Carrie Underwood extended her run as the most decorated act in the history of the CMT Music Awards with her 20th win Wednesday night.
Carrie Underwood, Mike Fisher welcome baby boy, Jacob Bryan
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Carrie Underwood says her heart is full after the arrival of her second son.
The country superstar posted photos of herself, her husband Mike Fisher and her son Isaiah with the newborn, who she said was born early Monday. Her post states "his mom, dad and big brother couldn't be happier for God to trust them with taking care of this little miracle."
Predators look to build off team’s 1st Presidents’ Trophy
LAST SEASON: 53-18-11, 117 points. Won first Presidents' Trophy. Lost Game 7 to Winnipeg Jets in Western Conference semifinals.
COACH: Peter Laviolette (fifth season, 17th NHL season).
ADDED: D Dan Hamhuis.
LOST: C Mike Fisher, F Scott Hartnell, D Alexei Emelin.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carrie Underwood says her family is adding "another fish to our pond."
The 35-year-old singer announced Wednesday on Instagram that she and her husband, Mike Fisher, are expecting their second child. She says they are "absolutely over the moon."
Underwood and Fisher, a former NHL player for Ottawa, Canada, and Nashville, Tennessee, have a 3-year-old son, Isaiah.
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.
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Reba McEntire’s stint as Colonel Sanders in those KFC TV commercials is coming to a close, as she’s replaced by the famously tan Hollywood actor George Hamilton. The 78-year-old will reprise his role as the “Extra Crispy Colonel” in a new series of ads for KFC, but he has high praise for Reba’s turn as the first female to portray the chicken chain’s founder.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Losing the Stanley Cup last June wasn't what hurt Nashville Predators forward Filip Forsberg the most. Seeing how painful the loss was for veteran center Mike Fisher proved even more agonizing.
"That was probably the worst feeling for me personally," Forsberg said. "Seeing the look on Fish's face, how close it was and obviously didn't know then if he had another chance. And yeah, he's definitely one of the guys that I would love to win for."
Predators beat Sabres 4-0, improve to 14-0-1 in last 15
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Pekka Rinne stopped 35 shots for his eighth shutout of the season and the Nashville Predators set a franchise record by earning a point in their 15th consecutive game with a 4-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday night.
Mike Fisher and Ryan Johansen scored goals 4:34 apart in the second period, and Filip Forsberg and Ryan Hartman sealed the victory by scoring in the final four minutes.
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.
Forward Mike Fisher signs 1-year deal to return to Predators
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Predators forward Mike Fisher has made his return from a brief retirement official by signing a one-year, $1 million contract for the remainder of the season.
Fisher had announced Jan. 31 that he was planning to return to the Predators. The 6-foot-1 center had announced his retirement in August.
Predators sign Mike Fisher to 1-year deal
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Fisher is back with the Nashville Predators.
The team signed the center to a one-year, $1 million contract. The contract will be pro-rated over the remainder of this season.
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Country music icon Loretta Lynn has a fractured hip after a fall at her home in Tennessee. A statement posted today on her website said "she is doing well and thanks all her fans for their thoughts and prayers." A publicist for Lynn didn't answer additional questions.
Singer Carrie Underwood recuperating after fall at home
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music star Carrie Underwood is recuperating from injuries sustained in a fall on steps outside her home.
In a statement Sunday on Twitter, Underwood thanked her fans for messages of support following her fall Friday night.
Predators eager to finish off what they missed last season
LAST SEASON: 41-29-12, 94 points. Fourth in Central Division. Lost to Pittsburgh Penguins in Stanley Cup Final.
COACH: Peter Laviolette (fourth season, 16th NHL season).
ADDED: C Nick Bonino, F Scott Hartnell, D Alexei Emelin.
Predators name defenseman Roman Josi as 8th captain all-time
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — General manager David Poile and coach Peter Laviolette noticed how the Predators picked defenseman Roman Josi to drive a sword into the field before the NFL's Tennessee Titans' home opener with the NHL team serving an honorary role pregame.
