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Scott Hamilton Skating Academy Hosts Free "Go Skate!" Classes Outdoors

Ascend Amphitheater Hosts Free Sessions This Winter as Part of Smashville Outdoor Rink

by Tyler Harvey @PredsNHL /

The Nashville Predators and Scott Hamilton Skating Academy have put on an entirely free skating class this winter at Ascend Amphitheater.

"Go Skate" is a seven-week skating tutorial that helps children ages 5 to 12 learn to skate.

"The free lessons provide a beautiful opportunity for families to be able to see whether or not their children enjoy skating, before they invest their money on skating equipment," Manager of Scott Hamilton Skating Academy Paula Trujillo said. "We mostly teach them forward stuff on the ice; walking forward, marching forward, falling and being able get up and recover from that."

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Sissons Scores in OT, Turris Returns as Preds Defeat Canucks

Nashville Loses Late Lead, Finds Redemption in Overtime with Turris Back in Lineup

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Recap: VAN 3, NSH 4 - F/OT

Sissons provides OT goal to lift Preds to 4-3 victory

Despite surrendering a two-goal lead in the 3rd period, the Predators took down the Canucks, 4-3, on Colton Sissons' game-winner in overtime

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The Predators lost a late lead to the Canucks, but it was a Vancouver native who saved the day.

Colton Sissons scored at 3:05 of overtime as Nashville defeated the Canucks by a 4-3 final on Thursday night at Bridgestone Arena. It's the 21st victory of the season for the Preds and provides a bit of revenge after they fell to the Canucks last week in Vancouver.

Nashville held a 3-1 lead with five minutes to play in regulation time, but two quick strikes from Vancouver forced the Preds to overtime for the first time at home this season. However, a slick feed from former Canucks forward Nick Bonino to Sissons sent the crowd home happy and gave Nashville their second-straight triumph.

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Projected Lineup: Canucks vs. Predators

Predators Could Get Kyle Turris Back in the Lineup When They Host Canucks

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The Nashville Predators could get Kyle Turris (Injured Reserve) back in the lineup when they host the Vancouver Canucks. 

The Preds (20-10-1) assigned forward Eeli Tolvanen to the Milwaukee Admirals (AHL) earlier this morning. Nashville General Manager David Poile mentioned yesterday that he expects Turris to return to action this week, P.K. Subban could return next week and Viktor Arvidsson and Filip Forsberg should be out until the first few weeks of January. All four of those players are currently still on IR. 

Vancouver (14-16-3) topped Nashville, 5-3, on Dec. 6 and have won their two games since for a three-game winning streak. 

The Predators held a full morning skate on Thursday at Bridgestone Arena and were joined by Turris. Below is a projected lineup based on the session: 

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Poile Praises Family, Preds, Nashville During U.S. Hall of Fame Induction

Predators General Manager Becomes Member of U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame During Induction Ceremony in Nashville

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Poile & U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

Poile is inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

Predators General Manager David Poile is inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in a ceremony hosted in Nashville

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David Poile likened it to building an ice cream sundae.

Never one to shy away from an after-dinner treat, it was the perfect analogy for the Nashville Predators General Manager to scoop up when discussing the construction of his hockey club on the night of yet another prestigious accolade.

Poile and his franchise have come a long way over the past 20-plus years. Perhaps one of the greatest signifiers of that fact was the location of the 2018 U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Wednesday, just two blocks from Poile's Bridgestone Arena office.

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Predators Reassign Forward Eeli Tolvanen to Milwaukee

Forward had a Goal and Two Points in Four Games with Nashville

by Press Release @PredsNHL /

Nashville, Tenn. (December 13, 2018) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Thursday that the club has reassigned forward Eeli Tolvanen to Milwaukee (AHL).

