NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators offered forward Nino Niederreiter the perfect combination of a competitive team stocked with friends and former teammates along with a physical playing style.
DENVER (AP) — The swelling around Colorado Avalanche goalie Darcy Kuemper's right eye has subsided a week after catching a stick blade through his mask. '
“I can see now,” he said with a laugh Sunday after practice.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Darcy Kuemper will sit out Game 4 on Monday night with the Colorado goaltender's right eye still swollen from being poked by a stick through his mask.
Avalanche coach Jared Bednar said Pavel Francouz, who made 18 saves in nearly 41 minutes coming off the bench in relief on Saturday, will start against Nashville.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Colorado goaltender Darcy Kuemper hurt an eye after being struck in the face by a stick late in the first period of the Avalanche’s 7-3 win over Nashville on Saturday.
Coach Jared Bednar said after the victory that Kuemper was well and doing better even though the goalie didn’t return.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes created one last memory in their final game at Gila River Arena.
Their four-goal comeback also put the Nashville Predators in a difficult spot: instead of facing Calgary, they get top-seeded Colorado in the first round of next week's playoffs.
DENVER (AP) — Matt Duchene scored the lone goal of the shootout and David Rittich stopped all three attempts as the Nashville Predators rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-4 on Thursday night.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Carter Verhaeghe scored twice and Spencer Knight stopped 27 shots for his second career shutout as the Florida Panthers beat the Ottawa Senators 4-0 on Thursday night.
With the victory and Nashville’s 5-4 shootout win over Western Conference-leading Colorado (56-18-7), the Panthers (58-17-6) clinched their first Presidents' Trophy for the best record in the regular season and home ice advantage throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dmitry Kulikov scored with 1.3 seconds remaining in overtime to give the Minnesota Wild a 5-4 victory over the Nashville Predators on Sunday night.
Joel Eriksson Ek had two power-play goals and an assist, Nick Bjugstad and Kevin Fiala also scored, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 21 saves for Minnesota.
Minnesota Wild (50-21-7, second in the Central) vs. Nashville Predators (44-29-5, fourth in the Central)
Nashville, Tennessee; Sunday, 8 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Predators +102, Wild -123; over/under is 6.5
Nashville Predators (44-28-5, fourth in the Central) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (47-22-8, third in the Atlantic)
Tampa, Florida; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Tampa Bay Lightning host Nashville after the Predators took down Calgary 3-2 in a shootout.
Calgary Flames (47-20-9, first in the Pacific) vs. Nashville Predators (43-28-5, fourth in the Central)
Nashville, Tennessee; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Predators +117, Flames -139; over/under is 6
St. Louis Blues (45-20-10, second in the Central) vs. Nashville Predators (43-27-5, fourth in the Central)
Nashville, Tennessee; Sunday, 6 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Predators -105, Blues -115; over/under is 6
Chicago Blackhawks (25-38-11, seventh in the Central) vs. Nashville Predators (42-27-5, fourth in the Central)
Nashville, Tennessee; Saturday, 12:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Chicago visits the Nashville Predators after the Blackhawks beat San Jose 5-4 in a shootout.
Edmonton Oilers (42-26-6, second in the Pacific) vs. Nashville Predators (42-26-5, fourth in the Central)
Nashville, Tennessee; Thursday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Connor McDavid leads Edmonton into a matchup against Nashville.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Johansen scored from a sharp angle at 3:18 of overtime to give the Nashville Predators a 1-0 victory over the slumping San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night.
Juuse Saros made 25 saves for the Predators, who snapped a two-game skid as they try to maintain their hold on a wild card in the tight Western Conference playoff race.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Roman Josi had three assists and the Nashville Predators erased a one-goal deficit in the third period to defeat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Thursday night.
“We talk lots about mental toughness and physical toughness, and those are the things," Predators coach John Hynes said.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Johansen’s first career hat trick led the Nashville Predators to a 6-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night.
Roman Josi and Philip Tomasino had a goal and two assists, Matt Duchene had a goal and an assist and Juuse Saros made a season-high 47 saves for Nashville, winners of three of four as they try to keep pace in the tight Western Conference playoff race.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Filip Forsberg scored two goals in the third period of a five-point performance, and Matt Duchene added two power-play goals in the final minutes of the Nashville Predators' 6-3 victory over the skidding Anaheim Ducks on Monday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Flyers capped an emotional night for captain Claude Giroux with a comeback victory.
