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Game Day: Preds vs. Lightning

Nashville Visits Tampa Bay to Continue the Preseason Schedule

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

The Nashville Predators will hit the road for the first time in the 2017 preseason as they jet off to Tampa Bay for a meeting with the Lightning this evening.

It'll be the first of two exhibition meetings between the two clubs this month - the Preds will host the Bolts to conclude the preseason on Sept. 30.

Nashville split their doubleheader with the Panthers on Tuesday, falling 5-3 in the first contest before Miikka Salomaki tallied twice, including the overtime winner, in a 3-2 victory.

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Game Day: Panthers vs. Preds (x2)

Nashville Hosts Florida in a Doubleheader to Begin the Preseason Schedule

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

It's preseason hockey, twice as nice.

The Nashville Predators begin their exhibition slate for the 2017-18 season today at Bridgestone Arena when they host the Florida Panthers for two contests, the first of which begins at 3:30 p.m. CT.

It'll be the first time the Preds have been on the ice as a team since June, with rosters for both games set to have a mix of proven players and those trying to catch the eye of the Nashville brass. With 53 players on the current roster, all but 13 are expected to see some sort of game action today.

Here are the Predators rosters for both games against the Panthers.

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Stanley Cup Final Game Six: Penguins vs. Preds

Nashville Faced with Must-Win Game Six in Cup Final

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

The Stanley Cup will be in the building tonight, and the Nashville Predators are intent on keeping it in the box.

Game Six between the Preds and Pittsburgh Penguins takes place this evening at Bridgestone Arena, and with the Penguins holding a 3-2 series lead, the Predators are facing elimination for the first time in the 2017 postseason.

The home team has won every game so far in this series, including a 6-0 Pittsburgh victory in Game Five. The Predators know they have no choice but to win tonight, a challenge they're embracing.

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Stanley Cup Final Game Five: Preds at Penguins

Nashville Looks to Win on the Road and Take First Lead in Stanley Cup Final

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

The Nashville Predators took two of two in front of the home crowd to even the Stanley Cup Final at two games apiece. Now, they'll take the show on the road in search of a victory in Pittsburgh in Game Five of the Final at PPG Paints Arena.

The Preds won Game Three by a 5-1 final before following that up with a 4-1 victory in Game Four, meaning Nashville and Pittsburgh have yet to lose on home ice in the Final. It now comes down to a best-of-three for the Cup, meaning Nashville is simply going to have to win a game on the road, a fact Preds head Coach Peter Laviolette addressed on Tuesday.

"We have to win a road game - there's no other way around it," Laviolette said. "For three series, we've been able to do that. We've been able to find some success on the road. We'll look to go into Pittsburgh [and take] Game Five. We have to at some point. We have no home ice in this series, so we have to go in and steal one at some point."

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Stanley Cup Final Game Four: Penguins vs. Preds

Nashville Looks to Even Series Before Heading Back to Pittsburgh

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

After a historic Game Three went in favor of the home team, the Nashville Predators will try to replicate their efforts and tie the Stanley Cup Final at two games apiece tonight at Bridgestone Arena.

Down two games to none in the Final entering Saturday night, the Preds punched a 5-1 victory to claim their first Stanley Cup Final win in franchise history in the city's first Stanley Cup game that saw an estimated 50,000 fans turn out on Broadway for the celebration.

The energy was palpable inside too, as five different goal scorers found the back to the net for Nashville, including Frederick Gaudreau who became the 11th different Predators skater to record a game-winning goal in these playoffs.

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Stanley Cup Final Game Three: Penguins vs. Preds

Nashville Returns Home in Search of First Cup Final Win

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Another milestone in the franchise history of the Nashville Predators will be achieved by sundown.

As the Stanley Cup Final shifts to Music City, the Preds and Bridgestone Arena will host the Cup Final for the first time with Game Three tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Nashville trails 2-0 in the series that saw Pittsburgh win Games One and Two at PPG Paints Arena, and the chance now exists for the Predators to take two at home, just as their opponents have done.

The Predators remain without the services of Ryan Johansen and Kevin Fiala, and forward Colin Wilson did not participate in Games One or Two due to injury. Penguins Head Coach Mike Sullivan said Friday that forward Nick Bonino is day-to-day with a lower-body injury and will be a gametime decision tonight.

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Stanley Cup Final Game Two: Preds at Penguins

Nashville Looks to Even Cup Final with Win in Game Two

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

The Stanley Cup Final continues tonight as the Nashville Predators look for their first Cup Final victory when they face the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Two from PPG Paints Arena.

Nashville staged a three-goal comeback in Game One when they tied the score at 3-3 in the third period. But moments after James Neal hit the crossbar, Jake Guentzel scored the game-winner for Pittsburgh to help them to a 5-3 win and a 1-0 series lead.

The Predators now turn their attention to building off of what they say was a solid effort in Game One, holding Pittsburgh to just 12 shots on goal - including zero in the second period - as they try to reverse their fortunes tonight.

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Stanley Cup Final Game One: Preds at Penguins

Nashville Set for First Stanley Cup Final Meeting in Franchise History

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Every young hockey player dreams about one day competing for the Stanley Cup. For a select few, that dream becomes reality tonight.

Game One of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final between the Nashville Predators and the Pittsburgh Penguins comes this evening at PPG Paints Arena, the first time the Preds have ever appeared in the Final. It's the second consecutive year the Penguins have reached this point, beating San Jose last season to capture their fourth Stanley Cup in franchise history. Now, the Predators will try to knock off the defending champs.

Nashville got here by defeating Chicago, St. Louis and Anaheim as they made their way through the West, compiling a 12-4 record to this point. Pittsburgh worked past Columbus, Washington and Ottawa, defeating the Capitals and Senators in seven games to reach the Final.

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Western Conference Final, Game Six: Ducks vs. Preds

Nashville Looks to Clinch Berth in Stanley Cup Final Tonight

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

The Nashville Predators return home tonight for the biggest game in franchise history and a chance to go where they've never gone before.

With a 3-1 win in Game Five of the Western Conference Final over the Anaheim Ducks, the Preds are one victory away from clinching a berth in the Stanley Cup Final, a possibility they can't help but think about. And that's not necessarily a bad thing.

"The guys know what the next step is, and it's going to be a hard-fought game," Nashville Head Coach Peter Laviolette said. "So whatever pushes your buttons to make you realize where you're going to be at, then I think they have to be dialed in for that game. So if that's one way of motivating, that's a good way."

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Western Conference Final, Game Five: Preds at Ducks

Nashville Faces Best-of-Three Without Services of Ryan Johansen

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

The Western Conference Final between the Nashville Predators and Anaheim Ducks has now turned into a best-of-three, with the series shifting back to Anaheim this evening. The team that comes away with a victory in Game Five will be one win away from advancing to the Stanley Cup Final, and the Predators are looking forward to that chance.

However, Nashville will enter Game Five without the services of one of their top players. Center Ryan Johansen, who leads the team in scoring in these playoffs with 13 points, sustained a left thigh injury in Game Four that required emergency surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Johansen's surgery was successful, but he will miss the remainder of the playoffs for the Predators.

Game Four saw Nashville battle back once more in the third period to even the score at 2-2 with 35 seconds to play in regulation, courtesy of Filip Forsberg, but Corey Perry ended it in overtime to give the Ducks their second win of the series. 

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