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WATCH LIVE: Predators at Blue Jackets

Predators Wrap Up Road Slate in Preseason with First of Two Versus Blue Jackets

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The Nashville Predators are visiting the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena for their final road preseason game (at 2 p.m. CT).

Fans within the Predators/FOX Sports Tennessee viewing area are able to watch online (below) for free via the Blue Jackets' stream. If encountering geo-fencing issues, it's recommend to try other devices (e.g. phone, tablet, Predators app, laptop) and/or click here.

CLICK HERE to view the Predators roster for today's game

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Game Day: Preds vs. Blue Jackets

Nashville Plays Its Final Road Game of the Preseason Today in Columbus

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

A day trip to the Buckeye State is on the schedule for the Nashville Predators today as they jet off to Columbus to continue their preseason slate.

The Preds and Blue Jackets will meet at 2 p.m. (CT) this afternoon at Nationwide Arena, the fourth of six exhibition contests for the Preds this season. As they did on Friday night in Tampa Bay, the Predators are expected to ice a less-experienced lineup as coaches and management continue to evaluate some younger players as the season inches closer.

"There's going to be opportunities for guys that maybe were on the bubble last year," Nashville Head Coach Peter Laviolette said. "There's still an evaluation occurring. We'll probably get more toward our lineup in the last couple of home games that we have where we're looking at our lines. For me, this is still pretty early in the camp and a good chance to continue to evaluate. Certainly, there's lots of opportunity out there for our players."

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Predators Reduce Training Camp Roster to 36 Players

Nashville Faces the Blue Jackets at 2 p.m. (CT) Tomorrow in Columbus

by Press Release @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

Nashville, Tenn. (September 18, 2017) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Saturday that the team has assigned forwards Justin Kirkland, Tyler Moy and Anthony Richard; defensemen Frederic Allard, Joonas Lyytinen and Trevor Murphy and goaltender Matt O'Connor to the American Hockey League's Milwaukee Admirals.

The Predators have also released the following players from their professional tryout agreements and assigned them to Milwaukee: forwards Derek Army, Bobby Butler, Tyler Kelleher, Angelo Miceli, Trevor Mingoia and Stephen Perfetto; defensemen Jimmy Oligny and Rick Pinkston and goaltender Jake Paterson. Additionally, defenseman T.J. Melancon has been assigned to Milwaukee and will remain on a professional tryout agreement.

Nashville's training camp roster is now at 36 players - 20 forwards, 13 defensemen and three goalies. An updated roster is attached.

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Photos: Preds Gladiator Shots, Behind the Scenes

Follow Roman Josi, Nick Bonino and Cody McLeod as They Go Through Various Media Stations

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Once a year, the Nashville Predators run through the media gauntlet in preparation for the upcoming season.

From photos to videos, green screens and games, there's a little bit of everything as the Preds digital team stocks up on the materials shown on the Megatron, promotional items and other fun bits throughout the season.

Take a look behind the scenes with Roman Josi, Nick Bonino and Cody McLeod as they get their game faces on.

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Preds Drop First Road Preseason Game to Lightning

Nashville Gains Insight in Evaluation of Cusp Roster Players

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The Predators fell 3-1 to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday evening in Nashville's first road preseason game.

Austin Watson scored the lone goal for the Preds, while Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy turned away all but one of the 30 shots he faced in a game that saw the preseason debuts of Steven Stamkos, after missing the last nine months due to injury, and Victor Hedman.

Nashville utilized a less-experienced roster that, according to Preds Head Coach Peter Laviolette, was dressed with the intention of evaluating players on the cusp of making the opening night roster.

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Preds Named One of Nashville Business Journal's Fast 50

Three Years of Continued Growth Help Predators Into City's Top 20 Companies

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

The Predators have been named one of Nashville's 50 fastest growing private companies by the Nashville Business Journal, ranking 20th overall in the city.

The organization was presented with the honor at the Nashville Business Journal's Fast 50 Luncheon at the Omni Hotel on Friday afternoon after experiencing a 63 percent revenue growth over the past three years.

The Preds have seen record numbers on and off the ice, including last spring's run to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in franchise history. Every Predators home game at Bridgestone Arena was sold out last season for the first time in club history, and including regular and postseason numbers, the streak currently sits at 61 consecutive sellouts. 

The best way for fans to see the Preds live in Smashville is to become a Season-Ticket Citizen. For more information on Predators season tickets, click here.

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WATCH LIVE: Predators at Lightning

Predators Skate in First Road Preseason Game; Fans Within Predators TV Viewing Area May Watch Online

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The Nashville Predators are visiting the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena for their first road preseason game (at 6:30 p.m. CT). 

Fans within the Predators/FOX Sports Tennessee viewing area are able to watch online (below) for free via the Lightning's stream. If encountering geo-fencing issues, it's recommend to try other devices (e.g. phone, tablet, Predators app, laptop).

CLICK HERE to view the Predators roster for tonight's game

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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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Emelin Not Just Physical Presence for Preds

Russian Blueliner Makes Impact with Big Hits, Sound Defensive Game

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Things were relatively quiet from a physicality standpoint midway through the third period of a game between Nashville and Florida on Tuesday afternoon.

And then Alexei Emelin saw his chance.

What happened next was an impeccably timed, thunderous body check, drawing a rise from the home crowd and a retaliatory penalty in favor of the Predators.

It was the perfect example of what Nashville's offseason acquisition on the blue line can add to the game at any given moment, giving his team a lift in more ways than one.

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Hartnell Rejuvenated, Thrilled to Play for Preds Once More

Predators Draft Pick Back for Second Stint with Club, Reunited with Johansen, Laviolette

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Scott Hartnell could barely keep a straight face as he declared he felt as though he was 18 years old again.

"No, I wouldn't go that far," Hartnell smirked immediately following.

But standing at his locker room stall at Centennial Sportsplex in Nashville, a Predators logo on his Gold t-shirt, the now-35-year-old Hartnell - whose career started 17 years ago with these very Preds - is just as rejuvenated as he's ever been, back for his second stint in the Music City.

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