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Predators win longest game of 2016 playoffs thanks to Mike Fisher’s triple overtime goal

Game 4 between the Predators and Sharks started at 8:10 p.m. Thursday evening. Nearly five hours later, at 1:04 a.m. on Friday morning, Mike Fisher scored what may be the biggest goal of his career and the most important goal in Nashville Predators history. With little less than nine minutes remaining in the third overtime of Game 4, Fisher cut to the front of the Sharks net as...
Via The Hockey News
8 hours ago

Series tied 2-2 as Predators beat Sharks 4-3 in triple OT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Mike Fisher scored at 11:12 of the third overtime, and the Nashville Predators beat the San Jose Sharks 4-3 early Friday morning in the longest game in franchise history. With the victory, the Predators won their first overtime game on home ice. More importantly, they tied this second-round, best-of-seven series at 2-2. James Neal scored with 4:21 left in...
Via Associated Press
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Overtime anyone? Predators, Sharks headed to 3rd OT tied 3-3

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) James Neal scored with 4:21 left in the third period tying it up at 3-3, and the Nashville Predators and the San Jose Sharks went scoreless during the first two overtimes and headed to a third extra period early Friday morning. This already is the second-longest game in franchise history for Nashville, while the Sharks hadn't played this long in the postseason...
Via Associated Press
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Schedule, opponent turns postseason into grinding challenge

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators have settled into quite a rhythm in the postseason. Game, off day. Rinse and repeat now for three weeks and counting. That's what happens after pushing - and winning - a first-round series in seven games. The Predators will play their 11th game in 21 days Thursday night against San Jose in Game 4 of their second-round series. St. Louis...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Laviolette’s Benching of Ribeiro Could Extend to Game 4

The Nashville Predators made a surprising move ahead of a 4-1 win over the San Jose Sharks in Game 3 Tuesday by scratching center Mike Ribeiro. Ribeiro’s been the target of criticism these playoffs for untimely penalties and lack of scoring. Despite having 50 points in 81 regular season games, Ribeiro has just an assist through nine playoff games. Embed from Getty Images...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Watch Shea Weber use his unstoppable shot to score Game 3 winner

Nashville Predators blueliner Shea Weber gives up five inches and more than 20 pounds to Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara, yet at the NHL skills competition the gap between the two rearguards hardest shots is a mere 0.3 miles per hour. So it goes almost without saying that Weber can tee off on a puck. That’s why one of the best ways to stop Weber — at least offensively ...
Via The Hockey News
2 days ago

PREDATORS CRAWL BACK INTO SERIES, NOW TRAIL 2-1

Christopher Hanewinckel / USA TODAY Sports Game 3 of this Western Conference Semi-finals series was nearly the exact opposite of games 1 and 2. Nashville’s best players were their best players, they had contributions from depth players, Pekka Rinne outperformed his counterpart Martin Jones, and the Predators took advantage of their opportunities. Just like in their only loss of...
Via The Hockey Guys
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Sharks have 'weathered the storm' against the Predators

After chipping a rebounded puck past Pekka Rinne and into the back of the net, Joe Pavelski busted into an epic goal celebration — cranking his right fist back so far that he took a knee, then punching up into the air like Mario trying to bust open of block of bricks.That go-ahead goal in the third frame of Game 2 wasn’t just another example of Pavelski showing why he’s worthy...
Via Yardbarker
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sharks Present Different, Perhaps Tougher Challenge For Nashville

The Nashville Predators conquered a monumental task by winning their first ever Game 7 against the favored Anaheim Ducks. However, excitement is short lived in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with the second round starting just 48 hours after the big win. The San Jose Sharks are now waiting after dispatching a cup favorite Kings team in just five games.   There’s a large portion of the...
Via The Predatorial
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL postseason Round 2 quick hits: Sharks vs. Predators

VitalsNashville: 41-27-14 regular season, 4-3-0 in seven games played in Round 1San Jose: 46-30-6 regular season, 4-1-0 in five games played in Round 1Season SeriesNashville took two of three games played during the regular season, although in the final tilt San Jose came from behind to win 3-2 in the shootout.Playoff HistoryThe teams have previously met twice in the first round...
Via Yardbarker
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Voice of Preds Pete Weber Wraps Game 7 & Previews Round 2 on WNSR

Voice of The Nashville Predators Pete Weber joined The Greg Pogue & Big Joe Show to wrap up Preds Gamre 7 Win in Anaheim, & look ahead to Game 1 tomorrow night Vs The San Jose Sharks! https://soundcloud.com/nashsportsradio/pete-weber-4-28-16?in=nashsportsradio/sets/predneck-nation
Via Predneck Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators are the best team in the history of the NHL in Game 7’s

ANAHEIM, CA – APRIL 27: Pekka Rinne #35, Shea Weber #6, and Roman Josi #59 of the Nashville Predators tackle David Perron #57 of the Anaheim Ducks during the third period of Game Seven of the Western Conference First Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Honda Center on April 27, 2016 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) Last night in...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
8 days ago  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks vs. Nashville Predators series preview and prediction

