Kessel scores twice, leads Coyotes past Predators 5-2
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The way Phil Kessel had been playing for the Arizona Coyotes at the start of the season, scoring a goal was just a matter of time.
Rinne helps Predators drub Golden Knights in Vegas, 5-2
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nashville's Pekka Rinne has been a Vezina Trophy finalist four times, and won the award honoring the league's best goalie in 2018.
Ekholm’s late goal leads Predators over Capitals, 6-5
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a game dominated by offense, a defenseman scored the game-winner.
Mattias Ekholm scored with 4:40 remaining to cap a wild third period and lead the Nashville...
Watson’s return solidifies Predators’ lines for playoffs
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators mixed up the roster in February by bringing in four new players. It turns out the biggest addition may have come in the final week of the regular...
Nashville takes on conference foe Vancouver
Vancouver Canucks (35-35-10, fifth in the Pacific Division) vs. Nashville Predators (45-29-6, second in the Central Division)
Saros makes career-high 47 saves, leads Predators to 2-1 win
LAS VEGAS (AP) — If Nashville and Vegas meet in the postseason, Predators coach Peter Laviolette shouldn't have a problem choosing his starting goaltender.
Juuse Saros owns the Golden Knights.
Saros made a career-high 47 saves and improved to 3-0 against Vegas as Nashville topped the Golden Knights 2-1 on Wednesday night.
Predators beat Avalanche 4-1, Laviolette earns win No. 600
DENVER (AP) — Pekka Rinne stopped a penalty shot in making 35 saves and the Nashville Predators knocked off the reeling Colorado Avalanche 4-1 on Monday to help Peter Laviolette capture win No. 600 of his NHL coaching career.
Ekblad, Trocheck lead Panthers over Predators 4-2
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vincent Trocheck's legs are feeling good and the Panthers are grateful.
Trocheck and Aaron Ekblad each had a goal and an assist to lead Florida to a 4-2 win over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night.
On a breakaway, Trocheck slipped a backhander between Juuse Saros' pads at 2:59 of the second to give Florida a 3-0 lead. After missing 27 games with a broken ankle, Trocheck has three points in the two games he has played since returning to the lineup.
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."
Kuemper, Coyotes hold on for 2-1 win over Predators
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Darcy Kuemper might not have imagined that by the end of Thursday night, he'd have played in as many games as the goalie he backs up, the injured Antti Raanta.
Kuemper had a career-high 44 saves in his sixth straight game in net, and the Arizona Coyotes held off the Western Conference-leading Nashville Predators 2-1.
Kuemper kept a shutout going until Nick Bonino scored with 7:51 to play.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — P.K. Subban didn't get heckled as long and as loud as he normally does from Winnipeg fans on Thursday.
He and the rest of Nashville's defenseman did enough to finally quiet the Jets on the ice, too.
Pekka Rinne made 32 saves, Subban and Ryan Hartman scored and the Predators stifled Winnipeg's high-powered offense to win 2-1 and even their second-round series through four games.
Predators beat Avs 5-0 in Game 6 to win first-round series
DENVER (AP) — Colorado had speed and youth. Nashville brought experience and know-how.
It was plain to see which won out — this time.
Mattias Ekholm ignited the offense early with the first goal by a Nashville defenseman in the series, Pekka Rinne stopped 22 shots and the top-seeded Predators advanced to the second round with a 5-0 victory over the Avalanche in Game 6 on Sunday night.
Rinne gets shutout, Preds win franchise-best 9th straight
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pekka Rinne stopped 26 shots, Ryan Hartman scored at 5:33 of the third period and the Nashville Predators beat the Dallas Stars 2-0 Tuesday night for a franchise-record ninth straight victory.
The Predators extended the NHL's longest active winning streak. The defending Western Conference champs also padded their lead atop both the conference and the Central Division.
Rinne earns 300th win as Predators rout Sharks 7-1
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For a guy who was drafted 258th overall in 2004, Pekka Rinne has put together quite a career.
Rinne made 33 saves in his 300th NHL win and the Nashville Predators routed the San Jose Sharks 7-1 on Thursday night.
After being selected the game's first star, Rinne was overcome with emotion as Nashville fans saluted him on the bench.
Tkachuk, Hamilton lead Flames over Predators, 4-3
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — If the Flames were weary at the end of their long trip, it didn't show against the Predators.
Matthew Tkachuk and Dougie Hamilton each had a goal and an assist in Calgary's 4-3 victory over Nashville on Thursday night.
Mark Jankowski and Curtis Lazar also scored, and David Rittich made 29 saves. The Flames won two of their last three to finish 4-2 on their longest trip of the season.
Smith scores twice to lead Predators over Bruins 5-3
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With his team struggling in the third period, Predators coach Peter Laviolette called a timeout that helped swing the momentum.
Craig Smith scored twice and added an assist, and Nashville held off the Boston Bruins 5-3 on Monday night.
