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."
Johansen, Forsberg lead Predators over Wild 4-2
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Johansen and the Nashville Predators are off to a solid start this season.
Scoring first has been a big key.
Johansen and P.K. Subban each had two assists, and the Predators beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Monday night for their fifth win in six games.
"It's early in the season, you're trying to get your game in order," Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said. "Hopefully just continue to get better."
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have signed restricted free agent Miikka Salomaki to a two-year deal worth $750,000 in each of the next two seasons.
The Predators announced the $1.5 million deal for the forward Monday.
Ekholm, Fiala lead Predators to 6-3 win over Capitals
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The trade that sent Filip Forsberg to Nashville has not worked out well for the Washington Capitals.
Mattias Ekholm and Kevin Fiala each had a goal and an assist to lead Forsberg and the streaking Predators past the Capitals 6-3 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory.
Craig Smith, Nick Bonino, Forsberg and Miikka Salomaki also scored for Nashville. Pekka Rinne made 26 saves, and 12 players had at least one point for the Predators.
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."
Predators sign defenseman Adam Pardy to 1-year, 2-way deal
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have signed defenseman Adam Pardy to a one-year, two-way contract.
The Predators announced the signing Wednesday along with other moves.
Nashville placed defenseman Anthony Bitetto on injured reserve and sent forward Miikka Salomaki to AHL Milwaukee on a conditioning assignment.