Predators Rumors & News

  • Tarasenko tallies twice as Blues even series

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Having watched him score only one goal in his first six playoff games this year, Vladimir Tarasenko's teammates and coaches on the St. Louis Blues could sense that he was on the verge of doing something special. "I saw that look yesterday," Blues coach Mike Yeo said...." April 29

  • Predators’ Kevin Fiala already walking, out 4-6 months

    Sportsnet "Is walking with a broken left femur an OK thing to do? Apparently so, at least if you’re Kevin Fiala. The Nashville Predators forward, just two days removed from a scary crash into the boards in Game 1 of his team’s Round 2 series against the St. Louis Blues, was up and about at his doctor’s..." April 28

  • Fiddler snaps tie, lifts Predators over Blues

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Being the eighth seed in the Western Conference playoffs, the Nashville Predators knew they would have overcome different levels of adversity if they want to keep advancing in the playoffs They did just that on Wednesday night in Game 1 of their second-round matchup against the..." April 27

  • Predators' Fiala out for remainder of playoffs with fractured femur

    Bleacher Report "Nashville Predators forward Kevin Fiala will miss the rest of the 2017 Stanley Cup playoffs after suffering a fractured femur Wednesday night during Game 1 of the team's second-round series against the St. Louis Blues. The Predators provided the status update on their official website. Fiala..." April 27

  • Predators' Fiala hospitalized after hard fall into boards "After watching teammate Kevin Fiala taken off the ice on a stretcher early in the second period against the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday, the Nashville Predators responded in the best way they knew. Following a 17-minute delay, P.K. Subban scored 36 seconds after play resumed, and the..." April 27

  • Predators' Johansen out to prove he can be a top player on big stage

    Tennessean "Of the numerous memorable moments created throughout the Predators' first-round sweep of the Blackhawks, you may have missed one that occurred in a split second. It happened during Game 3 inside the Predators' offensive zone. In one fluid motion, center Ryan Johansen, standing below the goal..." April 26

  • Predators complete stunning sweep of Blackhawks

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- By not planning on a sweep, the Nashville Predators accomplished what few thought was possible. Roman Josi scored twice, Colton Sissons and Viktor Arvidsson each chipped in a goal and an assist, and Pekka Rinne capped an otherworldly series with 30 saves Thursday night as..." April 21

  • Fiala's OT goal gives Preds 3-0 lead over Blackhawks

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Chicago Blackhawks finally cracked the code on Pekka Rinne and owned a two-goal lead Monday night in the third period of Game 3 in their Western Conference first-round playoff series. But none of that mattered when the Nashville Predators chased them down on two Filip..." April 18

  • Rinne, Predators earn second straight shutout win over Blackhawks

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne insisted that his second consecutive shutout had more to do with the way his teammates played defense in front of him than the way he stopped pucks. Rinne's coach smiled when he heard about the comment. "He's lying, first of all,"..." April 16

  • Predators blank Blackhawks for Game 1 win

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- The Nashville Predators never gave Pekka Rinne much breathing room to work with on Thursday. So when the Predators found themselves with a golden opportunity to steal a victory on the road in Game 1 of their Western Conference playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks, Rinne..." April 14

  • Team USA Names Fifteen Players To World Championship Squad

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though some of the names had already been confirmed, USA Hockey has released a full list of the 15 players that have agreed to play in the upcoming World Championships. The team so far is as follows: Nick Bjugstad (Florida Panthers) Daniel Brickley (Minnesota State, undrafted) J.T. Compher..." April 13

  • No local blackouts for NBC’s cable 1st round NHL Playoff telecasts except in two cities

    Awful Announcing "As the NHL Playoffs are about to begin, one of the pet peeves for NBC was that it had to black out its telecasts in the local U.S. home markets in the first round. Take the Chicago-Nashville series for example. In the past, NBCSN or its sister networks would be blacked out to protect the Comcast..." April 12