Kevin Hayes scored a tying goal late in the third period, then assisted Joel Farabee’s game-winner with 1:19 remaining to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-4 victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday after they honored Giroux for playing in his 1,000th career regular-season game.
Nashville Predators (33-21-4, fourth in the Central) vs. Minnesota Wild (34-19-4, third in the Central)
St. Paul, Minnesota; Sunday, 7 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Wild -145, Predators +123; over/under is 6
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The St. Louis Blues are doing their best to buy some breathing room in the Central Division.
Robert Thomas scored his second goal with 2:38 left as the St. Louis Blues beat the Nashville Predators 7-4 Saturday for their second straight win.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Roman Josi scored with 1:22 remaining to give the Nashville Predators a 2-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night.
Ryan Johansen also scored and Juuse Saros made 22 saves for Nashville, winners of two straight.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Filip Forsberg scored twice and Juuse Saros made 30 saves in the 100th win of his NHL career, leading the Nashville Predators to a 4-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night.
Detroit Red Wings (18-17-6, fifth in the Atlantic) vs. Nashville Predators (25-14-3, third in the Central)
Nashville, Tennessee; Saturday, 8:30 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Predators -197, Red Wings +164; over/under is 5.5
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Johansen and Mikael Granlund each scored a goal and assisted on another to lead the Nashville Predators over the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 on Thursday night.
Eeli Tolvanen, Luke Kunin and Tanner Jeannot also scored for Nashville, which halted a four-game skid.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Brayden Schenn and Ivan Barbashev each had two goals and two assists as the St. Louis Blues came from behind to beat the Nashville Predators 5-3 on Monday night.
Ryan O’Reilly added a goal and two assists in the first meeting between the teams since they played back-to-back games in February 2020.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tanner Jeannot scored twice, Filip Forsberg and Ryan Johansen each scored once and added an assist to lead the Nashville Predators to a 6-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gustav Nyquist scored in the fifth round of the shootout to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 win over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.
Patrik Laine, back in the lineup after missing 19 games with an oblique strain, scored, Alexandre Texier added a goal, and Boone Jenner had a goal and an assist.
DETROIT (AP) — Roman Josi beat four Detroit defenders for a first-period goal, Ryan Johansen scored on a power play and the Nashville Predators topped the Red Wings 5-2 Tuesday night.
“This next 20-game segment is where we’ve talked about really solidifying our identity as a team, and this is a good way to get that started,” Predators coach John Hynes said.
Montreal Canadiens (6-17-2, sixth in the Atlantic) vs. Nashville Predators (12-10-1, third in the Central)
Nashville, Tennessee; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Predators -166, Canadiens +140; over/under is 6
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Yakov Trenin scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period and had an assist, Ryan Johansen added a goal and an assist, and the Nashville Predators beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 on Monday night.
DALLAS (AP) — Rookie Tanner Jeannot had a goal and an assist, Juuse Saros stopped 25 shots, and the Nashville Predators beat the Dallas Stars 4-2 on Wednesday night.
Ryan Johansen, Matt Duchene and Colton Sissons also scored for the Predators, who are 6-1-1 in their last eight games.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Leon Draisaitl had two goals and an assist to take the NHL scoring lead — a point ahead of teammate Connor McDavid — and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 on Wednesday night.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Roman Josi had a four-point game, Connor Ingram won his first NHL start, and the Nashville Predators beat Minnesota 5-2 Sunday night, snapping the Wild’s season-opening four-game win streak.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Andrei Svechnikov made a mistake in the second period and made up for it in the third.
Svechnikov scored with 6:00 left in the third period, and Teuvo Teravainen added a late empty-net goal as the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Nashville Predators 3-2 Saturday night.
Four overtimes. A total of 191 minutes, 4 seconds of hockey. Two hundred and fourteen shots on goal.
In just two games.
“Got to be mentally tough. You’ve got to stay ultra-focused and your detail has to be very sharp,” said Ryan Johansen, whose Predators won consecutive double-overtime games in Nashville to tie their Central Division playoff series against Carolina at two wins apiece.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Roman Josi had a goal and an assist in Nashville's three-goal first period as the Predators beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-2 Tuesday night for their fifth win in six games...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Johansen was the lone scorer in the shootout, leading the Nashville Predators to a 3-2 victory over the Dallas Stars on Sunday night...