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On the Forecheck Oct 14, 2017
Nashville Predators @ Chicago Blackhawks Preview: I’ll Be Coming For Your Love, OK?

Nashville Predators @ Chicago Blackhawks Preview: I’ll Be Coming For Your Love, OK?

This game is highly anticipated for both Chicago and Nashville. The Blackhawks can’t wait to beat up on the Predators after they were hilariously swept out of the 2017 playoffs in the first round. Hopefully, they don’t take their anger to a new level and score a ridiculous number of goals on Pekka Rinne like they did on Pittsburgh last week. Personally, I am looking forward to Chicago’s arrival at Bridgestone arena next month—you can bet there will be a ton of brooms and many taunts. The last time we saw the Blackhawks, they were sadly staring at the Bridgestone scoreboard as...
Defending Big D Oct 12, 2017
Dallas Stars Lose Special Teams, Lead in 4-1 Loss to Nashville Predators

Dallas Stars Lose Special Teams, Lead in 4-1 Loss to Nashville Predators

The Stars couldn’t buy a power play as their offensive woes continued at even strength. Bridgestone Arena in Nashville has been the home of many terrors for the Dallas Stars over the years, and while Thursday’s 4-1 loss to the Nashville Predators couldn’t be called a horror show, it was definitely another piece in the mounting frustration the team is facing early this season. It all started off so well too. Some nice pressure on the penalty kill forced Pekka Rinne to try and handle the puck quickly behind his own net, ending in a delay of game penalty against the Predators. The Stars...
On the Forecheck Oct 12, 2017
Nashville Predators 4, Dallas Stars 1: The Sam Girard Show

Nashville Predators 4, Dallas Stars 1: The Sam Girard Show

Samuel Girard must really like Nashville. He’s playing like he wants to stay awhile. Nothing like a Central Division rival to stir up some trouble, huh? That’s what the Dallas Stars attempted to do on Thursday in Nashville, but a better defensive effort and magic from the likes of Filip Forsberg, Samuel Girard and Viktor Arvidsson proved to be too much in a 4-1 victory. It didn’t start out great for the Preds, however. A delay of game penalty on Pekka Rinne for covering the puck too long behind his own net led to Jamie Benn’s power play goal, the lone tally in the first as the Stars...
Preview: The Bruins kick off the season at home against Nashville

Preview: The Bruins kick off the season at home against Nashville

A new season is finally here. Let’s do it! Just the facts When: Thursday, 7 PM Where: TD Garden, Boston, MA How to follow: NESN, 100.7 WZLX (The Patriots are on The Sports Hub) Rival SBN site: On the Forecheck Who to watch PK Subban, duh. The former Canadien was a smash hit in Nashville last season. He’ll still get booed, but that’s because Bruins fans are bitter. Subban is great. Pekka Rinne seems to go from elite to ECHL on a regular basis. He was great in the playoffs, then he was bad, then OK. Can he put it all together? Viktor Arvidsson burst onto the scene last season,...
Pred Lines Oct 3, 2017

Nashville Predators: Three October Performances To Remember

October gives players the chance to stand out early. How do we rank the best Nashville Predators player performances in the month of October? The beginning of each season in the National Hockey League brings rebirth. Young players finally get the chance to start a season in the NHL. Old players revitalize their careers. New […] Nashville Predators: Three October Performances To Remember - Predlines - Predlines - A Nashville Predators Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
On the Forecheck Oct 2, 2017
Can We Trust Rinne?

Can We Trust Rinne?

What To Expect This Season Since I went after the JOFA line a few days ago, I’m getting my start here at @OnTheForeCheck by “attacking” what we hold dear. Now it’s Pekka Rinne’s turn. Judging by jersey sales, he’s still pretty popular. Not that I don’t like Rinne. In fact he’s been my favorite goalie in the league for the last decade, but for me, I don’t go through life with the rose-colored glasses on. I’d rather someone shoot me straight. Goalies Are Voodoo The Hockey News’ Matt Larkin wrote this spring about why Rinne is the league’s most polarizing goaltender....
On the Forecheck Sep 28, 2017
Nashville Predators 3, Columbus Blue Jackets 4 (SO): Preseason On The Brain

Nashville Predators 3, Columbus Blue Jackets 4 (SO): Preseason On The Brain

The Preds managed to force overtime, but eventually lose in a shootout to the Blue Jackets. The Nashville Predators fought through a sluggish preseason effort for two periods, forced overtime on a 3rd period goal by Matt Irwin, but eventually lost 4-3 to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Early on the Preds looked out of sorts, especially in the defensive end. In the first period, Oliver Bjorkstrand scored on a wrist shot from right in front of Pekka Rinne. Twenty-six seconds later, Scott Hartnell ripped one far side past Sergei Bobrovsky to tie it up at one. After each team traded power play...
Pred Lines Sep 22, 2017

Nashville Predators: Should Miikka Salomaki have a starting role?

Miikka Salomaki impressed in his preseason return. But may have difficulty breaking into a talented Nashville Predators forward corps. Pekka Rinne and Juuse Saros are not the only Finns capable of clutch performances in Music City. On Tuesday night, Miikka Salomaki treated those who watched the Nashville Predators’ second preseason tilt to a two-goal snipe […] Nashville Predators: Should Miikka Salomaki have a starting role? - Predlines - Predlines - A Nashville Predators Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
On the Forecheck Sep 20, 2017
Nashville Predators 3, Florida Panthers 2: Salomaki’s Back!

Nashville Predators 3, Florida Panthers 2: Salomaki’s Back!

Salty couldn’t catch a break with injuries last year, but he appears to be doing just fine now. Miikka Salomaki’s goal with 1:53 remaining in overtime gave the Predators a split of their preseason doubleheader with Florida at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday. Florida won game one 5-3 and led 1-0 in the second game before Salomaki and Colton Sissons’ second-period goals gave Nashville a 2-1 lead after 40 minutes. Pekka Rinne made 10 saves on 11 shots before departing just past the midway point of the second period, giving Anders Lindback his first action in a Preds uniform since the...

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