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On the Forecheck Dec 1, 2017
The Weekender: How Good is Good?

The Weekender: How Good is Good?

The Predators are good this year, and they’re winning games even when they aren’t playing good (usually). When’s the last time Nashville is out-talenting the good teams? That’s what happened against Chicago. Granted, Chicago could’ve won that game if Patrick Kane didn’t have one of his worst games in recent memory. But between Pekka Rinne playing some very solid hockey, the power play getting it done, and the timely pressure the team applied during the second period, it’s two more points for the gold team. Chicago is still a good team, and it felt like Nashville...
On the Forecheck Nov 30, 2017
Vancouver Canucks vs. Nashville Predators Preview: The Pekka Rinne Show

Vancouver Canucks vs. Nashville Predators Preview: The Pekka Rinne Show

Pekka Rinne has been fantastic lately, and Nashville’s holding third place in the Central. A win tonight means two crucial points in a tight race. Tuesday’s outing against the much-hated Chicago Blackhawks was a sweet victory against a team we love to beat. THE Pekka Rinne made some incredible saves to keep the Predators in the game late (I feel like I use this sentence a lot). Timely goals from Filip Forsberg, Austin Watson, and Roman Josi helped the Predators seal the deal against the surging Hawks. As Alex noted in his recap, the Predators’ turtling in the third period is becoming...
FOX Sports Nov 28, 2017
Rinne makes 37 saves, Predators beat Blackhawks 3-2 (Nov 28, 2017)

Rinne makes 37 saves, Predators beat Blackhawks 3-2 (Nov 28, 2017)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Pekka Rinne made 37 saves to lead the Nashville Predators to a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night.
On the Forecheck Nov 28, 2017
Nashville Predators 3, Chicago Blackhawks 2: Deja Vu

Nashville Predators 3, Chicago Blackhawks 2: Deja Vu

The Preds extend their win streak at home to six games. The Predators managed to pull out the win despite some ill-timed penalties and unfortunate third period turtling, but the team and Pekka Rinne got it done when it mattered. The game started with a familiar feeling: with the JOFA line dominating, the Preds took the lead! Filip Forsberg put one past Anton Forsberg just over three minutes into the game after a nice shift from the top line. But then, after Pekka Rinne made two great saves on Patrick Kane, Tommy Wingels deflected home an Alex DeBrincat pass to make it 1-1 after Tony Bitetto...
On the Forecheck Nov 28, 2017
Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Cheer Me Up

Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Cheer Me Up

Today’s articles may not be hard hitting analysis, but with a couple of exceptions they made me smile. Smashville News: Which Nashville players ace quarter-season report card? | TennesseanNo real surprises on this report card. Much as I like him, I would have added Juuse Saros to the Incomplete section. Generosity of Predators inspires cancer survivor | NHL.comThis is a great story. Props also to Pekka Rinne for giving Shea Weber a well deserved shout out. This Predator has the most awesome Twitter game. You have a little brown on your beak Iceburgh. #kissup https://t.co/QD1y300TBK—...
FOX Sports Nov 24, 2017
Preds LIVE To GO: Pekka Rinne becomes NHL's all-time shutout leader by a Finnish goaltender in Nashville's 2-0 win over St. Louis

Preds LIVE To GO: Pekka Rinne becomes NHL's all-time shutout leader by a Finnish goaltender in Nashville's 2-0 win over St. Louis

Preds LIVE To GO: With his 45th career shut-out, Pekka Rinne becomes NHL's all-time shutout leader by a Finnish goaltender in Nashville's 2-0 win over St. Louis
FOX Sports Nov 24, 2017
Johansen scores, Rinne stays hot, Predators blank Blues 2-0 (Nov 24, 2017)

Johansen scores, Rinne stays hot, Predators blank Blues 2-0 (Nov 24, 2017)

ST. LOUIS (AP) Ryan Johansen had a goal and an assist, and Pekka Rinne earned his second shutout of the season as the Nashville Predators beat the St. Louis Blues 2-0 on Friday night.
On the Forecheck Nov 24, 2017
Nashville Predators 2, St. Louis Blues 0: Two More

