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National Hockey League pauses season due to Coronavirus

 

National Hockey LeagueNew York, NY – National Hockey League (NFL) Commissioner Gary Bettman on Thursday, March 12th, 2020 released the following statement regarding the 2019-20 NHL season:

“In light of ongoing developments resulting from the coronavirus, and after consulting with medical experts and convening a conference call of the Board of Governors, the National Hockey League is announcing today that it will pause the 2019-20 season beginning with tonight’s games.

“The NHL has been attempting to follow the mandates of health experts and local authorities, while preparing for any possible developments without taking premature or unnecessary measures.”

NHL hopes to 'resume play as soon as it is appropriate'.

NHL hopes to ‘resume play as soon as it is appropriate’.

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Nashville Predators defeat the Montreal Canadians 4-2

 

Nashville PredatorsMontreal, 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.  

Nashville Predators move into a wild-card spot with tonight's win over the Montreal Canadians, 4-2.  (Michael Strasinger)

Nashville Predators move into a wild-card spot with tonight’s win over the Montreal Canadians, 4-2. (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators defeat the Dallas Stars 2-0

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators got a much needed win tonight against the visiting Dallas Stars, 2-0.  The slumping Predators needed the two points in their quest to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Filip Forsberg finally broke through from his scoring drought with the first goal of the night, and the eventual game winner.  At 19:07 of the opening frame, Forsberg ripped a wrist shot from inside the circle that deflected off of Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin for the 1-0 lead.

Nashville Predators defeat the Dallas Stars 2-0. (Michael Strasinger)

Nashville Predators defeat the Dallas Stars 2-0. (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators win epic battle over the Calgary Flames 4-3

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, 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 Predators netminder Juuse Saros stopped 36 shots on goal to help the Predators take the over-time victory over the Calgary Flames, 4-3. (Michael Strasinger)

Nashville Predators netminder Juuse Saros stopped 36 shots on goal to help the Predators take the over-time victory over the Calgary Flames, 4-3. (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators defeat the Ottawa Senators 3-2

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, 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 Predators defeat the Ottawa Senators at Bridgestone Arena 3-2. (Michael Strasinger)

Nashville Predators defeat the Ottawa Senators at Bridgestone Arena 3-2. (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators defeat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Kyle Turris’s game winner

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, 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.

Kyle Turris scores the game-winner against the St. Louis Blues at Bridgestone Arena, 2-1.  (Michael Strasinger)

Kyle Turris scores the game-winner against the St. Louis Blues at Bridgestone Arena, 2-1. (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators defeat the St. Louis Blues 4-3

 

Nashville PredatorsSt. 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. 

Nashville Predators defeat the St. Louis Blues 4-3. (Michael Strasinger)

Nashville Predators defeat the St. Louis Blues 4-3. (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators destroy the New York Islanders 5-0

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – In what has been described as their best played game of the year, the Nashville Predators pitched a shutout against the visiting New York Islanders, and former coach, Barry Trotz, 5–0

Craig Smith scored the hat trick tonight, getting the Predators off to a hot start just 35 seconds into the game with his first of three goals and Nashville was off and running, 1-0.

The Predators, who are fighting to make the playoffs, began an ambitious schedule tonight that features eight games on home ice over the next two weeks.

Nashville Predators hammer the New York Islanders 5-0. (Michael Strasinger)

Nashville Predators hammer the New York Islanders 5-0. (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators defeat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1

 

Nashville PredatorsNashville, TN – The Nashville Predators got a big win tonight as they head into the NHL All-Star break, over the visiting Buffalo Sabres, 2-1.

Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne was absolutely superb in net, keeping his team in the game, until Craig Smith could score the game winner in the third period. 

This was a much needed victory for Nashville who desperately needs points to have any chance of making the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The Predators got off to a blistering start in the first period, dominating the Sabres and out-shooting them at one point, 12-0, but it was Buffalo that drew first blood at18:58 when Sam Reinhart grabbed a cross-ice feed from Rasmus Dahlin and netting the opening goal for the early 1-0 Buffalo lead.

Nashville Predators defeat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1. (Michael Strasinger)

Nashville Predators defeat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1. (Michael Strasinger)

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Nashville Predators fall to the Edmonton Oilers 4-2

 

Nashville PredatorsEdmonton Alberta, Canada – The Nashville Predators lost to the Edmonton Oilers in the second game of their brief tour of Canada tonight, 4-2. 

The Predators are chasing points in their quest to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs and desperately needed a win against their conference rivals tonight.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins put Edmonton on the board first with a quick wrist shot following the face off in their offensive zone for the early marker and the 1-0 lead.  The score was at 9:01 of the opening period.

Nashville Predators fall to the Edmonton Oilers 4-2 (Michael Strasinger)

Nashville Predators fall to the Edmonton Oilers 4-2 (Michael Strasinger)

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