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The Nashville Predators joined the NHL in 1998 as an expansion franchise and didn’t reach the playoffs until their sixth season. Since then, they have consistently reached the postseason with 15 appearances in 25 seasons. They reached the Stanley Cup Final in 2017 but lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Predators are known for their raucous fanbase and atmosphere that often includes throwing a catfish onto the ice and regularly involves country music stars. 

Predators’ Ryan O’Reilly Off to Great Start in Nashville

When the Nashville Predators signed Ryan O’Reilly to a four-year, $18-million contract, it is doubtful that many foresaw just how good the beginning of the deal would be. While the Predators are sporting a losing record through their first 19 games—9-10-0—O’Reilly is arguably the brightest spot on the team. He has taken the top-line center role, is scoring at a career-high goal pace, and seems to be worth every penny of his deal signed back on July 1. O’Reilly Refinding His Offensive Game There is a strong possibility that O’Reilly will score a career-high in goals this season. The 32-year-old…

Flames’ Early Season Woes Re-Appear in Ugly Loss to Predators

The Calgary Flames appeared to have a good thing going as of late. They entered Wednesday night’s game versus the Nashville Predators with seven points over their past four games, and had a chance to enter American Thanksgiving in a wild card position if they would have been able to come out with a win. Related: Flames’ Kadri Turning Things Around After Miserable Start That was far from the case, however, as the Flames fell to the Predators by a 4-2 final in a game that could have been even worse. Their effort level at Bridgestone Arena was simply not…

Predators Gameday Preview: Chicago Blackhawks – 11/18/2023

The Nashville Predators (5-10-0) will get their first taste of 2023 first-overall pick Connor Bedard on Saturday afternoon as the Chicago Blackhawks (5-9-0) enter Nashville. Both teams sit at the bottom of the Central Division, are on multi-game losing streaks, and are 0-2-0 against divisional opponents. The Central Division foes are in a similar position. The Predators and Blackhawks sit near the bottom of the NHL, with just the San Jose Sharks edging them out for last in the league. While being a bottom-feeder was expected for the Sharks and Blackhawks, seeing the Predators among the worst in the NHL could be surprising to…

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Predators FAQ

What year were the Nashville Predators founded?

The Nashville Predators joined the NHL in 1998 as an expansion franchise.

When did the Nashville Predators play their first game?

The Predators played their first game on Oct. 10, 1998, versus the Florida Panthers and lost 1-0.

Who is the current head coach of the Nashville Predators?

John Hynes is the current head coach for the Nashville Predators.