Farewell, Fang Faction

Back in February of 2011, a professor of mine asked me if I would like to contribute to a Nashville Predators blog. Of course, I was excited, and I joined a fellow MTSU student, Seth, in the creation of a Predators blog for Bloguin. If you’re one of the original fans of the site, you […]

Coyotes eliminate Predators in game five

Nashville’s suspended players made a return to the lineup in Phoenix on Monday night, but it didn’t matter. Nothing the Predators did could best Phoenix’s Mike Smith, who had an incredible series, particularly stumping the Predators in the final two games of the series. The Predators played with the sense of urgency that is to […]

Phoenix steals game one 4-3 in OT

The Nashville Predators fell to the Phoenix Coyotes 4-3  in overtime of game one of their second-round series on Friday night. Phoenix won their franchise’s first win in a second-round game in a match-up of two teams that have never been past the second round of the playoffs. Game one can best be described as […]

Predators eliminate Red Wings in game five

Little brother topples big brother; the franchise that has existed for only a few more years than the other has cups ended up coming out on top; the expansion team defeated the team with deepest history; the Nashville Predators eliminated the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 in round one with a 2-1 victory Friday night in […]

Hockeytown belongs to Nashville

All 20,066 people in Joe Louis arena were stunned. The Nashville Predators took a commanding 3-1 lead in their first round series against the Detroit Red Wings by sweeping both games in Detroit. The Predators had to overcome poor play early, several terrific runs from Detroit (where it appeared that they would storm back) and […]

Nashville thriving in strange playoffs

Home-ice has never been so meaningless. The record for home teams in this year’s Stanley Cup playoffs: 8-11. Ouch. It seemed like a bad omen for the Predators when, after fighting all season to secure home-ice in the first round, they were matched up with the Red Wings, a perennial Cup contender, one of the […]

Shea Weber fined $2,500 for Zeterberg hit

The NHL announced on Thursday that Shea Weber would be fined $2,500 for slamming Henrik Zeterberg’s head into the glass at the end of last night’s 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings. In addition to the penalty, which the NHL said is the maximum for such an event, Weber was warned about any further […]

Nashville opens series with a 3-2 win over Detroit

The Bridgestone Arena was rocking Wednesday night. Two divisional rivals, the Nashville Predators and the Detroit Red Wings, met in the first round of the playoffs for the third time in the history of the rivalry. In the previous two post-season matchups, Detroit came away victorious. This time Nashville has home ice. Both teams came […]

Radulov lifts Predators to 2-1 shootout win

The playoffs are almost here and Smashville can feel it. It’s time for winning playoff hockey to be played. On Tuesday night, the Nashville Predators played well enough defensively to escape from the Minnesota Wild with a 2-1 victory, which means two much-needed points in the standings. Nashville is currently playing a game of back-and-forth […]

Predators at Blues preview

It’s almost here. The stretch run to the playoffs is in full force and the time for positioning has arrived. We’re just a few short weeks away from playoff hockey in Smashville. On Tuesday night, the Nashville Predators will face the first-place St. Louis Blues in the final meeting between the two clubs this season. […]

Predators cannot overcome poor play and officiating in 6-3 loss

This year’s Nashville Predators team has a way of driving me crazy with inconsistant play. In one game, they will look like a viable playoff contender who could make a serious run in the postseason. And then there are the games like Tuesday night, when the Predators fell behind 4-1 to the Edmonton Oilers, ultimately […]

Predators fall to Kings 4-2

For the second time in two weeks the Nashville Predators faced off against the Los Angeles Kings. And for the second time in two weeks the Kings came away with the victory, defeating the Predators this time 4-2 in Los Angeles. The Predators, who continue to chase the struggling Detroit Red Wings and surging St. […]

Kostitsyn brothers prove too much for Detroit in 3-2 win

Much has changed since the last the the Nashville Predators faced off against the Detroit Red Wings. Both teams have been passed by the St. Louis Blues in the standings since that time. Detroit has hit what amounts to a lull for them in the season. Nashville has had some pretty big roster changes. The […]

Predators defeat Panthers 3-1

The Nashville Predators got back to winning with a 3-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night in Florida. Nashville was able to jump up early and hang on late, despite a few close calls down the stretch. In the first period, the Predators got a unique goal: the trade deadline special. At the […]

Nashville Predators @ Florida Panthers preview

Coming off a tough loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday, the Nashville Predators look to right the ship Saturday night in Florida against the Panthers.  Read more after the jump. Nashville is 37-20-7 with 81 points going into Saturday night’s game, good for 5th place in the highly competitive Western Conference. Florida, on the […]