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Avalanche stay alive, beat Predators 2-1 to force Game 6

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Sven Andrighetto scored with 1:28 left to give the Colorado Avalanche a 2-1 victory over Nashville Predators 2-1, sending the first-round series back to Denver for Game 6. More>>

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Stanley Cup Playoffs schedule

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First round schedule for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Fans ready to cheer on Predators at home for Game 5 Video included

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The puck will drop at 8:30 p.m. at Bridgestone Arena against the Colorado Avalanche in Nashville.

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Preds forward Ryan Hartman suspended one game for Game 4 hit Video included

A hearing will be held for Ryan Hartman on Thursday. (Source: Fox Sports TN) A hearing will be held for Ryan Hartman on Thursday. (Source: Fox Sports TN)
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Predators player Ryan Hartman has been suspended one game for a hit during Game 4 against Colorado.

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REPLAY: Ryan Hartman hit from Game 4

The hearing stems from a charging penalty Ryan Hartman was assessed after lining up Colorado Avalanche forward Carl Soderberg‘s head with his shoulder.

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HIGHLIGHTS: Preds win Game 4, lead series 3-1

Filip Forsberg scored another creative goal, Pekka Rinne rebounded from a rocky performance with 31 saves, and the Nashville Predators withstood a furious rally by the Colorado Avalanche for a 3-2 win in Game 4. (4/19/18)

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Forsberg, Rinne help Predators beat Avalanche 3-2 in Game 4

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Filip Forsberg scored another creative goal, Pekka Rinne rebounded from a rocky performance with 31 saves, and the Nashville Predators withstood a furious rally by the Colorado Avalanche for a 3-2 win in Game 4 to take a 3-1 lead in the first-round series. More>>

Predators hosting Game 4 watch party at Bridgestone Arena Video included

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The Nashville Predators are looking to make a statement in the playoffs after dropping Game 3 to the Colorado Avalanche.

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'Catfish Jake' is back, throwing catfish onto ice at Predators' game Video included

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One video made him a Nashville legend and a Pittsburgh villain. Catfish Jake was one of the most memorable moments of last year's Stanley Cup run. Now, he's spreading his fishy tactics out west.

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Predators' Rinne named finalist for Vezina Trophy

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Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne has been named one of three finalists for the Vezina Trophy, awarded “to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position,” the NHL announced on Tuesday.

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Avalanche beat Predators 5-3 in Game 3

The Avalanche beat the Predators 5-3 in Game 3 on Monday night to pull to 2-1 in the first-round series. (4/17/18)

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MacKinnon scores twice, Avs beat Predators 5-3 in Game 3 Video included

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski). Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, front, fires a shot at Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne for a goal in the second period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Monday, April 16, 2018. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski). Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, front, fires a shot at Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne for a goal in the second period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Monday, April 16, 2018.
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Nathan MacKinnon scored twice, including one as part of a three-goal first period and another to chase Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne from the game, and the Colorado Avalanche held off the Predators 5-3 in Game 3 to pull to 2-1 in the first-round series.

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Former Preds player offers analysis on start of series

Former Nashville Predators player Hal Gill is a radio analyst for the games. He says he's not surprised how this series has started. (4/16/18)

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Predators looking for a better start in Game 3

The Preds have a chance to return home with a sweep, but they understand they have to play better for 60 minutes on the road. (4/16/18)

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RECAP: Predators win Game 2 over Avalanche

The Nashville Predators are where they expected to be after their first two playoff games at home, but it wasn't an easy start. (4/16/18)

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Predators to host Game 3 watch party at Bridgestone Arena

The Predators are in Denver looking to take a three-game lead over the Colorado Avalanche. (4/16/18)

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Predators to host Game 3 watch party at Bridgestone Arena Video included

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The Predators are in Denver looking to take a three-game lead over the Colorado Avalanche.

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Excited fans give Predators big send off to Denver

The Nashville Predators received a big send-off Sunday from fans as they made their way to Denver, Colorado.

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Predators fans fired up after Game 2 victory over Avalanche

Smashville was out in full force Saturday as the Predators went up two games to none in the series against the Colorado Avalanche.

