Predators Rumors & News

  • Preds Blow Lead but Smith Seals the Deal

    On The Forecheck "It had been an entire week since Nashville's penalty kill lost against Montreal. While Filip Forsberg, Shea Weber, Peter Laviolette, and Pekka Rinne's bobble head got to galavant all around Columbus for the weekend, the rest of the team probably didn't go anywhere nicer or do anything that was..." January 28

  • Why the NHL's most hated players are never going away

    CBSSports.com "They tend to be some of the most hated players in the NHL, and when they inevitably do something reckless you probably want them out of the league. They are the guys that spend their time skating along the fine line between "playing with an edge," and playing dirty. On occasion, they will jump..." January 28

  • LeBrun: Keep an eye on Predators, Ducks on trade front

    Nichols on Hockey "On which of the upper-echelon teams might be ready to tweak its roster via trade: “I would keep an eye on Nashville. I think that the Predators are eying a top-6 forward and I think David Poile has shown in the past that when he thinks his team has a chance, he will be aggressive. You may..." January 27

  • Predators' Shea Weber wins hardest shot competition

    Tennessean "Not that they did before, but it's official now: No one wants to get in front of Shea Weber's shot. The Predators defenseman fired the hardest shot of 108.5 mph at the NHL All-Stars skills competition on Saturday night, taking advantage of five-time champion Zdeno Chara's absence. "I knew I..." January 25

  • Nashville Predators Rookie Filip Forsberg Named to All-Star Game

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League announced today that Nashville Predators rookie forward Filip Forsberg has been named to the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Game on Sunday afternoon (4 p.m. CT, NBCSN). Forsberg – who was already slated to head to Columbus this weekend to participate in the rookie portion of..." January 22

  • Crosby, Stamkos top picks in NHL.com All-Star draft

    NHL.com "The stars of the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus will conduct a fantasy draft Friday to create teams for a real game to be played Sunday. We here at NHL.com decided to get into the spirit by conducting our own All-Star fantasy draft. Dan Rosen played the role of Jonathan Toews; Corey..." January 22

  • Canadiens pounce after Predators stumble in OT

    Montreal Gazette "The suddenly potent Montreal power play provided both goals, including the overtime winner by P.K. Subban, as the Canadiens went into the all-star break on a high note with a 2-1 win over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night at the Bell Centre. While there was some debate over whether the..." January 21

  • Predators' Pekka Rinne out through All-Star Game

    Tennessean "The Nashville Predators released a statement Thursday morning saying All-Star goalie Pekka Rinne will miss the All-Star Game and the next three games due to a sprained knee suffered in Tuesday's game." January 15

  • Predators beat Canucks; Pekka Rinne injured

    Tennessean "The Predators defeated Vancouver 5-1 on Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena to reach a four-game winning streak for the second time this season. But the loss of goaltender Pekka Rinne overshadowed the streak and the Predators' move into sole possession of first place in the overall NHL..." January 14

  • Pens claim Predators center Arcobello off waivers

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Penguins on Wednesday claimed center Mark Arcobello off waivers from the Nashville Predators. In 40 games this season split between Edmonton and Nashville, Arcobello has eight goals and 13 points while winning 51 percent of his faceoffs. In 82 NHL games, the 26-year-old Milford, Conn.,..." January 14

  • Agent: Pekka Rinne 'upbeat' about recovery after injury

    Tennessean "The status of Predators goalie Pekka Rinne remains uncertain Wednesday after he was injured in Tuesday's 5-1 win over Vancouver at Bridgestone Arena. He left the game with 17:05 remaining in the third period after crashing into the wall behind the net with Vancouver's Christopher Higgins and..." January 14

  • Preds waive Arcobello

    Pro Hockey Talk "Nashville waived center Mark Arcobello on Tuesday. Arcobello, 26, was acquired by the Preds on Dec. 29 from Edmonton in exchange for Derek Roy and proceeded to appear in four games for Nashville, scoring once in his team debut. The diminutive center was a healthy scratch during Saturday’s..." January 13

