Preds end long power-play goal drought, beat Coyotes 5-2
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators took care of several issues Tuesday night at the expense of the Arizona Coyotes.
None meant more than ending their power-play woes, if only for one night.
Filip Forsberg ended an 0-for-34 power-play drought as part of Nashville's three-goal second period, and the Predators beat the Coyotes 5-2 Tuesday night to snap a three-game skid at home.
Arvidsson nets hat trick as Predators rout Capitals 7-2
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Viktor Arvidsson is feeling healthier with each passing game, and the results are showing in the back of the net.
Arvidsson scored a hat trick on National Hat Day, and the Nashville Predators routed the Washington Capitals 7-2 Tuesday night to snap a two-game skid.
He could've had more, too. Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said Arvidsson hit a post and missed a couple other opportunities in close.
Sissons scores OT winner as Predators beat Canucks 4-3
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Leading by two late in the third period, the Nashville Predators nearly let this one get away.
Colton Sissons made sure that didn't happen.
After the Predators allowed a pair of goals in the final 4:05 of regulation, Sissons scored 3:05 into overtime to give them a 4-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night.
Jarnkrok’s hat trick leads Predators over Kings 5-3
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Calle Jarnkrok's three goals sent many Nashville Predators fans home with a serious case of hat head.
Jarnkrok recorded his first career hat trick to lead the Predators to a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.
"That was a good night for him," Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said. "I thought he played terrific, forget about the goals, just the game in general. I thought he was really moving."
Rinne shines in return, Predators beat Lightning 4-1
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Pekka Rinne didn't miss a beat after being sidelined for two weeks.
He made 42 saves after sitting out five games with an injury, and the Nashville Predators beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-1 on Thursday night.
"Anytime you miss time, you're a little nervous," Rinne said. "I was happy that we played one of the top teams. You have to have a mindset that you might be busy. I felt good, and obviously very happy with the win."
Hartman scores twice as Predators beat Golden Knights 4-1
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After a lackluster opening period by the Nashville Predators, Ryan Hartman and Kevin Fiala went to work.
Hartman scored twice in a 57-second span and Juuse Saros made 23 saves to lead Nashville to a 4-1 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday night.
Calle Jarnkrok and Viktor Arvidsson also scored, and Fiala assisted on both of Hartman's goals for the Predators, who have won two of their last three.
Forsberg, Arvidsson lead Predators to 5-2 win over Islanders
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Filip Forsberg and Viktor Arvidsson took advantage of some crisp passes by Ryan Johansen to help the Nashville Predators get another big win.
Forsberg scored twice, Arvidsson had a goal and an assist, and the Predators beat the New York Islanders 5-2 Saturday night.
Calle Jarnkrok and Kyle Turris also scored for Nashville, which has won four of its first five games. Juuse Saros stopped 20 shots to beat the Islanders for the second time in eight days.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Fisher won't play for the Predators in Game 7 against the Winnipeg Jets because of a lower-body injury.
The team announced Fisher's absence Thursday about three hours before puck drop of the deciding game in the second-round series between the NHL's top two teams.
The Predators called Fisher day-to-day in the first update on the 37-year-old center since he left in the first period of Game 6 Monday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators say forward Calle Jarnkrok will miss the rest of the regular season with an upper-body injury.
The Predators updated Jarnkrok's status Thursday .
Jarnkrok was hurt Tuesday night in a 3-1 win over Winnipeg when checked by Jets forward Andrew Copp during the third period. Jarnkrok went to the locker room and was seen wearing a sling around his right arm leaving the arena.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Mike Fisher's return to the Predators quickly became a coming-out-of-retirement party.
Fisher scored in his first game back and Calle Jarnkrok won it 43 seconds into overtime as Nashville beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 on Friday night for its seventh consecutive victory.
Josi scores in OT to rally Predators past Islanders, 5-4
NEW YORK (AP) — The Nashville Predators trailed in the third period even though they seemed to have had the better chances. They stuck with it and pulled out another big win to keep rolling along.
