FILIP FORSBERG RETURNS FROM WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
Nashville, Tenn. (January 9, 2014) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled forward Filip Forsberg from the Swedish National Team.
Forsberg, 19 (8/13/94), was named Most Valuable Player, Best Forward and a media all-star at the 2014 World Junior Championships, helping the host nation to a silver medal, his third time placing at the tournament (2014: silver, 2013: silver, 2012: gold). The Ostervala, Sweden native has posted five points (1g-4a) in 12 games with Nashville, and eight points (3g-5a) in seven games with the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals in 2013-14.
Forsberg is not expected to play tonight.
The Nashville Predators take on the Anaheim Ducks tonight at 7 p.m. CT (102.5 FM The Game, FOX Sports Tennessee), the first time that the two teams have matched up this season. The Predators, currently in the midst of a five game home stand, take on the Ottawa Senators (Saturday) and Minnesota Wild (Sunday) this weekend in back-to-back 6 p.m. start times.
Dickey goes through culture change in first season with Toronto
By HAROLD HUGGINS
Changing teams, changing ball parks and even changing countries was what R.A. Dickey had to deal with in his first season with Toronto.
The former MBA, University of Tennessee, and Nashville Sounds standout pitcher, who gained wide renown for his career saving change to throwing a knuckleball, spoke about going through his first campaign last year with the Blue Jays at a luncheon at Lipscomb University Wednesday.
R. A. Dickey file photo by Mike Strasinger
Nashville, TN – January 7, 2014
The Nashville Predators defeated the San Jose Sharks 3-2 before a crowd of 15, 016 at Bridgestone Arena. Nashville got all of their scoring done in the 3rd period with goals from David Legwand (7), Mattias Ekhlom (1), and Roman Josi (4).
Mattias Ekholm and the Nashville Predators took down the San Jose Sharks 3-2. Photo by Mike Strasinger
Nashville, Tn December 30, 2013
The Nashville Predators defeated the Detroit Red Wings 6-4 in a game as entertaining as it gets before a crowd of 17,212 at Bridgestone Arena. Colin Wilson scored two goals (6,7) and Mike Fisher (10) had a Gordie Howe hat trick (a goal, an assist, and a fight), while Mareck Mazanec stopped 21 of 25 shots on goal for the Predators. The Predators also got goals from Nick Spaling (7), Craig Smith (11), and Roman Josi (3) added an empty netter to seal the victory.
By Terry McCormick
The Tennessee Titans did their part, rallying for a 16-10 victory over the Houston Texans.
Now, the decision will rest with CEO Tommy Smith and general manager Ruston Webster as to what changes lie ahead for the Titans.
Atop the list of course is whether or not Coach Mike Munchak and his staff will be back after a 7-9 finish, just one more win than a year ago, but as it turns out, closer to the playoffs than expected in the AFC after Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Miami and the New York Jets all finished 8-8. One more victory somewhere along the way could have had Tennessee still in the postseason mix.
Titans Head Coach Mike Munchak leaves LP Field after The Titans beat the Texans. Photo by Mike Strasinger
Nashville, TN Dec. 28, 2013 – The Nashville Predators got a much needed win as they took down the L.A. Kings 3-2 before a raucous crowd of 16, 655 at Bridgestone Arena. The Predators skated toe to toe with the Western Conference’s 3rd best team and were poised to win 2-1 before some serious fireworks very late in the third period.
Nashville Predators forward Mike Fisher scores the game winner against the L.A. Kings. Photos by Mike Strasinger
Nashville, Tn December 23, 2013
Once again the Nashville Predators fell behind 3-0 after the first period and once again mounted a comeback, but tonight the Boston Bruins apparently were not in the Christmas spirit, stopping the Predators rally and blowing the game open. Just two days ago the Predators trailed the Montreal Canadiens 3-0 early only to come back and tie the game before falling in overtime.
Nashville Predators forward Mike Fisher (12) has his shot deflected by Boston Bruins defensman Zdeno Chara (33) as Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask defends the goal during the 1st period at Bridgestone Arena.
Nashville, TN Dec. 21, 2013
The Nashville Predators dropped to the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 in OT Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena before a crowd of 16, 095. Nashville dug themselves a hole in the 1st period, falling behind 3-0 after 14:37 chasing starting goalie Marek Mazanec after facing just 5 shots on goal. Carter Hutton came on in relief and stopped all 17 shots he faced the rest of the way until the OT period.
Montreal celebrates after beating the Predators 4-3 in OT. Photo by Mike Strasinger
By Terry McCormick
The Tennessee Titans playoff hopes are officially dead.
For a team likely playing for Coach Mike Munchak’s job for 2014, Sunday’s 37-34 loss to the Arizona Cardinals consisted of a furious comeback that showed plenty of heart - 17 points in the final 3:01 of regulation to force overtime - but then another befuddling loss in the end. Ryan Fitzpatrick’s interception in overtime ruined what could have been a miracle comeback against the Cardinals, allowing Arizona’s Jay Feely to hit a 41-yard field goal to win it.
Arizona Cardinals kicker Jay Feely (4) kicks the game winning 41- yard field in overtime at LP Field in Nashville, Tn. Photo by Mike Strasinger
Nashville, Tn Dec. 12, 2013
The Nashville Predators took advantage of the Dallas Stars mistakes, cashing in on two penalties in the 1st period with goals by Patric Hornqvist (7) and David Legwand (6) just 28 seconds apart. The Predators fell behind the Stars 1-0 midway through the 1st period after Erik Cole (5) beat Predators goalie Cater Hutton with a backhand goal. But the Stars were called for high sticking then soon after a costly delay of the game penalty set up a Predators 5 on 3 advantage.
Patric Hornqvist scores for the Predators.