  • Predators' Ellis misses practice; Neal returns

    Tennessean "Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis did not practice Friday at Bridgestone Arena and will not be available to play Saturday at Minnesota. The team said he continues to be evaluated following a lower body injury that caused him to leave the second period of Thursday's 3-2 overtime victory over..." January 09

  • Predators edge Hurricanes, 3-2

    Tennessean "The Predators found a way to close this one out. The 3-2 victory over Carolina at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday was won with a race to the finish and a defensive effort on the penalty kill in the final 90 seconds. "We did some good things late," Predators forward Mike Fisher said. "It's just..." January 07

  • NHL to unveil player-tracking for All-Star Game

    Sportsnet.ca "The NHL is preparing to take a glimpse into the future by using player-tracking technology at the upcoming all-star game. Officials from the league and NHL Players’ Association will be in Columbus for testing early next week, according to two sources, with the goal of employing the Sportvision..." January 06

  • Ducks Beat Preds 4-3 in Shootout

    Anaheim Calling "First period Minor change to the lineup as Rene Bourque was inserted in place of Devante Smith-Pelly after having been scratched for the last two games. He almost had a great scoring chance in the first few minutes of the game also, but fumbled the pass at the side of Carter Hutton's crease...." January 05

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    Dennis Bernstein @DennisTFP

    Predators James Neal will miss today's game with lower body injury

  • Predators recall Salomaki, Stalberg

    Tennessean "The Predators recalled Miikka Salomaki and Viktor Stalberg from Milwaukee on Saturday morning, and placed Taylor Beck on injured reserve. The Predators face Los Angeles at 3 p.m. Saturday. The moves likely mean a chance for Mark Arcobello to make his Predators' debut against the..." January 03

  • Filip Forsberg closing in on Predators' rookie record

    Tennessean "Filip Forsberg's potential place in the franchise record book comes as news to him. The forward is on the verge of tying the most notable mark for rookies — points in a season — as the Predators open 2015 with a back-to-back set at Los Angeles and Anaheim this weekend. "I didn't know that..." January 03

  • Predators beat Blues with defensemen's offense

    Tennessean "Predators coach Peter Laviolette encourages his defensemen to jump into the offensive rush when an opportunity presents itself. But two defensemen at once — on a penalty kill? Roman Josi fed Shea Weber to finish a two-on-one break for the decisive goal midway through the third period in..." December 31

  • Oilers acquire centre Derek Roy from Predators

    Sportsnet.ca "The Edmonton Oilers made a trade Monday to help add some much-needed depth at centre, acquiring Derek Roy from the Nashville Predators in exchange for Mark Arcobello. Roy, 31, has 178 goals and 502 points in 692 career NHL games, but has struggled mightily this season with Nashville. The..." December 30

  • Should the Edmonton Oilers have claimed Derek Roy off waivers?

    Edmonton Journal "It isn’t hard to put together an argument that Edmonton should have snatched Derek Roy away from the Nashville Predators when he hit the waiver wire on Sunday. Roy, after all, is an established NHL centre; most teams have four of those but the Oilers are only presently blessed with two. He is..." December 29

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Roy (NASH) and Fraser (BOS) on waivers

  • Nashville Assigns Stalberg to Milwaukee

    NHL.com "Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the team has assigned forward Viktor Stalberg to the American Hockey League’s Milwaukee Admirals. The Nashville Predators travel to Chicago to take on the Blackhawks on Monday night (7:30 p.m...." December 28

  • Marchand, Eriksson lead Bruins in 5-3 win over Preds

    CSN New England "Like magic, the Bruins score some five-on-five goals, net some power play goals and the wins start coming for them. The Bruins topped three goals for the second consecutive game, scored power plays in consecutive games for only the second time all season and beat the Nashville Predators by a..." December 24

  • Predators cool off hot Blue Jackets

    Tennessean "Craig Smith is enjoying his recent bump from the second line to the Predators top scoring line. He scored twice in Nashville's 5-1 win over Columbus on Monday night at Nationwide Arena, giving him four points in two games and helping the Predators reach a three-game winning streak for the..." December 23