  • NHL Releases Official Draft Lottery Odds

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL has released the official odds for the upcoming draft lottery, which determines the order in which each team outside the playoffs will select in this year’s entry draft. The Colorado Avalanche lead the way with an 18% chance of winning, while the Vegas Golden Knights will be given the same..." April 12

  • Jets end season with seventh win in a row

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- In the muddled and murky Western Conference playoff party, the Nashville Predators had their invite and a chance to choose their dance partner. Instead, after a stunning 2-1 loss Saturday night to the Winnipeg Jets, they're being handed a date with one of the biggest..." April 09

  • How NHL nixing the Olympics is a harbinger of another lockout

    New York Post "This is what the NHL and Gary Bettman do when they don’t get their way: They take their puck and go home. Or stay home. They refuse to play. They did it through Owners’ Lockouts I, II and III in 1994, 2004 and 2012 and they’re doing it again with the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South..." April 09

  • Why the Nashville Predators are a sleeper Stanley Cup pick

    Sportsnet "For the most part, the NHL’s standings after 82 games does a pretty good job determining which teams have the best chance of advancing through the playoffs. However, there’s usually a team that’s better than its position would indicate, and sometimes those teams go on miraculous runs like the 2012..." April 08

  • Arvidsson, Smith lead Predators past Stars

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The Nashville Predators were already assured of a spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs, but they wanted to ensure their offense is firing on all cylinders heading into the postseason. Thanks to two goals and two assists from Viktor Arvidsson and two goals and an assist from Craig Smith..." April 07

  • Islanders slip past Predators in OT

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE -- The Nashville Predators were looking to tune their game up for the playoffs. The New York Islanders were just looking stay in the postseason chase. When defenseman Thomas Hickey scored 1:25 into overtime to give the Islanders a 2-1 win over the Predators on Tuesday, it..." April 05

  • Olympic decision could lead to more labor strife for NHL

    Chicago Sun-Times "If indeed the Olympics are played in South Korea next year without the likes of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid and all the other best players in the world, it’ll be a blow for the sport of hockey. But look beyond February of 2018 and ahead to September 2019, when both..." April 04

  • Pyeongchang holding out hope to see NHLers

    TSN "South Korean Olympic organizers still hope to see NHL players competing at next year's Winter Games despite the National Hockey League's insistence it won't happen. Nancy Park, a spokeswoman for the Pyeongchang 2018 organizing committee, said Tuesday there's still time for "meaningful..." April 04

  • NHLPA disagrees with NHL’s ‘shortsighted decision’ to skip Olympics

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association voiced displeasure on Monday after learning of the NHL’s decision to not send players to the 2018 Winter Olympics. In a statement, the NHLPA said that it’s disappointed and disagrees with the NHL’s “shortsighted decision to not continue our participation in the..." April 04

  • NHL will not participate in 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics

    TSN "For the first time since 1994, NHL players will not attend the Winter Olympics. The league released a statement Monday saying it "considers the matter officially closed" and that it won't participate in the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Negotiations between the league, the NHL..." April 03

  • Friedman predicts ‘wild trade market after this season’

    Fanrag Sports "Trades. If you ask fans across the spectrum what excites them the most about the NHL, the answer will generally revolve around either trades or the possibility of them. Needless to say, the in-season trend in this league in recent campaigns has seen a dearth of meaningful swaps, with most of..." April 03

  • Feisty Perron leads Blues past Predators

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- David Perron is trying to pattern his game after his dog, a 17-pound West Highland Terrier named Jack. "I'm trying to be like my dog at home with his bone, he won't let it go," the St. Louis Blues forward said. Perron is taking that same mentality in regards to his puck..." April 02

  • NHLPA May Bar Agents From Contacting Players Under 16

    Pro Hockey Rumors "TSN’s Rick Westhead reported last week that the NHLPA is considering a new regulation prohibiting any certified agent from contacting an under-16 player or player’s family. The NHLPA controls agents through a certification process, and only certified agents may represent NHL players. The rule’s..." April 02

