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Nashville Predators right wing Viktor Arvidsson, right, celebrates with goalie Pekka Rinne after scoring a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Rinne scores empty-net goal as Predators beat Blackhawks

Jan. 10, 2020 2:34 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Pekka Rinne made 29 saves and scored an empty-net goal, and the Nashville Predators beat the sloppy Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 on Thursday night for John Hynes' first win with the team. Hynes became the third coach in franchise history after Peter Laviolette was fired on Monday. Hynes dropped...

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35), celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Rinne scores as Predators beat Blackhawks 5-2

Jan. 10, 2020 12:30 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Pekka Rinne grinned and grinned and grinned. John Hynes got his first win with Nashville and Colin Blackwell scored his first NHL goal, but the game belonged to Rinne after one historic shot. Rinne became the 12th goaltender in NHL history to score when he converted an empty-netter with 22...

A group of Boston Bruins and Nashville Predators battle for the puck trapped against the boards in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Pastrnak, Rask lead Bruins over Predators 6-2

Jan. 7, 2020 11:55 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Boston's latest victory snapped the Bruins' losing streak and spoiled the debut of the Nashville Predators' new coach. David Pastrnak scored for the third consecutive game, Tuukka Rask made 34 saves and the Bruins beat the Predators 6-2 on Tuesday night. Danton Heinen, Patrice...

New Nashville Predators NHL hockey team head coach John Hynes, second from right, walks to a news conference with Predators general manager David Poile, right, on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators hired Hynes, the former New Jersey Devils coach, as the third coach in franchise history after firing Peter Laviolette. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Preds GM makes rare mid-season coaching change hiring Hynes

Jan. 7, 2020 6:41 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville's David Poile did something he has rarely done in nearly 40 years as a general manager: He made a mid-season coaching change after being fed up with the Predators underachieving. Poile hired former New Jersey Devils coach John Hynes as the third coach in franchise history...

FILE - In this May 7, 2017, file photo, Nashville Predators coach Peter Laviolette, center left, and associated coach Kevin McCarthy, center right, talk during Game 6 of a second-round NHL hockey playoff series against the St. Louis Blues in Nashville, Tenn. The team announced Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, that both Laviolette and McCarthy have been fired. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Nashville Predators fire coach Peter Laviolette

Jan. 6, 2020 8:37 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville general manager David Poile thought he made the key moves to win the Stanley Cup. With the Predators struggling to keep pace in the playoff chase, he fired coach Peter Laviolette on Monday despite winning a Presidents' Trophy and back-to-back Central Division titles. ...

Anaheim Ducks center Adam Henrique, middle, celebrates with center Sam Steel, left, after scoring, as Nashville Predators defenseman Jarred Tinordi skates by during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Henrique, Getzlaf power Ducks to 5-4 SO win over Predators

Jan. 6, 2020 2:37 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks started shooting early, and they never stopped. It was a successful formula, one they want to use more often. Adam Henrique had two goals and an assist, Ryan Getzlaf got the deciding goal in the fifth round of the shootout and also had three assists, and the Ducks...

Nashville Predators center Calle Jarnkrok, left, passes the puck as he and Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez fall to the ice during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Grimaldi, Smith help Predators beat Kings 4-1

Jan. 5, 2020 3:25 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If the Nashville Predators are going to get back into playoff contention, star defenseman Roman Josi will likely lead the way. Josi had two assists to extend his point streak to a career-high nine games, and Rocco Grimaldi and Craig Smith each had a goal and an assist to help the...

Dallas Stars right wing Alexander Radulov (47) celebrates his goal with defenseman John Klingberg (3) in the third period of the NHL Winter Classic hockey game against the Nashville Predators at the Cotton Bowl, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, in Dallas. Dallas won 4-2. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)

Stars rally to beat Preds 4-2 in Winter Classic at Cotton

Jan. 1, 2020 7:10 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Stars interim coach Rick Bowness had just seen a very similar comeback by his team, though the surroundings for this one were drastically different. While pigs raced during timeouts next to the outdoor rink, which was built in the middle of a historic football stadium and framed to...

Perry gets game misconduct for elbow in Winter Classic

Jan. 1, 2020 2:54 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Stars forward Corey Perry got a game misconduct penalty, taking him out of the Winter Classic after an elbow to the head of Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis less than three minutes into Wednesday's game. Ellis was down on the ice for a short time, before behind helped off the...

The Nashville Predators go through hockey practice at the Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 before playing in the NHL Winter Classic against the Dallas Stars on New Year’s Day. (AP Photo/Stephen Hawkins)

Texas-sized NHL Winter Classic for Stars, Preds in Cotton

Dec. 31, 2019 8:30 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Welcome to a Texas-sized NHL Winter Classic. The annual showcase is going to be one big outdoor game when the Dallas Stars host the Nashville Predators at the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium on Wednesday — even without “Big Tex” booming out the customary “Howdy,...