  • Preds beat Wild in OT 6-5

    Tennessean "Mattias Ekholm picked a perfect time to score his first goal of the season. The defenseman scored 1:45 into overtime to give the Predators a 6-5 win over the Wild Saturday night at Xcel Energy Center. "Always in OT you want to be the clutch guy and score that goal," Ekholm said. "Just to get..." December 21

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    Eric Stromgren @estromgren

    James Neal is sick but does not have the mumps, Predators head coach Peter Laviolette said #preds

  • Predators place forward Stalberg on waivers

    NHL.com "Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the team has placed forward Viktor Stalberg on waivers with the intention of assigning him to the American Hockey League's Milwaukee Admirals." December 18

  • Preds’ Neal fined for diving

    Pro Hockey Talk "Nashville Predators forward James Neal has been fined $2,000 by the NHL for diving. He becomes the first player to receive supplemental discipline for embellishment. The fine stems from an incident which occurred Dec. 13. Neal received a minor penalty for embellishment during the third..." December 18

  • Predators win a tough game against the Bruins tonight in a shootout

    On The Forecheck "The Predators took on the Bruins tonight in Smashville. The game was a defensive battle for the most part (until the third that is). Both Tuukka Rask and Pekka Rinne played well. Boston kicked off the scoring with a goal at the end of a power play by Milan Lucic. It took Nashville a while to..." December 17

  • Predators hammer Coyotes 5-1

    Tennessean "Mike Fisher has been frequently working on tip drills ever since he returned to the lineup. That practice turned into a power-play goal and a spark for the Predators in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Coyotes. "I haven't played in front of the net for a little while, so it's taken a bit of time..." December 12

  • Predators don't need power play to blank Avs

    Tennessean "The Predators had six power plays and came up empty. It didn't matter. Filip Forsberg's first-period goal and Pekka Rinne's third shutout of the season delivered a 3-0 win over Colorado Tuesday night at Pepsi Center. "It's all about the two points, and if the power play can help us, that..." December 10

  • Predators beat Blues 4-3, take first in Central

    Tennessean "Nashville's Colin Wilson was stopped by St. Louis goalie Martin Brodeur on the first shot of the game. But when he got a breakaway opportunity in the third period, Wilson connected for a crucial goal that was the difference in the Predators' 4-3 win over St. Louis at Bridgestone Arena. "I..." December 05

  • Hurricanes beat Predators 2-1 as Cam Ward wins goalies' duel

    Raleigh News & Observer "The fireman’s helmet sat in the seat at Andrej Sekera’s locker Tuesday night at PNC Arena, although the Carolina Hurricanes defenseman was not to be seen. It’s possible Sekera was getting some medical attention, Canes coach Bill Peters said. Sekera was the one who put his body in the way of a..." December 03

  • Predators' Forsberg named NHL Rookie of Month

    NHL.com "Nashville Predators center Filip Forsberg, who led all rookies with nine goals, 15 points and a +9 rating in 13 games, has been named the NHL Rookie of the Month for November. Forsberg edged Winnipeg Jets goaltender Michael Hutchinson (4-0-2, 1.22 GAA, .958 SV%, 1 SO in 6 GP), Florida Panthers..." December 01

  • Predators slip by Blue Jackets

    Tennessean "The Predators just keep finding ways to win tight games in pressure situations. On Saturday, it was Colin Wilson who scored with 2:12 left in regulation to give the Central Division leaders a 2-1 victory over Columbus at Bridgestone Arena. "It's good to get some wins in where it's tight,"..." November 30

  • Predators' Seth Jones prefers winning over scoring

    Tennessean "The Predators have one of the top-rated defenses in the NHL, ranking second in goals against. Yet even though Nashville is one of only two teams with three defensemen having posted 10 points or more — Calgary is the other — three everyday blueliners have yet to find the back of the..." November 30

