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Press edge another of NHL's best

Posted: March 27, 2015

The Predators surveyed their schedule this week and discovered an opportunity to reassert themselves.

All four games were against teams in the Stanley Cup playoff picture.

After dispatching the Atlantic Division-leading Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday, the Predators turned their attention to the Tampa Bay Lightning, who were also on the precipice of 100 points for the season.

Once again, the Predators defeated one of the NHL's best teams, reclaiming first place in the Central Division with a 3-2 win at Amalie Arena.


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Predators edge Montreal in OT

Posted: March 25, 2015

At various points this season, goaltenders Carey Price and Pekka Rinne have seemed unbeatable, leading their teams to the top of the league standings.

In a tightly contested game Tuesday, Rinne and the Predators were better, winning 3-2 in overtime over the Montreal Canadiens at Bridgestone Arena.

"They're probably the two best goalies in the league, and they showed it tonight again," said Predators defenseman Mattias Ekholm, whose first-period goal ended Price's scoreless streak at 166:13. "They were just playing awesome."



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Predators shut out Sabres

Posted: March 21, 2015

Pekka Rinne made 22 saves and recorded his fourth shutout of the season in the Nashville Predators' 3-0 win against the Buffalo Sabres at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday.

Nashville (44-21-8), which won at home for the first time in its past six games, tied the St. Louis Blues for first place in the Central Division.

"The last stretch here, we've lost some games in the third period," Rinne said. "It's been a little bit of a topic that we've been talking about, so for sure it's nice to finish strong and not give up a goal or anything like that. Just do it the right way."


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Wild push past Predators

Posted: March 17, 2015

Matt Dumba scored 22 into overtime to give the Minnesota Wild a 3-2 win against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday. 

Wild defenseman Ryan Suter fought off two Predators to spring the lead pass to forward Zach Parise, who drop passed to Dumba for the goal.

"Great individual effort," Wild coach Mike Yeo said. "I thought [Suter’s] third period was outstanding. I thought that he was good all game. I thought that our leaders really stepped up in the third period. That was a great effort." 

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