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Predators win in overtime despite Avs’ rally

The Colorado Avalanche rallied to tie the score and force overtime with Semyon Varlamov pulled late in the third period, but the Nashville Predators still secured the victory when Craig Smith got behind the Avalanche defense and scored the decisive goal with 2:14 left in the overtime period. Remarkably, it was the third time in the last four games that the Avalanche (20-18-11) have...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Play: Predators beat Avalanche in overtime, stay on top in Central Division

Nashville, TN -- In their first game back off the All-Star break, the Nashville Predators (31-10-5) saw two separate leads evaporate against the Colorado Avalanche (20-18-11) before Craig Smith's breakaway goal in overtime gave Nashville a 4-3 overtime victory. SLAP SHOTS Inability to convert early chances meant Nashville had to dig out of a hole, again The Predators did enough out...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Smith scores in OT to give Predators win over Avalanche

  Craig Smith scored on a breakaway at 2:46 of overtime and the Nashville Predators beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Tuesday night. Roman Josi also scored for the Predators, who pushed the NHL's best home record to 19-2-1. Mike Ribeiro had three assists and Shea Weber two as Nashville improved to 9-1-3 in its last 13 games. Carter Hutton made 21 saves in earning his second straight...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Smith's 2 PPGs lead Predators over Canucks despite Rinne injury

  Nashville won a game, but may have lost a goaltender. Colin Wilson had two goals and two assists to lead the Nashville Predators to a 5-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night. Nashville lost goaltender Pekka Rinne, who still got his NHL-leading 29th win, to a lower-body injury in the third period. He had stopped 20 of 21 shots before being replaced by Carter Hutton...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Smith's 2 power-play goals lead Predators over Canucks 5-1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Craig Smith scored twice and Colin Wilson had a goal and two assists to lead the Nashville Predators to a 5-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night. Nashville lost goaltender Pekka Rinne, who leads the NHL with 28 wins, to a lower-body injury in the third period. He had stopped 20 of 21 shots before being replaced by Carter Hutton. Filip Forsberg...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Preds Overcome The Iron Post, Beat Kings In shootout

 By Josh @Top6Grinder The Nashville Predators faced off against the Los Angeles Kings at the Bridgestone arena for a western conference heavy weight battle.   The Preds and Kings exchanged blows in the first period and the tone of a hard hitting and even battle was set early. Craig Smith was able to notch a goal on a breakaway set up ...
Via Predneck Nation
November 26, 2014  |  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

Smith tallies 2 goals in Preds' road loss to Bolts

Center Craig Smith (two goals vs. Tampa Bay) and the Predators are mired in sixth place of the Western Conference's Central Division.
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

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