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Peter Laviolette | Center

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (51) / 12/7/1964
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 190

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With his victory Saturday night Juuse Saros became only the ninth goalie in Predators' history to record a win.
The Preds have had tremendous stability in their goal since their inception in 1998. Do you think you can name the other eight goalies who have registered victories in a Nashville uniform? Here you go: Tomas Vokoun, Steve Mason, Dan Ellis, Pekke Rinne, Anders Lindback, Carter Hutton and Marek Mazanec. If you got it right, get yourself a cookie. Oct 23 - 1:22 PM

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Nashville has been outscored 7-2 at even strength after three games this season.

The two goals ties the Predators with Columbus for the fewest in the league. Nashville has been excellent on the power play, though. The club has scored on five of 11 chances for a league-leading 45.5 percent efficiency rating.
Oct 19 - 1:41 PM

Nashville lost a league-high 12 games in overtime last season.

The Predators have worked regularly on 3-on-3 drills to try to correct the issue. "I think it's just being more confident out there and more comfortable with the puck, just creating chances," said netminder Pekka Rinne, who made his preseason debut in a 3-2 OT defeat. "But that's how it goes. You have a chance at the other end, and it comes right back at you. Maybe you miss a shot or miss a net and it comes back as a 2-on-1 or something like that. You have to bear down on 3-on-3."
Oct 5 - 12:34 PM

Nashville has signed head coach Peter Laviolette to a two-year contract extension.

He has been behind the bench for the Predators for the last two seasons and he has led the team to an 88-52-24 record. Laviolette guided the Predators to a new franchise record 14-game point streak in 2015-16 and to the second round of the playoffs.
Oct 1 - 4:49 PM

The Predators opened training camp this week without any of their top four defensemen.

Both P.K. Subban and Ryan Ellis are nursing injuries and Roman Josi and Mattias Ekholm are playing in the World Cup of Hockey tournament. We don't know if this will have a significant impact on the Preds' fortunes this season, but it is interesting none-the-less.
Sep 25 - 11:18 AM

Nashville is teasing a big announcement regarding the team's captaincy.

The team's Twitter account said that something is coming "soon," while Adam Vingan of The Nashville Tennessean said that the announcement is slated for Thursday. The leading candidates for the job include Roman Josi, Mike Fisher or James Neal.
Sep 6 - 5:02 PM

The Nashville Predators have released their preseason schedule.

Nashville will kick things off on Sept. 27 with two games against the Florida Panthers and conclude its exhibition schedule on Oct. 8 versus Tampa Bay. In total the Predators will participate in six contests.
Jun 8 - 8:56 AM

The Predators will have five representatives in the World Cup of Hockey Tournament.

Defenseman Mattias Ekholm was added to the Swedish roster on Friday. He joins fellow Preds Shea Weber (Canada), defenseman Roman Josi (Europe), forward Filip Forsberg (Sweden) and goaltender Pekka Rinne (Finland) who were previously selected.
May 28 - 11:11 AM

Nashville's power play has struggled in the playoffs.

The Predators have scored four times on 44 chances in the postseason, including 2-for-17 in their second-round series against the Sharks.
May 9 - 6:02 PM

Coach Peter Laviolette is 4-1 during his coaching career in Game 7's.

"Our guys should be excited," Laviolette told Robby Stanley. "I think we've got that going for us. We've already taken on an elimination game as a young group and found success." He's right, and as forward James Neal sees it, not much has changed. "Everyone picked them [the Anaheim Ducks] to win. We know what kind of team we have here in Nashville. We did everything all year to push ourselves to this point. Why not win one more game?" In a winner-take-all game, anything can happen.
Apr 26 - 6:38 PM

The Predators started their series against the Ducks with six goals in two games but have slumped offensively in the two subsequent games in Nashville.

The Preds won both road games in Anaheim scoring three goals in each but then scored only one goal in two games at home in the Bridgestone Arena. This trend will have to reverse if the Preds are to defeat the Ducks in this series. In addition, Nashville has been woeful on the power play converting only one of 19 chances.
Apr 23 - 10:42 AM

With their 4-2 loss to Vancouver Saturday night, the Predators' 13-game road points streak was stopped.

The Preds hadn't lost a game in regulation time on the road in two months. That's quite a run for Peter Laviolette's charges. If you have Pekka Rinne on your fantasy squad you certainly have benefited from the streak.
Mar 13 - 11:38 AM

The Predators have not won two consecutive games since November 1st.

You read that right. This has been an up and down team all season and the Preds' inconsistency has finally caught up with them as Colorado has now tied them for the final eighth seed and final playoff position in the Western Conference. Nashville better improve as epxectations are high after the Ryan Johansen acquistion.
Jan 9 - 1:18 PM

Nashville has a 0-6 record in overtime this season.

The Predators are one of just three teams with zero wins in the extra frame. The team has had meetings on the matter to discuss what they can do better, but they haven't been getting results and it is leading to lost points in the standings.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 12:16:00 PM

Nashville GM David Poile spoke about how difficult it is to make trades right now.

"It's not from lack of effort, I can tell you that," said Poile. "It's not from general managers not talking to each other. It's not from desire. … If I could make a trade now to maybe change our team a little bit, I would be open to that. But you need to have a partner and you need to have this match in so many ways. It's just not like it used to be that you could just make a trade for the sake of doing something because things have to match up. Dollars have to match up, years and contracts have to match up. Maybe even your age has to match up, maybe even position. It's really a different thing." Nashville is believed to be looking for forward depth and they could certainly use some help down the middle.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 09:13:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan Johansen
2Mike Ribeiro
3Mike Fisher
4Calle Jarnkrok
5Colton Sissons
LW1Colin Wilson
2Kevin Fiala
3Miikka Salomaki
4Austin Watson
5Harry Zolnierczyk
RW1Filip Forsberg
2James Neal
3Craig Smith
4Viktor Arvidsson
D1P.K. Subban
2Roman Josi
3Ryan Ellis
4Mattias Ekholm
5Matt Carle
6Anthony Bitetto
7Yannick Weber
G1Pekka Rinne
2Marek Mazanec