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Hurricanes troll Predators on Twitter after winning 1st-round series

The Carolina Hurricanes sure are basking in their defeat of the Nashville Predators. After Sebastian Aho buried the overtime winner in Game 6 to end the first-round series Thursday night, Carolina's social media team took to Twitter to take several jabs at the Predators. First, the Canes took aim at...
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Predators 3, Hurricanes 4 (OT): On To Next Year

Context is our most important tool when looking at this season’s Nashville Predators. They lost tonight, and it sucks. They’ve been bounced from the first round of the playoffs for the third straight season, which also sucks. But in context, seeing the Predators at this point now feels like a...
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Friday’s Dump & Chase: Handshakes and Heartbreak

A hot start and Saros’s gem wasn’t enough for Nashville to keep their postseason hopes alive. A heartbreaker in Smashville. OTF will have all the post season breakdowns. Congratulations to these Nashville youth representing this hocky city well!. Hockey News & Notes. Maple Leafs' John Tavares skates for first time...
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Hurricanes eliminate Predators on Aho’s overtime goal

The Carolina Hurricanes have a date with the defending Stanley Cup champions. Thanks to their come-from-behind, 4-3 overtime win in Game 6 on Thursday night, the Hurricanes eliminated the Nashville Predators and advanced to the second round of the Central Division playoffs where they will meet the Tampa Bay Lightning.

NHL Betting: Will the Hurricanes finally put the Predators away in Nashville?

A Stanley Cup Playoff two-game slate is on tap for Thursday night, with both the Nashville Predators and Montreal Canadiens on the brink of elimination. Montreal Canadiens (+200) @ Toronto Maple Leafs (-250) — Total: 5.5. Full disclosure: If this was, say, the middle of the regular season, I'd take...

Predators 5, Hurricanes 4 (OT): Barnstormer in Bridgestone

The Nashville Predators took on the Carolina Hurricanes in their first home playoff game since April 20th, 2019 against the Dallas Stars. Who were the standout players, what happened, and why did the game conclude the way it did? All that and more below. First Period. The Predators hung tough...

Pekka Rinne notches shutout as Preds beat Hurricanes 5-0

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pekka Rinne made 30 saves for his second shutout of the season as the Nashville Predators finished the regular season by beating the Carolina Hurricanes 5-0. Rinne tied Tom Barrasso for No. 19 in NHL history with his 369th victory in his first start since April 10. Now 38 and in the final year of his contract, Rinne notched his 60th career shutout in what might have been his final start for Nashville as fans chanted his name early and often.

Game 2: Nashville Predators 0, Carolina Hurricanes 3: Lackluster special teams doom Preds

After a 5-2 loss in Game 1 against the Carolina Hurricanes, the Nashville Predators took the ice once again at PNC Arena to battle a staunch Carolina team in their first round series. The Game 1 loss sparked a strong response from fans to the Monday night lineup—especially the absence of Eeli Tolvanen, the Preds’ leading goalscorer on the power play. Head Coach John Hynes was clear before the start of the series that the lineups would vary game to game, and he was true to his word tonight.

Nashville Predators 3, Carolina Hurricanes 1: PLAYOFF BOUND

With two goals from Luke Kunin, an empty-netter from Erik Haula, and 21 big saves from Juuse Saros, the Nashville Predators beat the Carolina Hurricanes tonight to secure a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, where they will face the Carolina Hurricanes in the first round—and also again Monday night.

Nashville Predators Puck Drop: The Season Comes To An End

Welcome to The Puck Drop, a weekly roundup of all things Nashville Predators. We look at news stories, social media posts, and everything else that has to do with, cue Paul McCann, YOUR NASHVILLE PREDATORS. Unfortunately, the Predators playoff run concluded last night with a game six loss to the...

Nashville Predators at Carolina Hurricanes, Game 1: Go Time

Tonight the Nashville Predators, #4 seed of the Central Division, begin the postseason with game one against the #1 seed Carolina Hurricanes. The Predators won the final two games of the regular season against Carolina, the latest contest occurring one week ago today. Prior to then, they lost all other six games to the Hurricanes, ending the season with the Hurricanes claiming the second-highest win percentage against the Predators, just behind the Tampa Bay Lightning.

How the Nashville Predators should manage their goaltenders in final four games

The Nashville Predators pulled off a massive victory over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night in front of a surprisingly loud Bridgestone Arena filled to only 33% capacity. The 1-0 final score, secured when Erik Haula deflected a wrap around pass by Mattias Ekholm in overtime, put the Preds up three points in the standings over the Stars. Though the overtime result didn’t put the space between Nashville and Dallas like it could have, the Preds’ current 82% chance of making the playoffs is a direct result of such an important victory over the team immediately on their heels.