  • After 21-game absence, Fisher (ruptured Achilles) back for Preds

    Pro Hockey Talk "After Mike Fisher ruptured his Achilles this summer, Nashville GM David Poile said a return by Thanksgiving would be an “optimistic target.” Well, target met. Fisher will make his season debut tonight when the Preds host the Oilers, the first time he’s played since April of last season. The..." November 27

  • Predators' Forsberg blossoming into dynamic star

    NHL.com "Rookie forward Filip Forsberg is off to a great start this season for the Nashville Predators and has solidified himself as an early favorite for the Calder Trophy. Forsberg spent some time with the Predators in each of the past two seasons, playing five games in the 2012-13 season after being..." November 27

  • Predators beat Kings in shootout

    Tennessean "It was tough — both physically and mentally. But the Predators outlasted the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings 4-3 in a shootout Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena on James Neal's goal and six straight saves from goaltender Pekka Rinne. The Predators, 2-9 in shootouts last..." November 26

  • To truly improve, Predators look to bolster special-teams play

    Fox Sports Tennessee "If you are going to nitpick the second-best start in franchise history, then special teams play by the Predators might be a good place to start. Through Saturday's 3-2 shootout win over the visiting Panthers and Sunday's league action, the Predators (13-5-2) are second in the Central Division..." November 25

  • Predators escape Panthers in shootout

    Tennessean "Filip Forsberg found a new way to deliver for the Predators. The NHL's rookie scoring leader beat Florida goalie Roberto Luongo for the decisive goal in the fourth round of a shootout, and the Predators beat the Panthers 3-2 on Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena. "I was thinking maybe a..." November 23

  • Predators call on unlikely backup for practice goalie

    Tennessean "Jeremy Coupal was ready when the phone call came. The Predators video coordinator served as the backup goalie at Predators practice Friday at Centennial Sportsplex. He filled in for for Carter Hutton, who sat out with what the team called a 'maintenance' day after playing in Thursday's 3-2 loss..." November 21

  • Senators secure victory over Predators behind Robin Lehner's goaltending

    Ottawa Citizen "n Ottawa Senators goaltender stole another victory. The opposition offered up a rusty, rarely used back-up in their net. Ho hum. What else is new? The Senators’ 3-2 victory over the Nashville Predators Thursday night was all about the spectacular play of goaltender Robin Lehner – who stopped..." November 21

  • Preds smash Leafs 9-2, tie franchise goal record

    Tennessean "The Predators jumped on the Maple Leafs early and poured on the offense late in a 9-2 win Tuesday night at Air Canada Centre. The Predators scored three times in the first period and added five goals in the third period to tie a franchise record for goals in a game. "If you work hard, you..." November 19

  • Predators edge Jets

    Tennessean "The Predators needed a fortunate bounce in a tight defensive game to defeat the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena. Winnipeg blocked Calle Jarnkrok's initial shot, but he quickly gathered the rebound and passed it to Craig Smith for the game-winning goal with 2:02 left in..." November 16

  • Oshie scores in return, Blues top Predators

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "For the first time in the 2014-15 season, in Game No. 16, the Blues had their full arsenal available Thursday night. T.J. Oshie was a late-afternoon addition, after missing seven games with a concussion, filling out the lineup card that the Blues had projected in the offseason. In front of a..." November 14

  • Predators beat Oilers with strong first period

    Tennessean "The Predators put together a productive first period in beating the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 on Thursday night at Bridgestone Arena. It turned out Nashville needed all three goals from Mike Ribeiro, Matt Cullen and Filip Forsberg in the dominating first 20 minutes. "We worked hard and were able..." November 12

  • Filip Forsberg leads Predators over Blues

    Tennessean "James Neal told Filip Forsberg to keep an eye out for him. Forsberg listened, and his pass to Neal in the third period turned into the game-winning goal in the Predators' 2-1 victory over St. Louis on Saturday night at Scottrade Center. Neal's goal — his team-leading eighth of the season —..." November 09