Ryan Johansen scored the tying goal in the final minute of regulation, and Roman Josi scored the winner 3:42 into overtime to rally the Predators past the New York Islanders 5-4 on Monday night.
Rinne, Forsberg lead Predators over Kings 5-0
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After welcoming Filip Forsberg back to the lineup, the Predators looked like the team that made it to the Stanley Cup Final last season.
Pekka Rinne made 19 saves, Forsberg had a goal and an assist, and Nashville beat the Los Angeles Kings 5-0 on Thursday night.
Craig Smith, Calle Jarnkrok, Colton Sissons and Viktor Arvidsson also scored. Ryan Johansen had three assists.
Saros’ 29 saves lead Predators over Wild 3-0
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Juuse Saros stepped in for Pekka Rinne and delivered a gem for Nashville.
Saros made 29 saves for his second shutout this season, P.K. Subban scored his ninth goal and the Predators beat the Minnesota Wild 3-0 on Saturday night.
Saros was quick to credit the players in front of him following the game.
"They were better in front of our net," the Finn said. "We didn't give them as much chances as yesterday. I think we were more active today."
Jarnkrok scores, Rinne shines as Predators beat Blues 2-1
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne loves playing against the St. Louis Blues.
Calle Jarnkrok scored his second goal in two games and Rinne made 29 saves as the Predators beat the Blues 2-1 on Wednesday night, snapping their season-high three-game losing streak.
"I don't want to jinx anything," Rinne said. "I think that's a good team, one of the top teams in the league. I think we match up pretty well. It's never about me. I think as a team we did a good job in front of me."
Ehlers scores 2, Tanev nets winner as Jets top Predators 6-4
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Brandon Tanev's first goal in almost two months came at a perfect time for the Jets.
Tanev snapped a third-period tie with 1:26 left, sending Winnipeg to a 6-4 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.
Nikolaj Ehlers had two goals and Adam Lowry, Patrik Laine and Blake Wheeler also scored for the Jets. Tyler Myers added three assists and Connor Hellebuyck made 30 saves.
Subban scores twice, Predators rout skidding Canucks 7-1
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The way P.K. Subban sees it, he was due a little good fortune anyway.
The star defenseman scored two strange goals, including one from center ice, and the Nashville Predators routed the skidding Vancouver Canucks 7-1 on Wednesday night.
"I can think of a couple times this year where (on) more of an honest play, pucks should have went in and they didn't," Subban said. "I'll take it."
Jarnkrok, Rinne power Predators past Blue Jackets 3-1
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Nashville Predators finished off a successful early-season trip with a win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The Predators won a couple in California before beating Columbus 3-1, with the only loss coming in the first game of the swing at San Jose on Nov. 1.
"We did what we had to do on the road here, so it was good," Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said. "(We) walk away with six points out of eight on a road trip this early. For me, it's good to be in the spot we're in."
Predators down Kings on Arvidsson’s breakaway goal in OT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Nashville Predators were wobbling before Calle Jarnkrok and Viktor Arvidsson connected on a big play.
Jarnkrok stole a pass and fed Arvidsson for a breakaway goal 4:40 into overtime, sending Nashville to a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.
"We played a pretty good game up until the third," Predators defenseman Roman Josi said. "But at the end of the day, we got two points."
Rinne makes 43 saves as Predators edge Blackhawks 2-1
CHICAGO (AP) — The Nashville Predators got off to a slow start, picked up steam in the second period and held on at the very end.
Pekka Rinne was good all night long.
Rinne made 43 saves and Nashville killed off six power plays, helping the Predators edge the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Friday.
"Our goalie played real well tonight," forward Craig Smith said. "Kudos to him and our penalty killers. They were monsters."
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final (all times local):
Pekka Rinne was spectacular, Frederick Gaudreau scored a tiebreaking goal early in the second period and the Nashville Predators handed Pittsburgh a 4-1 loss Monday night to even the Stanley Cup Final at two games apiece.
