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Five rookies who could make a major impact in the playoffs

Five rookies who could make a major impact in the playoffs

thehockeynews.com Updated 6 hours ago
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…
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  • Suspend him or suspend him: Vancouver’s Alex Burrows ejected af…

    Suspend him or suspend him: Vancouver’s Alex Burrows ejected after head shot on Preds’ Paul Gaustad

    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…
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  • Predators defenceman Roman Josi draws comparison to Senators' E…

    Predators defenceman Roman Josi draws comparison to Senators' Erik Karlsson

    NHL.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...
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  • Bouma scores 2 goals to lead Flames over Predators 5-2

    Bouma scores 2 goals to lead Flames over Predators 5-2

    ESPN.com NHL.com Mar 29 (3 days ago)
    Bouma scores 2 goals to lead Flames over Predators 5-2
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  • Predators' early flurry downs Caps 4-3, becomes 1st team in Wes…

    Predators' early flurry downs Caps 4-3, becomes 1st team in West to clinch playoff berth

    NHL.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...
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  • Top five best-case-scenario first-round NHL playoff matchups

    Top five best-case-scenario first-round NHL playoff matchups

    thehockeynews.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…
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  • Predators recall Fiala under emergency conditions

    Predators recall Fiala under emergency conditions

    NHL.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...
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  • Cedric Paquette sends Mattias Ekholm flying into Lightning benc…

    Cedric Paquette sends Mattias Ekholm flying into Lightning bench with huge hit

    thehockeynews.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…
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  • Rinne gets 40th win; Preds into 1st in Central

    Rinne gets 40th win; Preds into 1st in Central

    ESPN.com NHL.com Mar 26 (6 days ago)
    Pekka 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.
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  • Top five goalies to be absolutely petrified of in the NHL playo…

    Top five goalies to be absolutely petrified of in the NHL playoffs

    One 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…
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  • Why bother winning a lot of games in the Western Conference?

    Why bother winning a lot of games in the Western Conference?

    St. 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…
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  • Forsberg's OT goal sends Preds past Habs

    Forsberg's OT goal sends Preds past Habs

    ESPN.com Mar 25
    Forsberg's goal lifts Predators past Canadiens 3-2 in OT
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  • Filip Forsberg scores power-play goal at 1:54 of OT as Predator…

    Filip Forsberg scores power-play goal at 1:54 of OT as Predators rally, beat Canadiens 3-2

    NHL.com Mar 24
    NASHVILLE, 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...
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  • Watch Carey Price rob Kevin Fiala with backwards skate save (Vi…

    Watch Carey Price rob Kevin Fiala with backwards skate save (Video)

    yahoo.com Mar 24
    Kevin 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 …
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  • Preds’ Mattias Ekholm tripped, but scores gorgeous goal from kn…

    Preds’ Mattias Ekholm tripped, but scores gorgeous goal from knees on Habs superstar Carey Price

    Predators 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 …
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  • Pekka Rinne's slim Vezina hopes hinge on Carey Price showdown

    Pekka Rinne's slim Vezina hopes hinge on Carey Price showdown

    yahoo.com Mar 24
    Is 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…
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  • NCAA men's field set; Gopher women champs again; Preds waiting …

    NCAA men's field set; Gopher women champs again; Preds waiting on Vesey (Puck Headlines)

    yahoo.com Mar 23
    Here 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…
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  • NCAA Frozen Four: Players to watch from every team in the tourn…

    NCAA Frozen Four: Players to watch from every team in the tournament

    College 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. …
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  • Here’s why Shea Weber deserves the Norris Trophy this season

    Here’s why Shea Weber deserves the Norris Trophy this season

    Last 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…
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  • Predators forward Craig Smith fined $5,000 after high-sticking …

    Predators forward Craig Smith fined $5,000 after high-sticking Sabres' Jerry D'Amigo

    NHL.com Mar 22
    NEW 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...
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  • Rinne stops 24 shots, leads Predators to 3-0 win over Sabres

    Rinne stops 24 shots, leads Predators to 3-0 win over Sabres

    NHL.com Mar 22
    NASHVILLE, 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 ...
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  • Five unsung heroes of the 2014-15 season

    Five unsung heroes of the 2014-15 season

    Canadiens 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…
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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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