The Nashville Predators are heading to San Jose. Game one between the Sharks and Predators is set for Friday at 10:30 PM Eastern Time. Nashville held on to beat the Ducks, the best team from the Pacific division, in a tight seven game series that ended 2-1 in Anaheim last night. It is an outcome that most Sharks fans must have been celebrating like Cinco de Mayo had come a week early...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks, Predators gear up for Game 7

What's uncharted territory for the Nashville Predators is a haunting reminder for the Anaheim Ducks.After forcing the first Game 7 in team history, the Predators attempt to end the Ducks' season in the exact fashion the previous three have concluded Wednesday night.Monday's 3-1 loss in Nashville can't help but conjure memories of Anaheim's recent playoff failures as it returns home...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Predators fans show how they snuck huge catfish into the arena

Four Nashville Predators fans made things a bit fishy on Tuesday night, throwing 40 pounds of catfish on the ice at the Bridgestone Arena in advance of the team’s Game 3 matchup against the Anaheim Ducks. The story is pretty wild. As WKRN-TV Nashville reports, four Nashville fans strapped over 40 pounds of catfish to their back and snuck it into the arena. Surprisingly they...
Via Puck Drunk Love
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Here's How Nashville Predators Fans Sneak Catfish Into Bridgestone Arena

Every sport has it's own weird traditions, but by far the weirdest ones relate to the National Hockey League. Detroit Red Wings fans are the OGs of odd hockey traditions. They celebrate hat tricks by throwing an octopus on the ice. At other times and in other arenas, fans have tossed rats and sharks into the rink. Now, supporters of the Nashville Predators are in on the action...
Via Stack
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators’ 2-0 Lead Shouldn’t Shock Everyone

The Nashville Predators are holding a 2-0 advantage in a playoff series for the first time in their franchise’s history. That’s quite an accomplishment, but it shouldn’t be looked upon as a miracle. Despite how much of the hockey community picked Anaheim to win, this isn’t a David versus Goliath matchup.   Yes, the Ducks were the best team in the league for the last half...
Via The Predatorial
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Preds Playoff Talk on WNSR 560AM/95.9FM

The Greg Pogue & Big Joe Show talk Nashville Predators W/Crazy Charlie on WNSR 560AM/95.9FM! The Preds lead The Ducks 2-0 in the best of 7 series! https://soundcloud.com/nashsportsradio/preds-game-2-wrap-up-on-pogue-big-joe-show?in=nashsportsradio/sets/predneck-nation
Via Predneck Nation
17 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL postseason opening round quick hits: Ducks vs. Predators

VitalsAnaheim: (46-25-11) 1st in Pacific DivisionNashville: (41-27-14) 4th in Central DivisionSeason SeriesNashville took two out of three games against Anaheim this season.Looking at the MatchupThe Ducks appear to have returned to being a favorite to making a deep playoff run after they rebounded midseason from a ghastly October through December. Despite losing a handful of players...
Via Yardbarker
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Cody Bass on WNSR 560AM/95.9FM

Nashville Predators F Cody Bass joined The Greg Pogue & Big Joe Show just before getting on the plane to Anaheim for Game 1 of The Stanley Cup Playoffs! https://soundcloud.com/nashsportsradio/cody-bass-4-13-16?in=nashsportsradio/sets/predneck-nation
Via Predneck Nation
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Nashville’s Blueprint to Playoff Success

It’s actually here. The Stanley Cup playoffs begin this week. With many tasks, a plan to complete that goal is begun by preparing and mapping out a blueprint or steps to follow for success. While winning playoff hockey games isn’t comparable to building a skyscraper, the premise remains the same.   Healthy Blueline   Nashville still possesses a top defense core after the Seth...
Via The Predatorial
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Filip Forsberg scores gorgeous between-the-legs goal (Video)

Nashville Predators center Filip Forsberg scored a gorgeous between-the-legs power play goal in Tuesday night's game against Colorado. Forsberg added an assist on the game-winning goal in the third period that gave the Predators a 4-3 victory over the Avalanche, earning him the Number 1 star of the game.[SportsNetCanada] This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Follow us on...
Via Holdout Sports
April 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Filip Forsberg goes between-the-legs for slick goal

When you are a skilled player like Filip Forsberg, you can pretty much do whatever you want on the ice. He showed his ability once again tonight and you’re going to want to watch it: You have to love the goalie’s reaction on this. He just looks absolutely defeated. There isn’t even a big celebration after the goal – it looks like business as usual. The Predators seem to...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Craig Smith blocks his own shot from a wide open net

This one, as they say in the business, has to be seen to be believed. But I’ve seen it, and I still don’t believe it. Craig Smith was getting ready to send the Canadiens home in overtime as he received a great pass in the goal mouth, and all that was standing between him and a Predators victory was a wide open net. Then, disaster struck: He shot the puck towards the net,...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

NHL releases All-Star game jerseys and they’re not great

The National Hockey League has unveiled the design for the 2016 All-Star Game jerseys, and they’re pretty underwhelming. For more information behind the concept and design of the 2016 #NHLAllStar jerseys, read: https://t.co/4JVudjdD1Y pic.twitter.com/bXgB60fJ6R — NHL (@NHL) January 6, 2016 It’s not the ugliest jersey I’ve ever seen, but it doesn’t exactly scream ...
Via The Comeback
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss
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