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Preds Shut Out Blues, Sweep Season Series

Pekka Rinne Posts 49th Career Shutout as Nashville Wins Fourth Straight

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Recap: STL 0, NSH 4

Rinne, Predators shut out Blues, 4-0

Pekka Rinne stopped all 27 shots he faced while Kevin Fiala recorded his 20th goal of the season in the Predators' 4-0 win against the Blues

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Pekka Rinne made 27 saves and the Nashville Predators defeated the St. Louis Blues, 4-0, on Sunday afternoon at Bridgestone Arena. It's Nashville's fourth consecutive victory and gives the Preds a 4-0 season sweep of their divisional rivals.

Nashville put forth another effort that was worthy of a first-place seeding in the Central, throwing 39 shots at the net and refusing to let the Blues get even one goal on the board.

"We have a pretty good rivalry with [St. Louis], so any time we can assert our dominance against them, we're all for it," Preds forward Colton Sissons said. "We've been in tough battles with them throughout the season and in years prior but it feels good putting them away like that at home."

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Predators Acquire Bollig, Grosenick from Sharks

Nashville Picks Up Forward, Goaltender for Sixth-Round Pick

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (February 25, 2018) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Sunday that the club has acquired forward Brandon Bollig and goaltender Troy Grosenick from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.

Bollig, 31 (1/31/87), has 10 points (8g-2a) in 45 games with the American Hockey League's San Jose Barracuda this season. A 2013 Stanley Cup champion with the Chicago Blackhawks, Bollig has suited up for 241 NHL games, tallying 10 goals, 13 assists and 392 penalty minutes from 2011-16. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound winger also has 251 AHL games to his credit, scoring 32 goals and adding 24 assists.

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Infographic: Preds 4, Blues 0

Pekka Rinne Records Sixth Shutout of the Season; Preds Win Fourth in a Row

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

Pekka Rinne makes 27 saves to notch his sixth shutout of the season and four different Preds score as Nashville sweeps their season series with St. Louis. 

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Preds Acquire Fourth-Round Pick in 2018 NHL Draft

Nashville Acquires Letestu for Aberg, Then Trades Him for Draft Pick

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (February 25, 2018) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Sunday that the club has acquired forward Mark Letestu from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for forward Pontus Aberg. The team then traded Letestu to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.

The Predators now own seven picks - including two in the fourth round - in the 2018 NHL Draft, which will be held in Dallas, Texas, on June 22-23. Nashville has a draft pick in every round except the second.

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Projected Lineup: Blues vs. Predators

Predators Play First Regular-Season Game on NBC; Faceoff Set for 11 a.m. (CT)

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The Nashville Predators and St. Louis Blues are set to conclude their four-game season series with a matinee matchup at Bridgestone Arena (at 11 a.m. CT). 

The Predators (37-14-9) will be making their first regular-season appearance on NBC in franchise history. Nashville has won three-straight overall and three in a row over the Blues, including a comeback from 3-0 down in the third period on Feb. 13. 

The Preds held a full practice at Ford Ice Center on Saturday. Defenseman P.K. Subban was the only player absent due to a maintainence day. Mike Fisher was present. 

St. Louis (34-24-4) has not won since they lost to Nashville two weeks ago. The Blues have lost five in a row in total and are clinging to the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. 

Below is a Preds projected lineup based on Saturday's practice: 

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How to Watch, Live Stream Blues vs. Preds

Nashville Set for Sunday Morning Puck Drop with Chance for Season Sweep of St. Louis

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

It's time to rise and shine as the Nashville Predators are set to appear on NBC during a regular-season game for the first time in franchise history, an 11 a.m. CT matinee against the St. Louis Blues at Bridgestone Arena. It's the fourth and final meeting of the regular season against the Blues; Nashville will try for the season sweep against the Blues, having won all three meetings thus far.

The Predators have won three-straight contests, including a 7-1 thrashing of San Jose on Thursday. Goaltender Pekka Rinne collected his 300th career win, which was never really in doubt thanks to the score, but Head Coach Peter Laviolette and the Preds certainly don't expect today's contest to include a six-goal margin at any point.

[Read More: Preds Projected Lineup vs. Blues]

[Watch Video: Emotional Rinne on 300 Wins]

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Finnish Youth Hockey Club Competes in Nashville, Cheers for Preds

Helsinki HJK Hockey Clubs Brings Youth Players to Tennessee for Presidents' Day Tournament

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

While Pekka Rinne's friends and family watched back home in Finland as the Predators goaltender record his milestone 300th NHL victory on Thursday night - or Friday morning for them - a few from Rinne's homeland just happened to be in the Bridgestone Arena crowd as well.

A group of youth hockey players - 27 participants, plus their families - saw their fellow Finn reach the milestone thanks to a hockey tournament that brought them stateside, to Nashville, of all places.

Two teams from Helsinki HJK, based in Helsinki, Finland, participated in the 'Predsidents' Day Classic at Ford Ice Center over the Presidents' Day weekend, the third time the group has made the trek to Middle Tennessee for the holiday.

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Josi, Rinne Help to Host Best Buddies Prom

Predators Captain, Goaltender Embrace Continued Partnership with Best Buddies Tennessee

by AJ Mazzolini @ajmazzolini / NashvillePredators.com

No one would blame Roman Josi and Pekka Rinne for wanting to take an evening off. It was last Friday night with no Nashville Predators game scheduled, a rarity in a stretch that included five games in eight days.

Instead the Preds stars traded in their Gold jerseys for black ties and attended a much different event being held at Bridgestone Arena. In place of the ice was a dance floor for the Best Buddies Prom, a celebration put on by Best Buddies Tennessee, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to create opportunities for friendship and advancement for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

"It's always a lot of fun," said Josi, Predators defenseman and team captain. "You have a lot of fun and joke around with them. You become friends and it's so good to see them again."

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Pekka Rinne Reaches 300-Win Plateau: 'He's Just A Special Person'

Predators Goaltender Becomes 34th in NHL History to Record 300 Wins

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Rinne earns 300th win

SJS@NSH: Rinne records 300th career victory

Pekka Rinne celebrates his 300th career win with his teammates after the Predators 7-1 win over the Sharks in Nashville

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Chris Mason just had a hunch.

It was autumn of 2005 when Mason, then minding the net in Nashville, saw the 6-foot-5 Finn for the first time. As they stepped onto the ice together when training camp commenced, Mason studied the new kid - the size, the athleticism, the refusal to give up on a puck until it was kept out of the net for good.

After that first session, Mason turned to now former Predators goaltending coach Mitch Korn and proclaimed the lanky netminder was destined for greatness.

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Rinne Records 300th Win as Preds Score Seven to Sink Sharks

Nashville Goaltender Hits Career Milestone; Seven Different Preds Score in Win

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Recap: SJS 1, NSH 7

Rinne picks up 300th career win in Preds' 7-1 rout

Seven different Predators scored to help Pekka Rinne earn his 300th career win in a dominating 7-1 victory over the Sharks at home

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The Predators made sure Pekka Rinne's 300th win wasn't in doubt.

Seven different Preds found the back of the net and Rinne reached the significant milestone as Nashville defeated the San Jose Sharks by a 7-1 final on Thursday night at Bridgestone Arena. It's Nashville's third win in four nights, bumping them to 83 points and a continued first-place spot in the Central Division.

A 33-save performance turned into Rinne's 300th NHL victory as the Finnish netminder became just the 34th goaltender in NHL history to reach the mark.

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