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Game Day: Preds at Ducks

The Preds Begin a Five-Game Road Trip in Anaheim, Their First Visit Since a Game Seven Victory

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten /

The Nashville Predators begin their five-game road trip tonight with a date against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center, their first visit to Orange County since defeating Anaheim in Game Seven of Round One last spring, the first Game Seven victory in franchise history.

Tonight's matchup won't mean quite as much when all is said and done, but for the Preds, starting the western excursion with a positive outcome is something undoubtedly on their minds.

Nashville (2-3-0) is coming off of a 5-1 victory over Pittsburgh on Saturday night, a contest that saw the Preds score four goals in the second period, and all at even strength, which has been an area of concern early in the season. Forwards Kevin Fiala and Viktor Arvidsson each tallied twice in the game, and rookie netminder Juuse Saros, who has since been returned to the AHL, recorded his first NHL win.

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Preds Practice Ponderings: October 25

Nashville Set to Embark on Five-Game Road Trip, Beginning in California

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten /

The last time the Nashville Predators were in the state of California, they saw their 2016 postseason run come to a close. Although there is certainly less at stake this time around as the club embarks on a five-game trip that begins in Anaheim Wednesday night, there's still plenty of opportunity for the Preds to pile up some points early in the season.

Nashville will face the Ducks to start, followed by excursions through Los Angeles, San Jose, Colorado and Arizona before returning home 10 days from now.

It's a long time to be away no doubt, but with a trip like this, the potential to start making a mark in the Western Conference is available.

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My Story: A Day as the Titans 12th Man

The Predators Defenseman Writes on His Experience as the Titans Pregame Hype Man

by P.K. Subban @PKSubban1 / Nashville Predators Defenseman

I'm a pretty big believer in seizing the moment.

No one remembers the guy who goes out and does an adequate job. It's not a conscious thing for me. But whenever I have the opportunity to bring it, I want to give more than the guy before me.

Hockey. Off-ice stuff. Just life in general.

You only have one shot at most things, so why not give it everything you've got, right?

Maybe I'm getting a little ahead of myself, but I think that does an OK job of explaining how I approach most things. That's why, when the Tennessee Titans asked me to pump up the crowd before their game on Sunday, I was going to give them everything I had.

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Preds Practice Ponderings: October 24

Fisher, Rinne Discuss Weekend Illness Bouts, Preds Make World Series Picks

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten /

Mike Fisher knew it wasn't going to happen.

When he awoke on Saturday morning, less than 12 hours after he watched two of his teammates leave their game against Detroit due to illness - with another handful playing through it - his symptoms were on full display. With a game against the defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins on tap that evening, the Nashville Predators captain was certain he would need a replacement in the lineup.

And he wasn't the only one.

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Predators Recall Matt Irwin

Defenseman Played Four Games for Milwaukee

by Press Release @PredsNHL /

Nashville, Tenn. (October 24, 2016) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Monday that the club has recalled defenseman Matt Irwin from Milwaukee (AHL).

Irwin, 28 (11/29/87), has played four games for the Admirals this season, recording one assist and four penalty minutes. He leads the team in shots on goal with 16. The Victoria, BC, native has 155 career NHL games to his credit with San Jose (2012-15) and Boston (2015-16), notching 50 points (16g-34a). The 6-foot-1, 207-pound blueliner spent two seasons at UMass from 2008-10 before signing with San Jose as an undrafted free agent.

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Predators Assign Three to Milwaukee

Gaudreau, Saros and Smith Assigned to Milwaukee

by Press Release @PredsNHL /

Nashville, Tenn. (October 23, 2016) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Saturday that the club has assigned goaltender Juuse Saros and forwards Frederick Gaudreau and Trevor Smith to Milwaukee (AHL).

Saros, who was recalled on an emergency basis on Saturday, started and earned his first NHL win against Pittsburgh last night. He stopped 34 of 35 shots, including all six while shorthanded. Gaudreau skated 9:01 and blocked three shots for the Preds in their 5-1 victory over the Penguins, while Smith blocked two shots in 7:20 of ice time.

The Predators travel to the West Coast this week for a five-game road trip beginning on Wednesday at Anaheim (9:30 p.m. CT, FOX Sports Tennessee, 102.5 The Game). Nashville returns to action at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday, Nov. 5, against the Carolina Hurricanes at 7:00 p.m. CT.

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Subban Celebrates with a Sword as Titans 12th Man

Videos: Preds Defenseman has a Blast as Titans' Honorary Captain

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis /

P.K. Subban doesn't often shy away from the spotlight, and Sunday afternoon at Nissan Stadium was no different. 

Invited to be the Tennessee Titans 12th man, the Nashville Predators defenseman walked the football team's sideline, drove a sword into the ground and generally did his part to unite the two professional sports franchises. 

"They asked me to get the crowd going, and that's your job as the 12th Titan," Subban, who sprayed himself with water and twirled his shirt over his head during the pregame ceremony, said. "You have to get everybody emotionally ready for the start of the game, and I felt I did that. 

"I think it's really important for the two teams to work together to make the city a better place. We're in this city together, and we both have the same goal, and that's to bring a championship back for our respective teams. I think together we can accomplish a lot for this city. This is a sports town, where they love their football and they love their hockey, so why not work together?"

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Saros Collects First NHL Win as Preds Top Pens

Goaltender Makes 34 Saves, Fiala, Arvidsson Score Twice Against Defending Champs

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten /

When Peter Laviolette addressed the media on Saturday morning as his club was dealing with a bout of food poisoning affecting a number of players, the Nashville Predators head coach said his team would come up with a plan, one way or another, before game time.

Did they ever.

Kevin Fiala and Viktor Arvidsson each scored twice, and Juuse Saros made 34 saves in his second career NHL start to give the Preds a 5-1 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champions.

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Infographic: Preds 5, Penguins 1

Fiala and Arvidsson Both Have Multi-Goal Games as Preds Win Big

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis /

Kevin Fiala and Viktor Arvidsson both have multi-goal games for the Nashville Predators as they power past the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1. 

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Fiala Nets First Two Goals of the Season

Rookie Forward Tallies First Multi-Goal Game of his Career

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis /

With three forwards out of the Nashville Predators lineup due to illness, winger Kevin Fiala made good use of his increased ice time. 

The rookie tallied two goals in the second period on Saturday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins, marking the first multi-goal game of his career. D-man Matt Carle picked up an assist on Fiala's first tally to record his first point in a Predators sweater. 

Video: PIT@NSH: Fiala rips a shot past Fleury stickside

Nine minutes after his first score of the night, Fiala added a second, scooping in a rebound off a Filip Forsberg shot into the net. 

Video: PIT@NSH: Fiala bangs home his second goal of the game

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