Kevin Fiala had a goal and an assist, and Nick Bonino and Filip Forsberg also scored for Nashville, which has won three of four. Pekka Rinne made 37 saves.
Rinne makes 32 saves as Predators stop Jets’ streak, 5-3
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With a chance to contribute on special teams, Mattias Ekholm is showing just how dangerous he can be for the Nashville Predators.
Kyle Turris, Kevin Fiala and Ryan Johansen each had a goal and an assist to lead the Predators past the Winnipeg Jets 5-3 on Monday night.
Ekholm and Nick Bonino also scored, and P.K. Subban, Viktor Arvidsson and Roman Josi added two assists apiece as Nashville won for the seventh time in eight games. Pekka Rinne made 32 saves.
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.
Turris gives Predators center depth to match anyone in NHL
As impressive as it was that the Nashville Predators reached the Stanley Cup Final last spring without their top two centers, it was still a glaring need.
Losing to Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and the Pittsburgh Penguins last June showed the Predators the shallowest part of their lineup.
Predators send Gaudreau, Kamanev to AHL, set opening roster
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have set their roster for Thursday night's season opener at Boston by assigning Frederick Gaudreau and Vladislav Kamenev to their AHL affiliate and designating center Nick Bonino and defenseman Ryan Ellis as non-roster.
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.
Two-time Cup champion Penguins turn to Murray as top goalie
LAST SEASON: 50-21-11, 111 points. Second in Metropolitan Division. Beat Nashville in six games to win Stanley Cup.
COACH: Mike Sullivan (third season, fifth NHL season).
ADDED: RW Ryan Reaves, G Antti Niemi.
LOST: G Marc-Andre Fleury, D Trevor Daley, C Nick Bonino, LW Chris Kunitz, C Matt Cullen.
NHL ’17: Penguins, Capitals losses make East wide open
A handful of Pittsburgh Penguins players whose names are on the Stanley Cup, some of them twice or even three times, are gone.
The same goes for core players from the back-to-back Presidents' Trophy winning Washington Capitals.
Nashville’s Ryan Ellis out 4-6 months after knee surgery
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville defenseman Ryan Ellis will need a full six months to recover from offseason knee surgery, and general manager David Poile says they don't expect him back until possibly 2018.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators took care of an area of concern and added to an area of depth Saturday, signing center Nick Bonino away from the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins with a $16.4 million, four-year contract and acquiring defenseman Alexei Emelin in a trade with the Vegas Golden Knights
Pens lose free agents Kunitz, Bonino, Daley, re-sign Schultz
After celebrating a Stanley Cup championship for a second consecutive season, general manager Jim Rutherford told the Penguins' pending free agents to test the market and report back if they want to return.
Shattenkirk leads lean crop of top NHL free agents
Steve Yzerman admits that July 1 is a difficult day for general managers. They know they will have to overpay — in money and in years — to land free agents.
The veteran GM and Hall of Fame player said the sting is worse in years like this one, when "there aren't a lot of players out there."
That's good news for defensemen Kevin Shattenkirk and Trevor Daley, forwards Alexander Radulov, Justin Williams and Nick Bonino, and goaltenders Brian Elliott and Jonathan Bernier.
CROMWELL — As a key component for the UConn women’s basketball team which has won a record 11 NCAA Division I national titles, associate head coach Chris Dailey knows a thing or two about winning.
Dailey found herself celebrating another victory on Wednesday during the second flight of a charity mini-golf tournament at the Travelers Championship.
Pens’ Nick Bonino on crutches, game-time decision for Game 3
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pittsburgh center Nick Bonino was wearing a walking boot on his left foot and using crutches Friday, raising the possibility that he will not play in Nashville in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final.
Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said the veteran has a lower-body injury and will be a game-time decision against the Predators on Saturday night. Team captain Sidney Crosby said everybody's banged up at this time of year on both teams.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final (all times local):
Jake Guentzel broke a 37-minute shot drought to score the winning goal in the final minutes as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Nashville Predators 5-3 in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night.
Bonino incident puts focus on embellishment in hockey
With one head-snap motion, Nick Bonino of the Pittsburgh Penguins reminded everyone about hockey's dirty little secret of embellishment.
Not the same kind of player flopping that occurs in, say, the NBA, and it's certainly not done at the same volume seen in soccer, where diving is used effectively at the highest levels even as it is ridiculed and (occasionally) penalized.
Crosby scores twice, Bonino has winner as Pens beat Caps
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sidney Crosby outdueled Alex Ovechkin in a vintage goal-for-goal showdown between the NHL's top teams, and Nick Bonino and Marc-Andre Fleury put the finishing touches on a playoff classic.
Crosby scored two goals in 52 seconds, Bonino had the winner in the third period and Fleury made dazzling saves with and without his stick, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 Thursday night in Game 1 of their highly anticipated second-round series.