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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2020, file photo, Nashville Predators head coach John Hynes, center top, talks to his team during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks in Chicago. Hynes has only been head coach of the Predators since Jan. 7, so he is trying to make up for some lost time with the NHL paused for the coronavirus pandemic and also make sure they are ready whenever hockey resumes. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

New coach using NHL stoppage to study up on his Predators

Apr. 6, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — John Hynes has only been head coach of the Nashville Predators since early January, so he's trying to make up for some lost time with the NHL paused for the coronavirus pandemic and also make sure they're ready whenever hockey resumes. A big part of that has been getting to know...

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2018, file photo, Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Connor Ingram is shown during the third period of an NHL preseason hockey game against the Nashville Predators, in Tampa, Fla. The Nashville Predators have signed goaltender Connor Ingram to a three-year contract. Predators general manager David Poile announced the deal Monday, March 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Predators sign goaltender Connor Ingram to 3-year contract

Mar. 23, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have signed goaltender Connor Ingram to a three-year contract. Predators general manager David Poile announced the deal Monday. The 22-year-old Ingram posted a 21-5-5 record for the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals in the 2019-20 season. He ranked third among AHL...

Predators sign Patrick Harper to 2-year, entry-level deal

Mar. 20, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have signed forward Patrick Harper to a two-year, entry-level contract. Predators general manager David Poile announced the deal Friday. Harper, 21, just finished his senior season at Boston University matching his career high with 37 points and a...

Predators sign forward Cole Smith to 1-year deal

Mar. 19, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have signed forward Cole Smith to a one-year, two-way deal for the 2020-21 season. The Predators announced the deal Thursday. Smith, 24, just finished his senior season at North Dakota where he scored a career-high 11 goals and had 18 points in 34 games. The...

Goals used by the NHL hockey club Nashville Predators are stored in a hallway in Bridgestone Arena, Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The NHL announced Thursday it is suspending its season indefinitely in response to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Bettman: NHL players in isolation while season is on hold

Mar. 13, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

NHL players are staying away from rinks and self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic that has put their season on hold. Players have been instructed to remain at home in their team's city and avoid practice facilities and crowded places. Within the next two weeks, they could be allowed to return and skate...

Nashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros (74) makes a save on Montreal Canadiens right wing Brendan Gallagher (11) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

Nashville beats Montreal 4-2 as Habs honor Henri Richard

Mar. 10, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Filip Forsberg scored twice and the Nashville Predators withstood a late comeback try by Montreal and beat the Canadiens 4-2 on Tuesday night. Ryan Johansen and Calle Jarnkrok also scored in the second period as Nashville built a 4-goal lead. Artturi Lehkonen and Lukas Vejdemo had goals in...

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...

Minnesota Wild left wing Kevin Fiala celebrates his goal against the Nashville Predators during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

Fiala scores in 5th straight game as Wild beat Predators 3-1

Mar. 3, 2020 11:54 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Kevin Fiala is becoming the top-flight scorer the Minnesota Wild have been lacking for so long. Their playoff push has begun to take off, too, just when they looked bound for the lottery. Fiala scored for the fifth straight game, this time against his former team, and the Wild beat...

Edmonton Oilers center Leon Draisaitl (29), of Germany, celebrates with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (93) after Draisaitl scored his second goal of the game against the Nashville Predators in the third period of an NHL hockey game Monday, March 2, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Draisaitl has 4 goals, 5 points as Oilers beat Predators 8-3

Mar. 2, 2020 11:51 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Teams don't score five goals in one period very often. Leon Draisaitl found a way to make the night even more memorable. The NHL's scoring leader had the first four-goal game of his career and added an assist as the Edmonton Oilers beat the Nashville Predators 8-3 on Monday to...