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The Nashville Predators warm-up before taking on the Arizona Coyotes during NHL qualifying round game action in Edmonton, on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

GM calls Preds' series loss unacceptable, promises changes

Aug. 13, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The NHL's winningest general manager is not happy with the Nashville Predators' diminishing returns, and David Poile made it clear Thursday that change is coming. “Bottom line, this is unacceptable,” Poile said in a video conference call. “And this is how we...

Nashville Predators and the Arizona Coyotes shake hands following overtime in an NHL hockey playoff game Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/Canadian Press via AP)

Predators remain confident despite early postseason exit

Aug. 10, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators are pretty confident considering their season came to its earliest end since missing the 2014 postseason when Barry Trotz was allowed to leave. The Predators insist they liked how they played despite losing their best-of-five qualifying series to Arizona in...

Arizona Coyotes celebrate their win over the Nashville Predators following overtime of an NHL hockey playoff game Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/Canadian Press via AP)
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Top players push Coyotes into next playoff round

Aug. 8, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

The Arizona Coyotes needed their top players to be at their best to have a chance of advancing in the postseason for the first time in eight years. Darcy Kuemper has been superb, one of the best goalies in the bubble. Taylor Hall is playing like the Coyotes hoped when they traded for him. Same thing for Phil...

Arizona Coyotes' Michael Grabner (40) celebrates his goal with teammates during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators in Edmonton, Alberta, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Coyotes advance with 4-3 overtime win over Predators

Aug. 7, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes got a reprieve when the postseason was expanded for the NHL's restarted season, only to face the distraction of their general manager resigning right before leaving for Edmonton. More adversity hit when Nashville sent Game 4 of the Stanley Cup qualifier series...

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31) stays out of the way as Pittsburgh Penguins' Conor Sheary (43) chases Canadiens' Brett Kulak (77) during first period NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff action in Toronto on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Not just Price is right: Canadiens have Penguins on brink

Aug. 7, 2020 1:07 AM EDT

It seemed like any hope the Montreal Canadiens had of beating the Pittsburgh Penguins rested on the shoulders of goaltender Carey Price. Price has shouldered a big load in net, but he's not the only reason the high-powered Penguins are on the brink of elimination, down 2-1 in the best-of-five qualifying round...

Nashville Predators' Craig Smith (15) skates past as Arizona Coyotes' Conor Garland (83) celebrates a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey playoff game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Garland, Hall each score in 3rd as Coyotes beat Preds 4-1

Aug. 5, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes knew they had a big opportunity once their challenge erased Nashville's go-ahead goal early in the third period. The Coyotes took advantage by scoring the next three goals. Conor Garland and Taylor Hall each scored in the third period and the Coyotes beat the...

Arizona Coyotes' Clayton Keller (9) is stopped by Nashville Predators' goalie Juuse Saros (74)  during the first period of NHL qualifying round game action in Edmonton, on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020.  (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Saros sharp, Predators even series with 4-2 win over Coyotes

Aug. 4, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Nashville Predators stumbled in their postseason opener by falling into an early hole, putting themselves in a must-win situation for Game 2. Behind steady goaltending and a dedication to clogging shooting lanes, the Predators snatched the momentum back less than 24 hours...

Arizona Coyotes celebrate a goal against there Nashville Predators during the first period NHL qualifying round game action in Edmonton, on Sunday, August 2, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Coyotes hold off Predators 4-3 in series opener

Aug. 2, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Oliver Ekman-Larsson fired a shot from near the blue line that caromed off one Nashville player's skate, another's body and into the net. Arizona's eight-year wait to play a postseason game couldn't have gotten off to a better start, even if took a lucky couple of bounces....

Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) and Dallas Stars goalie Anton Khudobin (35) chat during warm ups before an exhibition NHL hockey game in Edmonton, Alberta, Thursday, July 30, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Who's in net? Goalie intrigue aplenty early in NHL playoffs

Aug. 1, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

Even though “Who's in net?” isn't an Abbott and Costello comedy routine, the question makes a few NHL coaches laugh, or at least crack a smirk. Goaltending intrigue is already in full swing, with half the teams opening the playoffs Sunday not revealing who's starting between the pipes. Watch...

Nashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros, bottom, and Pekka Rinne, top, both of Finland, talk during NHL hockey training camp Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Predators coach John Hynes is making no commitments to either goaltender with the Predators just starting their first training camp with Hynes in charge. They open their best-of-five qualifying series against Arizona on Aug. 2 in Edmonton. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Preview: Preds vs Coyotes in 1st playoff series since '12

Jul. 28, 2020 1:36 AM EDT

The Nashville Predators have been waiting for more than a year for some postseason redemption, and the NHL's pause didn't help. The Arizona Coyotes have been trying to get back to any form of playoffs since 2012. Now the Predators and Coyotes have a best-of-five qualifying series starting Sunday in Edmonton,...