  • Rinne, Predators blank Wild, close in on playoffs

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Nashville Predators might not know who they will play in a potential first-round playoff series. But after defeating the Minnesota Wild, 3-0, at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday, the Predators are at least on the verge of clinching a postseason berth for the 10th time in..." April 01

  • Maple Leafs power past Predators

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- After entering the Thursday night game with the NHL's second-best power play and ninth-best penalty kill, the Toronto Maple Leafs flaunted both to earn a critical two points. Netting two goals with the man advantage and shutting down all five Nashville power plays,..." March 31

  • P.K. Subban on Maple Leafs: ‘It’s exciting to watch’

    Sportsnet "You might say this version of the Toronto Maple Leafs is P.K.-approved. The off-season trade that sent P.K. Subban to the Nashville Predators has kept him from seeing his hometown team as often in person, but he’s still taken note of what’s going on in Toronto. “A couple games that I’ve..." March 30

  • NHL to unveil protected and available player lists for expansion draft

    Sportsnet "Call it a victory for the people. The NHL has decided to change course and publicly release the list of protected and available players during the June expansion draft. The decision was made after "further consideration of views and feedback we received on the subject," NHL deputy..." March 29

  • IOC email links NHL South Korea participation to Beijing 2022

    Sportsnet "Last week, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel said his organization needed to know by the end of April whether or not NHL players would be competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Afterwards, I reached out to the International Olympic Committee to see if its..." March 29

  • Rask steps up as Bruins down Preds

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- To call Tuesday night's game against the Nashville Predators a must-win for the Bruins would have been a stretch. But to call it a must-win for goaltender Tuukka Rask is another matter entirely. Rask, criticized by his coach after his last start, bounced back after a one-game..." March 28

  • If NHL decides to skip 2018 Olympics, fallout will ‘last for a very long time’: NHLPA chief Don Fehr

    National Post "Don Fehr is not making any promises. But he’s also not making any threats. With, presumably, one month to go until a decision has to be made about NHL participation at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, the head of the NHL Players’ Association sounds hopeful that a deal can be worked out in..." March 28

  • Predators stay in third, deny Isles chance to move up

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The Nashville Predators looked Monday night like a team that has been in playoff mode for two-plus weeks. The New York Islanders looked like a team that has spent too many weeks in playoff mode. Kevin Fiala's first-period goal gave the Predators a lead they didn't relinquish in..." March 27

  • Predators continue to roll with win over Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Defenseman Roman Josi said the Nashville Predators are playing their best hockey of the season. Saturday night's 7-2 romp of the slumping San Jose Sharks did nothing to disprove Josi's theory. Colton Sissons and James Neal each scored twice for Nashville (38-25-11),..." March 26

  • Predators hold off Flames

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Predators center Colton Sissons couldn't have asked for a better way to celebrate his 100th career NHL game. Stepping up to take the place of injured Mike Fisher, Sissons scored for the first time since Jan. 5, helping the Predators take a 3-1 win over the Calgary Flames..." March 24

  • Donald Fehr: Players won't concede in Olympic stalemate

    ESPN "The NHL should not be waiting for the players to give up something in return for Olympic participation, National Hockey League Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr told ESPN on Thursday. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said earlier this week that if things stayed status quo,..." March 23

  • Sabres’ Ristolainen to have hearing for hit on Penguins’ Guentzel

    Sportsnet "Buffalo Sabres defenceman Rasmus Ristolainen has a disciplinary hearing Thursday afternoon with the NHL Department of Player Safety for a hit on Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jake Guentzel. Ristolainen was issued a major penalty and game misconduct for interference at 8:46 of the first period of..." March 22