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Denver media takes shots at Predators fans Video included

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One day after the Nashville Predators 5-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche, some local Denver media are taking shots at the Nashville fans.

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Predators hope to play better in Game 2 Video included

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Even with the 5-2 win, the Nashville Predators will be the first to tell you they didn’t play their best game Thursday night.

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Predator fans ready for Game 2

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After a nail-biting first playoff game Thursday night, Predators fans are hoping for another win Saturday.

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Down 0-1, Avalanche need to slow down Preds' Filip Forsberg

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The Colorado Avalanche are down 0-1 in their first-round playoff series against Nashville. More>>

Preds Party in the Park begins for Game 1 Video included

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The Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp will hold first-round playoff viewing parties for the Nashville Predators games at the Music City Walk of Fame Park across from Bridgestone Arena.

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Forsberg scores twice in 3rd as Preds rally, beat Avs 5-2

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Filip Forsberg scored twice in the third period, and the Nashville Predators rallied to beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-2 to take a 1-0 lead in their first-round Western Conference series. More>>

Predators win Game 1 in playoff series with Avalanche

Smashville is waking up smiling after the Predators beat Colorado in Game 1 on their playoff series. (4/13/18)
 

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Atmosphere electric outside Bridgestone Arena for Game 1 Video included

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Whether you are a hockey fan or not, the excitement downtown is infectious.

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Preds asking fans for help with naming team catfish

Gill the catfish was introduced to the media on Thursday morning. (WSMV) Gill the catfish was introduced to the media on Thursday morning. (WSMV)
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The Predators have added an exciting new element for fans at Bridgestone Arena for this playoff season.

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Predators fans getting ready to cheer on team in the playoffs Video included

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We are just hours away from watching the Predators play in their first playoff game this season.

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Parking may be challenge for Predators fans Video included

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If you’re planning to head downtown for the Predators game on Thursday or to check out any of the Preds parties, getting there may be a challenge.

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Predators fans ready for playoffs

Nashville hockey fans are ready for the Predators to smash opposing teams in the playoffs, and graffiti artists showed their support for their home team Wednesday. (4/11/18)

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Predators fans ready for playoffs Video included

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Nashville hockey fans are ready for the Predators to smash opposing teams in the playoffs, and graffiti artists showed their support for their home team Wednesday.

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Preds’ Subban sells shirts to benefit charity

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P.K. Subban is making the best of the playoff hype to raise money for his charity.

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Predators relish the home-ice advantage in playoffs

The Nashville Predators are relishing the opportunity to have home-ice advantage through the Stanley Cup Playoffs. (4/10/18)

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Preds' Rinne focused on playoffs, not 2017 Stanley Cup Final Video included

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Goaltender Pekka Rinne wound up in a most unfamiliar spot in two of the most important games of his life ... on the bench having been chased not once, but twice, in the Stanley Cup Final.

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Predators playoff ticket information Video included

Bridgestone Arena (WSMV file) Bridgestone Arena (WSMV file)
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Last month, the Predators announced they are no longer selling season tickets for next season because they have capped the number of seats in Bridgestone Arena belonging to season ticket holders at 13,500. Since then a season ticket waiting list has grown to more than 1,500 people.

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Dirty Work: Net-front guys play vital role in NHL playoffs

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Goals are harder to come by in the Stanley Cup playoffs, when players like Pittsburgh's Patric Hornqvist find their services at a premium. More>>

Hartnell talks about return to Predators

Former first-round pick Scott Hartnell rejoined the Predators this season after spending 10 seasons away from Bridgestone Arena. (4/8/18)

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Predators ready for another playoff run

The Nashville Predators aren't taking anything for granted as they start another playoff run. (4/8/18)

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Predators' Pete Weber discusses playoffs

Pete Weber, Voice of the Nashville Predators, discusses the first round series against Colorado. (4/8/18)

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Predators enter playoffs as top seed

The Nashville Predators enter the playoffs as the top seed. (4/8/18)

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Predators ready to begin quest for Stanley Cup Video included

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The Nashville Predators are turning their attention to the playoffs after capturing the President’s Trophy for the league’s best record.

