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Rinne Celebrates Birthday with New Contract, Shutout as Preds Beat Bruins

Nashville Netminder Inks Two-Year Deal on 36th Birthday, Proceeds to Blank Boston

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Recap: BOS 0, NSH 1

Rinne posts shutout, Josi scores in Preds' 1-0 win

Pekka Rinne made 26 saves to record a shutout on his 36th birthday and Roman Josi scored the game's only goal to collect his 300th NHL point

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Happy birthday, Peks.

Pekka Rinne stopped all 26 shots he faced, and the Nashville Predators shut out the Boston Bruins by a 1-0 final on Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena. The victory is the 11th of the season for the Preds, good enough to maintain their lead atop the NHL standings.

From the signing of a new two-year deal that morning, complete with a song and "cake action" from his teammates, until the final horn sounded shortly before 10 p.m., it was a classic Rinne performance that has played out 52 times previously in his career.

And while the blanking of an Eastern Conference powerhouse is undoubtedly a team effort, the night belonged to No. 35.

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Rinne Stellar in Return as Preds Strike Lightning

Johansen Dishes Out Perfect Passes as Nashville Reaches 10 Wins Quicker Than Ever Before

by Thomas Willis & Brooks Bratten @PredsNHL /

Recap: NSH 4, TBL 1

Turris, Johansen pace Predators to 4-1 victory

Kyle Turris scored a goal and dished out an assist, while Ryan Johansen added two helpers to lead the Predators to a 4-1 win

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If it was a Stanley Cup Final preview, the Nashville Predators are A-OK with the result.

Pekka Rinne returned from injury to make 42 saves as the Preds defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning, 4-1, at Amalie Arena. The result keeps Nashville perfect on the road to start the season with six consecutive victories away from Bridgestone Arena.

In fact, Nashville's 6-0-0 road record with three-plus goals scored in each of those outings is now tied for the second-longest such streak to start a season in NHL history. They also set a franchise record for the fewest games (13) required to reach 10 wins.

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Hartman Tallies Twice to Lead Preds Past Golden Knights

Nashville Bounces Back to Regain Place Atop League Standings

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Recap: VGK 1, NSH 4

Hartman's two goals lead Predators in 4-1 win

Ryan Hartman recorded two quick goals in the 2nd to help propel the Predators to a 4-1 victory against the Golden Knights

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Ryan Hartman scored twice and the Nashville Predators topped the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday night, 4-1. It's Nashville's ninth victory of the season with wins coming directly following each of its three losses to date.

As of late, the Predators have been calling for more secondary scoring from their bottom three lines. A pair from Hartman, and another from Calle Jarnkrok in the third, went a long way toward solving that problem, and it led to another win in the process.

"It feels like the last few games, everyone's kind of been gripping the stick a little bit because we knew we had to contribute," Hartman said. "Tonight, we talked about it - just get that off your mind, just play hard, move your feet, take the body, and opportunities are going to come out of that."

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Forsberg's Hat Trick Not Enough as Preds Fall to Oilers

Nashville Winger Sets Franchise Record in Loss

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Preds fall short vs. Oilers

NSH Recap: Forsberg records hat trick in 5-3 loss

Filip Forsberg notched his sixth career hat trick, but it was not enough as the Predators fell to the Oilers, 5-3

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Filip Forsberg's sixth career hat trick wasn't enough as the Nashville Predators fell to the Edmonton Oilers, 5-3, on Saturday afternoon at Bridgestone Arena. It's Nashville's first defeat at the hands of the Oilers in their past 14 meetings.

Saturday's contest saw the Preds have their chances throughout, including a pair of hit posts, but Nashville never had the lead, and the group knows the game won't be won on opportunity.

"It's always frustrating to lose in our own building," Preds defenseman Mattias Ekholm said. "We should always expect to win here. I think we should take it as a positive that we're battling… We never gave up, we were there the whole game. We're really working our butts off and trying to do the right thing, but sometimes it just doesn't happen for us, and tonight was one of those nights."

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Turris Strikes in Overtime, Preds Come Back to Defeat Devils

Forsberg Ties Game on Power Play, Turris Gives Nashville Eighth Win in 10 Tries

by Thomas Willis & Brooks Bratten @PredsNHL /

Recap: NSH 4, NJD 3 - F/OT

Turris powers Predators to 4-3 overtime victory

Kyle Turris scored the game-winning goal in overtime and added an assist, leading the Predators to a 4-3 win against the Devils

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KT in OT.

Filip Forsberg tied the game on the power play, and Kyle Turris tallied the winner in overtime, as the Nashville Predators defeated the New Jersey Devils by a 4-3 final on Thursday night at the Prudential Center.

