Topic: Wayne Simmonds
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 fell to the Pittsburgh Penguins, 2-1 in a Bridgestone Arena shoot-out, with Sidney Crosby proving to be the difference.
The Predators were pedaling uphill all night long chasing the game after a whirlwind start where they attacked the Pens in the opening frame of the contest. Once again, the story of their season so far, they have no power play.
The two teams traded punches during the first period with plenty of opportunities for both teams, but both Pekka Rinne and Matt Murray stood tall in net for their respective teams to keep the game scoreless.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Predators had their way with the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs tonight, pitching a shutout, 3-0. Newly acquired forward Wayne Simmonds scored his first goal as a Predator and Pekka Rinne stood tall in net, as Nashville shutout the Leafs for the second time this season.
Brian Boyle got things started for Nashville at 4:47 of the first period when he and Craig Smith pulled off the classic “give and go” to perfection, ripping the puck past Toronto goalie, Frederik Andersen for the early 1-0 lead.
Nashville would take that lead into the first intermission.
Nashville, Tn — The Nashville Predators just can’t seem to find a way to fight their way through the hurricane. The Carolina Hurricanes. They’ve now lost 10 of 13 meetings against the team, losing at home tonight, 5-3.
With some momentum coming from back to back wins against the Minnesota Wild, the Predators had confidence heading into tonight’s contest, but the news that Filip Forsberg would not be in the line-up may have deflated that confidence.
Forsberg is listed day to day with an upper body issue and the timeline for his return has not been determined.
Nashville, TN – As the trade deadline loomed heavy on this day, just hours from being over for this NHL season, enter David Poile, the General Manager for this Nashville Predators franchise.
Just in the last two weeks, he traded for Brian Boyle and Cody Mcleod, two hard hitting players whose roles would be to protect our stars and score when you can.
Nashville was excited to have Mcleod back in Nashville, A very popular player when he was on the roster before, the music city hockey fans loved having him back.
St. Louis, MO – A frustrating night for the Nashville Predators as they completed the second game of a back-to-back series, falling to the St. Louis Blues, 2-0.
The Predators had NO offense against the Blues tonight, but still had a chance to win the game behind the amazing goaltending of Juuse Saros, who was a human punching bag for St. Louis. The Blues outshot the Predators, 44-19.
In what could be a first round matchup in the Stanley Cup playoffs, the Predators failed to beat the Blues during the regular season with tonight’s loss.
Philadelphia, PA – The road woes continue for the Nashville Predators as they drop another road game to the Philadelphia Flyers tonight, 2-1. Claude Giroux had the game winner for the Flyers who will be in Nashville on New Year’s Day.
The Predators continue to be hit by the injury bug as Colton Sissons was out of the line-up tonight after being helped off of the ice on Tuesday night against Chicago.
Filip Forsberg, Viktor Arvidsson, and P.K Subban have been on the injury list for several weeks, and their absence is beginning to strain this Nashville team. The Predators recalled forward Tyler Gaudet today to join the team.
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