THW's Goalie News: Shesterkin's Promotion, Saros, Talbot Shutouts

THW's Goalie News: Shesterkin's Promotion, Saros, Talbot Shutouts

February 14th, 2020 New York Rangers head coach David Quinn made a monumental-if-inevitable announcement on Thursday, a story that leads the goalie news. Also, one Anaheim Ducks goalie made a tremendous trade just under two weeks before the deadline. Shesterkin is Rangers #1 New York Rangers' goaltender on the...
Draisaitl Scores Twice as Oilers Come From Behind to Beat Predators 3-2

Draisaitl Scores Twice as Oilers Come From Behind to Beat Predators 3-2

February 8th, 2020 EDMONTON — Leon Draisaitl had a pair of goals as the Edmonton Oilers came away with a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday. Alex Chiasson also scored for the Oilers (29-20-6) who snapped a two-game losing skid. Craig Smith and Nick Bonino replied for the...

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February 2nd, 2020
Vegas Golden Knights

NASHVILLE — Chandler Stephenson, Nicolas Roy and Reilly Smith scored, Marc-Andre Fleury made 19 saves and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Nashville Predators 3-0 on Saturday night. The Golden Knights have won two straight, including at Carolina on Friday night. Vegas held Nashville to its lowest shots on goal total of the season at 19 and ended the Predators' two-game winning streak. Fleury finished his third shutout of the season and 59th in his career, breaking a tie with Nashville's Pekka Rinne and tying Evgeni Nabokov for 18th all-time. Rinne stopped 36 of 38 shots. Stephenson scored at 5:14 of the second period. In front of the Vegas bench, Mark Stone sent a pass to Stephenson to start a breakaway, and Stephenson beat Rinne high to the stick side. Rinne kept...
February 1st, 2020
Nashville Predators

He wouldn’t admit it, to the surprise of no one who has spoken with the former New Jersey Devils head coach, but it sure had to feel good for John Hynes and his Nashville Predators leave New Jersey with a 6-5 shootout win on Jan. 30. The Devils fired Hynes less than two months ago and he was hired by the Predators nine games ago (Jan.7). “I’m sure it’s pretty special for him,” said Predators center Matt Duchene said of getting the win for his new bench boss. “We feel great about it, and we’ll enjoy it tonight. But we have to get right back to work and get ready for Vegas (on Saturday night).” John Hynes, Nashville Predators (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports) But just like all of us, Hynes is human. If it was you, think about how satisfying it would be for...
January 31st, 2020
Trade Deadline

With less than a month until the NHL trade deadline, most teams already know whether they’re buyers or sellers. Are they going to acquire players for a strong cup run? Or are they going to offload their current assets for picks and prospects in preparation for the future? Well, the decision of whether a team is a buyer or a seller is, obviously and predominately, based on their position in the standings. Bringing in a star or trading one away is sometimes a choice that general managers are aided with. The same can not be said at this point about the Nashville Predators, who are currently sitting outside of a playoff spot – by a sizeable amount of points – and show no overly convincing signs that they are going to turn things around. Based on their position, it appears the...
January 31st, 2020
New Jersey Devils

NEWARK, N.J. — Filip Forsberg and Matt Duchene scored in a shootout, and the Nashville Predators gave coach John Hynes a win against his former team with a wild 6-5 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night. Forsberg scored two goals in regulation and Pekka Rinne made saves on Jack Hughes and Kyle Palmieri on the Devils' final two shootout attempts as the Predators won their second game in two nights. Mattias Ekholm, Nick Bonino and Duchene also scored for the Predators. Rinne had 27 saves for Nashville, which is 7-0-3 in its last 10 games against New Jersey. Pavel Zacha scored twice and Nikita Gusev, Jesper Bratt and John Hayden once for the Devils. Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 25 shots, including seven in overtime. Hynes was fired by the Devils on Dec. 3 after...
January 29th, 2020
Washington Capitals

WASHINGTON — The Nashville Predators showed some promise amid a disappointing season by beating the Washington Capitals 5-4 Wednesday night in a weird game that featured a bad goaltender turnover and a worse own-goal. Ryan Johansen tied it after a giveaway by Washington goalie Braden Holtby, and Yannick Weber scored the go-ahead goal with 4:37 left in the third period. Nashville moved within four points of the final playoff position in the Western Conference and improved to 4-4 under new coach John Hynes, who replaced Peter Laviolette earlier this month. Predators goalie Juuse Saros made 29 saves to make up for handing the puck to Alex Ovechkin for his 693rd goal and compensating for teammate Nick Bonino shooting the puck off him and into their own net. Those blunders seemed to...
January 28th, 2020
Toronto Maple Leafs

NASHVILLE — William Nylander, Zach Hyman and Rasmus Sandin each scored and had an assist to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs over the Nashville Predators 5-2 Monday night. Jason Spezza and Auston Matthews also scored and Frederik Andersen made 34 saves for the Maple Leafs, who snapped a two-game losing streak. Mikael Granlund and Viktor Arvidsson scored for Nashville, which has lost of three of four. Both teams played their first game in more than a week after their bye week and the league’s All-Star break. Nylander scored first at 4:13 of the opening period, giving him a goal in four straight games. From deep inside the Toronto zone, Sandin lofted a long pass to Nylander down the middle of the ice. Nylander corralled the puck just outside the blue line, skated in alone...