Five rookies who could make a major impact in the playoffs
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Last season, few would have expected two of the Los Angeles Kings’ key contributors to be a pair of rookies lined up alongside veteran scorer Jeff Carter. Alas, Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson turned a lot of heads en route to a Stanley Cup victory. Bu…Share Tweet
Just about every NHL media person working today will tell you it’s easy and often unfair to judge players’ actions from the comforts of the press box or our living rooms. We always have to bear that in mind when we’re talking about supplemental discipli…Share Tweet
Predators defenceman Roman Josi draws comparison to Senators' Erik KarlssonNHL.com Mar 31 (yesterday)WASHINGTON - Roman Josi wasn't even 19 the first time he played for Switzerland at hockey's world championship, but captain Mark Streit saw something special in the young defenceman during that tournament. "You could tell that he's going to b...Share TweetBouma scores 2 goals to lead Flames over Predators 5-2Share TweetNHL.com Mar 28 (4 days ago)WASHINGTON - Filip Forsberg scored during a three-goal first period and had two assists as the Nashville Predators became the first Western Conference team to clinch a playoff berth with a 4-3 win over the Washington Capitals on Saturday. Mat...Share Tweet
Top five best-case-scenario first-round NHL playoff matchupsthehockeynews.com Mar 27 (5 days ago)With the end of the NHL’s regular-season approximately two weeks away, attention has settled on the possible first-round playoff showdowns. Many, if not most of the specific post-season berths won’t be finalized until closer to the final games on Apr. 1…Share Tweet
Predators recall Fiala under emergency conditionsNHL.com Mar 27 (5 days ago)Nashville, Tennessee – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Friday that the club has recalled 2014 first-round selection (11th overall) Kevin Fiala from Milwaukee (AHL) under emergency conditions...Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Mar 27 (6 days ago)Heading into Thursday’s game against Nashville, Tampa Bay winger Cedric Paquette had missed the last six games with an upper body injury. It appears all is well with Paquette, though. After all, he used his upper body to launch Predators defenseman Matt…Share TweetPekka Rinne made 28 saves for his 40th win, and the Nashville Predators moved into first place in the Central Division on Thursday night by beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2.Share Tweet
Top five goalies to be absolutely petrified of in the NHL playoffsthehockeynews.com Mar 25One of the things that keeps NHL GMs awake at night is the prospect of facing a white-hot goaltender in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Your team could be a President’s Trophy winner, but if you follow up regular-season domination with a showdown against a ne…Share Tweet
Why bother winning a lot of games in the Western Conference?thehockeynews.com Mar 25St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong has done a lot of roster building over the past few years and if the franchise is going to win its first-ever Stanley Cup, the window is open. Of course, the Blues could also get knocked out in the first round again and…Share Tweet
Forsberg's OT goal sends Preds past HabsESPN.com Mar 25Forsberg's goal lifts Predators past Canadiens 3-2 in OTShare TweetNHL.com Mar 24NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Filip Forsberg scored a power-play goal at 1:54 of overtime, and the Nashville Predators rallied to beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 Tuesday night in a game between two of the NHL's top teams. Pekka Rinne made 27 saves in hi...Share Tweetyahoo.com Mar 24Kevin Fiala of the Nashville Predators made his NHL debut Tuesday night, an evening that was made almost even more memorable in the second period.. Early in the second frame, Fiala nearly scored his first career goal after a fortunate bounce behind the …Share Tweet
Preds’ Mattias Ekholm tripped, but scores gorgeous goal from knees on Habs superstar Carey Pricethehockeynews.com Mar 24Predators defenseman Mattias Ekholm did something Tuesday very few NHLers have been able to do this year – put a puck past Canadiens superstar goalie Carey Price – and he did so from his knees, moments after being tripped. The teams had yet to score in …Share Tweetyahoo.com Mar 24Is there truly a Vezina Trophy battle Tuesday night between the Nashville Predators and Montreal Canadiens? No, not really. In absence of a major meltdown, Carey Price is going to win the award – which is chosen by the NHL’s general managers. Pekka Rinn…Share Tweetyahoo.com Mar 23Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Hometown hero @Logancouture holding court in Ottawa while @TomasHertl48 tries to…Share Tweet
NCAA Frozen Four: Players to watch from every team in the tournamentthehockeynews.com Mar 23College hockey’s Frozen Four kicks off this week with 16 teams gunning for a spot in Boston, where the semifinal and final will be held in April. Regionals spread the squads across four cities and there is a lot of firepower at this year’s installment. …Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Mar 22Last season, the No. 1 spot on the Norris Trophy ballot I had the privilege of submitting belonged to Boston’s Zdeno Chara. But at the end of the breakdown of my vote for the Norris, I said “One of these years, though, Weber has to be the recipient”. Th…Share TweetNHL.com Mar 22NEW YORK, N.Y. - Nashville Predators forward Craig Smith has been fined $5,000 for high-sticking Buffalo Sabres forward Jerry D'Amigo. The incident occurred in the first period of the Predators' 3-0 victory Saturday and resulted in a four-min...Share Tweet
Rinne stops 24 shots, leads Predators to 3-0 win over SabresNHL.com Mar 22NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Pekka Rinne faced only a few tests from the Buffalo Sabres, and handled every one perfectly. Rinne made 24 saves to lead the Nashville Predators to a 3-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night. "I thought that we ...Share Tweet
Five unsung heroes of the 2014-15 seasonthehockeynews.com Mar 21Canadiens goaltender Carey Price is having a year for the history books. Almost singlehandedly, with unthinkable saves and stellar play, he’s guiding Montreal to the playoffs. For his efforts, there’s talk of Price not only taking home the Vezina Trophy…Share Tweet
'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHLMar 17John Buccigross, Barry Melrose and Scott Burnside kick around the rule changes proposed by the general managers, look at the turmoil in San Jose and make their picks at the tight race for the Presidents' Trophy.
Dumba Wins It For WildMar 17Matt Dumba's seventh goal of the season won the game for Minnesota in overtime, 3-2 over Nashville.
Ducks Rock Predators In Third PeriodMar 15Anaheim scored all four of its goals in the third period to come back and beat Nashville 4-2.
New Norris Trophy Front-RunnersMar 10With the Flames' Mark Giordano out for the season, Scott Burnside offered some candidates for the new front-runners for the Norris Trophy.
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