10:21 PM EST, Thu December 05, 2019
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Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Get In Gear

Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Get In Gear

Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via It’s December, and our heroes are currently stuck in neutral. It’s time to figure it out, and string some wins together. Nashville Predators News & Notes Nashville Predators F Ryan Johansen gets $5K fine for elbowing Point | TSNKind of strange that the max they can fine a player making $8 million a year is five grand, but regardless I’m glad Joey isn’t getting suspended. For the record, I have zero problem with the major penalty and him getting the boot for this hit. At the end of the day, intent shouldn’t matter when you splatter...
The Hockey Writers Dec 4, 2019

NHL Fines Predators’ Ryan Johansen $5,000 for Elbowing

NEW YORK — The NHL has fined Nashville Predators forward Ryan Johansen $5,000 for elbowing Tampa Bay forward Brayden Point during the Lightning’s 3-2 overtime win. The league’s Department of Player Safety announced the fine Wednesday, which is the maximum amount allowed under the collective bargaining agreement. Johansen elbowed Point at 9:07 of the second […] The post NHL Fines Predators’ Ryan Johansen $5,000 for Elbowing appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
On the Forecheck Dec 4, 2019
Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Lightning Crashes

Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Lightning Crashes

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via We’ve been here before. Hockey News & Rants Nashville Predators 2, Tampa Bay Lightning 3 (OT): Kyle Turris Played in this Game | On The ForecheckKyle Turris found his way back into the lineup, but the Predators couldn’t find the win in overtime. I still won’t take back anything I’ve said about Tampa Bay. I won’t. Kyle Turris: Predators can trade him, play him, buy him out | The TennesseanAfter the night Kyle Turris had his trade value may be up, but I honestly think he’s here to stay. At least for a little while longer. Blackhawks captain...
On the Forecheck Dec 3, 2019
Nashville Predators 2, Tampa Bay Lightning 3 (OT): Kyle Turris Played in this Game

Nashville Predators 2, Tampa Bay Lightning 3 (OT): Kyle Turris Played in this Game

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports Turris gets goal, assist in return, but Lightning prevail in OT The Predators lost a close game to a pretty good Tampa Bay team. We’ll dive into all that in a second. But I want to start with a positive. No matter what your opinion or theory is on the Kyle Turris situation, it was good to see him back on the ice; more specifically, on the ice in meaningful minutes. You think of all the drama surrounding this saga in the past two weeks: the tense response from coach Peter Laviolette when asked, the headlines around the league about trade...
The Hockey Writers Dec 3, 2019

Kucherov Scores in OT to Lift Lightning past Predators 3-2

NASHVILLE — Nikita Kucherov scored at 2:35 of overtime to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 3-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night. Victor Hedman and Ondrej Palat also scored and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 30 shots as the Lightning snap... The post Kucherov Scores in OT to Lift Lightning past Predators 3-2 appeared first on The Hockey Writers.