4:33 AM EST, Wed December 19, 2018
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Nashville Predators 1, Chicago Blackhawks 2: Preds Lose Eighth Straight Road Game

Nashville Predators 1, Chicago Blackhawks 2: Preds Lose Eighth Straight Road Game

The Predators can’t find a way to get it together on the road against the struggling Hawks. The Blackhawks and the Preds faced off at the United Center tonight. Chicago was able to pepper Rinne with dangerous shots in the first period with very little response from the Predators. While the Predators looked tired, Pekka Rinne did his thing in net and kept the Hawks off the board. Kevin Fiala put the Predators up with 32 seconds remaining in the first off a gorgeous dish from Ryan Johansen. The Blackhawks went on a power play early in the second period on a trip by Fiala. The Predators...
9 hours ago
Predators @ Blackhawks Thread

Predators @ Blackhawks Thread

The Preds haven’t won a road game since Arvidsson’s injury. Now would be a great time to end that streak.
16 hours ago
Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks Preview: Windy City Skirmish

Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks Preview: Windy City Skirmish

The Preds face the Hawks tonight at the United Center. Nashville Predators After entering the third period down two goals to Ottawa, the Predators responded with two goals of their own to tie the game. Although they stole a point in overtime, the Predators had bit of a rough time against the Senators. A game of turnovers resulted in the Preds chasing the Senators for most of the game, and a turnover was directly responsible for the OT goal from Thomas Chabot. The Predators will seek two points in Chicago tonight. They should also seek to clean up some pieces of their game, including some...
20 hours ago
Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Double Header

Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Double Header

More hockey tonight as the boys in gold finish up their back to back. Smashville News: As always after a Monday night game - please check the game recap either next to or below this article for all the highlights or not of Nashville Predators at Ottawa Senators. Predators’ Pekka Rinne no longer thinking about retirement | SI.com - A few good tidbits in here on Pekka Rinne’s post-hockey thoughts. I always hoped he’d stay full time in Nashville, but that doesn’t seem to be the plan. 2018-19 Future Goals Program | NHL.com - The Nashville Predators participate in the Future Goals...
Dec 17, 2018
Nashville Predators 3, Ottawa Senators 4 (OT): First Period Dooms Preds, Comeback Falls Short

Nashville Predators 3, Ottawa Senators 4 (OT): First Period Dooms Preds, Comeback Falls Short

Roman Josi had two goals and an assist, and Ryan Johansen had three assists, but yikes, that defense. The Nashville Predators and Ottawa Senators faced off for the second time in the last week, this time in Canada. Both teams have gotten a little healthier since their last meeting, but they were both still missing several key players. The Preds had struggled on the road, and the Sens had been strong at home. In the end, it more or less worked out that way tonight as well. Barely over a minute into the game, Roman Josi took a high-sticking penalty against Thomas Chabot, giving the Senators a...
Dec 17, 2018
Predators @ Senators Thread

Predators @ Senators Thread

Remember, earlier game tonight! That reminder goes for you too, Preds.
Dec 17, 2018
The Week That Was: Week 10

The Week That Was: Week 10

Nashville certainly bounced back this week, though it’s not without some demerits. With all of the pre-Christmas home games in the books, one last road trip remains for the Nashville Predators before the National Hockey League’s annual holiday roster freeze. It’s a chance to reverse their recent road woes since their 8-0 start away from Bridgestone Arena. The Preds have not won a road game since that blistering start (0-5-1 since) and it’s kept the rest of the Central Division in shouting distance in the last month. Games in Ottawa, Chicago, Philadelphia (could there be a coaching...
Dec 17, 2018
Nashville Predators vs. Ottawa Senators Preview: Pre-Christmas Road Trip

Nashville Predators vs. Ottawa Senators Preview: Pre-Christmas Road Trip

It’s a rematch in Ottawa tonight. After losing to Nashville on Tuesday, the Senators faced off against the Detroit Red Wings on Friday and came out with a victory. They followed it up with a loss to the Canadiens on Saturday. Ottawa Senators As mentioned above, the Senators have won one game and lost one game since they left Nashville on Tuesday evening. They’re a team with tons of young talent but they’re not finding many ways to put W’s in the win column. Mark Stone leads all forwards with 37 points (16 goals, 21 assists) and Thomas Chabot leads defenders with 35 points (9...
Dec 17, 2018
Monday’s Dump and Chase: Peks and Juice