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NHL playoff format will knock out top teams early

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Two of the top four teams in the NHL are guaranteed to be out the playoffs after the second round thanks to an oft-criticized divisional format. More>>

Nashville Mayor reimburses fan for sending catfish to NHL HQ

Nashville Mayor David Briley is reimbursing the woman who mailed two catfish to the NHL office this week. (4/6/18)

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Nashville Mayor reimburses fan for sending catfish to NHL HQ Video included

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Nashville Mayor David Briley is reimbursing the woman who mailed two catfish to the NHL office this week.

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Deep roster from savvy moves opens wide window for Predators

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Predators coach Peter Laviolette's biggest challenge adding Finnish scoring whiz Eeli Tolvanen has been finding a spot for the teenager in his lineup. Yes, the Nashville Predators are that deep.

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Preds fans sound off on controversial NHL call

Few things could get a Nashville Predators fan madder today than a particular call. (4/4/18)

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Forsberg's goal with 0.6 left disallowed, Panthers top Preds

Filip Forsberg's apparent tying goal with 0.6 seconds left was disallowed due to goalie interference, giving Florida a 2-1 win over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night. (4/3/18)

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Predators sign Westerholm to 3-year, entry-level deal

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The Nashville Predators have signed goaltender Niclas Westerholm to a three-year, entry-level contract that begins in 2018.

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Predators sign forward Tanner Jeannot to entry-level deal

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The Nashville Predators have signed forward Tanner Jeannot to a three-year, entry-level contract that begins in the 2018-19 season.

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Forsberg scores 2 goals, 1 assist as Predators beat Lightning 4-1

Filip Forsberg scored two goals and an assist, leading the Nashville Predators to a 4-1 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday night. The win also helped the Predators secure their No. 1 spot in the NHL league standings over Boston and Tampa Bay. (4/2/18)

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Sabres stun NHL-leading Predators 7-4

Sabres stun NHL-leading Predators 7-4

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Tolvanen to make Predators debut on Saturday night

Tonight, the newest member of the Nashville Predators, Eeli Tolvanen will make his debut. 

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Preds beat Sharks 5-3, set franchise record for most points

Ryan Ellis scored the go-ahead goal with 9:54 left and the Nashville Predators beat the San Jose Sharks 5-3 Thursday night to set a franchise record with 111 points this season. (3/29/18)

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Turris scores lone goal in shootout as Preds beat Wild 2-1

Kyle Turris scored the only goal in the shootout to lift the Nashville Predators over the Minnesota Wild 2-1 Tuesday night to snap a three-game skid. (3/28/18)

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Nashville Predators fall to Winnipeg Jets 5-4

The Nashville Predators gave it everything they had but came up short on Sunday night on the road with a loss to the Winnipeg Jets in a shoot-out, 5-4. (3/26/18)

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Predators sign 8-year-old to special contract

The Nashville Predators are busy gearing up for another run at the Stanley Cup, but the team took time to help make one little boy’s dream come true. (3/26/18)

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NHL.com analyst discusses Preds' playoffs future

Robby Stanley from NHL.com discusses the Predators and what awaits them in in the playoffs. (3/26/18)

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Predators fulfill 8-year-old’s wish, sign him to contract Video included

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The Nashville Predators are busy gearing up for another run at the Stanley Cup, but the team took time on Wednesday to help make one little boy’s dream come true.

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Preds take No.1 spot in NHL after 3-1 victory over Winnipeg

In what some labeled the "biggest game of the year," the Nashville Predators beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-1, becoming the No. 1 team in the NHL.

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NHL Commissioner: ‘I could envision us doing an outdoor game’ in Nashville

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman was in attendance at Bridgestone Arena and was asked about the likelihood of Nashville hosting an outdoor winter game. His answer is hyping up fans all over Smashville. 

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Bettman: ‘I could envision us doing an outdoor game’ in Nashville Video included

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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Thursday night he could envision Nashville hosting an outdoor game in the future.

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Predators obtain F Hartman in trade with Blackhawks

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The Nashville Predators have acquired forward Ryan Hartman in a trade from the Chicago Blackhawks, the team announced on Monday.

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Rinne named NHL’s second star of week

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Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne has been named second star of the week by the National Hockey League, the league announced on Monday.

