Monthly Archives: February 2012

Why the Second Period is so Important for the Nashville Predators

41 goals in 64 games. That’s the total number of goals the Nashville Predators have allowed in the second period all season, 3 less than the next three teams above them (Rangers, Devils, Bruins). No team in the NHL this year has had better second periods than the Predators. So, after a 3-goal let down of […]

Ugly Second Period Upends Nashville as they Lose to Carolina 4-3

Three second period goals and three penalties in the same frame ended up being deadly for Nashville as they blow two leads of 1-0 and 2-1 and end up losing 4-3 to the Carolina Hurricanes. Jamie McBain, Eric Staal, and Tim Brent all scored during the second period for Carolina while getting a breakaway score […]

Game 64: Nashville @ Carolina – New Faces in New Places

It’s a rare meeting between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Nashville Predators when it’s not in pre-season. The Predators bested Carolina on January 7th by a score of 5-2 with an astounding 4 PP goals. Ryan Ellis also scored his first NHL goal in the game. While the Predators are seated solely in 5th place […]

Legwand's Two Helpers Leads Preds to 2-1 Win Over Kings

Pekka Rinne saved 30 of 31, David Legwand had his 100th multi-point game of his career with 2 assists, and both Hornqvist/Josi scored to give the Nashville Predators their 5th win in 7 games as they beat the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 on a rare Monday night tilt in Bridgestone Arena. Rinne had a shutout […]

Why the Preds did NOT Overpay for Gaustad and Other Deadline Musings

Love his philosophy or hate it, you can never say that David Poile doesn’t have a flare for the dramatic. When the news broke on Saturday evening that an unlikely bidder in the Rick Nash sweepstakes had emerged in the form of the Nashville Predators, I was certain that we were going to be in […]

Weber's 2 Goals Lead in Nashville's 6-2 Route of San Jose

On a night where Shea Weber scored two goals and they grabbed sole position of the league’s best powerplay, the Nashville Predators survived an onslaught of shots by the San Jose Sharks while routing them 6-2. Collecting goals from Weber (2), Wilson, Klein, Spaling, and Erat, the Predators jumped to a 6 point lead over […]

Game 62: San Jose @ Nashville – Stealing from the Teal

It has been a long time since the Predators and the Sharks have met of the frozen surface of Bridgestone Arena…October 25th in fact that saw San Jose skate to victory 3-1. They have met as recent as November 5th at HP Pavilion in San Jose where the Predators won in overtime. Tonight, San Jose […]

Rinne and Shootouts: From Elation to Depression

Rinne and shootouts….it is a hot button topic and one Predators fans are all too grumpy about this afternoon. The Predators dropped another in a shootout to the St. Louis Blues Thursday night thus allowing a team they are trying to catch an extra point in the standings. Truthfully, the Predators with Rinne in net […]

Blues Grab Extra Point in SO Win Over Nashville – 3-2 Final

The Blues put one more point of distance between them and the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena tonight winning in a shootout 3-2. Oshie scored the game-winner on a wicked backhand move to beat Rinne and Andy McDonald would add the insurance on a similar move. The Predators  got one point in the affair but […]

Game 61: St. Louis @ Nashville – Back-to-Back Blues

The St. Louis Blues finally lost a home game in regulation falling to the Boston Bruins last night 4-2. Nashville had a one day rest after their win over the Vancouver Canucks 3-1 on Tuesday. St. Louis is 3-7-1 on the year in back-to-back games. Coming into the Bridgestone Arena tonight, the St. Louis Blues […]