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Nashville Predators defeat the Minnesota Wild 1-0 clinch Stanley Cup Playoff spot

 

Nashville PredatorsSt. Paul, MN – The Nashville Predators punched their ticket to the Stanley Cup playoffs tonight with a win over the Minnesota Wild, 1-0.  Ryan Johansen scored the game winner, just 4:32 into the opening period.

The Predators were coming off of a humiliating loss to the central division leading Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night and with the St. Louis Blues breathing down their neck, they desperately needed a win tonight.

Winnipeg lost to the Dallas Stars, but the Blues beat the Vegas Golden Knights to stay within two points of the Predators.  The final few games of the regular season will determine how these teams shake out for the playoffs.  Nashville still has a chance to win the division, but they could also fall to third place by seasons end.

Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros (74) makes a save in front of Minnesota Wild forward Luke Kunin (19) during the second period at Xcel Energy Center. (Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros (74) makes a save in front of Minnesota Wild forward Luke Kunin (19) during the second period at Xcel Energy Center. (Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Vols defeat Iowa 83-77 in OT, moves on to Sweet Sixteen

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsColumbus, OH – For eighth time in program history, the Tennessee Vols are heading to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament, following an 83-77 victory in overtime against Iowa at Nationwide Arena on Sunday.
 
It’s the first time since 2014 that the Tennessee Vols have reached the Sweet Sixteen, and head coach Rick Barnes is just the 12th head coach to lead a third Division I program to the Sweet Sixteen. The Vols (31-5) will take on No. 3 seed Purdue in Louisville, KY, on Thursday.

Tennessee Volunteers guard Lamonte Turner (1) shoots the ball over Iowa Hawkeyes forward Tyler Cook (25) in the second half in the second round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Nationwide Arena. (Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers guard Lamonte Turner (1) shoots the ball over Iowa Hawkeyes forward Tyler Cook (25) in the second half in the second round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Nationwide Arena. (Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)

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#6 Tennessee Vols take on Iowa in second round of NCAA Tournament

 

#6 Tennessee Vols (30-5 | 15-3 SEC) vs. Iowa (23-11 | 10-10 Big 10)

Sunday, March 24th, 2019 | 11:10am CT
Columbus, OH | Nationwide Arena | TV: CBS

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsColumbus, OH – With a spot in the Sweet Sixteen on the line, the Tennessee Vols are set to take on 10th-seed Iowa in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Nationwide Arena in the South Region. The game tips at 11:10am CT and will be televised live on CBS.

Tennessee is 30-5 on the season. That impressive record includes a school-record 19-game winning streak, a program-record-tying three victories over top-five opponents and the second most victories in a single season in program history. The Tennessee Vols spent four weeks atop the Associated Press Top 25 rankings, and for the first time in program history, UT spent the entire season ranked among the top 10.

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Tennessee Vols advance to Second Round of NCAA Tournament with 77-70 win over Colgate

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsColumbus, OH – The No. 2 seed Tennessee Vols outlasted a second-half rally by 15th-seeded Colgate, 77-70, at Nationwide Arena to advance past the first round in the South Region of the NCAA Tournament.
 
After the Raiders (24-11) stormed back from a 12-point deficit at halftime, the Vols (30-5) stepped up in the final minutes to put the game away. The Tennessee Vols hit four of its final five shots, all of which came from beyond the arc. The last three makes came off the right hand of All-SEC wing Admiral Schofield. The final dagger dropped through the nets with 45 seconds left to make it 73-64.

Tennessee Volunteers guard Jordan Bowden (23) dunks the ball in the second half against the Colgate Raiders in the first round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Nationwide Arena. (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers guard Jordan Bowden (23) dunks the ball in the second half against the Colgate Raiders in the first round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Nationwide Arena. (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)

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#6 Tennessee Vols plays Colgate in First Round of NCAA Tournament, Friday

 

#6 Tennessee Vols (29-5 | 15-3 SEC) vs. Colgate (24-10 | 13-5)

Friday, March 22nd, 2019 | 1:45pm CT
Columbus, OH | Nationwide Arena | TV: CBS

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsColumbus, OH – For the second year in a row, Tennessee Vols basketball is ready to take on 15th-seed Colgate in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Nationwide Arena in the South Region. The game tips at 1:45pm CT on Friday and will be televised live on CBS.

Tennessee is 29-5 on the season. That impressive record includes a school-record 19-game winning streak, a program-record-tying three victories over top-five opponents and the second most victories in a single season in program history. The Vols spent four weeks atop the Associated Press Top 25 rankings, and for the first time in program history, UT spent the entire season ranked among the top 10.

