‘No easy shifts’ as first-round series get tight and nasty

Sports 04/14/19, 14:32

It wasn't long after celebrating Craig Smith's overtime goal that P.K. Subban zeroed in on the cold reality of Nashville's playoff series against Dallas."There are no easy shifts out there, no easy games and no easy plays," he said. "It's hand-to-hand combat out there."Subban and the Central Division-winning Predators needed ...

Predators beat Stars 2-1 in OT, even series 1-1

Sports 04/13/19, 20:24

Craig Smith scored five minutes into overtime to give the Nashville Predators a 2-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Saturday, tying the first-round Western Conference series at 1-1.Smith scored his first this postseason from the inside edge of the left circle to snap a three-game playoff skid on home ...

Johansen lifts Predators to 3-2 win over slumping Sabres

Hockey 04/02/19, 20:52

Ryan Johansen scored the go-ahead goal 6:32 into the third period, and the Nashville Predators stayed in the hunt for the Central Division title with a 3-2 win over the slumping Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night.P.K. Subban had a goal and an assist and Craig Smith also scored as Nashville ...

Rinne, Predators top Penguins 3-1

Hockey 03/29/19, 21:29

Pekka Rinne stopped 42 shots to lead the Nashville Predators to a 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night.Rinne was 63 seconds from his fifth shutout of the season when Nick Bjugstad scored for Pittsburgh.Viktor Arvidsson's 32nd goal of the season - a power-play goal - set a ...

Rinne leads Predators to 3-1 win over Penguins

Hockey 03/29/19, 21:03

Pekka Rinne stopped 42 shots to lead the Nashville Predators to a 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night.Rinne was 63 seconds from his fifth shutout of the season when Nick Bjugstad scored for Pittsburgh.It was the second game in eight days between the teams and a rematch ...

Predators keep pace in Central race with 3-1 win over Kings

Hockey 03/15/19, 00:12

Colton Sissons had a goal and an assist, Pekka Rinne made 25 saves and the Nashville Predators kept pace in the Central Division race with a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night.Viktor Arvidsson and Craig Smith also scored for the Predators, who snapped a two-game skid ...

Carolina Hurricanes sweep season series, beating Preds 5-3

Hockey 03/09/19, 22:50

Nino Niederreiter scored twice in the first period and the Carolina Hurricanes held off the Nashville Predators 5-3 on Saturday night to sweep the season series.Sebastian Aho had a goal and an assist and Justin Williams and Jordan Martinook also scored. The Hurricanes snapped a two-game skid to keep their ...

Johansen sends Predators past Wild again, 5-4 in shootout

Hockey 03/05/19, 23:22

Ryan Johansen scored the lone goal in a shootout and the Nashville Predators beat Minnesota 5-4 on Tuesday for their second win against the Wild in three nights.Johansen also got the game-winner in the fourth round of a shootout Sunday when the Predators edged the Wild 3-2 in Minnesota. This ...

Johansen scores 43 seconds into OT, Preds beat Stars 3-2

Hockey 02/07/19, 22:53

Ryan Johansen scored 43 seconds into overtime and the Nashville Predators beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Thursday night for their second straight win and a little cushion in the Central Division.Juuse Saros made 27 saves to improve to 14-6-1, with wins in six of his last seven starts.Viktor Arvidsson ...

Preds end long power-play goal drought, beat Coyotes 5-2

Hockey 02/05/19, 22:49

Craig Smith, Filip Forsberg and Ryan Ellis scored in the second period, and the Nashville Predators beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-2 Tuesday night to snap a three-game skid at home.Pekka Rinne made 24 saves as Nashville avoided being swept by Arizona this season, though the Coyotes did take the series ...

Smith scores twice, Predators top Canadiens 4-1

Hockey 01/05/19, 22:13

Craig Smith scored two goals and the Nashville Predators defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 on Saturday night.Mattias Ekholm and Viktor Arvidsson also scored for Nashville. P.K. Subban had two assists. Juuse Saros stopped 27 shots in place of Pekka Rinne, who played Friday in a 4-3 overtime loss to the ...

Larkin’s overtime goal sends Red Wings past Predators 4-3

Hockey 01/04/19, 22:37

Dylan Larkin scored with 24.9 seconds left in overtime as the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Nashville Predators 4-3 Friday night and snapped a six-game winless streak.Andreas Athanasiou, Thomas Vanek and Tyler Bertuzzi also scored for Detroit, which had gone 0-4-2 in its last six games. Jimmy Howard stopped ...

Arvidsson, Saros lead Predators past slumping Flyers 4-0

Hockey 01/01/19, 23:16

Viktor Arvidsson scored twice, Juuse Saros made 32 saves and the Nashville Predators defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 4-0 Tuesday.Craig Smith and Rocco Grimaldi also scored for Nashville, which has won two straight.Michal Neuvirth made 26 saves for the Flyers, who have lost four in a row.The shutout was Saros' second ...

Chabot scores in OT, Senators recover to beat Predators 4-3

Hockey 12/17/18, 22:49

Thomas Chabot scored 21 seconds into overtime and the Ottawa Senators recovered after blowing a three-goal lead to beat the Nashville Predators 4-3 on Monday night.Ottawa led 3-0 after the first period, but Roman Josi got two goals and Craig Smith also scored to tie it for Nashville.Maxime Lajoie, Brady ...

Ellis scores go-ahead goal as Predators beat Senators 3-1

Hockey 12/11/18, 22:56

Ryan Ellis scored his first game-winning goal of the season, Pekka Rinne made 25 saves and the Nashville Predators defeated the Ottawa Senators 3-1 on Tuesday night.Austin Watson and Craig Smith also scored for Nashville, which halted a two-game skid.Zack Smith scored for Ottawa, which has lost four of five.Nashville ...

Kylington gets 1st NHL goal, Flames beat Predators 5-2

Hockey 12/09/18, 01:26

Oliver Kylington scored his first NHL goal and helped set up Garnet Hathaway's tiebreaking score as the Calgary Flames beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 Saturday night.Sean Monahan, Alan Quine and Elias Lindholm also scored to help the Pacific Division-leading Flames win their fifth straight and move one point ahead of ...

Fiala leads Predators to 2-1 win over Sabres

Hockey 12/03/18, 22:59

Kevin Fiala scored the tiebreaking goal late in the second period and the Nashville Predators beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 Monday night.Ryan Ellis also scored and Pekka Rinne stopped 20 shots to help the Predators win their second straight.Buffalo Sabres center Zemgus Girgensons (28), of Latvia, shoots the puck over ...

Tolvanen gets 1st NHL goal, Predators beat Blackhawks 5-2

Hockey 12/01/18, 22:57

Eeli Tolvanen scored his first NHL goal and added an assist to lead the Nashville Predators to a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night.Craig Smith, Kevin Fiala and Ryan Johansen also each had a goal and an assist, and Austin Watson added an empty-netter for the Predators, ...

Watson’s hat trick leads Predators over Ducks 5-2

Hockey 11/25/18, 23:04

Austin Watson recorded a hat trick and the Nashville Predators netted two power-play goals in a 5-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday night.Watson entered the game with just one goal and broke loose with scores in each period as Nashville won its sixth straight home game.Anaheim Ducks defenseman ...

Thornton’s 400th goal lifts Sharks past Predators 5-4

Hockey 11/14/18, 01:49

Joe Thornton broke a third-period tie with his 400th goal, Joe Pavelski scored twice and the San Jose Sharks defeated the Nashville Predators 5-4 on Tuesday night after squandering a three-goal lead.Marcus Sorensen and Antti Suomela also scored to help San Jose win its second straight and fourth in six ...

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