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Monday’s Dump and Chase: Holding the Lead

Monday’s Dump and Chase: Holding the Lead

The Predators are in second in the Central, but the Blues and the Stars are coming up fast. Can they hold the lead? Around the League First, this: Jordan Binnington is the 7th goalie in NHL history with 4+ shutouts in his first 14 NHL starts. The others:Frank Brimsek: 6 in 1938-39Lorne Chabot: 4 in 1926-27Alec Connell: 4 in 1924-25Mike Karakas: 4 in 1935-36Flat Walsh: 4 in 1928-29Antti Niemi: 4 in 2009-10#NHLStats pic.twitter.com/XEovLLNKNf— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) February 17, 2019 Vladimir Tarasenko’s resurgence helps awaken the Blues - St. Louis Game TimeAll the STL fans...
Feb 17, 2019
Sunday’s Dump & Chase: Recharge

Sunday’s Dump & Chase: Recharge

Please excuse my crankiness. I simply detest 9:00 PM puck drops. Nashville Predators News & Notes Can Predators be legitimate Stanley Cup contenders? | SportsnetFor any of you analytics nuts out there, this is the article for you. Sportsnet’s Andrew Berkshire dives into the underlying numbers to find out if the Nashville Predators are contenders or not, and what exactly is plaguing the power play. Getting to Know You: Brian Boyle | Nashville PredatorsDid you know that Brian Boyle is one of 13(!) children? Preds Official Podcast: Mike Fisher Chats Fatherhood; Poile Talks Trades |...
Feb 17, 2019
Nashville Predators 1, Vegas Golden Knights 5: Knights Rout Preds in Sin City

Nashville Predators 1, Vegas Golden Knights 5: Knights Rout Preds in Sin City

Juuse Saros was the only Predator who seemed to show up tonight. In their fourth and final meeting of the regular season, the Predators faced the Golden Knights in Las Vegas. Vegas goaltender Malcom Subban held down the blue ice for his first start since early January. Colton Sissons and Kevin Fiala pressured hard in the first period, and Sissons was rewarded with around 5 minutes left. However, the goal would be ruled offside. Max Pacioretty put Vegas up late in the first period. The puck appeared to have been secured by Juuse Saros, but the referees never blew the whistle. Pacioretty...
Feb 16, 2019
Predators @ Golden Knights Thread

Predators @ Golden Knights Thread

Now remember, adults: no biting. Did you know there have been two biting incidents in the NHL in just the last couple of months? Wild stuff.
Feb 16, 2019
Nashville Predators @ Vegas Golden Knights Preview: Vegas, Baby, Vegas!

Nashville Predators @ Vegas Golden Knights Preview: Vegas, Baby, Vegas!

For the second time in under a month, the Predators travel to Vegas. Tonight the Nashville Predators (34-21-5) head to T-Mobile Arena to face the Vegas Golden Knights (31-24-4) for the second time this season. The last time these two teams played on January 23rd, the Predators defeated the Golden Knights 2-1 as Juuse Saros made a career-high 47 saves. Although tonight’s game is a late west-coast start time, if their previous meeting was any indication, it should be a fun contest to watch. The two teams did not get along, highlighted by Pierre-Edouard Bellemare biting Predators defender...
Feb 16, 2019
Saturday’s Dump & Chase: Signs of Life

Saturday’s Dump & Chase: Signs of Life

Activity is building up. Nashville Predators News & Notes Five-Hole Friday: Puppies and Goats | On the ForecheckIn case you missed it, here’s Rachel’s weekly Predators should not trade Tolvanen, Fiala at deadline | ProHockeyTalkIs...is anyone suggesting in all seriousness that the Predators trade Kevin Fiala for an unsigned, unguaranteed rental? Because yeah, definitely don’t do that. Ford Ice Center Programs, Sled Preds Help Young Boy Thrive on Ice | NHL.com“Looking back to seven months ago, Ashley Fowler and her family still can’t believe the difference the All Stars program...
Feb 15, 2019
Five-Hole Friday: Puppies and Goats

Five-Hole Friday: Puppies and Goats

This week’s lineup features P.K., Arvi, goats, slashes and Smash. Viktor Arvidsson These days, it seems like the only player consistently showing up for the Predators is Viktor Arvidsson. He’s a 26-goal scorer this season In an injury-shortened season; we can only wonder how Arvidsson might be performing had he not missed games. He missed 24 games...close to 30% of the season. Arvidsson has 18 goals in his past 23 games. Holy Arvi. The last NHL player to score at least 30 goals in a non-lockout season when appearing in fewer than 60 games: Sidney Crosby in 2010-11 (32G in 41...
Feb 15, 2019
Friday’s Dump & Chase: 100% Trade Free Links