Sharks F Micheal Haley suspended 1 game
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Jose Sharks forward Micheal Haley has been suspended for one game without pay for punching Nashville forward Calle Jarnkrok.
Haley was assessed a match penalty Saturday when he retaliated after being hit from behind into the boards by Jarnkrok. Haley got up and chased after Jarnkrok, sending him to the ice with a punch to the face,
Rinne leads Predators past Flames 3-1
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Called upon to play a bigger role, Colton Sissons did not disappoint.
Sissons scored a goal, and Pekka Rinne made 24 saves to lead the Nashville Predators over the Calgary Flames 3-1 on Thursday night.
Calle Jarnkrok and Ryan Ellis scored, and Colin Wilson had two assists for Nashville, which has won five of six.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Brian Campbell scored with 1:05 remaining to lead the Chicago Blackhawks over the Nashville Predators 5-3 on Saturday night for their seventh straight win.
Patrick Kane scored twice, including an empty-netter after Campbell's goal, and Jordin Tootoo and Jonathan Toews also scored for Chicago. Corey Crawford made 32 saves.
Viktor Arvidsson scored twice and Calle Jarnkrok also had a goal for Nashville, which has lost two straight.
Ekholm scores in 3rd period, Predators beat Blue Jackets 4-3
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After the Columbus Blue Jackets fought back from a two-goal deficit to tie the score early in the third period, the Nashville Predators kept up their intensity and Mattias Ekholm got them a win.
Predators rally from 3-goal deficit to beat Stars 5-3
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Coach Peter Laviolette and the Nashville Predators can enjoy their upcoming five-day break regret-free following an amazing five-goal rally Sunday night.
Filip Forsberg scored a short-handed goal 6:02 into the third period to put the Predators ahead to stay, and Nashville rallied from a three-goal deficit to beat the Dallas Stars 5-3 on Sunday night.
Correction: Canucks-Predators story
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a story Feb. 7 about the Predators 4-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks, The Associated Press reported Filip Forsberg was credited with Nashville's third goal. A scoring change announced Wednesday gave that goal to Viktor Arvidsson.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Arvidsson, Jarnkrok lead Predators past Canucks, 4-2
Viktor Arvidsson scored two goals and had an assist to lead the Predators to a 4-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night
Hornqvist scores twice, Penguins top Predators 4-2
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Patric Hornqvist scored twice, Matt Murray stopped 37 shots and the Pittsburgh Penguins returned from the All-Star break with a 4-2 win over Nashville on Tuesday night.
Trevor Daley and Chris Kunitz also scored for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who had lost two in a row. Sidney Crosby picked up an assist on Hornqvist's first goal for the 994th point of his career.
Eichel’s overtime winner lifts Sabres over Predators 5-4
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — On the bench, Jack Eichel talked the talk. On the ice, he certainly backed it up.
Eichel scored two goals, including the game-winner at 2:35 of overtime to give the Buffalo Sabres a 5-4 comeback victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.
Zemgus Girgensons, Brian Gionta and Kyle Okposo also scored for Buffalo, which has won three straight.
Jarnkrok’s OT winner leads Predators over Canucks, 2-1
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators were overdue for an overtime win, and they got one in dramatic fashion.
Calle Jarnkrok scored a short-handed goal with 1.5 seconds remaining in overtime to lift the Predators to a 2-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night.
Jarnkrok’s 2 goals lead Predators over Blues 3-1
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With the Nashville Predators struggling to generate offense, Calle Jarnkrok delivered at just the right time.
Jarnkrok scored twice to lead the Predators over the St. Louis Blues 3-1 on Thursday night.
James Neal also scored and Pekka Rinne made 23 saves for Nashville, which has won two straight for its first winning streak of the season.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have signed defenseman Matt Carle to a one-year contract hours after signing forward Calle Jarnkrok to a six-year, $12 million contract through 2021-22.
Under the deals announced by the Predators on Wednesday, Carle will earn $700,000 this season while Jarnkrok will earn $1.7 million this season rising to $2.2 million in both 2019-20 and 2020-2021 before dipping to $2 million in the final year.