Topic: Viktor Arvidsson
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Predators have now won back to back central division titles with a season ending win over the visiting Chicago Blackhawks, 5-2.
With the title the Predators are the #1 seed headed to the Stanley Cup playoffs and will have home ice advantage.
The win tonight was another come from behind gem for Nashville as they found themselves down 2-0 after the first period.
Brendan Perlini scored with the one-timer just three minutes into the game. Then Drake Caggiula scored at 10:07 into the opening frame and the Blackhawks had the early 2-0 lead.
Nashville Predators win a thriller against the Vancouver Canucks, 3-2, sit atop the central division
Nashville, TN – Things looked pretty bleak for the Nashville Predators tonight after the first intermission, trailing the lowly Vancouver Canucks, 2-0. With Nashville in a real battle for the central division title of the Western Conference, and the St. Louis Blues bearing down on the Preds, this game had real significance.
Not only does Nashville want to win their division, but they want home ice advantage throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs and it all seemed to be slipping away in this game tonight.
First, Markus Granlund backhanded the puck past Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne after taking a perfect pass from Quinn Hughes and the Canucks led 1-0.
Buffalo, NY – The Nashville Predators move back atop the central division with a win tonight against the Buffalo Sabres, 3-2.
Ryan Johansen scored the game winner and the Predators now sit atop the division, tied with the Winnipeg Jets in what looks to be a real dogfight to the finish, with two games remaining on the schedule.
At presstime, the Jets were trailing the Minnesota Wild, 4-1. The Nashville win puts them two points up on the St. Louis Blues who have been breathing down Nashville’s back for the last week.
Clarksville, TN – The National Hockey League is racing to the finish line of their regular season schedule. The “second” season begins next week with the start of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
The Nashville Predators have a spot in those playoffs, yet as of this writing, we don’t know who or where they will play. It doesn’t matter, because Predators fans are RABID about their team even though their play of late hasn’t been too consistent.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Predators were thumped by the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight in Nashville, 5-2. Columbus is fighting for a spot in the playoffs and played like their hockey lives depended on it tonight.
Scoring just fifty seconds into the contest, the Blue Jackets set the tone early and went on to dominate the Predators on their home ice.
Nashville is still tied with the Winnipeg Jets for first place in the central division of the Western Conference, but the St. Louis Blues posted a win tonight and inch to within two points of the leaders. The final week of the regular season is going to be a doozy.
Pittsburgh, PA – The Nashville Predators defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins behind some stellar goaltending from Pekka Rinne tonight, 3-1.
The win avenges a loss to these Pens last week at Bridgestone Arena, as the Preds fell in a shootout.
Combined with a loss last night by the Winnipeg Jets, and a loss tonight by the St. Louis Blues, the Predators are still very much alive to win the central division of the Western Conference.
All facets of Nashville’s game were on point tonight, with exceptional defense and a power play goal by Viktor Arvidsson.
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.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – The Nashville Predators were no match tonight for the central division leading Winnipeg Jets, getting shutout 5-0.
There will be a lot of soul searching in the Predators locker room after this one, and it will be interesting to see which direction this team goes from here.
Nashville was hoping for a chance to take over the division with a win, and now they’re looking over their shoulder at St. Louis making a charge for second place.
San Jose, CA – The Nashville Predators completed their final west coast swing tonight as they defeated the San Jose Sharks 4-2. Viktor Arvidsson scored to goals in the winning effort.
The Sharks present one of the hottest scoring teams in the NHL and the Predators knew they would have to keep them out of the net. Juuse Saros started between the pipes tonight, giving Pekka Rinne a night off.
But keep your eyes on Colton Sissons who’s been playing great hockey of late. Tonight he put his Predators on the board first at 1:07 of the opening period, snatching a juicy rebound in front of the net and the Predators had the early 2-0 lead.
Los Angeles, CA – Just what the doctor ordered. A big win for the Nashville Predators.
Tonight in Los Angeles, the Predators did what they needed to do with a 3-1 win over the lackluster Kings. Coming off of two embarrassing performances of late, the Predators stepped up their energy throughout the game, firing 34 shots on goal and keeping LA goalie Jonathan Quick under fire for most of the night.
Viktor Arvidsson got things started for the Predators at 15:04 of the opening period when Nashville took off on an odd man rush after a Pekka Rinne save on the Nashville net.
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