Monthly Archives: March 2012

Blinded by Red: Chicago Squeaks Past Nashville 5-4 in Regulation

The Nashville Predators hosted the Chicago Blackhawks in the final meeting of the season tonight, and although the Hawks would come out the victor in front of yet another sold-out crowd at Bridgestone Arena, the effort from the Predators to battle back from a 4 goal deficit to tie the game was a remarkable thing […]

Game 79: Chicago @ Nashville – Centrally Dominant

Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images    The Chicago Blackhawks were gracious hosts to the Nashville Predators on Sunday. The Predators deposited numerous amounts of rubber behind both Crawford and Emery in a 6-1 victory. The Chicago Blackhawks remember this game well and are looking to play spoiler on Nashville’s home ice for their last […]

Aced the Test: Nashville Topples Detroit 4-1

The Nashville Predators and Detroit Red Wings went into tonight’s game with a chip on their shoulders. Both were outgunned in their last outing and looking for some revenge, especially against the team that is in the mix of playoff home-ice positioning. But it was the Nashville Predators that would come out of Motown with […]

Game 78: Nashville @ Detroit – The Final Exam

   This is a test…a very important test between who many feel will be a first round match-up in the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Red Wings coming off a thorough shellacking of the Blue Jackets at the Joe on Monday (7-2) let the little cannons that could run them out of Columbus on Wednesday night […]

Calling for Crucifixtion: The Stages of Ryan Suter

Many things have been noted across the Predators blogosphere, especially in the comments section about Ryan Suter…lack of heart…mailing it in…not living up to expectations…etc. Is it true? Some would say his play over the last month or so has warranted this kind of dissonance and ire. I have even posted some of my own […]

What a Difference a Day Makes: Blues Trounce Predators 3-0

The difference between the Predators team that played Sunday and the team that took the ice tonight was staggeringly lopsided. The Predators, frustrated by a 1-2-2 trap with aggressive forechecking from the Blues dropped their first regulation loss of the year at ScottTrade Center.

Game 77: Nashville @ St. Louis – "Arch" Nemesis

Every time the Blues and Predators have taken the ice this season, it has been a tight affair. Low scoring games, aggressive checking and 3 of the 5 games have gone to a shootout with Nashville taking 2 of the 3. St. Louis is sitting pretty atop the Central Division and have a strong chance […]

Nashville Routes Chicago 6-1, Start Hell Week Off With A Bang

Usually a team that played the night before seems to be the tired group coming out of the gates. Not the case for the Nashville Predators tonight against the Chicago Blackhawks. Nashville scored 2 in the first, 1 in the second, and 3 in the third to route the Hawks 6-1 in front of a […]

Game 76: Nashville @ Chicago – Running the Asylum

The Predators finally pulled together a decent 60 minutes and beat the Winnipeg Jets, a team that was desperate for a win, by a score of 3-1.  The role players stepped up with Halischuk and Bourque finally getting rewarded for all their hard work. The Chicago Blackhawks haven’t played a game since Wednesday but have […]

Nashville Grabs 2 Important Points with 3-1 Win Against Winnipeg

A Saturday night in Nashville may have been just what the Predators needed to light the proverbial fire underneath them. In front of a sold-out Bridgestone Arena and a Canadian national audience on Hockey Night in Canada, the Nashville Predators got back to their winning ways with a solid 3-1 win against the Winnipeg Jets.

Game 75: Winnipeg @ Nashville – All Hands on the Flight Deck

For the first time in a long time, the Winnipeg Jets come to Nashville in their only meeting of the year. Although Nashville saw the Jets on a couple of occasions during the pre-season, this marks the official revisit of Winnipeg for a showdown that counts. The Jets are coming off an overtime win against […]

Get Well Soon: The Predators Need for Josi and Gaustad (A Closer Look)

After talking with a couple friends about the last two games and the dismal, pit-of-the-stomach dread feared by many due to the Predators play against Pittsburgh and Edmonton, it is time to move the hands away from the panic button and talk the “hard-cores” into backing away from the ledge. The best way to do […]

Getting Healthy for the Real Measuring Stick

Nashville’s loss last night to the Pittsburgh Penguins marked the fourth defeat in the previous five games for the Predators, who seem to be stumbling a bit towards the finish line. With 8 games left to play until the playoffs start, Nashville has had their chances to get a solid hold on 4th place in […]

Neal's 4 Assists Help Pittsburgh Route Nashville 5-1 in Radulov's Return

The much-anticipated return of Alexander Radulov had the eyes of the hockey world fixated on Pittsburgh tonight as the Predators took on the Penguins in a possible preview of the Stanley Cup Finals. Unfortunately it was Sidney Crosby and his crew that showed why they are arguably the Cup favorites at this point. Behind James […]