Seeing what Josi's teammates decided made selecting the Predators' eighth captain in franchise history that much easier.
Predators captain Fisher retires after 17 seasons in NHL
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Predators forward Mike Fisher has retired in what he calls the hardest decision he's had to make, leaving the defending Stanley Cup finalists in need of a new captain.
The 37-year-old Fisher said in a letter to Predators fans that "I know I've made the right one" in opting to retire.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators' improbable run to the Stanley Cup Finals has blurred the dividing line between music and sports, a convergence that's expected to hit a crescendo in Tennessee's capital city this weekend.
The thousands of fans in town to celebrate the annual CMA Music Festival have joined with thousands more hockey fans celebrating in the streets and honkey-tonks of Music City.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pekka Rinne's struggles in Pittsburgh have his Nashville Predators on the brink of elimination.
The Predators are hardly blaming Rinne for their predicament.
The Penguins overwhelmed Rinne again, sending Nashville's star goaltender to the bench in Pittsburgh for a second straight game in the Stanley Cup Final. He was pulled after the first period by coach Peter Laviolette after surrendering half the goals in a 6-0 rout by the Penguins in Game 5 on Thursday night.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Fisher's birthday present will have to wait.
Country music superstar Carrie Underwood said she didn't get Fisher — her husband and the Nashville Predators' captain — anything for his 37th birthday on Monday. She's hoping Fisher can celebrate his birthday on another day — with the Stanley Cup if the Predators beat Pittsburgh for the championship.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators are set to each get an important player back for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.
Penguins coach Mike Sullivan says winger Patric Hornqvist will be back after missing the past six games with an undisclosed injury. Predators captain Mike Fisher says he's "ready to rock" after missing two games with his own undisclosed injury.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Predators captain Mike Fisher said Thursday he feels a lot better and his goal is to be available during the Stanley Cup Final that begins next week.
Fisher skated for the first time with his teammates since being injured May 18 late in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals. He took a knee from Anaheim defenseman Josh Manson off the right side of his head and hasn't played since.
The Predators will play either Ottawa or Pittsburgh. Game 1 of the final is Monday night.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Different players just keep stepping up for the Nashville Predators, and now their magical postseason run has an even bigger destination: the franchise's first trip to the Stanley Cup Final.
Colton Sissons scored his third goal with 6:00 left, and the Predators eliminated the Anaheim Ducks with a 6-3 win in Game 6 on Monday night in the Western Conference finals.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — He says he's been done wrong and maybe there's a country song lurking somewhere in this.
The longtime anthem singer at Nashville Predators hockey games has the blues. He's been replaced in the Stanley Cup playoffs by superstar singers such as Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum and Little Big Town.
Predators’ Fiala out of playoffs after breaking leg
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nashville Predators forward Kevin Fiala broke his left leg during Game 1 against St. Louis and is recovering from surgery to repair his femur, the team said Thursday.
The 20-year-old Fiala was hit by Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo and went hard into the boards behind the St. Louis net at 1:46 of the second period Wednesday night. His injury led to a 17-minute delay while Fiala received medical attention. He was taken off the ice on a stretcher to the hospital.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Filip Forsberg scored 2:45 into overtime and the Nashville Predators came back to beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-4 on Tuesday night for their fourth straight win.
Forsberg had a goal and an assist in the final nine minutes of the third period to lead the Predators back from a 4-2 deficit. Forsberg has 10 goals and four assists during a six-game point streak.
Ryan Johansen, Colin Wilson and Mike Fisher also scored for the Predators.
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
Predators fight violence against women with new ad, donation
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The numbers of women affected by abuse, sexual assault or domestic violence staggered Sean Henry, president and CEO of the Nashville Predators, the first time he heard them.
Then he talked to his wife, mother and other women in his life who told him the numbers didn't surprise them. That shocked, and scared, him even more.
Forsberg scores 2 in 3rd period, Predators beat Wild 4-2
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — With his team down by two early, Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said he "took the brakes off" his players in the second period. In return, the Predators rewarded their coach with his 500th career win.
