Monthly Archives: December 2011

December to Remember? Predators End 2011 on Surprising Note

The Nashville Predators had a season-month-high 9 home games and a total of 14 games in the month of December this year, facing off against some of the toughest competition in the Western Conference including a season-month-high 6 matchups against Central Division opponents. Starting the month with a come-from-behind win versus the Vancouver Canucks and 2 […]

Rinne/Erat Lift Predators to 2-1 Shootout Win over St. Louis

After exchanging goals in the first period, Nashville and St. Louis deliver a scoreless second period, a scoreless third period, and a scoreless overtime to force a decisive shootout once again between the two teams. Pekka Rinne did it again. Stopping all 5 Blues shooters and getting a 5th round goal from Martin Erat against […]

Game 38: Nashville @ St. Louis – End the Year on a Good "Note"

Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images North America The Predators last game of 2011 has them facing a familiar divisional foe in the St. Louis Blues. The Predators in the most recent game against the Minnesota Wild, kept the game scoreless and finally tallied in the third period only to let the other team do the […]

It's a New Year: One Year of Sobriety for Jordin Tootoo

Photo Credit: Frederick Breedon, Getty Images After last night’s shootout win over the Minnesota Wild, Mark Howard interviewed Jordin Tootoo asking him the normal spat of questions about shutting down the Wild and whether or not Tootoo tipped in the goal, but the most poignant question came when Howard asked how Tootoo felt about his […]

Rinne Stands Tall to get Nashville a 2-1 Shootout Win Over Minnesota

When a team comes in losing 7 straight games in a row, you hope you don’t end up being the opponent they break their streak to. Through hard work, perseverance, and a little luck, the Nashville Predators capitalized where they needed to and drew the game out to a shootout where Pekka Rinne sealed the deal. […]

Game 37: Minnesota @ Nashville – O Captain…

AP Photo/Jim Mone The Minnesota Wild have done very well this year and catapulted out of the basement of the Western Conference to one point out of leading the Northwest Division. The additions of Dany Heatley and Devon Setoguchi have paid huge dividends and the backstopping from Backstrom and Harding has been impressive. The Nashville […]

Weber-less Predators Get Blitzed By Detroit 4-1

Getting two goals from Valtteri Filppula and extras from Cleary and Datsyuk, the Detroit Red Wings dumped a little post-Christmas coal into Nashville’s proverbial stocking, beating up a Shea Weber-less Predators 4-1 in front of a sold out crowd. Jon Blum was able to break up the goose-egg, however it was too little too late […]

Game 36: Detroit @ Nashville: A Little More "Red" for the Holidays

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images We at The Predatorial hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend and saved a bit of energy for the Nashville Predators game at Bridgestone Arena against an old adversary: The Detroit Red Wings. Nashville got a few early Christmas presents this year starting with the 4 game home […]

Game 35: Nashville @ Dallas – Bachman/Ryder Overdrive

AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez After a another shocking come from behind win for the Nashville Predators against Columbus, the Predators are back on the road for the finale of a back-to-back home and away against the Dallas Stars. The Stars had a very fast start to the year but have cooled off leaving them at 8th […]

An Epic Comeback Win Over Columbus, But Questions Now Surface

Down 4-1 before the end of the first period and already giving up a hat trick, Nashville was in trouble with 40 minutes left to play. However, clawing back from two 3-goal deficits down 4-1 and 5-2, the Predators came back to tie the game with less than 4 minutes remaining in regulation and won […]

Game 34: Columbus @ Nashville – The Dark Side

Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images North America Every time the Nashville Predators and the Columbus Blue Jackets take the ice…it’s personal. Nashville has enjoyed a treasure trove of success on home ice against the Blue Jackets dating back to 2006 only losing one contest; that being earlier this season on November 19. It seemed […]

That's One: Thank You Predators, May We NOT Have Another…

Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images North America The Nashville Predators have a knack for allowing the opposition to look better than they are by giving up first goals of the season. Nashville can take a mediocre player like Jack Skille in 2010-2011 and have him explode offensively as if Crosby took the ice himself in […]

Capitals Douse Red-Hot Predators 4-1, Break Nashville's 5-Game Win Streak

When Nashville’s deadly powerplay gets held with no goals on 5 attempts, things may not be looking bright. With goals from Ovechkin, Backstrom, Semin, and Brouwer, the Washington Capitals stopped the Predators cold in their tracks with a 4-1 win, ending Nashville’s 5-game win streak. Lindback took the loss for Nashville making 19 saves on […]

Game 33: Nashville @ Washington – Capital Punishment

Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images North America In dramatic fashion, which is the “Predator way” of winning games this year, Nashville  defeated the Washington Capitals in their first meeting at Bridgestone Arena. With the Capitals drawing first blood at the mid-point of the third period, the Predators scored 3 unanswered goals to win the contest. […]