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Nashville Predators defeat Montreal Canadiens 3-2 in Shoot-Out

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators won their third consecutive game and eighth of their last nine with a 3-2 victory over the hapless Montreal Canadiens at Bridgestone Arena tonight.

Nashville was on their heels for most of the first period when Jordie Benn gave the Canadiens the lead at 1-0 at 12:47 of the period.  The Predators couldn’t keep the puck in their offensive zone and was playing “chase the puck” for most of the period, but with .08 seconds remaining, Filip Forsberg tied the game on the power play. 

The second period didn’t offer much in the way of offense and the two teams went to the locker room tied at 1-1.

Nashville Predators center Kyle Turris (8) scores past Montreal Canadiens goalie Antti Niemi (37) for the only goal during the shootout at Bridgestone Arena. (Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators center Kyle Turris (8) scores past Montreal Canadiens goalie Antti Niemi (37) for the only goal during the shootout at Bridgestone Arena. (Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators defeat Winnipeg Jets 5-2 at Bridgestone Arena

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators came out swinging tonight against the Winnipeg Jets, while dominating the first two periods of the game. As the first period ended the teams were tied at 1, but you could see that when the second period began, things would be different.

Mattias Ekholm set a franchise record for scoring in four consecutive games, most of any Predators Defensive man.  Balanced scoring from a number of players has been a pretty common site of late for Nashville.  Tonight, Kevin Fiala, Mattias Ekholm, Ryan Johanson and Nick Bonino and Kyle Turris provided the offense against the Jets.

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) makes a save during the third period against the Winnipeg Jets at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) makes a save during the third period against the Winnipeg Jets at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators Defeat Washington Capitals 6-3

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators put on a scoring clinic at Bridgestone Arena tonight against their former coach Barry Trotz and his Washington Capitals, with a 6-3 win. It was Nashville’s fifth win in a row.

Sporting one of the top defenses in the league, Nashville showed they can score with the best of them.

Craig Smith opened the scoring for Nashville at 11:48 on the first period.  

Nick Bonino returned to the lineup for Nashville after missing 11 games, scoring at 17:43 of the first period and the Preds were leading 2-0.

Nashville Predators left wing Kevin Fiala (22) skates past Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) during the first period at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators left wing Kevin Fiala (22) skates past Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen (2) during the first period at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators Defeat The Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4 In Shoot-Out

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators got a bit of revenge Saturday night, when they defeated the defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-4 in a shoot-out.

This was the Predator’s fourth win in a row after a successful road trip, and it was quite a debut for newly acquired Kyle Turris who scored a goal and had an assist in his Smashville debut.

The Predators still had a bad taste in their mouth after falling to the Penguins in the Stanley Cup final, and losing to the Pens earlier this year.

Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9) skates with the puck during the second period against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9) skates with the puck during the second period against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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My Two Cents: What a Wild Ride with the Nashville Predators

 

My Two-Cents with Hank BonecutterNashville, TN – Well it’s over.  The true “Cinderella” of the National Hockey League, our Nashville Predators, have bowed out.  Losing last night 2-0, the Penguins win the series and hoist Lord Stanley’s cup for the second year in a row.

I was there, and I didn’t like it one bit.

Honestly, I’m so exhausted I can barely hold my head up.  This playoff series, while exciting as hell, has taken me physically, mentally and financially.  I was ready for this to be over a couple of weeks ago. 

I’m going to try and put all of this in perspective as best I can, without mentioning the officiating.  I’ll leave that for another column.

Nashville Predators left wing James Neal (18) and center Mike Fisher (12) react after an empty net goal by Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Carl Hagelin (not pictured) in the third period in game six of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final at Bridgestone Arena. (Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators left wing James Neal (18) and center Mike Fisher (12) react after an empty net goal by Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Carl Hagelin (not pictured) in the third period in game six of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final at Bridgestone Arena. (Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports)

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City of Clarksville adds Sponsors, Giveaways to Nashville Predators Parties

 

City of Clarksville’s Game 5 & 6 events will be at Wilma Rudolph Center

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Sponsors are joining with the City of Clarksville to make its series of Predators Stanley Cup Finals viewing parties at the Wilma Rudolph Events Center bigger and better and more fun for the entire family.

The City plans viewing events starting at 4:30pm. Thursday and Sunday in Liberty Park, with a new twist: Organized pregame activities for families on the amphitheater lawn outside the events center.

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) is congratulated by teammates after beating the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 in game four of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final at Bridgestone Arena. (Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) is congratulated by teammates after beating the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 in game four of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final at Bridgestone Arena. (Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports)

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City of Clarksville adds Family Activities to Nashville Predator viewing parties

 

Nashville Predators Game 5 & 6 events will be at Wilma Rudolph Center

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville will continue its series of Predators Stanley Cup Finals viewing parties Thursday and Sunday at the Wilma Rudolph Events Center in Liberty Park.

A new twist will be added, with organized pregame activities for families on the amphitheater lawn outside the events center.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan at the City's Nashville Predators viewing party.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan at the City’s Nashville Predators viewing party.

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My Two Cents: Nashville Predators Even The Series With Pittsburgh 4-1

 

My Two-Cents with Hank BonecutterNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators returned from Pittsburgh down 1-2 to the Stanley Cup Champion Penguins and all the talk was about how Pekke Rinne just wasn’t on his game.  That he should have made some saves that he didn’t. Even the so called “experts” agreed that Pekke just wasn’t the same goalie we had seen before.

Well guess what?  The Pekke Rinne I’ve been watching in Nashville looks to be unbeatable.  With the exception of the Sydney Crosby breakaway goal, the only score by Pittsburgh on the night, Pekke made superhuman saves tonight and looked to back on his most stellar form.  

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) blocks a shot against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the third period in game four of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) blocks a shot against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the third period in game four of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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City of Clarksville to hold Nashville Predators party at Wilma Rudolph Event Center, Wednesday

 

Monday forecast prompts move to events center

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The City of Clarksville on Monday will continue its series of Nashville Predators Stanley Cup Finals viewing parties at a new location, the Wilma Rudolph Events Center in Liberty Park.

The threat of rain Monday evening prompted the change to an indoor venue. Still, the success of big parties on Wednesday and Saturday on Strawberry Alley near City Hall shows that Clarksville wants to gather and cheer on the Predators’ quest for a championship season.

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) makes a save against Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Conor Sheary (43) during the third period in game three of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) makes a save against Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Conor Sheary (43) during the third period in game three of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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My Two Cents: Nashville Predators Score Big

 

My Two-Cents with Hank BonecutterNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators returned home needing to win game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals, and win they did. The 5-1 beat down of the Penguins gets the Predators back into this contest headed to game 4. 

Once the NBC networks got over their infatuation with the CATFISH, it was time to focus on the task at hand.

Rumors that Pekke Rinne was not going to start game three in goal circulated throughout the afternoon and it was minutes before puck drop when we learned that he indeed WOULD be in goal. 

Nashville Predators center Craig Smith (15) scores a goal past Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray (30) during the third period in game three of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final at Bridgestone Arena. (Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators center Craig Smith (15) scores a goal past Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray (30) during the third period in game three of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final at Bridgestone Arena. (Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports)

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