Topic: Stanley Cup
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 – 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, 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.
New York Islanders vs. Nashville Predators
Saturday, October 12th, 2013 | 7:00pm CT | Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, TN – Nashville holds a 10-3-2 edge all-time in the series against the Islanders, and has garnered points in all nine games since the start of the 2002-03 campaign, posting a 7-0-2 record. The Predators are 6-2-0 all-time against the Islanders at Bridgestone Arena.
These teams last met in a matinee tilt on January 16th, 2012, as Nashville scored on its first two shots of the game before David Legwand closed out a three-goal first period for Nashville. Pekka Rinne made 36 saves, but was denied a shutout when John Tavares scored with 3:58 remaining.
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 – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed forward Matt Cullen to a two-year, $7 million contract. He will be paid $3 million in 2013-14 and $4 million in 2014-15.
Cullen, 36 (11/2/76), posted 27 points (7g-20a) in 42 games with the Minnesota Wild in 2012-13, in addition to ranking among the League leaders in face-off efficiency (53.2 percent) for the third consecutive season and won more draws than he lost for the ninth consecutive season.
Nashville, TN – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed forward Eric Nystrom to a four-year, $10 million contract. He will make $2 million in both 2013-14 and 2014-15 and $3 million in 2015-16 and 2016-17.
Nystrom, 30 (2/14/83), has spent the last two seasons with the Dallas Stars, posting 11 points (7g-4a), 61 penalty minutes and ranked among the League leaders in hits (122) while playing in all 48 games in 2012-13, and 21 points (16g-5a) in 74 games during his last full campaign in 2011-12.
EA Sports’ NHL 14 Features the Greatest Showcase of Speed, Skill and Aggression on This Console Generation
Developed Utilizing the Best EA SPORTS Technology – NHL 14 Represents a Generation of Innovation
Redwood City, CA – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) announced today the breakthrough features for EA SPORTSTM NHL®14 that are set to unleash the aggression, speed and skill of NHL hockey through the best technology of this console generation that EA SPORTS has to offer.
Deliver game-changing hits with cutting-edge NHL® Collision Physics, built from EA SPORTS FIFA’s revolutionary Player Impact Engine. Drop the gloves with the all-new Enforcer Engine, powered by the same technology used in the critically acclaimed Fight Night franchise.
Predators send forwards Martin Erat and Michael Latta to the Capitals
Nashville, TN – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has acquired forward Filip Forsberg from the Washington Capitals in exchange for forwards Martin Erat and Michael Latta.
Forsberg has already been signed to a three-year entry level contract and is eligible to play in North America immediately. «Read the rest of this article»
With four shootouts in its first seven games, Nashville has gone to the post-overtime tiebreaker more than any other team in the League this season, posting a 1-3 record in those contests. The Predators took home their first shootout win of the season on first-career shootout goals from Craig Smith (1-for-7 for his career), Gabriel Bourque (1-for-1) and Sergei Kostitsyn (1-for-5). «Read the rest of this article»
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