2:10 AM EST, Fri December 09, 2022
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Nashville Predators 2, Tampa Bay Lightning 5: Comeback fails, Preds fall in Tampa

Nashville Predators 2, Tampa Bay Lightning 5: Comeback fails, Preds fall in Tampa

Photo by Mark LoMoglio/NHLI via The Preds made a good attempt, but came unglued in the third. The Nashville Predators headed to Florida, accompanied by the dads, to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight. The Lightning came out ready for blood, and drew it fast. Brayden Point scored just over a minute in, on a high-speed play that wasn’t even the Bolts’ first good chance of the game, and the Preds couldn’t get their skates back under them. They looked discombobulated, with Saros seeming uncertain; they played discombobulated, eventually taking a too-many-men...
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Game Thread: Nashville Predators @ Tampa Bay Lightning 12/8/22

Game Thread: Nashville Predators @ Tampa Bay Lightning 12/8/22

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports Go Preds. The Nashville Predators take on the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight.
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Game Preview: Nashville Predators @ Tampa Bay Lightning 12/8/22

Game Preview: Nashville Predators @ Tampa Bay Lightning 12/8/22

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via The break is finally over The Nashville Predators are returning from their extended hiatus, having not played a game since Friday December 2nd against the New York Islanders. They won that contest 4-1 thanks to a career performance from goaltender Kevin Lankinen and are currently sitting on a three game win streak heading into Amalie Arena. The Lightning are coming off a shocking 4-2 loss to the Detroit Red Wings. So the Predators are going to get a real test of their abilities against the former back-to-back Stanley Cup champions. The...
18 hours ago
Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Back In Action

Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Back In Action

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ In which our heroes return to the ice after a few days off, MacKinnon gets sidelined for a few weeks, and the trade rumors continue to build for Patrick Kane and Brock Boeser. Nashville Predators News & Notes Formidable Finns: Inside Nashville’s One-Two Goaltending Punch | Nashville PredatorsThe twin Finns, Juuse Saros and Kevin Lankinen, are hitting their stride in the crease. And it’s no coincidence the Preds are 7-2-1 over their last 10 games. Why Ryan Ufko could be the Nashville Predators’ next great blueline prospect | On the...
Dec 7, 2022
Why Ryan Ufko could be Nashville’s next great blueline prospect

Why Ryan Ufko could be Nashville’s next great blueline prospect

Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via And what he needs to do to take the next step. Over the past few years, the University of Massachusetts (UMass) has become a factory of NHL defenders. Mario Ferraro, Cale Makar, and Zac Jones stand out, and there are a few more making their way, including Milwaukee’s Marc Del Gaizo. With a fourth-round pick in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, the Nashville Predators might have found one of the next blue-chip blue-line prospects to come out of UMass in Ryan Ufko. Standing at just 5’10”, Ufko has already outperformed his 115th...
Dec 7, 2022
Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Yuletide

Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Yuletide

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ A big gap between games, but the Preds are rolling. Milwaukee Admirals Musings: Ads Overcome Stars, Split Manitoba Series - On the ForecheckMilwaukee remains in the Central Division driver’s seat. State Your Case: Is Matthews or Robertson more prolific?Matthews vs. Robertson. MacKinnon leaves Avalanche game with upper-body injuryNathan MacKinnon left the Colorado Avalanche's game against the Philadelphia Flyers in the first period at Wells Fargo Center on Monday because of an undisclosed injury. Wright back for Kraken, set to face Canadiens...
Dec 6, 2022
Milwaukee Musings: Ads Overcome Stars, Split Manitoba Series

Milwaukee Musings: Ads Overcome Stars, Split Manitoba Series

Milwaukee Admirals Milwaukee remains in the Central Division driver’s seat. As the calendar has flipped to December, the Milwaukee Admirals remain one of the AHL’s best and hottest teams, going 7-3-0 in their last ten games. Last week, they overcame a Texas Stars’ onslaught thanks to brilliant goaltending and split two-game series with the Manitoba Moose. Catch up on how they did so below. Quick Hits Yesterday, defender Jordan Gross was recalled to Nashville to replace an injured Ryan McDonagh Forward Tommy Novak is tied for 15th in AHL scoring with 21 points in...
Dec 5, 2022
Ryan McDonagh Out 2-4 Weeks; Predators Recall Jordan Gross

