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Vezina Trophy Finalists: Devan Dubnyk vs. Carey Price vs. Pekka…

Vezina Trophy Finalists: Devan Dubnyk vs. Carey Price vs. Pekka Rinne

yahoo.com thehockeynews.com NHL.com Updated 9 hours ago
The NHL announced on Friday that Devan Dubnyk of the Minnesota Wild, Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens and Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators are the three finalists for the 2014-15 Vezina Trophy, which is awarded “to the goalkeeper adjudged to …
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  • Predators captain Weber to miss rest of first round

    Predators captain Weber to miss rest of first round

    NHL.com yahoo.com 12 hours ago
    Nashville Predators captain Shea Weber will miss the remainder of the Western Conference First Round series against the Chicago Blackhawks because of a lower-body injury, the Predators announced Friday. Weber was hurt in Game 2 on a hit by Chic...
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  • Rookie Scott Darling to start in goal for Blackhawks in Game 6;…

    Rookie Scott Darling to start in goal for Blackhawks in Game 6; trying to close out Predators

    NHL.com 14 hours ago
    CHICAGO - Rookie Scott Darling will start in goal for the Blackhawks as they try to close out the Nashville Predators in Game 6 of their opening playoff round series on Saturday night in Chicago. The Blackhawks lead the series 3-2. Chicago wi...
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  • Hawks star Patrick Kane goes behind his back for astonishing sp…

    Hawks star Patrick Kane goes behind his back for astonishing spin-o-rama assist. Yes, you read that right.

    thehockeynews.com 19 hours ago
    The Chicago Blackhawks fell 5-2 to the Nashville Predators in Game 5 of their first-round series Thursday night, but if there’s any solace to be taken for the Hawks, it’s that star winger Patrick Kane is looking like himself again – as evidenced by an a…
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  • NHL Three Stars: Predators, Canucks live to play another game

    NHL Three Stars: Predators, Canucks live to play another game

    yahoo.com Apr 24 (yesterday)
    No. 1 Star: Tyler Johnson, Tampa Bay Lightning The Lightning looked like they were headed straight for a 3-1 series deficit when their offense finally kicked in. Johnson got the rally going with 5:26 to go, and Ondrej Palat scored the tying goal just 1:…
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  • Preds avoid elimination with win over Hawks in Game 5 – but vip…

    Preds avoid elimination with win over Hawks in Game 5 – but viper’s den now awaits them in Chicago

    thehockeynews.com Apr 24 (yesterday)
    After an exhausting triple-overtime loss to Chicago Tuesday, the Nashville Predators were down 3-1 in their first-round series against a Hawks squad comprised of big-game players. Sure, they’d be playing before a supportive home crowd Thursday, but even…
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  • Hal Gill, shot blocking ace, announces retirement from the NHL

    Hal Gill, shot blocking ace, announces retirement from the NHL

    yahoo.com Apr 23 (yesterday)
    After Hall Gill blocked an absurd blast by Sheldon Souray in the final minutes of the second-to-last game of the 2011-12 season for the Nashville Predators he was asked by a reporter how he felt. “You ever block a shot? It hurts,” Gill replied. The mome…
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  • Preds, Hawks go to triple-overtime in Game 4 – and once again, …

    Preds, Hawks go to triple-overtime in Game 4 – and once again, Chicago has just enough to win & take series stranglehold

    thehockeynews.com Apr 22 (3 days ago)
    After falling behind 2 games to 1 in their first round series with the Blackhawks and facing the prospect of having to win three games in a row to stave off elimination, the Nashville Predators had to be treating Game 4 Tuesday as a must-win scenario. P…
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  • Blackhawks win triple-OT classic, take 3-1 lead over Nashville

    Blackhawks win triple-OT classic, take 3-1 lead over Nashville

    yahoo.com Apr 22 (3 days ago)
    It was the 100th shot on goal of the night. It was the last shot on goal of triple overtime. It was the shot the Chicago Blackhawks needed, and the Nashville Predators dreaded to witness. Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook blasted a shot from the blue…
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  • Pekke Rinne loses puck in gear, causing hilarious delay in OT (…

    Pekke Rinne loses puck in gear, causing hilarious delay in OT (Video)

    yahoo.com Apr 22 (3 days ago)
    In overtime of Game 4 between the Chicago Blackhawks and Nashville Predators on Tuesday night, Hawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson shot the puck around the boards and goalie Pekka Rinne cut it off behind his goal cage. Innocent enough, right? Well, the …
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  • Recent healthy scratch Antoine Vermette scores first playoff go…

    Recent healthy scratch Antoine Vermette scores first playoff goal for Hawks in Game 4

    thehockeynews.com Apr 21 (3 days ago)
    Veteran center Antoine Vermette sat in the press box as a healthy scratch in the first two games of Chicago’s first-round series against Nashville, but in Game 4 Tuesday, he made a case for remaining in the lineup by scoring his first playoff goal for t…
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  • Nashville Predators created first round problem in Scott Darlin…

    Nashville Predators created first round problem in Scott Darling

    yahoo.com Apr 21 (3 days ago)
    As Scott Darling makes save after save in Round 1 of the playoffs for the Chicago Blackhawks, the Nashville Predators must feel horrified. Darling, the Blackhawks backup who has won both games for Chicago in its first series against Nashville, was essen…
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  • Predators' Colin Wilson uses power of positive thinking

    Predators' Colin Wilson uses power of positive thinking

    ESPN.com Apr 21 (4 days ago)
    Predators' Colin Wilson uses power of positive thinking
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  • Shea Weber-less Predators won’t last long in series against Haw…

    Shea Weber-less Predators won’t last long in series against Hawks if injured captain can’t return soon

    thehockeynews.com Apr 19 (5 days ago)
    With Shea Weber in the lineup for their first two first-round games against Chicago, the Nashville Predators have shown they can compete against and beat the mighty Hawks. But without their injured captain during a 4-2 Game 3 loss Sunday at the United C…
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  • Shocker: Jonathan Toews comes through at playoff time for Hawks…

    Shocker: Jonathan Toews comes through at playoff time for Hawks with goal, assist in Game 3

    thehockeynews.com Apr 19 (5 days ago)
    If it’s playoff time, it’s time for Jonathan Toews to shine. The Blackhawks star proved that yet again Sunday in Game 3 of his team’s first-round series against Nashville, scoring Chicago’s second goal of the day and chipping in a dandy of a first assis…
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  • Predators forward Mike Fisher ruled out for Game 3 against Blac…

    Predators forward Mike Fisher ruled out for Game 3 against Blackhawks

    NHL.com Apr 19 (6 days ago)
    CHICAGO - Nashville forward Mike Fisher has been ruled out for Game 3 of the Predators' first-round playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks. Fisher made the trip to Chicago, but was inactive for Sunday's game at the United Center. The P...
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  • Video - 'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL 16:06

    'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL

    Mar 17
    John 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.
  • Video - Dumba Wins It For Wild 01:03

    Dumba Wins It For Wild

    Mar 17
    Matt Dumba's seventh goal of the season won the game for Minnesota in overtime, 3-2 over Nashville.
  • Video - Ducks Rock Predators In Third Period 00:56

    Ducks Rock Predators In Third Period

    Mar 15
    Anaheim scored all four of its goals in the third period to come back and beat Nashville 4-2.
  • Video - New Norris Trophy Front-Runners 01:55

    New Norris Trophy Front-Runners

    Mar 10
    With 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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    Apr 23
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