Nashville Predators 2, St. Louis Blues 0: Two More

The first game of the Father’s Trip was a success, and Pekka Rinne grabs his 45th career shutout. The first of two Father’s Trip games went very well for the Nashville Predators. Former Predator Carter Hutton started in net for the Blues. (Hi, Carter!). The Preds managed to ice the puck on the opening faceoff, and I became nervous. Not to worry, however. Ryan Johansen blasted a blocker-side shot past Hutton for the first goal of the game at only 17:38. Filip Forsberg and PK Subban picked up assists on Johansen’s goal. Johansen took a tripping call shortly after his opening goal....
On the Forecheck Nov 23, 2017
Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Happy Turkey Day, America

Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Happy Turkey Day, America

I’m thankful for Pekka Rinne, Kyle Turris, Filip Forsberg, Ryan Johansen, PK Subban, Viktor Arvidsson, cute puppies, ugly wins.....how about you? Nashville Predators News At 20-Game Mark, Preds Like Where They Are, Where They're Headed | NHL.comWith all components of the FiTS line scoring about a point per game since the acquisition of Turris, it's hard to not like the offensive capability of this squad moving forward. There's certainly room for improvement, but I'm sure 30 other NHL teams would say the same. Thanksgiving in the NHL: One thing the top 10 teams should be thankful for |...
On the Forecheck Nov 22, 2017
Nashville Predators 3, Montreal Canadiens 2 (SO): Turris’ Shootout Winner Saves The Day

Nashville Predators 3, Montreal Canadiens 2 (SO): Turris’ Shootout Winner Saves The Day

The Preds blew another lead, but this time found a way to get two points. The Predators won an ugly game against the Canadiens tonight, fighting through some poor even strength play and blowing another lead, but eventually coming out on top 3-2 in a shootout. After some early penalties by both teams (not surprising), the two teams mucked around for a little bit before Jordie Benn got things started. He snuck down into the high slot after a line change and ripped one past Pekka Rinne to make it 1-0. It was a bummer of a start for the Preds, who really looked quite lost for most of the 1st...
On the Forecheck Nov 18, 2017
Nashville Predators 5, Colorado Avalanche 2: Preds Prevail Despite Penalty Parade

Nashville Predators 5, Colorado Avalanche 2: Preds Prevail Despite Penalty Parade

The Predators were shorthanded for almost an entire period, but still found a way to dominate a young Avalanche team and put Thursday night in the rear view mirror. After an abysmal finish to Thursday night’s game in Minnesota, the Nashville Predators needed to respond. They did so tonight with a (sort of) complete effort against the Colorado Avalanche, winning 5-2. Ten different players got a point and Pekka Rinne had 29 saves to get his 10th win of the season. The disclaimer on this game for the Preds is regarding penalties—they took seven penalties in this one, including a five...
On the Forecheck Nov 15, 2017
The Little Things: Kyle Turris Makes The World Go ‘Round

The Little Things: Kyle Turris Makes The World Go ‘Round

In this week’s article, we analyze Kyle Turris’ debut, Craig Smith’s speed, and much more! After wins over the Columbus Blue Jackets, Pittsburgh Penguins, and the Washington Capitals, the Nashville Predators are suddenly one of the hottest teams in the league. Bet you didn’t expect to hear that weeks ago with a scuffling offense? But it’s true. Nashville has won five straight, and to everyone’s surprise, the Preds haven’t solely relied on Pekka Rinne to get the job done. Instead, they have totaled no less than three goals in the five victories, including 10 since the...

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Predators Player News

  • Kyle Turris

    Fiala, Turris score in shootout to lift Predators over Ducks (Dec 02, 2017)

  • Ryan Johansen

    Nashville Predators @ Carolina Hurricanes: Discount Blackhawks

  • Pekka Rinne

    The Weekender: How Good is Good?

  • Craig Smith

    Predators LIVE To Go: Craig Smith scores twice as Predators pull past Bruins

  • Kevin Fiala

    Fiala, Turris score in shootout to lift Predators over Ducks (Dec 02, 2017)

  • Austin Watson

    Vancouver Canucks vs. Nashville Predators Preview: The Pekka Rinne Show

  • P.K. Subban

    Vegas tops Nashville in shootout

  • Filip Forsberg

    Sunday’s Dump & Chase: Duck Soup

  • Scott Hartnell

    Sounding Off: Predators' depth to be tested with injuries to Hartnell, Weber

  • Yannick Weber

    Sounding Off: Predators' depth to be tested with injuries to Hartnell, Weber