Ryan McDonagh Out 2-4 Weeks; Predators Recall Jordan Gross

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports McDonagh, who left Friday’s game after being hit in face with puck, is expected to miss two to four weeks with an upper-body injury. Jordan Gross, who has played three games this season, has been recalled in his place. The Nashville Predators will be without defenseman Ryan McDonagh for the near future. The Preds placed McDonagh on injured reserve with an upper-body injury, and he’s expected to miss two to four weeks. The #Preds have recalled defenseman Jordan Gross from the @mkeadmirals. Additionally, defenseman Ryan McDonagh...
Dec 5, 2022
Preds Prospects Report: November

Preds Prospects Report: November

Photo by Dennis Pajot/ The latest on Nashville’s pipeline. Last month, the Nashville Predators added a new prospect to the pipeline, a few players returned from lengthy injury absences, and some are gearing up for hopeful World Junior appearances. I’ve got the latest on Nashville’s prospect pipeline below. November 1. Missing the first 22 games of the season is not how anyone wants to start their DY+2 season, especially as a first-round pick. But that’s exactly the fate Zachary L’Heureux was dealt this year. After finishing the 2021-22 season on a down note...
Dec 5, 2022
The Week Ahead: Vacation Mode

The Week Ahead: Vacation Mode

Photo by The Montifraulo Collection/ The Preds have another long gap between games, but at least this one is planned. For the second time in as many weeks, the Nashville Predators have a six-day break between games. Unlike last time, however, this one was at least planned. The hope is that the latest gap doesn’t derail any of the momentum the Preds have right now. They have three straight wins, including a 4-3 win over the Devils that was just New Jersey’s 2nd loss since October 24, and are 7-1-1 since the end of their two-week road trip in November. A lot of the...
Dec 2, 2022
Nashville Predators 4, New York Islanders 1: Lankinen, power play have big night

Nashville Predators 4, New York Islanders 1: Lankinen, power play have big night

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ Kevin Lankinen makes 48 saves, Preds score two with the man advantage in win. Special teams haven’t been the Predators’ friend very often this season, but on Friday night, success on the power play and a dominant performance from goaltender Kevin Lankinen played a big hand in a Nashville Predators win. A power-play goal in each of the first two periods and a successful penalty kill early helped give Nashville a 4-1 victory over the New York Islanders on the road. The Predators earned their third win in a row and seventh in their last nine...
Dec 2, 2022
Game Thread: Nashville Predators @ New York Islanders 12/2/22

Game Thread: Nashville Predators @ New York Islanders 12/2/22

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports Go Preds. The Nashville Predators take on the New York Islanders tonight.
Dec 2, 2022
Game Preview: Nashville Predators @ New York Islanders 12/02/2022

Game Preview: Nashville Predators @ New York Islanders 12/02/2022

Photo by John Russell/NHLI via The Preds square off against the Isles in the second half of a back-to-back. The Nashville Predators are on the second game of their back-to-back after beating the New Jersey Devils in an overtime thriller. Now, they head to UBS Arena to play the New York Islanders, who are in third place in the Metropolitan Division with a record of 15-9-0. The Islanders are coming off a loss to the Philadelphia Flyers, which snapped a four-game win streak that started against the Toronto Maple Leafs, two days after they lost to the Dallas Stars and...
Dec 2, 2022
Friday’s Dump & Chase: Chaos

Friday’s Dump & Chase: Chaos

Chaos season in Milwaukee. This is an open thread for your Friday. I’m going to leave you with this: Yaro just riskin' it all in OT pic.twitter.com/9729fcoyfp— Milwaukee Admirals (@mkeadmirals) December 1, 2022
Dec 1, 2022
Nashville Predators 4, New Jersey Devils 3 (OT): Johansen scores two in bumpy W

Nashville Predators 4, New Jersey Devils 3 (OT): Johansen scores two in bumpy W

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ Juuse Saros made some clutch saves to help the Preds make it to OT. The Nashville Predators took the road to face the red-hot (and very good) New Jersey Devils. Ryan Johansen got the game started off strong with a goal scored eleven seconds in, and the Devils responded strongly. They piled the shots and chances on, keeping the Preds on the back foot throughout the first half of the first period. Juuse Saros looked comfortable in net throughout, with the Preds doing relatively well at protecting the crease itself and letting him see the play. A...