Friday’s Dump & Chase: 100% Trade Free Links

With all of the trade talk going on, I’ve grown tired of hearing it and I will not contribute to it today. Don’t worry, I’m sure you’ll get it started in the comments anyway. Nashville Predators News Boyle Scores First with Nashville as Preds Snap Skid, Beat CanadiensNoted tall man, Brian Boyle, scored his first goal as a Nashville Predator last night. If I'm going to stan this giant man, it's because he kept looking up into the stands to appreciate that all of the noise was for him this time around. I don't often notice the guys doing this at game, but Boyle really seemed to...
Feb 14, 2019
Nashville Predators 3, Montreal Canadiens 1: Two Points and a Puppy

Nashville Predators 3, Montreal Canadiens 1: Two Points and a Puppy

The Habs barked up the wrong tree. Oh, and there’s another new member of the Preds that’s already marking his territory. The Nashville Predators had a pretty good day on Thursday. They introduced a new four-legged member of the team, scored a few goals and celebrated David Poile’s birthday with a 3-1 victory. The victory snapped a three-game losing streak and pulled the Predators back within two points of Central-leading Winnipeg, as the Jets fell to Colorado in regulation on Thursday. Early energy was again the emphasis from the Predators, as Nashville put six shots on goal in the...
Feb 14, 2019
Predators vs Canadiens Thread

Predators vs Canadiens Thread

How about a win, gentlemen? And happy Valentine's day, everyone!
Feb 14, 2019
NWHL All-Star Game

NWHL All-Star Game

A review of last weekend's fun. I’ll admit that I’m a casual fan of women’s hockey. I know certain all-star names because of their incredible performance in the Olympics...Shannon Szabados, Amanda Kessel, Nicole Hensley. So when I found myself able to attend the NWHL All-Star game after the Preds-Blues contest last Sunday, I made sure to nab a front-row seat. The NWHL All-Stars held a Skills Competition and on-ice clinic on Saturday at Ford Ice Center. The Skills Competition was sold out and nearly 500,000 people tuned into the Twitter livestream. On Sunday, the crowd at Bridgestone...
Feb 14, 2019
Is it Right to Worry About the Predators?

Is it Right to Worry About the Predators?

More questions must be asked of the Predators, who are sputtering and out of answers. 59 games into the season, the Predators are 33-21-5. With 71 points, they sit four points behind Winnipeg, who have played two fewer games, and are second overall in the Central Division. They have a +28 goal differential and are all but a lock for the playoffs. Nonetheless, the air around Bridgestone Arena is not one of excitement, but rather one of anxiety. As well-built as the Predators are, the sense is that they are underperforming, that they have been for a while, and that they have not made any...
Feb 14, 2019
Nashville Predators vs. Montreal Canadiens Preview: No Love on Valentine’s Day

Nashville Predators vs. Montreal Canadiens Preview: No Love on Valentine’s Day

The Canadiens are better than the Red Wings, but will the Predators be their own enemy again? Author note: Montreal is my pick for one of the two teams in the Eastern Conference Final. They’ve finally put all their pieces back together. I’m looking forward to their efforts in the playoffs. Nashville Predators The Predators dropped their third in a row on Tuesday evening against the Red Wings. Viktor Arvidsson scored his 25th of the season and P.K. Subban scored for the first time since his goal in Toronto in early January. Pekka Rinne shouldered the blame for Tuesday’s loss, but...
Feb 14, 2019
Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Valentine’s is for Lovers

Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Valentine’s is for Lovers

What better opponent for Valentine’s Day than P.K.’s former suitor? Nashville Predators News Predators: Power play, injuries, home struggles among problems | The TennesseeanEverything in this article has been discussed at length on this site and elsewhere, but why not put it all together in one place? Special Preds fan meets P.K. Subban and Lindsey Vonn | wsmv.comP.K. Subban superfan Jana Tschritter of Edmonton was treated to a great seat at Preds practice and lunch with PK and Lindsey Vonn yesterday, and will be in the Bridge to see the Preds play the Canadiens tonight. Stories like...
Feb 13, 2019
Milwaukee Musings: Not Exactly What We’re Looking For...

Milwaukee Musings: Not Exactly What We’re Looking For...

Six straight losses is not quite the best way to improve your playoff chances. After back-to-back overtime losses last week, Milwaukee looked ahead to the final four games of their homestand to pick up points and collected exactly one of a possible eight. Six straight losses is bad; six straight losses at home is worse. Rachel, our resident pessimist (just kidding) doesn’t suggest having much hope for Milwaukee in their next seven games—all of which are on the road and mostly in-division. Headlines & Standings theAHL.com Central Division Standings - 2/12 ...