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Predators beat Coyotes in shootout

Posted: October 21, 2014

The Predators’ streak of gaining a point in the standings in every game this season continued Tuesday night against the Arizona Coyotes.

This time it came in the form of a 4-3 shootout victory at Bridgestone Arena, the first shootout win for the Predators this season.

Derek Roy and Ryan Ellis scored in the shootout for the Predators (4-0-2), and goalie Pekka Rinne stopped former Predator Martin Erat on the shootout's final shot.


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Predators fall to Blackhawks in OT

Posted: October 19, 2014

Predators goalie Carter Hutton knew what was coming.

And he couldn't stop it.

As the Predators entered the Chicago zone on a power play, Toews intercepted a pass, skated in on Hutton all alone from the blue line and fired the game-winning shot with 1:43 left in overtime Saturday to beat Nashville 2-1 at United Center.

"He has that quick five-hole shot — I read the play and made the save, but I think my momentum drifted me back," Hutton said. "I drifted back and tried to close it off, and he was able to bang in the rebound."


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Rinne shutouts Jets

Posted: October 18, 2014

The Nashville Predators installed a new coach, a new system and several new forwards this summer, but an old standby might remain the biggest factor this season in the competitive Central Division.

Goaltender Pekka Rinne made 31 saves in a 2-0 win against the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre on Friday. It was the 31-year-old's first shutout of the season and his third since he returned to action near the end of last season after missing 51 games because of a hip injury.

Rinne had allowed five goals in the first four games, all at home, for the Predators (4-0-1). 

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Predators to host 2016 All-Star game

Posted: October 17, 2014

As our city grew, Gary Bettman watched.

As the Nashville Predators appealed, Gary Bettman listened.

And when Gary Bettman finally delivered the official news, several hundred of the city's hockey fans gave the National Hockey League commissioner a standing ovation.

A long, sometimes tedious trek to land the NHL All-Star Game came to fruition at precisely 11:14 a.m. Friday in the bowels of Bridgestone Arena, where Bettman made public the worst-kept secret in Music City sports.


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