  • Bettman: 'Assume' NHL not going to Olympics

    TSN "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman is advising fans to brace for the 2018 Winter Olympics to take place without NHL players in Pyeongchang. Speaking to Reuters in New York on Tuesday at the Sports Business Summit, Bettman said “people should assume” the NHL is not going to play in..." March 21

  • Ellis' two goals propel Predators past Coyotes

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- According to Ryan Ellis, his increased production this season is a combination of opportunity and confidence. "I'm just trying to keep things going in the right direction," the Nashville Predators defenseman said. "We've got some great forwards on this team, and I'm just..." March 20

  • Skinner's two goals guide Hurricanes by Predators

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- In his seventh season without a playoff appearance on his resume, Carolina left wing Jeff Skinner may be somewhat of an unknown commodity to the casual hockey fan. However, the numbers the former Calder Trophy winner is beginning to pile up in his career speak for themselves...." March 18

  • Arvidsson's OT goal lifts Predators past Capitals

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Suddenly playing extra time isn't such a losing proposition for the Nashville Predators. Viktor Arvidsson scored at 1:05 of overtime and the Predators defeated the Washington Capitals 2-1 on Thursday night for their third straight victory. It was Nashville's second..." March 16

  • Neal goal in OT lifts Predators past Jets

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Overtime hasn't always been the right time for the Nashville Predators. But it was on Monday night, thanks to a clutch save by Pekka Rinne that set the stage for James Neal to play the hero's role. Neal's wrister from the high slot at 2:11 pushed Nashville to a 5-4..." March 14

  • Predators pounce on Sharks to snap four-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Ryan Johansen, James Neal and Viktor Arvidsson scored, backup goaltender Juuse Saros made 25 saves and the Nashville Predators ended their season-long, four-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday afternoon at SAP Center. The Predators..." March 11

  • Iginla leads Kings past Predators in OT

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Jarome Iginla may have arrived in the nick of time. The 39-year-old veteran scored two goals in his third game with the Los Angeles Kings, including the game-winner during a 4-on-3 power play in overtime, lifting his new club to a 3-2 victory against the Nashville Predators on..." March 10

  • P.K. Subban: 'I'd love to be commissioner'

    Sportsnet "Can you imagine hockey’s most vocal ambassador and one of its most exciting players serving as commissioner? It’ll never happen, of course, but when P.K. Subban joined the Bill Simmons Podcast this week, he pondered the idea, and discussed some of the things he’d change. “One day I’d love to..." March 10

  • Ducks rally for shootout victory over Predators

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- In just his fourth game with the Anaheim Ducks, Patrick Eaves made his biggest contribution so far for his new team. Eaves scored in the fifth round for the lone goal in a shootout as the Ducks rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night at the..." March 08

  • Colin Campbell ‘nervous’ as unchanged offsides rule looms ahead of playoffs

    Sportsnet "Colin Campbell refers to it as Mike Murphy’s Law. A nod to his right-hand man, yes, but also the NHL’s penchant for finding itself in some kind of rules quagmire at the most important time of year. Consider it a by-product of a game played with a bouncing piece of rubber on ice. "We always..." March 08

  • NHL Will Not Change Definition Of Off-Side

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though it was discussed heavily at the GM Meetings this week in Boca Raton, Florida, the NHL will not change the off-side rule according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN. The idea theorized was that the player wouldn’t need to have his skate blade on the ice to be considered on-side, just breaking the..." March 07

  • Blackhawks pull out win over Predators

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- If Saturday's battle between the Nashville Predators and the Chicago Blackhawks was indeed a playoff preview, expect a lively first-round battle. The Predators and Blackhawks combined for 68 shots and eight goals at Bridgestone Arena, with the Blackhawks pulling out a 5-3..." March 04

  • Byron scores in dying seconds to propel Habs over Preds

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin said after the trade deadline that he trusted his players to get their struggling offensive games back on track. Just over 24 hours later, two of them did just that. Paul Byron snapped a 13-game goal drought when his shot squeaked..." March 02

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