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Nashville Predators right wing Viktor Arvidsson, right, controls the puck against Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Predators' Arvidsson fined $2,000 under NHL diving policy

Jan. 17, 2020 3:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Nashville Predators forward Viktor Arvidsson has been fined $2,000 by the NHL under the league’s rules regarding diving and embellishment. NHL Rule 64 was designed to penalize players who repeatedly dive and embellish in an attempt to draw penalties. A player gets a warning for a...

Anaheim Ducks left wing Rickard Rakell (67), of Sweden, celebrates after scoring against Nashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros (74), of Finland, in the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. At right is Predators defenseman Dante Fabbro (57). (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Rakell's goal, assist lead Ducks over Predators 4-2

Jan. 16, 2020 11:36 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks have just two wins in 2020, both against the Nashville Predators. Rickard Rakell had a goal and an assist, John Gibson made 33 saves and the Ducks beat Nashville 4-2 Thursday night. Josh Manson, Adam Henrique and Derek Grant also scored for Anaheim, which snapped...

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2019, file photo, Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock shouts from behind the bench during the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks in Toronto. Babcock and Peter Laviolette are among the six coaches already fired this season. (Hans Deryk/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Analysis: NHL season marked by coaching carousel, changes

Jan. 15, 2020 3:15 PM EST

Firing coaches during the season has been relatively common in the NHL for decades. The volume is nonetheless jaw-dropping in 2019-20 — and there is still half a season to go. Seven coaches have been either fired or forced out. Gerard Gallant of the Golden Knights became the latest casualty Wednesday when...

Nashville Predators' Craig Smith (15) and Edmonton Oilers' Josh Archibald (15) battle for the puck during first period NHL hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2019. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Draisaitl's 3-point game lifts Oilers past Predators 4-2

Jan. 15, 2020 1:21 AM EST

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Edmonton has a lousy record against the Nashville Predators. Leon Draisaitl and Mike Smith helped the Oilers take a step toward changing that Tuesday night. Draisaitl had two goals and an assist and the Oilers beat the Nashville Predators 4-2. The Predators came into the game with...

Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele (55) runs into Nashville Predators' Mattias Ekholm (14) in front of Predators goaltender Juuse Saros (74) during first-period NHL hockey game action in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sunday Jan. 12, 2020. (Fred Greenslade/The Canadian Press via AP)

Juuse Saros, Kyle Turris lead Predators past Jets, 1-0

Jan. 12, 2020 6:37 PM EST

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — John Hynes is getting some quality play from his goaltenders since taking over as head coach of the Nashville Predators on Tuesday. Hynes was behind the bench Sunday for his third game and watched as backup Juuse Saros made 28 saves for his first shutout of the season in a 1-0...

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...

Nashville Predators hire former New Jersey Devils coach John Hynes as 3rd coach in franchise history

Jan. 7, 2020 11:21 AM EST
Nashville Predators hire former New Jersey Devils coach John Hynes as 3rd coach in franchise history.