Nashville, TN - The Nashville Predators are in desperate need of a win, and tomorrow night the task doesn’t get any easier as they roll into Madison Square Garden to face the New York Rangers.
The two teams close out their two-game season series at 6:00pm CT, Tuesday night.
This is just the seventh game between the two teams in the last six full seasons. In 16 all-time games against the rangers, the Predators have posted a 7-8-(2)-0 record, but are 5-3-(1)-0 in nine trips to the Garden.
Nashville, TN - The Nashville Predators got off to a fast start, then hung on for the win, defeating the Phoenix Coyotes 4-2 at Bridgestone Arena, Monday night.
Nick Spalling, Mike Fisher and Gabriel Bourque got Nashville out front 3-0, and the Predators never looked back, as Marek Mazanec continued his solid play in goal, turning away 29 shots on goal.
The Coyotes have now lost three in a row.
Phoenix Coyotes vs. Nashville Predators
Monday, November 25th, 2013 | 7:00pm CT
Nashville, TN - The Nashville Predators and Phoenix Coyotes face-off Monday night, for the first of two meetings on Bridgestone Arena ice this season. Nashville holds a 15-10-3 advantage all-time in their home barn, but the Coyotes have won three of the last four meetings in the Music City.
The Predators opened their recent 17-day road trip at Jobing.com Arena on Halloween night, as Nashville jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the first period. The Coyotes would storm back through the final 40 minutes to force overtime, before Mikael Boedker scored in the fifth round of the shootout to defeat the Predators, 5-4.
Nashville, TN – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled forward Filip Forsberg from Milwaukee (AHL) and assigned forward Taylor Beck to the Admirals.
Forsberg, 19 (8/13/94), posted six points (1g-5a) during a four-game stint with Milwaukee, reaching the scoresheet in each game. The 6-1, 186-pound winger started the season with Nashville, amassing five points (1g-4a) in 11 games, including an assist in his most recent contest, a 6-4 victory over Colorado on November 6th. The Predators have posted an 8-2-1 record with the Ostervala, Sweden native in the lineup in 2013-14.
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, 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.
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.
Nashville, TN - The Nashville Predators had their chances but couldn’t get the puck past St. Louis goaltender Jaroslav Halak Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena, and the Blues defeated the Predators 6-1.
St. Louis has now won a franchise best four straight games in Smashville that dates back to February 2012 and have won seven of the last eight against Nashville.
Alexander Steen was on a tear for the Blues as he scored his ninth and tenth goals of the season, surpassing his total of eight goals he scored last year. Steen has five goals in four games and has scored in eight of the Blues nine games on the season.
Nashville Predators at St. Louis Blues
Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 | 7:30pm | Scottrade Center
Nashville, TN - The Nashville Predators open their 15th season of play at St. Louis for the second time in franchise history. Nashville dropped a 5-2 decision at the Scottrade Center to start the 2008-09 campaign. The Preds are 7-6-1 all-time in season openers, including a 2-0-2 record in their last four. They defeated Dallas (2009), Anaheim (2010) and Columbus (2011) before dropping a shootout decision to the Blue Jackets in 2013.
In the most recent meeting at the Scottrade Center on February 5th, 2013, the Predators tied a 2012-13 season high in goals as they routed the Blues by a 6-1 margin. Colin Wilson’s career-high three helpers led the offensive charge for Nashville, with Ryan Ellis (1g-1a) and Paul Gaustad (2a) also recording multi-point games. In all, 11 Predators reached the scoresheet.
Nashville, TN - The Nashville Predators and Detroit Red Wings meet for the final time as Central Division foes on Thursday night at Joe Louis Arena, the last of four meetings between the teams in 2012-13.
Twelve days ago at Bridgestone Arena, the Red Wings claimed their second straight win in the series, 3-0, despite a solid effort in net by Pekka Rinne, who stopped 29-of-31 shots; they also won the last time these teams met in Motown, on February 23rd (4-0).
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