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The Hockey Writers Jan 28, 2020

NHL Rumors: Predators, Maple Leafs, Blue Jackets, Penguins, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, the Nashville Predators are a team on the outside looking in but that isn’t stopping one of the key players from expressing his opinion about what the team should do at the trade deadline. Jake Muzzin talks about a new deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Pittsburgh Penguins are […] The post NHL Rumors: Predators, Maple Leafs, Blue Jackets, Penguins, More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
On the Forecheck Jan 28, 2020
Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: When You Switch to Hynes, but You’re Out of the (Playoff) Huntz

Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: When You Switch to Hynes, but You’re Out of the (Playoff) Huntz

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports ...and you can’t ketchup. Let’s lead off with a fine tweet from last night: WHY ARENT YOU PLAYING BETTER WITH WATSON AND JARNKROK https://t.co/dvkfXvpfrT— Hynes’lines (@PredsandStuff) January 28, 2020 Playing your top center with the worst overall and defensive player on the wing against Auston Matthews and John Tavares seems like a great idea, in my opinion. (If you can’t sense the sarcasm seeping through, I’m sorry.) Nashville Predators News Nashville Predators 2, Toronto Maple Leafs 5 Recap: Hitting Snooze - On the ForecheckThe...
The Hockey Writers Jan 28, 2020

Nylander Scores in Fourth Straight, Maple Leafs Beat Predators 5-2

NASHVILLE — William Nylander, Zach Hyman and Rasmus Sandin each scored and had an assist to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs over the Nashville Predators 5-2 Monday night. Jason Spezza and Auston Matthews also scored and Frederik Andersen made 34 saves for the Maple Leafs, who snapped a two-game losing streak. Mikael Granlund and Viktor […] The post Nylander Scores in Fourth Straight, Maple Leafs Beat Predators 5-2 appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Sportsnet.ca Jan 27, 2020
Keefe updates on Kapanen injury, says x-ray came back negative

Keefe updates on Kapanen injury, says x-ray came back negative

Sheldon Keefe spoke to media after the Maple Leafs’ win over the Predators about Kasperi Kapanen’s injury, saying he was told the x-rays were negative. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Toronto Star Jan 27, 2020
Rasmus Sandin and the Maple Leafs break out in Nashville — and finally solve Pekka Rinne

Rasmus Sandin and the Maple Leafs break out in Nashville — and finally solve Pekka Rinne

The rookie defenceman’s first NHL goal helped the Leafs beat the Predators, who shut out Toronto both times they met last season.
CBC News Jan 27, 2020
Rasmus Sandin's 1st career goal powers Maple Leafs past Predators

Rasmus Sandin's 1st career goal powers Maple Leafs past Predators

William Nylander, Zach Hyman and Rasmus Sandin each scored and had an assist to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs over the Nashville Predators 5-2 Monday night.
Sportsnet.ca Jan 27, 2020
Sandin scores first NHL goal as Maple Leafs beat Predators

Sandin scores first NHL goal as Maple Leafs beat Predators

Rasmus Sandin netted his first NHL goal as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Nashville Predators 5-2. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Sportsnet.ca Jan 27, 2020
Nylander scores in fourth straight, Maple Leafs beat Predators

Nylander scores in fourth straight, Maple Leafs beat Predators

William Nylander, Zach Hyman and Rasmus Sandin each scored and had an assist to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs over the Nashville Predators 5-2 Monday night. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Sportsnet.ca Jan 27, 2020
Sandin emerges as game-changer in Maple Leafs’ win over Predators

Sandin emerges as game-changer in Maple Leafs’ win over Predators

Rasmus Sandin had his first career goal and an assist Monday during a 5-2 victory over the Nashville Predators that kicked off a critical stretch for the playoff-chasing Maple Leafs coming out of the all-star break. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
On the Forecheck Jan 27, 2020
Nashville Predators 2, Toronto Maple Leafs 5: Hitting Snooze

Nashville Predators 2, Toronto Maple Leafs 5: Hitting Snooze

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via The Predators really, really, really needed to win this game. I have this game down as a must-win game. The Nashville Predators are dangerously close to being out of contention for a playoff spot. A big win against the Toronto Maple Leafs would go a long way towards building the momentum (and the points) needed to come thundering back. However, a loss tonight means the Predators move even closer to a position in which they unload players for a return on future assets. What Happened? Very nice tribute to Kobe Bryant before the anthems. Colin Blackwell...
Pension Plan Puppets Jan 27, 2020
Maple Leafs dominate Predators, win 5-2