The comeback marks Nashville's eighth win on the season, as they hit the 10-game mark. Plus, the Predators are 5-0-0 on the road for the first time in franchise history.

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Sharks Come Back to Top Preds

Arvidsson Scores Twice, But San Jose Tallies Three in Third to Defeat Nashville

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Predators fall to Sharks, 5-4

NSH Recap: Arvidsson scores twice in loss to Sharks

Viktor Arvidsson scored twice and added an assist for the Predators, who gave up three third-period goals in a 5-4 loss to the Sharks

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Viktor Arvidsson scored twice, but it wasn't enough as the San Jose Sharks tallied three times in the third period to come back and defeat the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena, 5-4.

The result snaps Nashville's five-game win streak and marks just the second time in the last 11 meetings in Tennessee that the Preds have dropped a decision to the Sharks.

Through two periods, the Predators were pleased with their play, but San Jose found their way back into the game and scored the winner with less than three minutes to play.

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No Bull: Preds Shut Out Oilers, Sweep Alberta Back-to-Back

Subban Records First Shorthanded Goal, Saros Stops All 31 Shots in Edmonton

by Thomas Willis & Brooks Bratten @PredsNHL /

Recap: NSH 3, EDM 0

Saros, Predators shut out Oilers, 3-0

P.K. Subban scored his first career shorthanded goal and Juuse Saros made 31 saves in the Predators' 3-0 victory against the Oilers

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They swept Alberta - no bull.

P.K. Subban potted a shorthanded goal and Juuse Saros stopped all 31 shots he faced, as the Nashville Predators shut out the Edmonton Oilers, 3-0, on Saturday night at Rogers Place.

The result give the Preds a sweep of Alberta, Canada, during their first back-to-back set of games this season, including a win over the Flames in Calgary on Friday. It's Nashville's fifth consecutive victory overall, as well as their 13th-straight triumph against the Oilers.

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Preds Top Flames to Win Fourth Straight

Rinaldo Tallies Winner, Fiala Pots First of Season, Saros Perfect in Relief

by Brooks Bratten & Thomas Willis @PredsNHL /

Recap: NSH 5, CGY 3

Johansen, Smith propel Predators to 5-3 road victory

Ryan Johansen, Craig Smith, Kevin Fiala, Zac Rinaldo and Filip Forsberg each scored for the Predators in a 5-3 win against the Flames

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Zac Rinaldo tallied the game-winner and Juuse Saros was perfect in relief as the Nashville Predators defeated the Calgary Flames by a 5-3 final on Friday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome. It's Nashville's fourth-consecutive victory, giving them a bit of revenge after being shut out by the Flames last week.

The two clubs went back and forth all night, but Calgary never had the lead, and the Preds kept finding ways to outlast their opponents throughout.

"That's just hockey," Rinaldo said. "That's the way it goes sometimes, and the teams that are going to come out on top of those games are the teams that stick with the game plan and are patient in their system."

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Preds Top Wild to Win Third Straight

Johansen, Forsberg Extend Point Streaks to Three Games, Nashville Collects Six Points During Homestand

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Recap: MIN 2, NSH 4

Rinne backstops Predators to 4-2 win over Wild

Craig Smith, Mattias Ekholm, Filip Forsberg and Miikka Salomaki all scored to back a 29-save outing from Pekka Rinne in a 4-2 win over the Wild

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Four different Predators found the back of the net as Nashville defeated the Minnesota Wild by a 4-2 final on Monday night at Bridgestone Arena. The result gives the Preds three consecutive victories and sees them finish their first homestand by collecting six of eight possible points in the standings.

Not only did the Preds start strong once more against the Wild, but they kept up their consistency throughout Monday night's contest to put forth arguably their best effort of the last three wins.

"We had a great start our last home game, and I thought tonight was even better," Preds center Ryan Johansen said. "We didn't score three goals in the first period, but every line was creating so much and we were doing a lot of good things. That's the way you want to start games."

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Strong Start, Stronger Finish Leads Preds to Win Against Islanders

Forsberg Tallies Twice, Preds Score Three in Final Five Minutes of First Period

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Filip Forsberg scored twice and the Nashville Predators claimed a 5-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena. It's the second consecutive win for the Preds - and fourth in five tries on the campaign - to give them a clean sweep of the season series with the Isles.

A three-goal output from the Preds in the first period saw the Islanders add two of their own in the second, but Nashville's effort in the third - including their first two power-play goals of the season - is what left a lasting impression when the night was done.

"We played a really good first period, and I think we caught them a little bit," Predators Head Coach Peter Laviolette said. "Sometimes when that happens the opposition wakes up and you could go a little bit flat. We started to do the wrong things with the puck in the second period… The response after the second period was very good. We played a much tighter game, a better brand of hockey that can find us success."

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