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Nashville Predators Dominate Los Angeles Kings In 5-0 Shutout

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators recovered from a lackluster performance against the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night with an overwhelming attack against the visiting L.A. Kings, 5-0.

The return of Filip Forsberg paid dividends tonight with a goal and an assist, but Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne was solid in net with 19 saves and producing his fifth shutout of the season.  Rinne was making his first start since the NHL All-Star game and showed why he is one of the elite goaltenders in the league.  The shutout was his 48th of his career.

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) makes a save during the second period against the Los Angeles Kings at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) makes a save during the second period against the Los Angeles Kings at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators Fall to Chicago Blackhawks 2-1

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN The Nashville Predators came out flat tonight against the Chicago Blackhawks and never really got their rhythm, losing to the Chicago Blackhawks, 2-1. 

Blackhawks goalie Anton Forsberg was magnificent in goal, stopping 42 shots on the night. Forsberg made 22 saves in the third period alone.  Chicago has won two straight with this win tonight.

Just 3 minutes into the contest, Chicago’s David Kampf opened the scoring with a wrister over the shoulder of starting Nashville goaltender, Juuse Saros and the Blackhawks held a 1-0 lead.

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Michal Kempny (6) knocks the puck away from Nashville Predators left wing Scott Hartnell (17) during the first period at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Michal Kempny (6) knocks the puck away from Nashville Predators left wing Scott Hartnell (17) during the first period at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators defeat New Jersey Devils behind Pekka Rinne’s fourth shut-out, 3-0

 

Nashville PredatorsClarksville, TN – The Nashville Predators will head into the NHl All-Star break on a winning note, shutting out the New Jersey Devils, 3-0 behind Pekka Rinne’s fourth shutout of the season.

New Jersey has been shutout in it’s last two games, and have lost four straight.  Their depleted line-up, due to injury, has seen them go 2-7-3 in their last 12 games.  New Jersey is struggling in net with regular goaltenders, Cory Schneider and Keith Kinkaid both out with injuries. 

Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban (76) celebrates scoring a goal against the New Jersey Devils during the second period at Prudential Center. (Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban (76) celebrates scoring a goal against the New Jersey Devils during the second period at Prudential Center. (Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators fall to Tampa Bay Lightning in Overtime 4-3

 

Nashville PredatorsClarksville, TN – The Nashville Predators saw their five game winning streak come to an end tonight with a 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning at Bridgestone Arena.

Yanni Gourde gave the lightning the win at 1:45 of overtime, after Nashville turned the puck over to him with a wide open net.

Tampa Bay was playing their second game in a row after a victory over the Chicago Blackhawks last night, 2-0.

Juuse Saros started in goal for the Predators, giving Pekka Rinne the night off.  

Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros (74) during the second period against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros (74) during the second period against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators Defeat Florida Panthers 4-3 for Fifth in a Row

 

Nashville PredatorsClarksville, TN – The Nashville Predators won their fifth game in a row Saturday night, with a 4-3 victory over the visiting Florida Panthers at Bridgestone Arena.  

Nashville’s Kevin Fiala scored two goals to pace the Predators to the win. Nick Bonino scored and had two assists, along with P.K.Subban to finish the Panthers for the night.

Florida was playing the second game of a back-to-back series, after a win over the red hot Las Vegas Golden Knights last night, 4-3.

Fiala got the Predators started just 36 seconds into the contest when he scored on a shot from the slot giving Nashville an early 1-0 lead.

Nashville Predators left wing Kevin Fiala (22) celebrates after a goal during the second period against the Florida Panthers at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators left wing Kevin Fiala (22) celebrates after a goal during the second period against the Florida Panthers at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators Defeat Arizona Coyotes 3-2 In Shootout

 

Nashville PredatorsClarksville, TN – Wins are not coming easy for the Nashville Predators, but they keep coming.  The Predators went to a shootout to defeat Arizona, 3-2 tonight at the Bridgestone Arena.