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Rinne, Predators blank Blues 4-0

Pekka Rinne made 27 saves for his sixth shutout of the season and the Nashville Predators earned a 4-0 win over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday. (2/26/18)

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Rinne earns 300th win as Predators rout Sharks 7-1

Pekka Rinne made 33 saves in his 300th career win and the Nashville Predators routed the San Jose Sharks 7-1 on Thursday night. (2/23/18)

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Arvidsson lifts Predators to 3-2 win over Red Wings

Viktor Arvidsson scored his third goal in two games and the Nashville Predators ended their seven-game losing skid against Detroit with a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday. (2/21/18)

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Arvidsson scores twice, Predators beat Senators 5-2

Viktor Arvidsson scored twice to reach 20 goals this season, and the Nashville Predators beat the Ottawa Senators 5-2 on Monday night. (2/20/18)

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Forsberg's OT penalty shot leads Predators over Blues 4-3

Filip Forsberg scored on a penalty shot at 1:19 of overtime to give the Nashville Predators a wild 4-3 comeback victory over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night. (2/14/18)

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Preds’ Fisher participates in first practice since ending retirement

Former Predators captain Mike Fisher practiced for the first time on Monday after the announcement that he was coming out of retirement to rejoin the team. (2/12/18)

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Preds’ Fisher participates in first practice since ending retirement Video included

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Former Predators captain Mike Fisher practiced for the first time on Monday after the announcement that he was coming out of retirement to rejoin the team.

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Predators players represent Nashville in All-Star Game

Pekka Rinne, P.K. Subban and Peter Laviolette helped represent the Nashville Predators in Tampa. (1/29/18)

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Preds players discuss Christmas gift ideas for head coach

Nashville Predators players discuss ideas for Christmas gifts for head coach Peter Laviolette. (12-21-17)

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Predators superfan 'Big Ben' passes away

Nashville Predators superfan "Big Ben" Butzbach passed away at the age of 33. (11-1-17)

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SLIDESHOW: Predators defeat Flyers 6-5 on Opening Night

The Nashville Predators raised the Western Conference Champions banner then rallied to beat Philadelphia 6-5 in the team's home opener.

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Roman Josi was named the eighth captain of the Nashville Predators on Sept. 19, 2017. Check out the slideshow of all the team's captains.

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  • Backstrom scores in OT, Caps take 3-2 series lead on Jackets

    Backstrom scores in OT, Caps take 3-2 series lead on Jackets

    Saturday, April 21 2018 7:18 PM EDT2018-04-21 23:18:19 GMT
    (AP Photo/Nick Wass). Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, celebrates his goal during the first period in Game 5 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Washin...(AP Photo/Nick Wass). Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, celebrates his goal during the first period in Game 5 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Washin...
    Nicklas Backstrom scored his second goal of the game 11:53 into overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets and a 3-2 lead in the first-round playoff series.More >>
    Nicklas Backstrom scored his second goal of the game 11:53 into overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets and a 3-2 lead in the first-round playoff series.More >>
  • Kucherov, Lightning beat Devils 3-1, end first-round series

    Kucherov, Lightning beat Devils 3-1, end first-round series

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    (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider (35) stretches out to stop a shot by Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) during the second period of Game 5 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series Saturday, April 21,...(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider (35) stretches out to stop a shot by Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) during the second period of Game 5 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series Saturday, April 21,...
    Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning move on in Stanley Cup playoffs, beating New Jersey Devils in five games.More >>
    Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning move on in Stanley Cup playoffs, beating New Jersey Devils in five games.More >>
  • Couturier scores late, Flyers edge Penguins to force Game 6

    Couturier scores late, Flyers edge Penguins to force Game 6

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    (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar). Philadelphia Flyers' Valtteri Filppula (51) returns to the bench after scoring during the second period in Game 5 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Friday, April 20, 20...(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar). Philadelphia Flyers' Valtteri Filppula (51) returns to the bench after scoring during the second period in Game 5 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Friday, April 20, 20...
    Sean Couturier's long shot from the point got past Matt Murray with 1:17 left and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 night to force sixth game in the first-round series.More >>
    Sean Couturier's long shot from the point got past Matt Murray with 1:17 left and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 night to force sixth game in the first-round series.More >>
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