Monday’s Dump and Chase: Peks and Juice

Hockey tonight followed by more hockey tomorrow. Nashville Predators News and Notes Predators battling through injuries to stay in hunt in Western ConferenceI am going to need Forsberg and Arvidsson to return and score hat tricks every game, though. P.K. Subban’s injury not overly concerning to Predators - Sportsnet.caSubban has been out for a month but the Preds’ management team hasn’t been too concerned. It’ll be good to have the dynamic defenseman back in the lineup, though. Admirals Get Point in Shoot-Out LossThe Admirals earned a point in a 5-4 shoot-out loss to Grand Rapids...
Dec 16, 2018
Sunday’s Dump & Chase: Victory Brunch

Sunday’s Dump & Chase: Victory Brunch

Victory Waffles are still a thing, right? Hockey News & Rants Nashville Predators 2, New Jersey Devils 1 (SO): Saros Carries Preds in Shootout Victory. | On the ForecheckThis is the second recap I’ve written for a game that was just not that interesting sans the last 15-ish minutes. If it wasn’t for too much caffeine, I’m not sure there would have been a recap. Nashville Predators mailbag: Variety of topics from cliches to power plays | The TennesseanIt’s a long season. Sometimes cliches are unavoidable. Nashville Predators win overtime shootout vs. New Jersey Devils | The...
Dec 15, 2018
Nashville Predators 2, New Jersey Devils 1 (SO): Saros Carries Preds in Shootout Victory.

Nashville Predators 2, New Jersey Devils 1 (SO): Saros Carries Preds in Shootout Victory.

Christmas came early in Smashville as the Predators finished out their home stand with extra hockey and a win! ‘Twas the week before Christmas and all through Nashville everyone wanted one last Preds win before they hit the road again. Facing off against the Devils for the first time since their overtime win in New Jersey back in October, the Predators would have a little luck, as the Devils were without Taylor Hall, who didn’t make the trip. The first period saw a lot of back and forth play but no goals until late in the period when Frederick Gaudreau blasted one home past Keith...
Dec 15, 2018
Predators vs Devils Thread

Predators vs Devils Thread

Please play well for Saros tonight. Last game of the homestand.
Dec 15, 2018
Central Division Roundup: Week Ten

Central Division Roundup: Week Ten

Double digits, baby! There’s a newcomer atop the standings. Without any further ado, let’s get to it. Standings: NHL.com Who’s Hot: The Winnipeg Jets had a sizzling week, moving into first place in the division and second in the league with a nice string of wins. Who’s Not: The Dallas Stars have rocketed from Hot to Not, losing all three of their games this week in regulation. Sorry for pointing out your luck last week, Stars. A Closer Look: Chicago Blackhawks (10-18-6): The Blackhawks won one game and got a third point in an OT loss this week, and they still...
Dec 15, 2018
Nashville Predators vs. New Jersey Devils Preview: Walk Like a Man

Nashville Predators vs. New Jersey Devils Preview: Walk Like a Man

The Devils are in town to face the Predators. The Predators won convincingly on Tuesday and slightly-less-convincingly on Thursday. Tonight, they face the New Jersey Devils. The Predators last faced New Jersey in October on the road. New Jersey Devils The Devils are 10-13-6 on the season. They sit dead last in the Eastern Conference. This is not the same team that made the playoffs last season. Taylor Hall leads the Devils with 31 points (8 goals, 23 assists). Kyle Palmieri has 27 points (16 goals, 11 assists), and young star Nico Hischier has 19 points (6 goals, 13 assists). Captain...
Dec 15, 2018
Saturday's Dump & Chase: Trade Drama

Saturday's Dump & Chase: Trade Drama

As the NHL holiday roster freeze approaches, it's important to keep transaction values in perspective. And stop trying to trade Ryan Johansen's dogs. Nashville Predators: Team helps teen hit power play with promposal | Daily News Journal“I didn’t want to stick to something basic … and ask in front of everyone. I wanted to do a video … with celebrities,” said the La Vergne teenager. How should Rangers approach the trade deadline? – ProHockeyTalkEveryone is for sale. Montreal Canadiens' Andrew Shaw continues strong play as confidence returns | Sportsnet.caShaw suffered a...