Topic: Craig Smith
Nashville, TN - The Nashville Predators continue their winning ways with a 4-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs, at Air Canada Centre.
Nashville was led by Craig Smith who scored two goals on the night. His first, at 16:25 of the second period on a Predators power-play, and at 4:32 of the third, gave Nashville their third and fourth goals of the night.
Nashville Predators at Detroit Red Wings
Tuesday, November 18th, 2013 | 6:30pm CT | Joe Louis Arena
Nashville, TN - The Nashville Predators hope to carry their momentum from the 7-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks Saturday, to Detroit, when they visit the Red Wings Tuesday night at Joe Louis Arena.
On Saturday night, Nashville won a game by five or more goals for the first time since March 8th, 2013 (vs. Edmonton, 6-0), after defeating the Chicago Blackhawks, 7-2. After a four-game stretch that saw Nashville outscored 17-2, the Predators responded in front of the sold out Bridgestone Arena with offensive ferocity.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Predators broke-out of their slump in a big way, as they returned to Bridgestone Arena to face the defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks, and beat Chicago 7-2.
Craig Smith led the way for the Predators with a goal and two assists, as Nashville broke out of their scoring slump, and got great goaltending from Marek Mazanek who stopped 33-35 shots on goal.
Nashville, TN - The Nashville Predators suffered their second shut out loss in a row at the hands of the New Jersey Devils, in a 5-0 game at Prudential Center.
Jaromir Jagr, the future Hall of Famer, reached 1701 points with a goal and an assist, and Travis Zajac scored his 100th goal of his career as the Devils completely dominated tonights game. Martin Brodeur, another future Hall of Famer, recorded his 123rd career shutout.
There weren’t too many highlights for the Predators as they continue their marathon road trip, and their lack of scoring has to be of concern to coach Barry Trotz.
Nashville Predators at New Jersey Devils
Sunday, November 10th, 2013 | 6:00pm CT | Prudential Center
Nashville, TN - The Nashville Predators continue their road trip with a visit to the New Jersey Devils on Sunday at the Prudential Center. This will be the first of two meetings between the two clubs this season.
The Predators and Devils last met up on October 15th, 2011, as the post-overtime tiebreaker was needed once again. The Predators jumped out to an early lead with a two-goal first period, but the Devils responded with a two-goal period of their own in the third to force overtime. After a scoreless overtime period, Ilya Kovalchuk beat Pekka Rinne in the shootout to secure the win for New Jersey.
Nashville, TN - The Predators make the second of three trips to the Central Division’s northern-most city on Friday night. The Predators have earned at least a point in 10 of 11 games against the team formerly known as the Thrashers since 2005-06, going 8-1-2 in that span. Overall, Nashville is 4-2-3 on the road against the Thrashers/Jets.
These two teams met in Winnipeg on Oct. 20th, in the Predators first-ever regular-season trip to Winnipeg. The Predators got goals from Eric Nystrom, Patric Hornqvist and Matt Cullen, while Carter Hutton recorded his first career win, turning aside 38-of-39 shots, to defeat the Jets, 3-1.
Nashville, TN – If it was scoring you were after, then tonight’s Nashville Predators vs Colorado Avalanche hockey game was for you. Ten goals were scored between the two teams, as the Predators win their second game in a row on this current road trip.
Viktor Stalberg opened the scoring for Nashville with a wrist shot at 13:12 of the first period, on an assist from Colin Wilson and Mattias Ekholm.
Colorado tied the game at 15:23 when PA Parenteau slipped a wrister past Carter Hutton, on an assist from Matt Douchene.
Nashville Predators at Phoenix Coyotes
Thursday, October 31st, 2013 | 9:00pm CT | Jobing.com Arena
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Predators last visited Jobing.com Arena on January 28th, 2013, when the Coyotes shut out the Predators 4-0. The ‘Yotes got goals from Antonie Vermette, Lauri Korpikoski, Nick Johnson and Keith Yandle, while Chad Johnson made 21 saves on the night.
Since the start of the 2003-04 campaign the Predators are 19-13-(1)-2 against Phoenix, while posting an 8-8-2 mark at Jobing.com Arena during that span.
Nashville, TN - The Nashville Predators and St. Louis Blues face-off on Bridgestone Arena ice on Saturday night for the first time in 2013-14. These two teams will meet three times in the Music City, but won’t meet up again in Nashville until March 6th, 2014.
The Predators have posted a 22-12-9 mark all-time against the Blues on home ice, but have lost three straight going back to February 23rd, 2012 (1-0-2). Two of Nashville’s home losses during that span came via the shootout, a common theme in the series – the teams have needed the post-overtime tiebreaker to determine a winner 13 times, with Nashville posting an 8-5 record.
Nashville, TN - The Predatorss and Jets face-off Thursday night for the first of two meetings in the Music City this season. The Predators have earned at least a point in nine of 10 games against the team formerly known as the Thrashers since 2005-06, going 7-1-2 in that span. Overall, Nashville is 6-2-0 against the Jets/Thrashers on home ice since the 1999-00 season, and have won three straight at Bridgestone Arena dating back to Jan. 30th, 2010.
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