Archive | April, 2012

Game 2 Woes Continue to Haunt Predators

Historically, the Nashville Predators have faltered in the second game of playoff series. Sunday night against Phoenix was no exception.

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Early Power Play Struggles Doom Predators in Round 2 Opener

Nashville managed just 5 shots in their first 4 power play opportunities in the opening loss to Phoenix in the Western Conference Semifinals.

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Shea Weber Named Norris Finalist For Second Straight Year

Nashville’s captain has been named a finalist for the league’s top defenseman award for the second consecutive season.

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Milwaukee Eliminated in First Round Sweep

After dropping three straight in a best-of-five to the Abbotsford Heat, the Milwaukee Admirals have seen their season come to a close. Official release after the jump.

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Rinne Named Vezina Finalist For Second Consecutive Year

Leading the lead in wins while posting a 2.39 GAA and a .923 save percentage, Pekka Rinne is almost a no-brainer for his second-consecutive trip to Las Vegas. NHL release after the jump.

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David Poile Named GM of the Year Finalist

For the third year in a row, Nashville’s General Manager has been named a finalist for the NHL’s General Manager of the Year.

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Milwaukee On the Brink of Elimination

The Admirals are just one loss from being eliminated by the Heat in the best-of-five Western Conference Quarterfinals. Official game release after the jump.

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Klein: Preds Finally Slay the Dragon in Series Win

Defenseman Kevin Klein emerged as the surprise star in Nashville’s 5-game elimination of Detroit in the Western Conference Quarterfinals.

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David and Goliath: Legwand Has Datsyuk’s Number in D-Zone

Since the end of the NHL lockout, David Legwand has defeated Pavel Datsyuk in the majority of faceoffs in Nashville’s defensive zone.

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Gaustad Dominating Lower Line Detroit Centers

Nashville’s Paul Gaustad has won nearly 75 percent of his faceoffs in the Western Conference Quarterfinals against Red Wings who are not Pavel Datsyuk.

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Klein Smythe: Nashville Defenseman Making A Habit of Scoring Playoff Goals

Kevin Klein unleashed his sniper talents again with the game-winning tally in Nashville’s 3-1 win over the Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena in Game 4.

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Milwaukee Earns Playoff Spot in Regular Season Finale

The Admirals down Charlotte 6-1 and will take on the Abbotsford Heat in the first round of the Calder Cup Playoffs. Official game release after the jump.

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Preds Take Series Lead With First Playoff Win at “The Joe”

Nashville reclaims home ice in the Western Conference Quarterfinals with a 3-2 win at Detroit.

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Milwaukee Wins in Overtime, Can Clinch Berth Sunday

A 2-1 win at Chicago means the Admirals need just 1 point to earn a playoff berth. Official game release after the jump.

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Hornqvist: Playoff Power Play Lacks “Puck Luck”

Nashville has gone 0-12 on the power play so far in the Western Conference Quarterfinals.

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Will Nashville Lose Weber For Game 2?

Weber’s hit on Detroit’s Henrik Zetterberg as time expired merited a meaningless minor penalty. Will the NHL add supplemental discipline?

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