Tag:Predators
Posted on: March 25, 2011 12:35 am
 

Nashville's Ryan Suter punts puck into own net

The Anaheim Ducks don't need any extra help late in games these days, not with 40-year-old forward Teemu Selanne becoming the first NHL player in history to score four game-tying goals in the final three minutes of play in a season. The Ducks won each of those game, which have all occurred since Feb. 11

Regardless, Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Suter lent a hand -- or rather a foot.

He booted a loose puck past Preds goalie Pekka Rinne with 26.5 seconds left in regualation. The goal, credited to Corey Perry, made it a one-goal game, although the Predators held on for a 5-4 win. 

The victory extended Nashville's winning streak to five games – the longest current streak in the league – and moved up to fifth place in the West. Here's a look at the goal:

Posted on: March 25, 2011 12:35 am
 

Nashville's Ryan Suter punts puck into own net

The Anaheim Ducks don't need any extra help late in games these days, not with 40-year-old forward Teemu Selanne becoming the first NHL player in history to score four game-tying goals in the final three minutes of play in a season. The Ducks won each of those game, which have all occurred since Feb. 11

Regardless, Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Suter lent a hand -- or rather a foot.

He booted a loose puck past Preds goalie Pekka Rinne with 26.5 seconds left in regualation. The goal, credited to Corey Perry, made it a one-goal game, although the Predators held on for a 5-4 win. 

The victory extended Nashville's winning streak to five games – the longest current streak in the league – and moved up to fifth place in the West. Here's a look at the goal:

Posted on: March 18, 2011 3:05 pm
Edited on: March 18, 2011 3:07 pm
 

Nashville's Hornqvist escapes suspension, fined

Nashville Predators forward Patric Hornqvist received a $2,000 fine, the maximum allowable under the collective bargaining agreement, for the elbow he landed to the head of Boston Bruins forward Tyler Seguin on Thursday night.

An official with the Predators confirmed the fine to CBSSports.com on Friday, which means Hornqvist won’t be suspended like two other players this week for hits to the head. Hornqvist received a five-minute major for elblowing and a game misconduct. 

Seguin required seven stitches to close the gash to his ear lobe. 

The suspension vs. fine delineation may have come down to whether Hornqvist actually used his elbow, which longtime Predators coach Barry Trotz said isn’t so clear on the replays. 

"The referee said, 'I saw his elbow out and make contact with the head,'” Trotz told The Tennessean. "When I watched the replay, Hornqvist had his elbow out, and then as he goes into Seguin he brings his elbow in and actually puts the brakes on and sort of turns. When I looked at it, I really didn't think it was a penalty.""

Here’s the video of the hit, which takes place about 45 seconds into the clip:



-- A.J. Perez
 
 
 
 
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