Topic: Juuse Saros
Montreal, Quebec – The Nashville Predators have found themselves back in the hunt for a wild-card spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a big win tonight over the Montreal Canadians, 4-2.
Facing their former captain, Shea Weber, Nashville used an explosive second period to grab the win, but then had to fend off a furious Canadians attack in the third period for the win.
Led by Filip Forsberg, who continues his hot play, the Predators would take a 4-0 lead after period two. Forsberg had two goals and an assist on the night.
St. Paul, MN – The struggles for the Nashville Predators continue with their third loss in a row tonight at the hands of the Minnesota Wild, 3-1.
Nashville just couldn’t stay out of the penalty box tonight with 14 minutes of penalty time, putting pressure on their penalty kill and losing scoring opportunities by being at a disadvantage.
The Predators found themselves in a similar situation as last night, going two goals down in the first period. Luke Kunin scored on his own rebound at 4:07 of the opening period with a wrist shot that gave Minnesota the early 1-0 lead.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Predators hosted the Edmonton Oilers tonight and for the first fifty minutes, it was a back and forth affair.
The Predators fought back from a two goal deficit after the first period, then fought back from a one goal deficit and just when the game was tied 3-3 and you thought you were in for a wild finish, nobody expected what happened next.
Edmonton went on a five goal onslaught against the Predators, chasing Pekka Rinne from the game and embarrassing the home team with a final score of 8-3.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Predators saw their winning streak come to an end tonight against the Colorado Avalanche, 3-2, on a controversial call late in the game that would have tied the score, 2-2.
Nashville’s Colin Blackwell was called for goaltender interference with about three minutes remaining, after the Predators scored the game tying goal, and the goal was waved off by officials.
The replay showed that Blackwell was pushed into the goalie after the puck was in the back of the net, but the referees chose to wave off the goal and call the penalty on Blackwell.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Predators fought back from the brink of death tonight to defeat the Calgary Flames in an absolute “barn burner,” 4-3.
Mikael Granlund was the hero tonight with two point, including the game tying and game winning goals, to defeat their conference rivals. Both teams are battling for points to stay in the playoff race, and tonight was Nashville’s night.
Colton Sissons started the scoring for the Predators at 19:28 of the opening frame, taking a feed from Colin Blackwell and firing the “one timer” to beat David Rittich of the Flames for the 1-0 lead.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Predators picked off the Ottawa Senators tonight at Bridgestone Arena and gathered up two valuable points in the process, 3-2.
Nashville, trying to fight their way into the wild card race for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, used the power play to their advantage, and held off a decimated Senators squad for the win.
Ottawa drew first blood though in this one, as Thomas Chabot scored at 4:53 of the opening period, grabbing a loose puck from the circle and beat Juuse Saros in net for the Predators for the 1-0 lead.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Predators hold on to defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets in a shoot-out, 4-3. Rocco Grimaldi scored the decisive goal in the 8th round of the shoot-out for the win.
The Predators were coming off of a tough loss last night in Chicago and blew an early two goal lead to hang on for the win. Columbus fought a valiant fight, considering that half of their team is on injured reserve.
Ryan Johansen and Mikael Granlund gave the Predators a 2-0 lead after the first period, with Johansen scoring just 33 seconds into the contest, while Granlund extended the Nashville lead at 10:31.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Predators saw their three-game win streak come to an abrupt end tonight at the hands of the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-1.
The Predators were just outplayed by Carolina tonight, and couldn’t break through the superior goal tending of Petr Mrazek.
Nashville was hoping to continue their momentum of late with a another chance on home ice for the win, but home ice advantage hasn’t been something the Predators have been able to count on.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Predators have made it three in a row with today’s win over the visiting St. Louis Blues 2-1. Kyle Turris provided the game winner at 17:48 of the final period for the win.
The Predators have now swept the series with St. Louis as they gain the two points, moving them ever closer to a wild-card spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
There was no replay of of last nights fisticuffs in St. Louis as the two teams were obviously conserving their energy for today’s game. The first period appeared to be a “feeling out” period for the two teams, with no score at the end of the opening period.
St. Louis, MO – The Nashville Predators defeated the defending Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues in a hotly contested game today, 4-3.
This is the first of a “back-to-back” series against the Blues, with St. Louis visiting Nashville on Sunday afternoon.
This game is a nationally telecast contest as part of “Hockey Day in America.”
The tone of this game was set early when Nashville’s Filip Forsberg dropped the gloves against Brayden Shenn of the Blues at 4:54 of the opening period.
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