Predators disappointed after earliest playoff exit since ’15

Hockey 04/24/19, 18:52

The Nashville Predators had every piece in place for another long playoff run chasing the Stanley Cup.So they thought.Now they have a longer offseason to fix the NHL's worst power play and the issues that proved so costly in being ousted in the first round for the first time since ...

Watson’s return solidifies Predators’ lines for playoffs

Hockey 04/08/19, 17:48

The Nashville Predators mixed up the roster in February by bringing in four new players. It turns out the biggest addition may have come in the final week of the regular season.Coach Peter Laviolette slid Austin Watson back into the third line alongside Colton Sissons and Nick Bonino for the ...

Watson to return to Predators for 1st time since suspension

Hockey 04/02/19, 12:30

Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson is returning to the lineup for the first time since he was suspended by the NHL more than two months ago for alcohol abuse.Coach Peter Laviolette announced Watson will play in Nashville's game Tuesday night in Buffalo. The decision comes two days after Watson was ...

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 ...

Predators beat Kings 2-1, move back atop Central Division

Hockey 02/21/19, 22:48

Roman Josi had a goal and an assist as the Nashville Predators beat the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 Thursday night to move atop the Central Division with their third win in four games.The Predators now have 77 points to edge ahead of Winnipeg (76), though the Jets have three games ...

Predators return to work after bye looking for consistency

Hockey 01/31/19, 18:22

The Nashville Predators are back at work feeling a little healthier after an eight-day break for their bye and ready to put together all the pieces for the stretch run to the postseason.The Predators practiced Thursday before catching a plane to Florida for a game Friday night against the Panthers ...

Predators beat Avalanche 4-1, Laviolette earns win No. 600

Hockey 01/21/19, 19:15

Peter Laviolette and his goaltender had a lot in common — both were skillful in the art of deflecting.In Laviolette's case, it was too much of the credit after earning victory No. 600 as an NHL coach."Tonight was a team win," the Predators coach said.On a milestone Monday for Laviolette, ...

Predators beat Avalanche 4-1, Laviolette earns win No. 600

Hockey 01/21/19, 17:51

Pekka Rinne stopped a penalty shot in making 35 saves and the Nashville Predators knocked off the reeling Colorado Avalanche 4-1 on Monday to help Peter Laviolette capture win No. 600 of his NHL coaching career.Nick Bonino and Viktor Arvidsson scored 1:34 apart in the second period, while Roman Josi ...

Rinne notches 3rd shutout of season, Predators top Leafs 4-0

Hockey 01/07/19, 21:58

Pekka Rinne made 18 saves for his third shutout of the season and the 54th of his career as the Nashville Predators defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-0 Monday night.Kevin Fiala had a goal and an assist, and Mattias Ekholm, P.K. Subban and Colton Sissons scored for Nashville.Michael Hutchinson stopped ...

Johansen, Arvidsson help Predators break 6-game losing skid

Hockey 01/01/19, 04:43

The Nashville Predators entered the final game of 2018 with their longest losing streak in more than five years.The Predators broke the skid with a needed offensive outburst.Nashville's 6-3 win over the Washington Capitals on Monday ended a six-game slide, the Predators' longest since April 4-19, 2013.Ryan Johansen had a ...

Predators may have NHL’s best goalie combo on, off ice

Sports 11/14/18, 02:36

Pekka Rinne is off to an even better start than last season when he finally won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's best goalie, and backup Juuse Saros ranks among the league's top 10 for victories.With both goalies now signed to contract extensions, the Nashville Predators may have the best ...

Coach lightens Preds’ mood, wears bull’s head for road wins

Hockey 10/22/18, 22:09

Nashville coach Peter Laviolette pulled out a bull's head to lighten the grind of the 82-game NHL regular season and challenge the Predators to get a couple of road wins.Win both games in western Canada, and Laviolette would put on the bull's head while talking to reporters.The Predators won both ...

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