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Forsberg, Kunin Lead Preds to OT Win Over Montreal to Finish Homestand

Kunin Records Gordie Howe Hat Trick, Forsberg Scores in Overtime as Nashville Collects Two More Points

by Justin Hershey @justinhershey26 /

Three periods and six regulation goals weren't enough to decide a matchup between the Nashville Predators and Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night, but it was Filip Forsberg and the Preds that found a way to win an overtime thriller, 4-3, at Bridgestone Arena.

Forsberg played the hero in the 3-on-3 period, sniping his 11th goal of the season off a beautiful feed from Mikael Granlund from behind the net. Forsberg fumbled his stick on the left wing just seconds before scoring, and by the time he picked it back up, Granlund delivered the puck right to his tape and the winger took care of the rest.

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Preds Official Podcast: Four Goals and Granny's Apples

Predators Forward Mikael Granlund Joins the Show Following Filip Forsberg's Four-Goal Night

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Content Manager & Beat Reporter

The holiday season has arrived, and Mikael Granlund is in the giving spirit. The Preds centerman dished out an assist on each one of Filip Forsberg's four goals this week during a record-setting performance. Granlund joins the show to discuss the apples, Pekka Rinne and Christmastime. Plus, Brooks Bratten and Kara Hammer round up the last two weeks and offer another giveaway.  

  • Filip Forsberg scores four goals, Mikael Granlund dishes out four assists in 6-0 win over Columbus
  • Interview with Mikael Granlund
  • Luke Kunin gives back
  • Listen for a chance at a holiday giveaway
  • Answering your Twitter questions

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Game Day: Canadiens vs. Preds Preview

Nashville Hosts Montreal to Conclude Homestand with 6 p.m. CT Start at Bridgestone Arena

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Content Manager & Beat Reporter

Another three-game homestand concludes tonight in Nashville as the Predators host the Montreal Canadiens with a special 6 p.m. CT start time at Bridgestone Arena. This evening's contest is the second and final meeting between the two clubs this season; Matt Duchene had a natural hat trick in the third period as the Preds fell in Montreal last month.

The Predators have split their homestand thus far with a 6-0 victory over Columbus on Tuesday followed by 2-0 loss to Boston Thursday night. Nashville registered a season-high 42 shots against the Bruins, but they were unable to find the back of the net, unlike when Filip Forsberg did so four times on his own against the Blue Jackets.

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After Playing Career, Bordeleau Developing Preds Prospects Into NHLers

Original Predators Player Sebastien Bordeleau Thriving in New Career with Organization, Shares Stories of Time in Nashville On and Off Ice

by Justin Hershey @justinhershey26 /

When Sébastien Bordeleau finally hung up his skates on a 17-year professional hockey career, the next chapter of his life on the ice had already begun.

The seven-year NHL veteran played 251 games in North America before an accomplished career with SC Bern in Switzerland, but his next journey was focused on helping a new generation of hockey players achieve their dreams. And that started with his son, Thomas.

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Preds, Ford Ice Centers Debut New Season of Grades & Blades

Presented by Fifth Third Bank, Fifth Third Momentum Assist Program Also Introduced; Program is Team's Latest Initiative In Conjunction with Fifth Third Bank and NHL/NHLPA Industry Growth Fund

by Press Release @PredsNHL / Nashville Predators

Nashville, Tenn. (December 3, 2021) - The Nashville Predators debuted a new season of Grades & Blades presented by Fifth Third Bank last month at Ford Ice Center Antioch, the team's latest initiative in conjunction with Fifth Third Bank, the presenting sponsor of the Predators' 2021-22 NHL season, and the NHL/NHLPA Industry Growth Fund.

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Preds Record Season-High Shot Total in Loss to Bruins

Nashville Registers 42 Shots, Unable to Solve Boston Goaltender at Bridgestone Arena

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Content Manager & Beat Reporter

Recap: BOS 2, NSH 0

Bruins, 2 - Predators, 0

Boston Bruins, 2 - Nashville Predators, 0

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The Predators recorded a season-high 42 shots, but they were unable to beat Bruins goaltender Jeremy Swayman as Nashville fell to Boston by a 2-0 final on Thursday night at Bridgestone Arena. The result gives the Preds a split through the first two outings of their three-game homestand and keeps them at 25 points through 23 games on the season.

Nashville had plenty of chances against the Bruins - and they weren't necessarily disappointed in their effort - but they just couldn't get anything to fall on this particular occasion.

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Preds Reveal 2022 NHL Stadium Series Jersey

Uniform to Debut When Predators Host Lightning at Nissan Stadium on Feb. 26, 2022; Preorder Jersey Now

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Content Manager & Beat Reporter

The threads are here.

Less than three months away from the 2022 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series outdoor game between the Nashville Predators and Tampa Bay Lightning, the Preds have unveiled their new jersey to wear when they take to the ice at Nissan Stadium.

The first-ever outdoor NHL contest in Nashville is set to take place on Feb. 26, 2022, at the home of the NFL's Tennessee Titans, and the Predators will sport a predominantly navy look for the first time since 2011.

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Game Day: Bruins vs. Preds Preview

Nashville Hosts Boston as Homestand Continues Following Forsberg's Four-Goal Performance; Former Preds Forward Craig Smith Returns

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Content Manager & Beat Reporter

After closing out the month of November with a four-goal performance from Filip Forsberg, the Nashville Predators begin their December schedule tonight when they welcome back Craig Smith and the Boston Bruins to Bridgestone Arena. Tonight's contest is the first of two meetings between the Preds and B's this season; Nashville will visit Boston in January.

The Preds started their three-game homestand on Tuesday night, and Forsberg enjoyed one of the more memorable outings in recent memory when he scored four times in Nashville's 6-0 rout over Columbus. The effort followed a 6-2 loss in Colorado last Saturday, and following the victory against the Blue Jackets, Predators Head Coach John Hynes offered some insight into the decision to give Preds players not one but two days off before beginning the homestand.

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Smashville Scope: December 1

Granlund's Apples, L'Heureux's Honor, Holiday Toy Drive and More in This Week's Smashville Scope, Presented by JOCKEY

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Content Manager & Beat Reporter

The Smashville Scope presented by JOCKEY prepares fans for the week ahead with news, videos and clips from the past week, plus, game and event info for the next seven days. Use promo code "GOAL" to save 25% on your next JOCKEY purchase


Years from now, most will look back on Filip Forsberg's four-goal night and remember just that - how No. 9 in Gold became just the third player in Predators franchise history to tally a hat trick and then some - in a 6-0 victory over Columbus.

But forever a humble hockey player, Forsberg was interested in directing the credit to his teammate and linemate, Mikael Granlund, who was busy setting his own records on Tuesday night in Nashville.

Scoring four goals in a single game is a rare feat, but Granlund's performance to make it happen is perhaps even more impressive when given the proper attention.

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Predators Prospect Report: December 1, 2021

Get Up to Date on Nashville's Top Prospects Around the World

by Rebekah Mohrmann @PredsNHL /

Nashville's top prospects are playing all over the world and perfecting their craft with the hope of one day skating for the Predators. Here's a look at how they're faring this season with their respective clubs, organizations and schools thus far. Here's the Preds Prospect Report for December 1, 2021.

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