Nashville, TN – The Nashville Predators stormed out of the gate against the Arizona Coyotes tonight, taking a 2-0 lead, but had to hang on for the win, 3-2.
Predators Captain, Roman Josi and netminder, Pekka Rinne, put on quite the show tonight to lead their team to the victory. Josi with the winning goal and Rinne standing tall in net to help their team to the win.
In a game with only three penalties, it was fast and furious hockey. Nashville dominated play through the first two periods, out-shooting their opponent, 35-20. The Predators out-shot the Coyotes 22-5 in the first period alone.
Dallas, Tx — The Nashville Predators came through in the clutch tonight against a very aggressive Dallas Star hockey team to win, 3-2.
Pekka Rinne was the difference maker for the Predators fighting off 40 of 42 shots by the Stars tonight who seemed relentless on goal. Combined with a stifling defensive core for Nashville, they held off the Stars to regain home-ice advantage.
Rocco Grimaldi lit the lamp for Nashville at 3:29 of the second period, skating the puck along the boards, then firing the wrister past goalie Ben Bishop for the early 1-0 lead.
St. Paul, MN – The Nashville Predators punched their ticket to the Stanley Cup playoffs tonight with a win over the Minnesota Wild, 1-0. Ryan Johansen scored the game winner, just 4:32 into the opening period.
The Predators were coming off of a humiliating loss to the central division leading Winnipeg Jets on Saturday night and with the St. Louis Blues breathing down their neck, they desperately needed a win tonight.
Winnipeg lost to the Dallas Stars, but the Blues beat the Vegas Golden Knights to stay within two points of the Predators. The final few games of the regular season will determine how these teams shake out for the playoffs. Nashville still has a chance to win the division, but they could also fall to third place by seasons end.
Denver, CO– The Nashville Predators broke through with a much needed win today in the mile high city of Denver, Colorado, shutting down the Avalanche, 4-1.
Coming off of back to back losses, the Predators stood tall behind the unbelievable play of their Vicenza Trophy winning goalie, Pekka Rinne.
Rinne absolutely shut the Avalanche down in the first period and had it not been for his stellar play, Nashville could have easily been down 5-0.
Head coach Peter Laviolette had commented that he saw a lot of good things in his team over the last couple of games, but they needed to come better prepared to start the first period. Nashville fell behind early in the last two games and couldn’t recover.
Clarksville, TN – The Nashville Predators stormed out to an early 2-0 lead against the Detroit Red Wings tonight, only to have to hang on for a 3-2 win on the road. The win avenges a 3-1 loss this past Saturday night in Nashville to these Red Wings.
Scott Hartnell got the Predators on the board first at 4:18 of the first period with his tip in at the net of Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard. Ryan Ellis and Roman Josi assisted on the goal.
Kyle Turris gave the Predators a 2-0 lead at 9:35 of the first period with his wrist shot, assisted by Josi and Craig Smith. Nashville looked to be off to the races with the early 2-0 lead, but Detroit would come storming back.
Clarksville, TN – The Nashville Predators won an overtime thriller to begin their four game road trip tonight, against the New York Islanders, 5-4. Ryan Johansen tied the game with just under one minute in regulation, then THE captain, Roman Josi scored the game winner to earn the Predators the two points.
In what can only be described as one of the most exciting comebacks in Nashville Predators history, Nashville gets the win in a battle of goaltenders as Pekka Rinne and New York’s Jaroslav Halak put on a clinic.
Nashville, 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.
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