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Vancouver Canucks center Elias Pettersson (40) sends a shot past Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Elvis Merzlikins (90) during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Sunday, March 8, 2020. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Playoff race about to get tougher for battered Blue Jackets

Mar. 10, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Dragged down by injuries and its lines patched together with rookies, the Columbus Blue Jackets are somehow still in the playoff hunt. Getting contributions from a changing cast of fill-ins who started the season in the minors and picking up enough points in overtime losses -- they...

Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi (59) and Dallas Stars right wing Corey Perry (10) battle for the puck as Predators goaltender Juuse Saros (74) looks on during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Juuse Saros, Predators shut out Stars for 2nd time in 3 days

Mar. 7, 2020 6:24 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Juuse Saros shut out Dallas for the second time in three days, Ryan Ellis gained a measure of revenge with the only goal and the Nashville Predators beat the Stars 1-0 on Saturday. Saros made 37 saves after stopping 33 in a 2-0 victory in Nashville on Thursday night. He has four shutouts this...

Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9), of Sweden, is congratulated after scoring against the Dallas Stars in the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Forsberg, Duchene score PP goals as Preds shut out Stars 2-0

Mar. 5, 2020 11:50 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators just missed the tornado that ripped through Music City not far from their arena, flying out of town for a road game. They offered Nashville a bit of hockey relief Thursday night. Filip Forsberg and Matt Duchene each ended long scoring droughts with a...

St. Louis Blues' Jordan Kyrou, front center, is tripped up by Nashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros, back center, of Finland, as Austin Watson defends during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)

Predators top Blues 4-3 on Granlund's power-play goal

Feb. 15, 2020 11:34 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Nashville Predators knew they were going to be in for a hard-fought, physical battle against the defending Stanley Cup Champions. They were ready. Mikael Granlund scored a power-play goal early in the third period after St. Louis had rallied from a two-goal deficit to forge a tie and...

Nashville Predators defenseman Mattias Ekholm, left, of Sweden, celebrates with defenseman Jarred Tinordi (24) after scoring a goal against the New Jersey Devils during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Hynes back in New Jersey, guides Preds to 6-5 shootout win

Jan. 31, 2020 12:29 AM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New coach John Hynes got more than a measure of satisfaction against his former team Thursday when the Nashville Predators beat the New Jersey Devils in a wild game. Hynes and the Predators earned their second consecutive gut-check victory in two nights and that was just as important as...