Carrier Named to First Career AHL All Star Team

Congrats to both first-timers! Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros and prospect Alexandre Carrier have been named to their first career AHL All-Star team, according to nashvillepredators.com. Saros is currently on the Predators roster, backing up Pekka Rinne. Before he was called up, he was tearing up the AHL. Saros currently ranks second in both save percentage (.938) and goals-against-average (1.76), and third in wins (11) - despite playing in just 13 games. As good as he has been in the Milwaukee, Saros has been even better with Nashville. He is 3-2-1 (including his first NHL...
On the Forecheck Jan 5, 2017
Thursday's Dump & Chase: Medal Round

Thursday's Dump & Chase: Medal Round

Team USA will battle Team Canada for gold this evening, while the Preds try for their first win of the new year. I'm not sure which I'm less optimistic for. Nashville News & Notes Preds Top 100 Moments: 1996-2000 | Nashville PredatorsThis is not a slideshow. My Story: An Improbable Journey to Nashville | Nashville PredatorsDid Pekka Rinne smile as a child? Are Predators capable of finding consistency? | The TennesseanExasperation is a good way to describe my feelings toward this team. Around Hockey Spector: NHL Needs To Market All-Star Game, Big Events Better | Fanrag SportsNBCSN will start...

‘We’ve got to realize the moment’

The Predators have been stumbling through December, and its not all on Pekka Rinne.
On the Forecheck Dec 30, 2016
A Ray of Hope in a Sea of Darkness

A Ray of Hope in a Sea of Darkness

It’s not pretty right now, but it’s not over. It’s hard to be optimistic after the past two gut-wrenching losses on home ice. The standings don’t look favorable as 2016 comes to a close. But the outlook on the season isn’t as bad as one might think. The Predators have been wildly inconsistent through the first three months of the season. There’s no disputing that. One great month of November sandwiched between two months of hockey many would like to forget. Coming into the season, the question was whether Pekka Rinne could bounce back from a poor year and if his backup would...
Newark Star-Ledger Dec 20, 2016
Devils' loss to Predators another 'tough one to swallow'

Devils' loss to Predators another 'tough one to swallow'

The Devils were blunt about their poor performance in a 5-1 loss to the Nashville Predators.

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