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Predators enter All-Star break on winning streak

Posted: January 27, 2016

A perfect four-game road trip has the Predators back in a playoff spot as they enter the All-Star break.

Shea Weber’s power-play goal in the second period stood up as the winner, helping the Predators to a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night.

The Predators, who opened the night one point out of a wild-card spot in the Western Conference, finished a four-trip 4-0-0, having also beaten Winnipeg, Edmonton and Vancouver.


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Predators win third in a row

Posted: January 26, 2016

James Neal was not about to downplay the importance of Nashville's three-game winning streak.

"We're fighting to play for a Stanley Cup here. And right now with how tight the West is, you have to do anything you can to grab points to get into the playoffs," he said. "That's where our team is at."

Neal scored late in the third period Tuesday night to give the Predators a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks that left Nashville one point behind Minnesota and Colorado for a wild-card spot.


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Ekholm scores twice, lifts Predators over Oilers

Posted: January 24, 2016

Defenseman Mattias Ekholm made contributions at both ends of the ice to help the Nashville Predators win their second consecutive game.

Ekholm scored two goals for the first time in his NHL career and goaltender Pekka Rinne made 23 saves for the Predators in a 4-1 win against the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place on Saturday.

The Predators (22-18-8) have won the first two games of a four-game road trip that continues Tuesday at the Vancouver Canucks.


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Rinne lefts Predators over Jets

Posted: January 21, 2016

Goaltender Pekka Rinne made 26 saves to help the Nashville Predators to a 4-1 win against the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre on Thursday. 

The Predators (21-18-8) moved five points ahead of the Jets (21-23-3) in the Central Division. Nashville moved to within one point of the Colorado Avalanche for fifth place. 

"It was a great team win, and a good way to start off what is going to be a tough road trip," Predators forward James Neal said. "It was a huge win. 

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