Predators, Penguins both .500 but trending in opposite directions

Nashville doesn’t always have to be thrilled when it shows its work, but the Predators’ math is adding up nicely going into a home game Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Predators carry a five-game winning streak into Tuesday’s game, including a 3-2 win at home Sunday against the Winnipeg Jets, and while that has served just to get them to .500, they’ll certainly take it. “I think we’ve got a little bit of a

Predators, Jets risk winning streaks in divisional meeting

A pair of Central Division rivals will put their winning streaks on the line on Sunday night when the host Nashville Predators face the Winnipeg Jets. Nashville found itself mired in a four-game skid earlier in the month, but it responded emphatically, putting together a four-game winning streak in which it has outscored opponents 20-10. In their most recent victory, the Predators got two goals and an assist from both Luke Evangelista and Filip Forsberg

Predators, Flames each hope to ride momentum going into matchup

Now to see what the Nashville Predators can do for an encore. It has been a tough start to the season for the Predators, but they go into Wednesday’s home game against the Calgary Flames with a renewed sense of confidence after a thrilling 4-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Monday. With time winding down and Nashville trailing by a goal, Filip Forsberg and Yakov Trenin scored 16 seconds apart in the final minute

Predators face tough task at home vs. Avalanche

It’s been nearly a month since the Nashville Predators won back-to-back games. Considering their recent struggles against the surging Colorado Avalanche, achieving that feat when the teams meet Monday night in Nashville likely won’t be easy. Nashville snapped its season-high four-game losing streak with Saturday’s 4-2 victory home victory against Chicago. Cole Smith scored twice, Yakov Trenin had a goal with an assist and Kevin Lankinen made 29 saves for the Predators, who are 3-7-0

Blackhawks, Predators looking to escape Central basement

If the Nashville Predators hope to crawl out of the Central Division basement before Thanksgiving, a good time to start would be Saturday afternoon against the visiting Chicago Blackhawks. The Predators and Blackhawks are tied for the fewest points in the Central (10). Nashville sits in last place because it has played one more game than Chicago. Only the San Jose Sharks have fewer points (seven) throughout the NHL. Bringing up the rear has been

Slumping Predators try to contain Frank Vatrano, young Ducks

Frank Vatrano will try to continue one of the hottest starts in team history when the Anaheim Ducks visit the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night. Vatrano has 11 goals through the first 14 games this season, including two hat tricks. He scored two more goals on Sunday night in a 4-1 win against the visiting San Jose Sharks. His 11 goals through the first 14 games are tied for the most in Ducks history with

Predators home to face Coyotes, out for change of fortune

The Nashville Predators open a five-game homestand Saturday looking to avoid a third straight loss when they host the Arizona Coyotes in a battle between Central Division rivals. Nashville concluded a five-game road trip Thursday with a 6-3 loss to the Winnipeg Jets. The Predators picked up just one win during their travels, earning a 5-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers last Saturday. Predators left winger Filip Forsberg scored twice in the loss to the

Jets try to keep dominating division, clash with Predators

A pair of Central Division rivals will meet for the first time this season Thursday night when the host Winnipeg Jets face the Nashville Predators. Winnipeg has made the most of its divisional matchups this season, as the Jets are undefeated against Central foes. Winnipeg earned a 5-3 victory over Arizona Saturday and has a pair of wins against the St. Louis Blues, the most recent being a 5-2 decision Tuesday. “We talk about it

Flames set to focus energy toward Predators

Snapping a six-game losing streak noticeably lightened the mood around the Calgary Flames. Now, the goal is to win a second consecutive game for the first time this season when they play host to the Nashville Predators on Tuesday. The Flames return home after Saturday’s 6-3 victory over the Seattle Kraken when they twice erased a deficit and broke open the game with four goals in the third period. “When you’re not getting the results,

Oilers face Predators searching for ‘positivity’

The Edmonton Oilers are searching for any positives they can find heading into their matchup against the visiting Nashville Predators on Saturday afternoon. After reaching the Western Conference finals last spring and entering this fall full of optimism they could take it all the way, the Oilers have lost seven of their first nine games (2-6-1). “It’s not the start anybody wanted. There’s lots of expectations on this group,” Edmonton forward Sam Gagner said after