Nashville Predators

Nashville Predators

 | 8-10
  • Goals For
    41 GF
  • Goals Against
    57 GA
  • Power Play %
    17.2 PP%
  • Penalty Kill %
    68.9 PK%
  • Penalty Mins
    168 PIM
  • The Canadian Press

    Predators visit the Red Wings following shutout victory

    Nashville Predators (8-10-0, sixth in the Central Division) vs. Detroit Red Wings (5-13-3, eighth in the Central Division) Detroit; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: The Detroit Red Wings host Nashville after the Predators shut out Detroit 2-0. Pekka Rinne earned the victory in the net for Nashville after recording 24 saves. The Red Wings are 5-13-3 against Central Division teams. Detroit is last in the league averaging only 3.1 assists per game. Filip Hronek leads them with nine total assists. The Predators are 8-10-0 against Central Division opponents. Nashville averages 9.3 penalty minutes per game, the eighth-most in the Nhl. Mark Borowiecki leads the team serving 34 total minutes. The teams square off for the second straight game. TOP PERFORMERS: Robby Fabbri leads the Red Wings with a plus-three in 13 games this season. Vladislav Namestnikov has three goals over the last 10 games for Detroit. Filip Forsberg has 17 total points while scoring nine goals and totalling eight assists for the Predators. Roman Josi has six assists over the last 10 games for Nashville. LAST 10 GAMES: Red Wings: 3-6-1, averaging 1.8 goals, 2.9 assists, three penalties and 6.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .919 save percentage. Predators: 4-6-0, averaging 2.2 goals, 3.6 assists, 3.3 penalties and 8.2 penalty minutes while allowing 2.9 goals per game with an .899 save percentage. INJURIES: Red Wings: Troy Stecher: day to day (lower body). Predators: None listed. ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press

  • Rinne makes 24 saves as Predators beat Red Wings 2-0
    The Canadian Press

    Rinne makes 24 saves as Predators beat Red Wings 2-0

    DETROIT — Pekka Rinne made 24 saves in his first shutout of the season, leading the Nashville Predators to a 2-0 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. Filip Forsberg and Eeli Tolvanen scored power-play goals in the third period as Nashville improved to 2-1 on its four-game trip. Roman Josi finished with two assists. Detroit lost for the fourth time in five games. Jonathan Bernier had 31 saves. Nashville went ahead to stay on Forsberg's team-leading ninth goal 4:36 into the third. Forsberg’s shot from the right circle fluttered over Bernier's glove. The Predators added another power-play goal at 9:57. Forsberg passed to an open Tolvanen, who beat Bernier from the left circle. The Predators have scored 24 of their 41 goals in the third period this season. It looked as if Nashville had jumped in front in the second when Forsberg put the puck into an open net. Detroit forward Adam Erne had run into Bernier, taking him out of position. But the Red Wings challenged for goaltender interference because Mikael Granlund’s skate had hit Bernier’s left pad, and the goal was nullified. The Red Wings came up empty on their only power play in the second. The league's worst power play hasn't converted an opportunity since Jan. 28 in Dallas, a 13-game drought. It was Rinne's 59th career shutout. He had three last season. HEALTHY NOW Nashville forward Ryan Johansen was activated from injured reserve after missing seven games with an upper-body injury. Detroit forward Vladislav Namestnikov returned to the lineup after missing two games with a lower-body injury. ON THE MOVE The Predators recalled Tolvanen and defenceman Ben Harpur from the taxi squad and reassigned forward Sean Malone to the taxi squad. The Red Wings recalled forward Mathias Bromé and defenceman Danny DeKeyser from the taxi squad and reassigned goaltender Kaden Fulcher to the taxi squad. STREAKING Forsberg’s power-play goal extended his point streak against Detroit to six games. Josi has 11 assists in his last 11 games against Detroit. UP NEXT The teams meet again on Thursday night. The Associated Press