The Nashville Predators hit the road after earning 7 out of a possible 10 points during their 5 game home stand. They begin a double header in Canada tonight with a game against the 5-2-0 Montreal Canadiens. Nashville has been unsuccessful in their limited efforts on the road – they fell 4-2 in St-Louis on their season opener and dropped a 3-1 decision in Colorado. Montreal is 2-1-0 at home. The Canadiens are doing well in the goals for and against departments, ranked 4th place in the league in both categories. They are ranked 7th for Powerplay and 19th for Penalty kill. The Predators are 25th (GF), 17th (GA), 16th (PP) and 25th (PK).no comments
As expected, it was a goaltending dual between arguably the best two netminders of the National Hockey League -- Jonathan Quick and Pekka Rinne. Thursday night, Quick was able to get the best of the Nashville Predators, stopping thirty-four shots, while Rinne made twenty-nine saves in his losing effort. Lack of offense has given the Predators yet another loss this season. The Predators fell to the visiting Los Angeles Kings, 2-1, in a shootout.
The Predators had an excellent chance to score on the power play in overtime with Alec Martinez going to the box at 1:29. Too much cuteness and not enough shooting led to a successful penalty kill for the Kings and thus forced the game to play in the shootout.
Anze Kopitar netted the game-winner in the third round of the shootout after Craig Smith, Filip Forsberg and Matt Cullen failed to convert. Nashville's Matt Cullen and Los Angeles' Slava Voynov scored the lone goals for their respective teams in the first period.
With the Preds' loss, they move to 3-3-1, while the Kings improve to 5-3-0.no comments
The Nashville Predators (3-3-0) faceoff against the Los Angeles Kings (4-3-0) Thursday night in their first of three meetings this season. The Predators look to cap off their already successful homestand with a win before they head to Montreal on Saturday. The Kings come in looking to improve to 3-1 on their current road trip that concludes on Thursday.
Yes, indeed it is already that time to look at the NHL Draft Class of 2014. The International Scouting Service released its monthly top 30 ranked prospects for October this week. Leading the pack is Canadian Sam Reinhart, center for the Kootenay Ice in the Western Hockey League. Through ten games, Reinhart has twenty-one points (7g, 14a).no comments
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The second week of NHL action was better for Nashville, but they still need work. They were 2-1, but only just scraped by in their two wins and got thoroughly trounced in their loss. They got their first win of the season on Tuesday in a game where they had the upper hand but allowed the opposition to stay close. Thursday was a no show against Bernier - who always seems to get the best of us - and a Leafs team who are off to a good start. The Preds second win of the year came on Saturday where they struggled to beat the Islanders.
Read the full play rankings below, and check out last weeks here.no comments
The Nashville Predators (2-3-0) faceoff against the Florida Pathers (2-4-0) for their first of two meetings this season. Florida will look to get some kind of offense going, as they have only scored 13 goals in their first 6 games. Meanwhile, Nashville will look to build off their dominant performance against the Islanders on Friday and try to build momentum for the rest of their home stand.no comments
In the era of Twitter, Facebook, and NHL Gamecenter, staying at home and watching the game on high definition television has become much more appealing. With NHL Gamecenter, you can watch any game any time on your Smartphone, PC, XBOX 360, or Playstation 3. You can watch every regular season game for about the cost of 2 lower bowl tickets to 1 game. Pretty appealing huh? Still, the electric environment of a live sporting event is hard to beat. I've decided to point out a few pros and cons for each.no comments
Florida Panthers goaltender Jacob Markstrom has gone through the system to finally play in the National Hockey League. Since being drafted thirty-first overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Markstrom has worked his way from the Swedish junior leagues to the American Hockey League's Rochester Americans and San Antonio Rampage to finally becoming a Panther.no comments
Over the weekend, the Milwaukee Admirals opened up their 2013-2014 season in Abbotsford, British Columbia and split their two games with the Heat.no comments
This is a weekly post giving hockey fans in Middle Tennessee TV listings for upcoming games at the College and NHL level.no comments