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Badgers hockey trio to represent Team USA at World Championships ☆

Wisconsin’s rich tradition at the international hockey level continues this year, as a trio of Badgers were announced as part of the first 15 members of Team USA for the 2014 IIHF World Championships. Jake McCabe, Jake Gardiner and Craig Smith all will don the USA shirt in Minsk, Belarus from May 9-25. All three also happen to be NHLers as of today, with McCabe signing with the...
Via Madtown Badgers
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Predators pour on offense in season finale

The Predators finished strong, even if was for naught. Craig Smith had two goals and two assists, and the Predators used a second-period barrage against goalie Ilya Bryzgalov to beat the playoff-bound Minnesota Wild 7-3 on Sunday. The Wild wrapped up the first wild-card spot in the Western Conference earlier in the week, so there were few motivators other than the maintenance of...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

With little on the line, Wild fall to Predators

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Craig Smith had two goals and two assists for Nashville, and the Predators finished the season strong with a 7-3 win over the playoff-bound Minnesota Wild on Sunday night. The Wild wrapped up the first wild card spot in the Western Conference earlier in the week and already had their first-round matchup with the Colorado Avalanche set before the game, so there...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators finish strong with 7-3 win vs. Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Craig Smith had two goals and two assists for Nashville, and the Predators finished the season strong with a 7-3 win over the playoff-bound Minnesota Wild on Sunday night.
Via FOXSports.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes drop crucial game

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Pekka Rinne made 29 saves to lead the Nashville Predators to a 2-0 win over Phoenix on Thursday night, damaging the Coyotes' playoff hopes. Craig Smith and Patric Hornqvist scored for Nashville, which has won four of its last five. The loss hurt Phoenix's quest for the Western Conference's eighth and final playoff spot. The Coyotes entered the day...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Smith nets 20th as Preds inch closer to playoff pack

The Buffalo Sabres have the NHL’s worst record. The Nashville Predators are in desperation mode. These are always the scariest games for the team who “should win.” Nashville held serve, however, and got the 4-1 victory in front of 18,659 at First Niagara Center. The win got the Preds back to .500 on the season. Carter Hutton got the call between the pipes on this night and...
Via Section 303
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Preds' Smith excelling after offseason refocus

NASHVILLE -- On a wall in the media room in the bowels of Bridgestone Arena hangs a photo of Nashville Predators forward Craig Smith from his rookie year. Helmetless in the 1970s style, Smith sports a devilish smile, his hair flaring outwards, as he stick-handles around a cone. In the background, the Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara wears his ever-dour expression and an official, bent...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Craig Smith sent to Milwaukee on a conditioning stint…

Nashville Predators forward Craig Smith is headed to the Milwaukee Admirals on a conditioning assignment. Smith has struggled with consistency this season. He has nine points in 30 games, was recently benched (and then scratched in the following game) after failing to clear the puck in the second period of Tuesday’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets and has a team worst minus...
Via Section 303
March 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Predators sign Craig Smith as countdown to the lockout continues

With less than six hours remaining before the NHL owners are expected to lockout the players, the Nashville Predators announced that they have signed forward Craig Smith to a two year contract extension.This season will be the final year of Smith's entry level contract that will pay him $900,000 this year. Here is the full release from the Predators...NASHVILLE PREDATORS SIGN...
Via PredsOnTheGlass
September 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Craig Smith added to Team USA at World Championships

Craig Smith of the Nashville Predators has been added to the Team USA squad that is competing at the IIHF World Championships in Helsinki, Finland.Smith, who just completed his rookie season in Nashville, will be playing in his second consecutive World Championship tournament after making his debut as a collegian last year.Make the jump for the full release from USA Hockey...Smith...
Via PredsOnTheGlass
May 09, 2012  |  Discuss
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