Tennessee Men's Basketball faces Colgate in the first round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament, Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

Tennessee Men’s Basketball faces Colgate in the first round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament, Friday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Vols to play Colgate in NCAA Tournament as #2 Seed

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Hours after playing in the SEC Tournament Championship game, the Tennessee Vols learned its NCAA Tournament draw Sunday.
 
The Volunteers (29-5) earned a program-best No. 2 seed for the third time ever (also in 2006 and 2008) and will travel to Columbus, Ohio.
 
Tennessee’s first-round opponent in South Region action is 15th-seed Colgate on Friday. Two days later, the winner of that game will then face the winner of the first-round matchup between Cincinnati and Iowa.

Tennessee Vols to start NCAA Tournament run on Friday, March 22nd in Columbus, Ohio against Colgate. Tip off will be around 1:45pm CT and televised on CBS. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Vols to start NCAA Tournament run on Friday, March 22nd in Columbus, Ohio against Colgate. Tip off will be around 1:45pm CT and televised on CBS. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators down the Minnesota Wild 3-2 in shootout

 

Nashville PredatorsSt. Paul, MN – The Nashville Predators clawed their way back from a 2-1 deficit against the Minnesota Wild tonight to win the game, 3-2 in a shootout.

The two points Nashville picked up keeps them in touch with the Central Division leading Winnipeg Jets who beat Columbus 5-2 today.

Nashville faced several ex-Predators tonight with Kevin Fiala facing his former team, along with Anthony Bitetto, Ryan Suter and Pontus Aberg.  

The Predators brought former Minnesota sharp-shooter Mikael Granlund with them to face his former team as well. 

Nashville Predators right wing Viktor Arvidsson (33) shoots the puck against Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter (20) in the first period at Xcel Energy Center. (David Berding-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators right wing Viktor Arvidsson (33) shoots the puck against Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter (20) in the first period at Xcel Energy Center. (David Berding-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators comeback falls short to the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3

 

Nashville PredatorsColumbus, OH – The Nashville Predators fought back from a two goal deficit in the third period tonight only to fall short in overtime to the Columbus Blue Jackets, 4-3.

An unfortunate penalty in the OT by Viktor Arvidsson sealed the deal for Columbus as they took advantage of the power play to score the winning goal at 1:22 of the extra period. 

The Predators were playing this game with Pekka Rinne in net with the absence of Juuse Saros who was unavailable for the contest.  Rinne doesn’t normally play in back-to-back games, but was forced into action tonight.

 Nashville Predators center Filip Forsberg (9) wrists a shot over the stick of Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones (3) during the first period at Nationwide Arena. (Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators center Filip Forsberg (9) wrists a shot over the stick of Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones (3) during the first period at Nationwide Arena. (Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators win overtime thriller against the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3

 

Nashville PredatorsChicago, IL – The Nashville Predators almost let this one slip away tonight in Chicago, but Filip Forsberg saved the day with his overtime winner to defeat the Chicago Blackhawks, 4-3.

Nashville had led the entire game and looked poised to win the game when Artem Anisimov sent the game to overtime with the goal at 17:39 of the third period.

Pekka Rinne was superb in net, as always, keeping the Predators in the game, stopping 34 of 37 shots on goal.  The Predators had 31 shots on goal on the night.

Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (35) makes a save on Chicago Blackhawks center David Kampf (64) during the first period at United Center. (David Banks-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (35) makes a save on Chicago Blackhawks center David Kampf (64) during the first period at United Center. (David Banks-USA TODAY Sports)

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Clarksville-Montgomery County School System December 2018 Points of Pride

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS)

Clarksville Montgomery County School System (CMCSS)Montgomery County, TN – This month, the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) is very appreciative of the gifts our students and educators are to the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System and this community.

Their outstanding recognitions reflect positively on our organization and show how committed they are to excellence.

Sango Elementary School’s Mark Banasiak was chosen as the 2019 SHAPE America Southern District Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year. Montgomery Central High School’s Shannon Morrison as the 2019 SHAPE America Southern District Secondary Physical Education Teacher of the Year.

Sango Elementary School’s Mark Banasiak was chosen as the 2019 SHAPE America Southern District Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year. Montgomery Central High School’s Shannon Morrison as the 2019 SHAPE America Southern District Secondary Physical Education Teacher of the Year.

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