Ryan Ellis ties the game 2-2 with 2:36 remaining, then Craig Smith sealed the deal in the shootout, along with Kyle Turris, 2-1.

The win avenges a loss at Arizona earlier and moved the Predators into first place in the Central Division.  Nashville is now 27-11-6.

Scott Hartnell got things started at 18:17 of the second period, lighting the lamp for Nashville on a breakaway goal, after a superior pass from Ryan Ellis.  

Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis (4) waits for the puck during the third period against the Arizona Coyotes at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis (4) waits for the puck during the third period against the Arizona Coyotes at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators Defeat Las Vegas Golden Knights 1-0 Behind Saros’ Shutout

 

Nashville PredatorsClarksville, TN – The Nashville Predators finally broke through against the Las Vegas Golden Knights behind Juuse Saros’ shutout performance, 1-0.  Nashville had lost to the Knights in their previous two meetings, but Saros stepped up and closed the door, stopping 43 shots.  This was his third shutout of the season.

Nashville was returning from their bye week, and while they showed some signs of “rust,” Saros was fresh and ready, having played three games with Milwaukee last week.  Head coach Peter Laviolette’s decision to give starting goaltender Pekka Rinne extra rest, paid off big time for the Predators.

Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros (74) makes a save during the second period against the Vegas Golden Knights at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros (74) makes a save during the second period against the Vegas Golden Knights at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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Fort Campbell wins Broomball Challenge at Downtown Commons Ice Rink

 

Downtown CommonsMontgomery County, TN – Major General Andrew Poppas and his 101st Airborne Division team won the inaugural Mayor vs Major Broomball game at the Downtown Commons ice rink Wednesday night, January 10th, 2 to 1 in overtime.

TRC Executive Director Norman Quirion commented after the game, “What an event. I’m going to say there were at least 300 people out here, and the condition of the ice made tonight’s game more competitive than expected. It wasn’t a high-scoring game, but the competition was real.”

Fort Campbell and Montgomery County competed in Clarksville’s first ever broomball match at the Downtown Commons outdoor ice skating rink.

Fort Campbell and Montgomery County competed in Clarksville’s first ever broomball match at the Downtown Commons outdoor ice skating rink.

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Nashville Predators defeat Edmonton Oilers 2-1

 

Nashville PredatorsClarksville, TN – The Nashville Predators needed a win in the worst way tonight at Bridgestone Arena, and with the Edmonton Oilers in town, the Preds were “licking” their chops. 

Nashville has defeated the Oilers in 11 straight games, dating back to March 2014.  Final score, 2-1.

Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne, stopped 25 shots and Viktor Arvidsson had a goal and an assist to lead the Predators to their second win in a row.  Nashville is now 3-1-1 in their last five games.

Nashville Predators right wing Craig Smith (15) scores a goal past Edmonton Oilers goalie Cam Talbot (33) as left wing Viktor Arvidsson (33) assists during the first period at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators right wing Craig Smith (15) scores a goal past Edmonton Oilers goalie Cam Talbot (33) as left wing Viktor Arvidsson (33) assists during the first period at Bridgestone Arena. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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Nashville Predators Defeat Los Angeles Kings 4-3

 

Nashville PredatorsClarksville, TN – The Nashville Predators completed their western swing tonight with a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings.  Nashville managed to pick up 3 of the possible 6 points available during this series. 

Tonight, all eyes were on Austin Watson who scored two goals for the Predators at the Staple Center. Roman Josi and Scott Hartnell also scored for the Preds and P.K Subban had two assists on their way to a much needed victory. 

Pekka Rinne made 26 saves on the night, but was left exposed by sloppy defensive play from his teammates and still managed to keep Nashville in the game. 

Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (35) tracks the puck during the second period against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center. (Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports)

Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (35) tracks the puck during the second period against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center. (Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports)

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