Monthly Archives: November 2011

Flamed Out: Nashville Stymied by Calgary 1-0

The Calgary Flames can certainly frustrate the Predators and they did so tonight. A simple tap-in goal from Derek Smith made it 1-0 Calgary late in the first period and that’s all it took. Nashville drops this game 1-0 against Calgary and their 5th in their last 6 games. The Predators are in action again […]

Forget Bobby Ryan, Let's Focus on the Bigger Prize…

With all the talk today centering around the word from last night that the Anaheim Ducks were said to be shopping around Bobby Ryan, Preds fans and bloggers have been running wild trying to piece together a beautiful trade scenario to lure away the three-time 30-goal scorer from the grasp of the slumping Anaheim Ducks. […]

Game 24: Nashville @ Calgary – Catching Fire

The Predators have broken their losing streak with a win against Edmonton, a team that had the Predators number in the first two games against. Nashville plays Calgary tonight on the end of a back-to-back. Last season, Calgary had the Predators number the entire year but this season, in the first meeting, the Predators blanked […]

Nashville Slides By Edmonton, Breaks Losing Streak With 2-1 Win

A monkey off the back in more ways than one this evening as the Nashville Predators beat the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 for the first time this season. On goals from Weber and Spaling, the Predators won for the first time after losing 4 straight. Nashville is back in action tomorrow night against Calgary in the […]

Running Ragged: Is Rinne the New Kiprusoff?

Pekka Rinne is coming off the largest signing in Predators history, a 7 yr/$49 Million contract, and has been on fire putting up tremendous numbers including being tied for the league lead in shutouts, 7th in wins and 1st in Saves. Yet, in the aftermath of the Columbus overtime loss, the shooting gallery from the […]

Game 23: Nashville @ Edmonton – Where to Place the Blame?

Down in the dumps, the Nashville Predators (10-8-4) have to find a way to quickly right the ship after losing 4 straight games in a row and having their next 3 in Western Canada, starting with their new nemesis in the Edmonton Oilers (12-9-2) tonight. Nashville’s goaltending, defense, and offense can’t seem to click right […]

Losing Streak Hits Four, Detroit Whips Nashville 4-1

Coming off a third period collapse to Minnesota on Wednesday, Nashville came out flat in the first and didn’t really improve over the course of 60 minutes as the Detroit Red Wings took care of business 4-1 against the Predators. Nashville was outshot nearly double 37-19 throughout the game, including a first period where they […]

Game 22: Nashville @ Detroit – Predators Seeing Red

In the first meeting of the season between the Red Wings and the Predators, Nashville finds itself in its usual position in the Western Conference standing behind their bitter rivals. With Detroit coming off a shootout win over the streaking Boston Bruins; will the Red Wings have enough in the tank to push around the […]

Why Fix if It Isn’t Broken? Trotz Logic 101

With the return of a healthy Predators lineup, Coach Barry Trotz has a full roster at his disposal. In the wake of getting Legwand back on the ice a shuffling of lines has to take place, but at what cost to the already producing line combinations.

Game 21: Nashville @ Minnesota – Time to Get Angry

So what happens when a team who’s won 4 in a row takes on a team that just got blitzed 6-2 by the Edmonton Oilers? We’ll find out tonight as the Minnesota Wild (12-5-3) take on the Nashville Predators (10-6-4) who are going to be looking for some answers after they were dumped by the […]

OOF…What Happened? Out-of-Sync Predators Walloped By Oilers 6-2

Ryan Suter may have summed it up best in his post game quote: “We sh*t the bed” (awesome job from Jim Diamond [@diamondhockey on Twitter] for that gem). Nashville allowed 3 goals in the first, had a great second period outshooting Edmonton 18-7 but failing on a 5-on-3 and another powerplay, and finally allowing 3 […]

Game 20: Edmonton @ Nashville – Don't Slide on the Oil Slick

Two days before Thanksgiving, the Nashville Predators (10-5-4) will host the Edmonton Oilers (10-8-2) in a battle of two teams near the top of their respective divisions. Edmonton, who has gone 3-6-0 in the month of November so far, comes into Nashville after dropping a 4-1 decision to the Dallas Stars last night. Nashville, on […]

Game 19: Columbus @ Nashville – Bigger Battle Than You Think

Along with a gaggle of their own fans, the Columbus Blue Jackets (3-13-2) make their way into the Bridgestone Arena for their first battle in the Music City with the Nashville Predators (10-5-3). Columbus, who have dropped 5 of their last 6 games, are having trouble in just about every facet of the game. After […]

Lowering the “Boom”: The Production of Blake Geoffrion

Last season, amidst the myriad of injuries to the Predators lineup, Trotz and Poile agreed to let the NHL’s first fourth-generation hockey player and Brentwood’s own Blake Geoffrion get the call-up from Milwaukee. Aside from a magnificent homecoming that sparked the crowd at Bridgestone Arena, Geoffrion would go on to be the saving grace in […]