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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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Predators Assign Daniel Carr to Milwaukee, Recall Salomaki, Trenin

Nashville Recalls Forwards Yakov Trenin, Miikka Salomaki from Admirals

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 assigned forward Daniel Carr to Milwaukee (AHL). Additionally, the team has recalled forwards Miikka Salomaki and Yakov Trenin from the Admirals.

Salomaki, 26 (3/9/93), has a goal and an assist in three games with Milwaukee to begin the 2019-20 campaign. The 5-foot-11, 203-pound right wing is a veteran of 162 NHL games - all with the Predators - after being drafted in the second round (52nd overall) by Nashville in the 2011 NHL Draft. Salomaki posted seven points (3g-4a) in 37 games with the Preds last season and added an assist in two Stanley Cup Playoff contests. The Raahe, Finland, native's 364 hits since the beginning of the 2015-16 season rank fourth among Preds skaters in that time span.

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How to Watch, Live Stream Panthers vs. Preds

Nashville Returns Home to Host Florida for Smash's Birthday at Bridgestone Arena

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

The Predators are back in Nashville, and they begin a three-game homestand tonight when they host the Florida Panthers at Bridgestone Arena. It's the first of two meetings between the clubs this season; the Preds will be in South Florida two days after Thanksgiving.

Nashville is returning from their first road trip of the season, a three-game stretch that saw them go 1-2-0. The Preds started with a 7-4 loss in Los Angeles, but followed it up with a solid effort in a 5-2 win in Las Vegas.

But the trip concluded with a 5-2 defeat in Arizona on Thursday night, a game the Predators will be eager to avenge tonight. Nashville said they were simply outworked and outplayed by the Coyotes and that they "got what they deserved" in the loss.

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Country Music Star Dierks Bentley Writes Custom Power-Play Song for Preds

Bentley Creates New Version of Popular '5-1-5-0' to Proceed Preds' Power Plays

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

5-1-5-0 Power-Play Song

Dierks Bentley updates 5-1-5-0 for Preds' power play

Country music superstar and Preds fan Dierks Bentley composes a custom power-play song for the Predators

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The Predators promised change on the power play this season.

An additional assistant coach, fresh personnel, improved schemes - it's all been revamped, and it's working. Nashville had tallied on the man advantage in five of seven games this season, and it figures to keep getting better as the season moves along.

But this is also the Year of the Fan, and with that has come a brand-new start to a power play at Bridgestone Arena.

Country-music star and Predators super fan Dierks Bentley teamed up with his favorite hockey team to create a unique piece of music from a familiar tune. Now, when Nashville receives a power play in their home building, a special Preds version of Bentley's hit "5-1-5-0" blasts through the sound system with an accompanying video on FangVision featuring Bentley, GNASH and some rabid Preds fans ready for the man advantage in Music City.

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Predators Take Gold in Multiple Best of Nashville Categories

Organization Featured in Six Nashville Scene Writers' Choice, Readers' Poll Results

by Press Release @PredsNHL /

For the last 31 years, Nashville Scene - the free newsweekly covering Nashville entertainment, arts and local politics - has published their Best of Nashville issue. In 2019's edition, the Nashville Predators organization was featured six times across a variety of Writers' Choice and Readers' Poll categories.

Smashville's favorite pup was the writers' choice in the Best Dog category. Smash, also known as Lord Banner of Smashville, not only brightens the day of players and staff, but also countless Preds fans who stop by the Predators Foundation area during games. After visiting with Smash, those same fans may find themselves belting writers' choice Best Song to Sing at a Preds game, "Let it Be." Any time a Predators goal is challenged, over 17,000 phone flashlights light up the arena as the fans offer up a spirited rendition of the Beatles tune.

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Southwest Airlines Becomes Predators' First-Ever Official Airline Partner

Airline, Predators Enter into Three-Year Partnership

by Press Release @PredsNHL /

Nashville, Tenn. (October 18, 2019) - The Nashville Predators have announced a three-year partnership with Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV), making the Dallas-based carrier the organizations' first-ever Official Airline Partner. Southwest Airlines® is Nashville's leading airline, offering the most seats to the greatest number of destinations of any airline serving the city. The carrier offers up to 134 flights a day to 45 destinations across the United States and Mexico from Nashville International Airport.

"When forming our partnership with Southwest Airlines, we knew that their dedication to the highest quality of customer service fully aligned with our organization's goal of providing the best possible experience for every person that walks through our doors," Predators Executive Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer Chris Junghans said. "The love that Southwest has for their customers and employees is no different than the love that we have for each of our fans, and we're excited for those fans to benefit from this new partnership between the No. 1 franchise in sports and the No. 1 airline."

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Preds Disappointed with Effort in Loss to Coyotes

Bridgestone Recap: Nashville Finishes Road Trip with Defeat in Arizona

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Predators fall to Coyotes, 5-2

NSH Recap: Fabbro, Bonino score in loss to Coyotes

Dante Fabbro and Nick Bonino each scored a goal for the Predators in a 5-2 loss to the Coyotes

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The Nashville Predators fell behind 2-0 in the first period and struggled to find their game against Arizona, as the Coyotes ultimately prevailed, 5-2, at Gila River Arena on Thursday night.

Preds blueliner Dante Fabbro cut the deficit to 2-1 and Nick Bonino scored his third goal in four games, but Nashville never drew even with the Coyotes after Phil Kessel's first of two tallies on the evening put Arizona up by a pair at 10:34 of the first. 

The result sees the Preds finish their three-game road trip with a single victory and their record moves to 4-3-0 on the season.

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