December 29, 2014 |
NASHVILLE - The momentum the Flyers built with three straight road wins was halted by the three-day holiday break and the Nashville Predators on Saturday night. The Flyers' passing wasn't sharp, their special teams were atrocious, and they didn't come close to scoring on a five-on-three advantage for the first 58 seconds of the second period. As a result, they dropped a 4-1 decision to Nashville and star goalie Pekka Rinne at Bridgestone Arena, enabling Predators coach Peter Laviolette to win his first matchup against his former team.
January 11, 2012 |
MILAN MICHALEK scored twice, Craig Anderson stopped 29 shots and the visiting Ottawa Senators made quick work of the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 5-1 victory last night. Chris Neil, Bobby Butler and Jason Spezza also scored for the Senators while Colin Greening and Nick Foligno added two assists each. Ottawa scored on four consecutive shots spanning the first and second periods to break the game open and send the reeling Penguins to their fifth straight loss. Evgeni Malkin scored his 17th goal of the season for Pittsburgh but couldn't stop the Penguins from matching their longest losing streak in 2 years.
January 2, 2012
Sergei Kostitsyn scored three goals to lead the host Nashville Predators to their third straight victory, 5-3 over the Calgary Flames on Sunday night. Kevin Klein and Matt Halischuk also scored for Nashville. Jarome Iginla, Rene Bourque, and Brendan Morrison scored for the Flames, who have lost three straight. Kostitsyn's first goal gave Nashville a 2-1 lead. His second made it 4-1, and he capped the scoring with an empty-net goal. Iginla, stationed in front of the crease, beat goaltender Pekka Rinne with a wrist shot 3 minutes, 47 seconds into the game.
November 4, 2011
Marian Gaborik made up for a frustrating night by scoring in the last round of a shootout to give the New York Rangers a 2-1 win over the visiting Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night. Gaborik gave goalie Jonas Hiller a head fake then a little shimmy before tucking the puck past him. That left it up to New York's Henrik Lundqvist, who stopped Cherry Hill's Bobby Ryan and then pumped his fist as the crowd roared in approval. Ryan, who beat New York in a shootout last month in Stockholm, scored the tying goal late in the second period for Anaheim after Jeff Woywitka put New York up with his first Rangers goal, late in the first.
May 10, 2011 |
Daniel Sedin and Mason Raymond scored first-period goals, and Roberto Luongo made 23 saves as the visiting Vancouver Canucks beat the Nashville Predators 2-1 to advance to the Western Conference finals last night. The Canucks, who had the NHL's best record this season, reached the conference finals for the first time since 1994 and will face the winner of the series between the San Jose Sharks and Detroit Red Wings. Raymond gave Vancouver the lead 7:45 into the game and Sedin made it 2-0 just 1:43 later.
May 8, 2011 |
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Joel Ward scored two goals less than five minutes apart early in the third period and the Nashville Predators stayed alive against the Vancouver Canucks with a 4-3 win on Saturday night in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinal series. David Legwand also scored twice, Pekka Rinne made 29 saves, and Ward had three points for the Predators, who still trail three games to two in the best-of-seven series but will return home for Game 6 on Monday night.
May 6, 2011 |
The Vancouver Canucks can prove they learned from Chicago the importance of closing out an opponent the first chance they get. Ryan Kesler broke a tie with a power-play goal at 7:28 of the third period, and the visiting Canucks beat the Nashville Predators, 4-2, last night to take a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series. The Canucks, the Presidents' Trophy winners for the NHL's best regular-season record, can close out the series tomorrow night in Game 5 in Vancouver.
April 29, 2011 |
Roberto Luongo stopped 20 shots and made Chris Higgins' second-period goal stand up in the Vancouver Canucks' 1-0 win over the visiting Nashville Predators in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals last night. It was Luongo's second shutout of these playoffs and the third of his NHL postseason career. He made nine saves in the third period, including a short-handed breakaway by Mike Fisher 5:20 in, for the Canucks, who will host Game 2 tomorrow. Pekka Rinne had several spectacular stops among his 29 saves to keep the Predators in the game despite his club being outshot 30-20 and outplayed for long stretches.
February 3, 2010 |
The Washington Capitals set a franchise record with their 11th straight win and sent the Bruins to their eighth consecutive loss as Brooks Laich broke a tie early in the third period of a 4-1 win last night in Boston. Washington, the NHL's highest-scoring team, trailed the league's lowest-scoring team after one period but came out aggressively in the second and tied the game on Mike Knuble's goal at 2 minutes, 4 seconds. Laich then scored at 5:04 of the third, Boyd Gordon connected less than 3 minutes later and Alex Ovechkin added an empty-net goal, his 36th.
March 30, 2009 |
The Nashville Predators capped a big week with a confidence-building victory over the Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings. Ryan Suter broke a tie on a power play with 4 minutes, 36 seconds to play in regulation, and Pekka Rinne made 33 saves to help Nashville win its third straight game, 4-3 at Detroit last night. Not only did the Predators defeat the defending Stanley Cup champs, who are second in the Western Conference, they also beat the conference's top team, the San Jose Sharks, on Thursday night, and Los Angeles on Saturday night in overtime.