Filip Forsberg scored twice, including the tiebreaking goal in the third, and Nashville rallied to beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2 Sunday night. The Predators have won six of seven and wrapped up a five-game road trip with four wins.
Sissons gets first hat trick, Predators beat Lightning 6-1
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Colton Sissons called it a "surreal" performance.
Sissons ended a 12-game goal drought with his first career hat trick, Pekka Rinne made 27 saves and the Nashville Predators beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-1 on Thursday night.
"I've been struggling to find the back of the net just in general," Sissons said. "To pop three feels pretty good."
Fisher’s goal caps comeback as Predators beat Blues 6-3
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Down by three goals early in the second period, Nashville looked to its captain to turn the tide.
Mike Fisher scored twice and the Predators rallied to beat the St. Louis Blues 6-3 on Tuesday night.
"Yeah, it's a great effort, being down like that and finding a way to come back and playing really good in the second and third period — against a great team, too, a division rival," Fisher said. "That was a big win."
Johansen, Watson help Predators beat Avalanche 5-3
DENVER (AP) — Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne worried that a one-goal advantage heading into the third period wouldn't be enough for the Predators on Tuesday night.
Ryan Johansen and Austin Watson provided him with some quick insurance.
Johansen and Watson scored in the first 2:42 of the third, and both had an assist in the Predators' 5-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche.
"We got really timely goals," Rinne said. "It was a big game for Colorado — they weren't going away."
Wilson, Johansen each score twice, Predators beat Jets 5-1
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — One day after Thanksgiving, Nashville's forwards were thankful for Mike Fisher's generosity.
Colin Wilson and Ryan Johansen scored twice, Fisher added three assists and Nashville beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-1 on Friday night.
James Neal also scored and Pekka Rinne made 22 saves for Nashville, winners of three straight. The Predators continued their home dominance, improving to 8-1-1.
Forsberg, Rinne lead Predators past Stars, 5-2
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pekka Rinne doesn't want November to end.
Filip Forsberg, James Neal and Ryan Johansen each had a goal and an assist to lead the Nashville Predators over the Dallas Stars 5-2 on Wednesday night.
Rinne made 33 saves for Nashville, improving to 7-1-2 this November. After he made eight saves in the first, Dallas put 22 on the Finn in the second, and he denied them all. He stopped 3 of 5 in the third.
Rinne stops 30 shots, Predators beat Senators 5-1
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — From start to finish, the Nashville Predators were the better team and simply outworked the Ottawa Senators.
Ryan Ellis scored the tiebreaking goal late in the first period, Pekka Rinne stopped 30 shots and the Predators beat the Senators 5-1 Thursday night.
Mike Ribeiro had a goal and assist, and Colton Sissons, Pontus Aberg and James Neal also scored to help the Predators sweep the two-game series series against the Senators.
Spezza scores in third period, Stars beat Predators 2-1
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Shots eventually turned into a decisive goal for the Dallas Stars.
Jason Spezza scored midway through the third period to give Dallas a 2-1 win over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.
Adam Cracknell got his second goal of the season for Dallas, and Kari Lehtonen made 27 saves.
Making his first start of the season, Lehtonen was not tested early, making just four saves in the first period. The Stars outshot Nashville 37-28 in the game.
Predators score 3 power-play goals, open beating Chicago 3-2
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — P.K. Subban gave a glimpse in his regular season debut of just how valuable he might be to the Nashville Predators.
Not only did the defenseman acquired in the offseason score the first goal of the season, he even arranged the order of the postgame interviews.
P.K. Subban already making big impression in Music City
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — P.K. Subban already has belted out "Folsom Prison Blues" at Tootsie's, a famous honky tonk. He visited the local children's hospital before training camp opened. Then he scored a goal in each of his first two preseason games with his new team.
In Nashville, that's called knowing how to make an entrance.
Predators name Mike Fisher 7th captain in franchise history
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have named forward Mike Fisher as the seventh captain in franchise history, replacing Shea Weber who was traded to Montreal in July for P.K. Subban in a stunning move.
General manager David Poile said Thursday that Fisher easily could have been captain many times in his career.