• Preds' Hutton Allows Three Goals In Loss

    News: Carter Hutton allowed three goals on 24 shots in Saturday's loss to the Stars.
    Analysis: Not a good finish to the regular season for Carter Hutton, who has allowed seven goals in his last two games. He finishes the year 6-7-4 with a .902 save percentage and 2.61 GAA. Unless elite starter Pekka Rinne goes down with an injury in the postseason, don't expect to see Hutton until the 2015-16 season.
  • Preds' Hutton To Garner Start In Finale

    News: Carter Hutton will receive the start in goal Saturday against the Stars, NHL.com's Mark Stepneski reports.
    Analysis: With the Predators having already clinched their spot in the playoffs, coach Peter Laviolette will rest regular starter Pekka Rinne for the finale, giving Carter Hutton an opportunity to close the season with an appearance. Despite being healthy throughout the season, Hutton has been limited to just 17 outings, during which he's posted a 6-6-4 mark to go along with a 2.59 GAA and .904 save percentage. Those numbers won't inspire a ton of confidence in Hutton, nor should the expected absence of key teammates in Shea Weber, Roman Josi, Mike Fisher, and Cody Franson, all of whom will be rested Saturday due to minor injuries.
  • Preds' Hutton Allows Four Goals In Loss

    News: Carter Hutton gave up four goals on 29 shots in Sunday's loss to the Flames.
    Analysis: It was his first appearance since March 3 and just his sixth outing over the past two months. With the loss, the 29-year-old falls to 6-6-3 on the season with a .904 save percentage and 2.59 GAA. Pekka Rinne, who was Saturday's starter, is the man in Nashville, which means it's unlikely Carter Hutton sees any more crease time this season.
  • Preds Turn To Hutton On Sunday

    News: Carter Hutton is slated to start Sunday's game against the Flames, Willy Daunic of ESPN Nashville reports.
    Analysis: Carter Hutton, who will give Saturday's starter, Pekka Rinne, a breather on Sunday, will be seeing his first action for the Preds since March 3, when he stopped 21 of 23 shots in a loss to New Jersey.
  • Preds' Hutton Entrenched In Backup Role

    News: Carter Hutton is slated to back up Pekka Rinne for the ninth straight game Tuesday against the Canadiens, The Tennessean reports.
    Analysis: Carter Hutton has done a decent job when called upon this season, going 6-5-4 with a 2.48 GAA and .907 save percentage. However, it seems the Preds will lean heavily on Rinne down the stretch and into the playoffs, meaning Hutton's opportunities to start a game will be few and far between. The Preds play back-to-back games March 28 and 29, so look for Hutton to get the call for one of those contests.
  • Hutton Solid, But Preds Lose Again

    News: Carter Hutton stopped 21 of 23 shots in Tuesday's loss to the Devils.
    Analysis: Not a bad start for the backup after Pekka Rinne took the loss the night before, but he wasn't able to stop the Predators from dropping their fourth straight game. The defeat ended Carter Hutton's personal four-game winning streak. He might get some more opportunities in the near future with Rinne hitting the skids a little, possibly due to overuse.
  • Preds Go With Hutton On Tuesday

    News: Carter Hutton led the Predators on the ice for pregame warmups and will thus start Tuesday's game against the Devils, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
    Analysis: Carter Hutton gets the nod after Pekka Rinne was in the net a night earlier against the Rangers. Though he doesn't receive many starts, Hutton has been fairly competent when called upon this season, going 6-4-4 with a 2.51 GAA and .906 save percentage. In leagues that start multiple goalies, he could be a useful option against a Devils squad that ranks 28th in the league in scoring.
  • Struggling Preds Expected To Turn To Hutton

    News: Carter Hutton was the first goalie off the ice at Tuesday's morning skate and appears to be in line to start later in the evening against the Devils, NHL.com's Mike Morreale reports.
    Analysis: The Predators likely won't offer confirmation on their starting goalie until pregame warmups, but with Pekka Rinne remaining on the ice for extra work Tuesday after having started a night earlier, Carter Hutton figures to get the call. Rinne has assumed one of the larger goalie workloads in the league, and for good reason, but he's currently in the midst of his roughest stretch of play this season, losing five of his last six games. While his standing atop the Preds' depth chart is certainly not in peril, Hutton could find himself in the net a little more frequently if he's able to turn the Preds' fortunes with a steady outing Tuesday.
  • Hutton, Preds Beat Sabres

    News: Carter Hutton stopped 16 of 17 shots in Sunday's 2-1 shootout win over the Sabres.
    Analysis: It wasn't a particularly difficult outing for Carter Hutton as the Sabres mustered just 13 shots in regulation, but it was good enough to earn his fourth straight win. Pekka Rinne has been great this season, so Hutton likely won't get too many chances in net down the stretch, but he's made the most of his recent opportunities as the 29-year-old has allowed just six goals in his last four starts.
  • Preds' Hutton To Start Sunday

    News: Carter Hutton will start in net Sunday against the Sabres, Willy Daunic of ESPN Nashville reports.
    Analysis: Carter Hutton will relieve Pekka Rinne of his duties for the second game of a back-to-back set Sunday against the Sabres. His last start came Feb. 8 against the Panthers, but fortunately he will face one of the league's worst offenses in Buffalo in his return to the cage.