Maple Leafs dominate Predators, win 5-2

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports A great return from the break First Period [17:21] Pretty boring game through the first three minutes, as it’s a lot of neutral zone foreplay without any offense. [15:48] Well that changed in a hurry! Dante Fabbro makes a great pass in the offensive zone, but the Leafs make a good defensive play and the puck falls to Rasmus Sandin. He makes an immediate Hail Mary pass to a streaking William Nylander who goes in alone and scores. 1-0 Leafs. Real nice play from Sandin and Nylander there. William Nylander scores his 23rd of the season...
Sportsnet.ca Jan 27, 2020
Maple Leafs’ Kasperi Kapanen leaves game vs. Predators with arm injury

Maple Leafs’ Kasperi Kapanen leaves game vs. Predators with arm injury

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Kasperi Kapanen will not return to Monday’s game against the Nashville Predators after suffering an arm injury. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Sportsnet.ca Jan 27, 2020
Nylander fires one past Rinne on the breakaway

Nylander fires one past Rinne on the breakaway

Watch as William Nylander rips a shot low blocker side on Pekka Rinne for the Maple Leafs to score on the Predators. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Sportsnet.ca Jan 27, 2020
NHL Live Tracker: Maple Leafs vs. Predators

NHL Live Tracker: Maple Leafs vs. Predators

The Toronto Maple Leafs will look to get back on track as they return from the All-Star break to take on the Nashville Predators. Follow the action using the NHL Live Tracker. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
On the Forecheck Jan 27, 2020
Predators vs Leafs Thread

Predators vs Leafs Thread

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports It’s all uphill from here. Go get ’em.
On the Forecheck Jan 27, 2020
Nashville Predators vs Toronto Maple Leafs: Video Preview

Nashville Predators vs Toronto Maple Leafs: Video Preview

A look at tonight’s matchup with Toronto, and the Smith Kids take another crack at predicting the first goal of the game. It’s been a while since we’ve talked, so let’s talk about the upcoming matchup between the Nashville Predators and the Toronto Maple Leafs. My kids make predictions. They haven’t been right yet, but they’ll keep trying. Topics discussed: Head Coach John Hynes, Roman Josi, NHL All-Star Game, Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, wrist injuries, Colton Sissons, Yakov Trenin, Jarred Tinordi.
On the Forecheck Jan 27, 2020
Nashville Predators vs Toronto Maple Leafs Preview: Back Again

Nashville Predators vs Toronto Maple Leafs Preview: Back Again

Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via Break is over, boys. Time to kick it into high gear. Do you feel refreshed? Rejuvenated? Renewed? — I hope you do, but more than likely you don’t. You probably didn’t get a nearly week-long break where you jet set to a fabulous mini-vacation. However, most of the Nashville Predators did get that much deserved vacation (minus Roman Josi who was busy being an All-Star in St. Louis). Here’s hoping they feel refreshed, rejuvenated, and renewed, because now is when it gets serious. The Toronto Maple Leafs are headed south to meet the...
Pension Plan Puppets Jan 27, 2020
Maple Leafs are in Nashville: Will they be the predator or the prey?

Maple Leafs are in Nashville: Will they be the predator or the prey?

Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via No more excuses, guys. You gave up your right to come back from bye week flat by going into bye week like a deflated balloon. Toronto Maple Leafs at Nashville Predators: 8:00 p.m.Watch on: TSN4, TVAS, Fox-Sports Tennesee Opponent’s site: On the Forecheck So, you fired your coach, did you, Nashville? And then you hired the guy who the other team just fired. How’s that working out for you? The Nashville Predators fired head coach Peter Laviolette on January 6, and at that time the two goalies for the Predators were combined for one of the...
Pension Plan Puppets Jan 27, 2020
Monday’s FTB: The march to the playoffs begins today

Monday’s FTB: The march to the playoffs begins today

Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via The Leafs are in Nashville, the kids are alright. We have put the bye week and All Star break behind us and now have two and a half of uninterrupted Maple Leafs hockey ahead of us. The Maple Leafs are in Nashville already, preparing to take on the Predators and we have Jake Muzzin returning, Auston Matthews is ready to play after sitting out the All Star Game and Marlie Tyler Gaudet will be joining the team for this road trip. Tyler has the perfect time to escape the Marlies, as the team hasn’t been performing very well since Sheldon Keefe left; by not...

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