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Smith scores 2 goals, Rinne earns 22nd win as Predators rout Bl…

Smith scores 2 goals, Rinne earns 22nd win as Predators rout Blue Jackets 5-1

NHL.com Updated 1 hour ago
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Craig Smith scored two goals, Pekka Rinne made 30 saves to earn his NHL-leading 22nd win, and the Nashville Predators routed the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-1 on Monday night. Colin Wilson had a goal and an assist, and Seth Jones...
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  • NHL has warned 22 players for diving in 2014-15

    NHL has warned 22 players for diving in 2014-15

    yahoo.com Dec 21 (yesterday)
    This week, James Neal of the Nashville Predators became the first player in the NHL to be fined under the new diving punishment standards. He was given a warning, then was given a $2,000 fine and a heaping spoonful of public shame. The question is: How …
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  • Rinne stops 22 shots, wins league-best 21st game to lead Predat…

    Rinne stops 22 shots, wins league-best 21st game to lead Predators over Wild 6-5 in overtime

    NHL.com Dec 21 (yesterday)
    ST. PAUL, Minn. - Mattias Ekholm picked a good time for his second career goal. The defenceman scored 1:45 into overtime, lifting Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators to a 6-5 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. Rinne mad...
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  • Predators' Gaustad on IR, Stalberg recalled from AHL

    Predators' Gaustad on IR, Stalberg recalled from AHL

    NHL.com Dec 19 (3 days ago)
    Nashville, Tenn. – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the team has placed forward Paul Gaustad on Injured Reserve and recalled forward Viktor Stalberg from the American Hockey League...
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  • Top 10 Vezina candidates of 2014-15: Rinne rules

    Top 10 Vezina candidates of 2014-15: Rinne rules

    thehockeynews.com Dec 18 (4 days ago)
    Goaltending can make or break a team’s season. Just ask the Edmonton Oilers, who for years have looked promising but have been unable to secure a goaltender to give them the big save they need. You won’t find either Oilers goaltender, Ben Scrivens or Vi…
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  • Predators' Neal fined $2K by NHL for diving

    Predators' Neal fined $2K by NHL for diving

    ESPN.com thehockeynews.com NHL.com Dec 17 (5 days ago)
    The NHL has fined Nashville Predators forward James Neal $2,000 for violating the league's revised rule against diving and embellishing.
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  • Top 10 Calder Trophy candidates: Can anyone catch Filip Forsber…

    Top 10 Calder Trophy candidates: Can anyone catch Filip Forsberg?

    thehockeynews.com Dec 17 (6 days ago)
    There’s been no shortage of great stories this season, but one of the most surprising things is the cast of rookies who have quickly made names for themselves in the league. The thing with rookies is they’re one of the most difficult groups of players t…
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  • Roy scores shootout winner as Predators beat Bruins 3-2

    Roy scores shootout winner as Predators beat Bruins 3-2

    NHL.com Dec 17 (6 days ago)
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Pekka Rinne powered the Nashville Predators to another impressive win. Rinne shut out Boston in the shootout and Derek Roy scored the only goal of the tiebreaker, lifting the Predators to a 3-2 victory over the Bruins on Tu...
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  • Former Predator Alex Radulov sent flying by beautiful hip check…

    Former Predator Alex Radulov sent flying by beautiful hip check in KHL game

    When Alex Radulov once again left the NHL for KHL, some said he just wasn’t suited to the North American style of play. If the thunderous hip check he received on Sunday is any indication, there’s no style of play in any league that’s going to let you d…
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  • What We Learned: Is Nashville a giant tease or playoff threat?

    What We Learned: Is Nashville a giant tease or playoff threat?

    yahoo.com Dec 15
    Most observers of this league can probably agree that one of the big surprises so far this season has been the overwhelming and frankly shocking success of the Nashville Predators. Here we are in mid-December and the Preds, with a new coach and very muc…
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  • Longtime NHL goalie Tomas Vokoun retires: report

    Longtime NHL goalie Tomas Vokoun retires: report

    Longtime NHL goalie Tomas Vokoun, who led the Nashville Predators to their first-ever playoff appearance in 2003-04, has decided to retire, according to Czech daily Sport. "I think I can be proud of the career I had," he told the publication. ...
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  • Goaltender Tomas Vokoun decides to retire after playing 15 NHL …

    Goaltender Tomas Vokoun decides to retire after playing 15 NHL seasons

    NHL.com Dec 14
    Goaltender Tomas Vokoun has decided to retire after a 15-year NHL career. Vokoun broke in with the Montreal Canadiens before spending the bulk of his prime with the Nashville Predators. The native of the Czech Republic also played for the ...
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  • From Comeau to Hemsky, cost per point helps show the most (and …

    From Comeau to Hemsky, cost per point helps show the most (and least) effective off-season signings

    When the Dallas inked Ales Hemsky to play alongside the newly acquired Jason Spezza it was heralded as a tremendous signing. So far, however, the Stars aren’t getting their money’s worth. Following Saturday night’s game against the Devils, Hemsky has on…
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  • NHL Three Stars: Backstrom goes natural; Niemi blanks Preds

    NHL Three Stars: Backstrom goes natural; Niemi blanks Preds

    yahoo.com Dec 14
    No. 1 Star: Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals Backstrom’s natural hat trick powered the Caps over their former Southeast Division rival the Tampa Bay Lightning, 4-2. Backstrom scored twice in the second period and 2:17 into the third. Alex Ovechkin…
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  • Hertl scores lone goal, Niemi makes 29 saves to lead Sharks pas…

    Hertl scores lone goal, Niemi makes 29 saves to lead Sharks past Predators 2-0

    NHL.com Dec 14
    SAN JOSE, Calif. - Tomas Hertl scored in the first period and Antti Niemi earned his 29th career shutout in his return to the net, helping the San Jose Sharks beat the Nashville Predators 2-0 on Saturday night for their seventh win in eight game...
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  • Who is Borna Rendulic, the NHL's first Croatian national?

    Who is Borna Rendulic, the NHL's first Croatian national?

    yahoo.com Dec 9
    There was some history made when the Colorado Avalanche hosted the Nashville Predators Tuesday night. Thanks to injuries ravaging their lineup, the Avs recalled 22-year old forward Borna Rendulic, who they signed over the summer. After spending the firs…
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  • Avalanche's Varlamov re-injures groin, out Tuesday

    Avalanche's Varlamov re-injures groin, out Tuesday

    NHL.com Dec 8
    Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov re-injured his groin at practice Monday and will miss the game Tuesday against the Nashville Predators. "[Varlamov] won't play," coach Patrick Roy told the Avalanche website. "He's going to see our tea...
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  • Video - Predators Cruise Past Coyotes 01:06

    Predators Cruise Past Coyotes

    Dec 11
    The Predators scored three goals in the first period and went on to beat the Coyotes 5-1.
  • Video - The Best Young Players In The NHL 03:16

    The Best Young Players In The NHL

    Dec 9
    Names such as Tarasenko, Andersen and Seguin are just a few of the many young superstars sprinkled throughout the NHL.
  • Video - Hossa, Blackhawks Topple Predators 00:35

    Hossa, Blackhawks Topple Predators

    Dec 6
    Marian Hossa scored two goals in the Blackhawks' 3-1 win over the Predators.
  • Video - Predators Claw Past Blues 01:49

    Predators Claw Past Blues

    Dec 4
    Nashville spoiled Martin Brodeur's St. Louis debut, beating the Blues 4-3.

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