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How to Watch, Live Stream Canucks vs. Preds

Nashville Continues Homestand in Search of Revenge Against Vancouver

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

After getting back in the win column on Tuesday against Ottawa, the Nashville Predators are looking for a bit of revenge tonight with the Vancouver Canucks in town. It's the second of three meetings between the two clubs this season; the Preds dropped a 5-3 decision to the Canucks just last week on the road.

Nashville began their three-game homestand with a 3-1 victory over the Senators on Tuesday to end a two-game skid. The result got the Preds back in first place in the Central Division and the Western Conference as they hit the 20-win mark.

Predators forward Kyle Turris has been on the ice this week with the club, the first time he's joined the team since suffering an injury on Nov. 23. He, along with Filip Forsberg, Viktor Arvidsson and P.K. Subban all remain on Injured Reserve.

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Broadcaster Blog: Family, Hockey Man Poile Set to Enter U.S. Hall of Fame

Voice of the Predators Pete Weber Looks Back at David Poile's Career Thus Far Leading Into U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Induction

by Pete Weber @PeteWeberSports / Voice of the Predators

The United States Hockey Hall of Fame has turned its annual induction ceremonies into a road show - and this year it comes to Nashville. That's right, Music City becomes Hockey City on Dec. 12. And one of the inductees is Predators General Manager David Poile.

He is already established as the GM with the most victories in National Hockey League history. Many things have led to this honor for Poile, but I want to look beyond the numbers and characterize the type of person he is.

Poile is extremely methodical in his approach. He learned from his father, hockey-lifer Bud Poile, and his mentor with the Atlanta/Calgary Flames, Cliff Fletcher. Poile has been running his own teams, beginning with the Washington Capitals in 1982, then moving to start the Predators franchise in 1998.

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Preds Get Back to Basics to Beat Senators

Watson, Ellis, Smith All Tally in 20th Win of Season

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Recap: OTT 1, NSH 3

Predators score three unanswered in 3-1 win over Sens

Austin Watson, Ryan Ellis and Craig Smith each scored a goal, while Pekka Rinne made 25 saves in the Predators' 3-1 win over the Senators

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The home team allowed a goal just 34 seconds into Tuesday's game, but it was all positive from there.

Three different Preds found the back of the net as Nashville defeated the Ottawa Senators by a 3-1 final at Bridgestone Arena. The result ends Nashville's two-game skid and gives them their 20th win of the campaign.

After a road trip to Western Canada didn't go their way, the Preds returned home to face a Senators club also dealing with injury issues, and Nashville kept it simple to collect the satisfying victory.

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Projected Lineup: Senators vs. Predators

Preds, Sens to Play Season Series in a Week; Kyle Turris Back on the Ice

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

Starting tonight, the Predators and Senators will play their two-game season series over the next six days. 

Nashville (19-10-1) has dropped their last two games, both on the road in Western Canada. Kyle Turris (Injured Reserve) was on the ice for the practice on Monday wearing a non-contact sweater, while Austin Watson and Ryan Ellis missed the session. 

Ottawa (13-14-4) has recently had some injury trouble of their own, losing top forwards Matt Duchene and Bobby Ryan. The Senators will face the Predators tonight and then host Nashville in Ottawa on Monday.

The Predators held an optional morning skate on Tueday. Below is a Preds projected lineup based on Monday's practice:

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How to Watch, Live Stream Senators vs. Preds

Nashville Begins Three-Game Homestand with Ottawa in Town

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

The Nashville Predators will try to get back in the win column tonight as they begin three-game homestand with the Ottawa Senators in town. It's the first of two meetings between the two clubs this season, both of which will come in the next week.

After dropping both contests of a two-game trip to Western Canada, the Predators are hoping some time at home can bring success once more. Nashville continues to be without four key players - Filip Forsberg, Viktor Arvidsson, Kyle Turris and P.K. Subban - all of who remain on Injured Reserve.

The Senators are also dealing with the own injury troubles as top players Matt Duchene and Bobby Ryan are on IR with groin and concussion injuries, respectively.

[Read More: Preds Projected Lineup vs. Senators]

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