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Preds believe they're back on track despite playoff loss

May. 28, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators believe they're back to playing the way that makes them NHL title contenders despite another early postseason exit. Winning a playoff series for the first time since 2017 will require more. ...

Resilient Hurricanes push through OT-heavy series to advance

May. 28, 2021 03:40 AM EDT

The Carolina Hurricanes spent their first-round playoff series falling behind early and grinding through tough overtime games. Yet the Hurricanes showed enough resilience to push through and advance anyway, earning a second round matchup with reigning Stanley Cup champion...

Carolina rallies, eliminates Preds with 4-3 Game 6 OT win

May. 28, 2021 01:46 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes finally figured out how to beat the Nashville Predators in overtime: Score quickly. And now they’re onto the second round. Sebastian Aho scored his second goal of the game 1:06 into overtime and...

Outdoor viewing party being held for Predators game

May. 27, 2021 04:56 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An outdoor viewing party for the Nashville Predators game is being held at Music City Walk of Fame Park. The party starts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday with the game scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m. The Predators are playing the Carolina Hurricanes in...

Nashville, Montreal out to avoid elimination in first round

May. 26, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

There is no place like home for the Nashville Predators trying to avoid elimination. The Predators return to “Smashville” for Game 6 against the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night needing a win to force a deciding Game 7 in the first-round series. They will play in...

Staal scores in OT, lifts Hurricanes past Predators 3-2

May. 26, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Coach Rod Brind'Amour figured the puck would eventually have to bounce the right way for his Carolina Hurricanes. Fittingly, his captain was ready when it did. Jordan Staal scored off a rebound at 2:03 of overtime to give the...

Carolina, Nashville could use a breath — and breathing room

May. 24, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

Four overtimes. A total of 191 minutes, 4 seconds of hockey. Two hundred and fourteen shots on goal. In just two games. “Got to be mentally tough. You’ve got to stay ultra-focused and your detail has to be very sharp,” said Ryan Johansen,...

Preds beat Canes 4-3 in double OT again to tie series at 2-2

May. 23, 2021 20:17 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators are finding that neither a broken stick nor back-to-back double overtime games can stop them. Not with the biggest crowds for an NHL game this season behind them and goalie Juuse Saros in net. Luke...

NHL fines Carolina forward Jordan Staal $5,000 for tripping

May. 22, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Carolina forward Jordan Staal was fined $5,000 Saturday for what the NHL called a dangerous trip on Nashville’s Luke Kunin. The fine is the maximum allowed under the collective bargaining agreement. It was announced hours...

Matt Duchene scores in 2 OT, Predators beat Hurricanes 5-4

May. 22, 2021 00:46 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Matt Duchene made his first playoff game in Nashville with the Predators a moment to remember. He scored his first goal of the series at 14:54 of the second overtime and the Predators beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-4 to cut their series deficit...