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Nashville Predators 3 – Minnesota Wild 1

Optimistic Thoughts: These two teams clearly don’t send each other Christmas cards as the physicality was everywhere in the second half of the game. Taylor Beck and Matt Cullen returned to the lineup, and Anton Volchenkov’s number was called as Ryan Ellis is out with a lower body injury. The Predators opened the scoring with […]

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Predators 3, Stars 2

Notes: Nashville came out strong in the first period, setting the pace and controlling the puck well. Shea Weber put the Preds up first with a huge slapshot from the blue line. Roman Josi picked up his 100th career point with an assist on the play. The second period was more back-and-forth with good chances […]

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Predators 3, Hurricanes 2

Notes: The Predators came out sluggish and sloppy in the first period. Eric Staal zinged a powerplay shot past Pekka in the closing minutes of the period to give Carolina the lead going into the first intermission. In the second period the Preds stepped up their possession time and more than doubled Carolina’s shots, but […]

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Nashville Predators 3 – Anaheim Ducks 4

Optimistic Thoughts: Allowed the first goal? No Problem! The Predators fought back after being behind with the resurgence of the power play. Two consecutive man advantage goals in the second period gave the Predators the lead. The power play is quickly becoming a strength of the team after being a huge weakness for much of […]

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Nashville Predators 7 – Los Angeles Kings 6

Optimistic Thoughts: Wow, that was close to a disaster. Thank goodness for Roman Josi. Viktor Stalberg makes his return for the first time since October and played like he wanted to stay in the lineup for an extended amount of time. Stalberg picked up an assist in the first and fit right in on the […]

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Nashville Predators 4 – Chicago Blackhawks 5

Optimistic Thoughts: The two best teams in the NHL played against each other tonight. Sorry Pittsburgh and Anaheim, but Chicago and Nashville have claimed those two spots at this point in the season. The Predators took it to the Blackhawks in the first period and gained a two goal lead thanks to great plays by […]

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Nashville Predators 4 – Philadelphia Flyers 1

Optimistic Thoughts: The flood gates have opened for the power play. Filip Forsberg started it off as he walked in to the edge of the circle and wristed it past Ray Emery. Mike Fisher tallied on the five on three man advantage, and Colin Wilson kept it going on the left over penalty time. The […]

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Improving Face-offs Could Lead To Power Play Success

The one glaring weakness in an otherwise tremendous season for the Nashville Predators is the power play. Special teams have been discussed ad nauseum for the majority of the season because most nights the man advantage is sub-par at best while their five on five play is among the best in the entire league. A […]

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