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Predators' Jarred Tinordi: Snags rare assist
Tinordi posted an assist and two blocked shots in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Flames.
Tinordi earned the secondary helper on Colton Sissons' first-period tally. Technically, it's been a career year for Tinordi -- he has five points in 22 contests. The 28-year-old is mostly a third-pairing defenseman. He's added 62 hits, 27 blocked shots and 32 PIM this year, which probably won't interest fantasy owners.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Filip Forsberg: Picks up assist
Forsberg managed an assist and four shots on goal in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Flames.
Forsberg set up Mikael Granlund's game-tying tally within the final second of regulation. The 25-year-old winger has posted five helpers over his last seven games, but his goal drought stretched to 13 contests. Forsberg has 43 points, 179 shots and 73 hits in 57 games. He's too talented to stay cold for long, but fantasy owners may have better options available currently.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Matt Duchene: Earns helper in overtime win
Duchene notched an assist in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Flames.
Duchene snapped a four-game point drought when he earned the secondary helper on Mikael Granlund's overtime winner. With the assist, Duchene is at 39 points and 130 shots through 60 games this year, far below his 31-goal, 70-point pace from a season ago.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Colin Blackwell: Serves up two assists
Blackwell had two helpers and two shots on goal in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Flames.
Blackwell's helpers came on tallies by Colton Sissons and Roman Josi. The 26-year-old forward is on a four-game point streak (one goal, four assists). He's reached the 10-point mark in 25 appearances, and he's added 41 hits and 30 shots on net.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Ryan Ellis: Shakes apple tree
Ellis produced three assists and four shots on goal in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Flames.
Ellis had a hand in both of Mikael Granlund's goals as well as a primary assist on a Roman Josi strike in the third period. Since his return from a concussion, Ellis has a goal and five helpers in four games. The 29-year-old is up to 34 points, 103 shots, 78 blocked shots and a plus-16 rating in 43 contests. He's still got time to match last year's career-high 41-point output.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Colton Sissons: Opens scoring Thursday
Sissons scored a goal on two shots in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Flames.
Sissons put the Predators ahead 1-0 at 19:28 of the first period. He's posted two goals in the last three contests after a recent 11-game point drought that followed his return from a lower-body injury. The 26-year-old has 15 points, 51 shots, 76 hits and 20 PIM through 51 appearances, mostly in a bottom-six role.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Roman Josi: Ends long goal drought
Josi tallied a goal on five shots and added two PIM in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Flames.
Josi had gone 26 games without a goal, and more recently he was mired in a five-game point drought. The timely tally puts Josi at 15 goals, a career-high mark he's reached three times. He's up to 58 points, 231 shots, 102 blocked shots and a plus-20 rating in 63 contests. The 29-year-old is on pace for a career year in multiple categories.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Mikael Granlund: Two heroic moments Thursday
Granlund scored twice on four shots in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Flames.
Granlund waited until the literal last second of regulation to tie the game at three, forcing overtime. The Finn then struck 1:20 in the extra period to seal the comeback. He's racked up five goals and three helpers in his last nine outings. The 28-year-old is up to 29 points, 120 shots and a plus-2 rating through 57 contests this season, but he's seemed more comfortable under head coach John Hynes.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Juuse Saros: Earns third straight win
Saros stopped 36 of 39 shots in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Flames.
Saros seemed ticketed for a loss when Andrew Mangiapane put the Flames ahead at 19:17 of the third period. Mikael Granlund bailed out his goalie and fellow countryman, tallying in the final second of regulation and again in overtime to flip the result. Saros won his third straight start to improve to 14-10-4 with a 2.92 GAA and a .906 save percentage in 34 appearances. Pekka Rinne (illness) backed up Saros in this contest -- the former could get the start Saturday against the Avalanche.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Eeli Tolvanen: Limited production in AHL
Tolvanen picked up a goal and an assist in AHL Milwaukee's 5-4 overtime loss to San Antonio on Wednesday.
Tolvanen's 17 goals in 57 AHL games this season are roughly right in line with the 15 tallies in 58 games he posted a year ago. They're reasonable numbers but certainly nothing to get overly excited about. Tolvanen has been healthy all season but is yet to play a single NHL game with the Predators. Viewed by many as a top-five prospect in the sport as recently as a couple seasons ago, Tolvanen's stock is at an all-time low. Tolvanen and his dynasty league owners should be hoping for a trade out of Nashville this coming summer.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Juuse Saros: Facing Flames
Saros will patrol the crease during Thursday's home clash with Calgary, Thomas Willis of the Predators' official site reports.
Saros has been on a roll recently, picking up back-to-back wins over the Blue Jackets and Senators while posting an admirable 2.40 GAA and .936 save percentage. He'll attempt to secure his 14th victory of the season in a home matchup with a Flames team that's registered a 19-13-2 record on the road this year.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Pekka Rinne: Slated for backup duties
Per Thomas Willis of the Predators' official site, Rinne (illness) stayed on the ice for extra work after morning skate, which suggests he'll back up Juuse Saros for Thursday's clash with Calgary.
Rinne didn't dress for Tuesday's win over Ottawa due to an illness, but he was never expected to be sidelined for long. The veteran backstop will likely be back between the pipes for Saturday's game against the Avalanche.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Connor Ingram: Shipped to minors
Nashville reassigned Ingram to AHL Milwaukee on Thursday.
Pekka Rinne (illness) is expected to be available for Thursday's clash with Calgary, so the Predators are no longer in need of Ingram's services as a backup. The 22-year-old netminder will return to his role as Milwaukee's starter, where he's compiled an 18-5-5 record while posting an impressive 1.98 GAA and .931 save percentage this year.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Nick Bonino: Quiet night in return
Bonino (illness) was held without a point or a shot on goal in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Ottawa.
Bonino was back in the lineup after missing the two previous games but had a rather uneventful night in his 15:14 of playing time. The 31-year-old is without a goal since Feb. 8, a six-game dry spell, and is stuck on 34 points through 60 games.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Ryan Ellis: In on tying, winning goals
Ellis scored a power-play goal and assisted on another in a 3-2 win over Ottawa on Tuesday.
Ellis' seventh goal of the year tied the game 5:17 into the second period, and just over four minutes later he assisted on Viktor Arvidsson's go-ahead goal with the man advantage. Ellis has three points and seven shots on goal in his last two games and now has 31 points in 42 contests on the year. It's the fifth straight season in which he's topped the 30-point plateau.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Colin Blackwell: First goal in over a month
Blackwell scored a goal on three shot sin a 3-2 win over Ottawa on Tuesday.
Blackwell got the Predators on the board just over four minutes into the game, knotting the game at 1-1. It was Blackwell's first goal since Jan. 14, snapping a 10-game drought, but he does have a point in each of his last three outings. The 26-year-old rookie has three goals and eight points in 24 games and is plus-10.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Viktor Arvidsson: Scores winner with man advantage
Arvidsson scored the game-winning goal on two shots in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Ottawa.
Arvidsson broke a 2-2 deadlock with a power-play goal midway through the second period, his 14th tally of the year. It was just the second point in 12 February games for the 26-year-old. Arvidsson averaged 57 points over the previous three seasons but has just 24 in 50 games in 2019-20.... See More ... See Less
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