Topic: Pekka Rinne
Nashville, TN - The Nashville Predators lost 5-2 tonight at Bridgestone Arena to the Carolina Hurricanes behind Jeff Skinner’s hat trick.
The Canes drew first blood just 23 seconds into the game, when Justin Faulk scored on a slap shot from the point to make it 1-0.
The Predators would tie the game on Mike Fisher’s tip of a Victor Bartley slap shot past Carolina goalie Justin Peters, just 50 seconds into the second period.
Carolina Hurricanes vs. Nashville Predators
Thursday, December 5th, 2013 | 7:00pm CT | Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN - The Nashville Predators will host the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night at the Bridgestone Arena, at 7:00pm CT. In their last meeting on February 28th, 2012, the Hurricanes escaped with a 4-3 win at PNC Arena.
The last time Carolina paid a visit to Nashville was January 7th, 2012, and the Predators notched four power-play goals on their way to a 5-2 win. Patric Hornqvist had two power-play goals while Shea Weber, Craig Smith and Ryan Ellis all scored for the Predators.
Nashville, TN - The banged up Nashville Predators put up a great effort tonight against the visiting Vancouver Canucks, but in the end, the Canucks were able to overwhelm Nashville, 3-1.
Ryan Kesler scored twice for Vancouver in the third period, and Roberto Luongo was solid in goal, stopping 30 shots on the night, and the Canucks have now won three games on their current four game road trip.
Nashville Predators vs. New York Rangers
Saturday, November 23rd, 2013 | 7:00pm CT
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Predators are on a hot streak right now, and they hope to continue their strong play when the New York Rangers visit the Music City on Saturday night.
The Predators are coming off a 4-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs Thursday night at Air Canada Centre, and with that, posted it’s first three-game winning streak this season. Nashville is looking to defeat the fourth Original Six team in as many games when the “Blueshirts” visit “Smashville.”
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Predators kept the Detroit Redwings at bay Tuesday night for a 2-0 shutout win at Joe Louis Arena. It was the seventh straight loss for Detroit and the eighth straight home loss.
The Predators defense played great throughout the game giving Detroit very few good opportunities to score. Nashville goaltender Marek Mazanec, playing for the injured Pekka Rinne, stopped 27 shots for his first NHL shutout.
Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks
Saturday, November 16th, 2013 | 7:00pm CT | Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN - The Nashville Predators return home to the friendly confines of the Bridgestone Arena, after a franchise record road trip, to face the Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks, Saturday night.
Last time out, Nashville lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-1.
Nashville posted the first goal of the game for the first time in three games, as Gabriel Bourque tipped in a Kevin Klein shot. It was Bourque’s second goal of the season, and Klein’s first point/assist since April 23rd, 2013 vs. Calgary.
Nashville Predators at Pittsburgh Penguins
Friday, November 15th, 2013 | 6:00pm CT | Consol Energy Center
Nashville, TN - The Nashville Predators are limping into the final game of their franchise record 7 game road trip as they visit Consol Energy Center to face the Pittsburgh Penguins, at 6:00pm CT.
The Predators are coming off a 3-1 loss to the New York Islanders, as Marek Mazanec made his first NHL start in goal. Mazanec turned away 30-of-33 shots on the night. Nashville has now used four goalies in the season, since Pekka Rinne went down with an infection to his hip.
Nashville Predators at New York Islanders
Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 | 6:00pm CT | Nassau Coliseum
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Predators hope to break out of their scoring slump when they visit Nassau Coliseum Tuesday night to take on the New York Islanders. Nashville holds an 11-3-2 edge all-time in the series, and has garnered points in all 10 games since the start of the 2002-03 campaign. The Predators are 4-1-2 all-time at Nassau Coliseum.
These two teams last met a month ago in the Music City, when a four-goal second period, including Seth Jones’ first career goal, saw the game tied after 40 minutes. Ryan Ellis’ goal 3:23 into the third period broke the tie as the Predators took home the 3-2 win.
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.
Glendale, AZ - The Nashville Predators couldn’t stand prosperity last night, leading by as much as 3-0 in the first period, before eventually losing to the Phoenix Coyotes, 5-4 in a shootout. Nashville managed to pick up a valuable point as they embark on an ambitious road trip.
Phoenix had to pull themselves out of a hole once again, completing the come-back when Mikkel Boedker scored the only goal in a five round shootout to end the contest in favor of the Coyotes.
Nashville opened a seven-game, 17 day road trip that will take them all over the west coast.
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