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Offense Strikes Again, Preds Score Six to Defeat Ducks

Bridgestone Recap: League's Top Offense Continues Torrid Pace, Rinne Helps Lead Predators to Victory

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Recap: ANA 1, NSH 6

Rinne stops 26 of 27 in 6-1 victory against Ducks

Pekka Rinne came up huge, saving 26 of the 27 shots he faced, as six different Predators scored to power the Predators to a 6-1 win

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The NHL's top offense was at it again.

Six different Predators found the back of the net - and Pekka Rinne made 26 saves - as Nashville defeated the Anaheim Ducks by a 6-1 final on Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena. The result snaps Nashville's two-game winless skid and gives them their seventh-straight victory over the Ducks on home ice.

Long before Tuesday's contest was in the books, the Preds already had their best offensive start in franchise history. Another five-plus goal outing, already their fifth of the season in just nine games, helped to give them their fifth win as well.

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Projected Lineup: Ducks vs. Predators

Pollock Printing Projected Lineup: Filip Forsberg Likely Out Again with Lower-Body Injury

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Director of Digital & Radio Content

The Nashville Predators host one of the top teams in the Western Conference and one of their fiercest rivals tonight as the Anaheim Ducks come to town. 

The Preds (4-3-1) erased a two-goal deficit in the third period, but fell to the Florida Panthers in a shootout on Saturday evening. Filip Forsberg missed his second-straight game with a lower-body injury. He did not skate at Monday's practice. Additionally, Mikael Granlund and Calle Jarnkrok were absent from Monday's on-ice session. 

The Ducks (6-3-0) are off to a fast start and just lost their first home game of the season on Sunday, 2-1 to the Calgary Flames. The Ducks and Predators have met three times in the postseason (2017, 2016 and 2011), with the Predators winning all three series. 

Nashville held an optional morning skate on Tuesday. Below is a projected lineup based on Monday's practice and Saturday's game: 

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How to Watch, Live Stream Ducks vs. Preds

Nashville's Homestand Continues as Rival Anaheim Comes to Town

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

The second installment in a three-game homestand comes tonight as the Nashville Predators meet the Anaheim Ducks at Bridgestone Arena (7 p.m. CT). It's the first of three meetings between the Western Conference rivals; the Preds and Ducks will also visit each other once in the month of January.

Nashville has points in two of their last three outings, including a 3-2 shootout loss to Florida on Saturday night. Their most recent win came in a commanding victory in Las Vegas a week ago, but the Preds are looking to avoid extending their first losing streak of the season.

It shouldn't be difficult for the Preds to be ready to face off against the Ducks, either. Not only is Anaheim currently near the top of the League's standings, but the Preds and Ducks have had their share of run-ins over the years, including three meetings in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Smashville Scope: October 21

Yakov Trenin Makes His NHL Debut, the Preds Complete Their First Road Trip of the Season and More In This Week's Scope

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Yakov Trenin eventually got on a plane and came to Nashville to make his NHL debut on Saturday night, but it initially took a bit of deductive reasoning on his part.

Selected by the Predators in the second round of the 2015 NHL Draft, the 22-year-old forward was left perplexed by Milwaukee Admirals Head Coach Karl Taylor on Friday as the bench boss decided to have a little fun with the young Russian.

Taylor had already heard from Predators management they would be recalling Trenin in advance of their game against Florida at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday. But, instead of revealing the good news outright, as Trenin recalled, Taylor went about it a different way.

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Preds Sign Philip Tomasino to Entry-Level Contract

Nashville Signs 2019 First-Round Draft Pick to Three-Year, Entry-Level Contract.

by Press Release @PredsNHL /

Nashville, Tenn. (October 21, 2019) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/GM David Poile announced today that the team has signed forward Philip Tomasino to a three-year, entry-level contract.

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Preds Official Podcast: Opening Month: Offense vs. Defense

Mikael Granlund Joins the Show as the Predators Complete Their First Road Trip of the Season

by Thomas Willis & Brooks Bratten @PredsNHL /

With close to 10 games under their belts, the Nashville Predators are starting to compile significant data for the 2019-20 season. Is the No. 1 offense here to stay? What needs to improve on defense? Should something change in front of Juuse Saros? Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis answer these questions and interview Preds forward Mikael Granlund.

Highlights Include: 

  • Interview with Preds forward Mikael Granlund
  • Offensive Output and Defensive Struggles
  • Lessons Learned Early in the Season
  • Giveaway - Ryan Johansen autographed mini helmet, listen to see how to enter!
  • Answering your Twitter questions

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Predators Reassign Yakov Trenin to Milwaukee

Forward Made His NHL Debut Saturday Night Against Florida

by Press Release @PredsNHL / Nashville Predators

Nashville, Tenn. (October 20, 2019) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/GM David Poile announced today that the team has reassigned forward Yakov Trenin to Milwaukee (AHL).

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Preds Come Back to Salvage Point, Fall to Panthers in Shootout

Bridgestone Recap: Nashville Scores Twice in Third Period, Earns Point to Start Homestand

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Predators fall to Panthers in SO

NSH Recap: Predators earn a point in 3-2 SO loss

The Predators tallied twice in the 3rd to force overtime, but they were unable to score in the shootout in a 3-2 loss to the Panthers

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The Predators staged another comeback and salvaged a point, but the visitors ultimately claimed victory. 

Nashville scored twice in the third period, but the Florida Panthers prevailed in the shootout to take the Saturday night matchup by a 3-2 final at Bridgestone Arena. The result moves the Preds to 4-3-1 through eight games, their first foray into overtime and a shootout this season.

A win every time out is the goal, of course, but Nashville had their chances throughout the night, and considering their situation entering the final frame, they'll take the point in the standings on this occasion.

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Predators Sign Egor Afanasyev to Three-Year, Entry Level Contract

2019 Second-Round Pick Sits Second on Windsor Spitfires in Points with 12 in Rookie OHL Season

by Press Release @PredsNHL / Nashville Predators

Nashville, Tenn. (October 19, 2019) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/GM David Poile announced today that the team has signed forward Egor Afanasyev (ah-fah-NAH-see-ev) to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Afanasyev, 18 (1/23/01), was selected by the Predators in the second round (45th overall) of the 2019 NHL Draft and has tallied 12 points (5g-7a) in 11 games with the Ontario Hockey League's Windsor Spitfires this season. This week, the left wing extended his point streak to five games (4g-4a) by posting five points (2g-3a) in two games and jumped to second on the Spitfires in scoring. He's found the scoresheet in all but three of his games this season and has seen time on the Windsor power play, posting two goals and two assists.

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Projected Lineup: Panthers vs. Predators

Preds Recall Salomaki, Trenin and Assign Carr; Forsberg Remains Day-to-Day

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Director of Digital & Radio Content

The Nashville Predators made their first two recalls of the season prior to starting a three-game homestand Saturday night. 

The Preds (4-3-0) brought forwards Miikka Salomaki and Yakov Trenin up from the Milwaukee Admirals (AHL) and assigned forward Daniel Carr. With Filip Forsberg day-to-day with a lower-body injury, it remains to be seen if both Salomaki and Trenin will suit up for the Predators this evening. If Trenin plays, it will be his NHL debut. 

Nashville ended their three-game road trip on a sour note, falling 5-2 to the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday. Forsberg missed the contest due to injury. 

Tonight's visitor in Music City, the Florida Panthers (2-2-3), fell yesterday at home as the Colorado Avalanche prevailed 5-4 in overtime. 

Salomaki and Trenin were both present for Saturday's full morning skate at Bridgestone Arena. Forsberg did not participate. Below is a Preds projected lineup based on the session: 

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