Player News - Predators

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The Predators' Colin Wilson and Craig Smith are heating up.

Wilson, who never seems interested in playing hockey until the spring, has five assists in the Preds' last two games, while Smith has six in the team's last three. The Predators are going to need offensive contributions from these two if they have hopes of advancing deep into the playoffs.
Mar 26 - 12:32 PM

Viktor Arvidsson scored his fifth shorthanded goal of the season Saturday against the Sharks.

That sets a Predators' single-season record for the most shorthanded goals. Arvidsson is heaving a breakout campaign that seemingly came out of nowhere. It will be interesting to see how much love he will get at draft tables next season.
Mar 26 - 12:27 PM

Pekka Rinne blocked 26 of 28 shots in a 7-2 win against San Jose Saturday night.

Five was the operative number Saturday night. Rinne won his fifth game in a row by denying the Sharks all but two goals in the second period to give the Preds a five-point differential. He had two perfect periods of play giving his team the chance to run up the score. His save percentage for the night was .929 slightly higher than his season average entering the game of .916.
Mar 26 - 2:00 AM

Colton Sissons scored two goals Saturday night as the Predators mauled the Sharks 7-2.

Sissons scored the first goal of the night at 4:14 in the first. His second goal came after the game was fully in hand. Notably, both goals had assists from Colin Wilson and Craig Smith as the three made a powerful troika. Sissons struggled through 12 games without a single point from January 31 through March 20 and was a healthy scratch in a majority of the Predators’ games. He was able to rebound to record only his second multi-point game of the season.
Mar 25 - 11:32 PM

Anthony Bitetto, Brad Hunt, PA Parenteau, and Harry Zolnierczyk will not play against the Sharks Saturday night.

Parenteau is still seeking his first point as a Predator, but he has 27 for the season with 13 of them coming on the strength of goals.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 25 - 7:40 PM

Pekka Rinne is projected to start against the Sharks Saturday.

He has a record of 29-16-8 in 55 starts this season with a save percentage of .916. The only time he faced the Sharks this year resulted in a loss, with a GAA of 3.06.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 25 - 6:58 PM

Colton Sissons played between Colin Wilson and Craig Smith on Thursday night.

He took Mike Fisher's place because the Predators captain was sidelined by a lower-body injury. Sissons scored his sixth goal of the season in the 100th NHL game of his career.
Mar 24 - 11:11 AM

Vernon Fiddler got back in the lineup on Thursday.

He logged 12:06 of ice time in a 3-1 win over Calgary in his first appearance since Mar. 7. Fiddler had been dealing with an upper-body injury during that time filled in for injured center Mike Fisher on Thursday.
Mar 24 - 3:25 AM

Pekka Rinne stopped 24 of 25 shots in Nashville's 3-1 win over the Calgary Flames.

Rinne has now rattled off four consecutive victories over Winnipeg, Washington, Arizona and Calgary. The Preds are one point behind Calgary for the first Wild Card spot in the Western Conference (Nashville has a game in hand). Rinne has a 29-16-8 record with a 2.49 goals-against-average and a .916 save percentage this season.
Mar 24 - 12:07 AM

Ryan Ellis scored a goal in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Calgary Flames.

Ellis has now scored three goals in his last two games. His tally at the 12-minute mark of the third period gave the Predators a 3-1 lead. Ellis finished the game with a plus-1 rating, two shots on goal and one hit in 24:54 of ice time. The Preds defenseman has 15 goals and 20 assists in 63 games this season.
Mar 24 - 12:00 AM

PA Parenteau, Harry Zolnierczyk and Anthony Bitetto will be scratched from Thursday's match with the Flames.

Zolnierczyk has posted three points, 10 PIMs and 24 hits in 22 games so far this season. Parenteau has yet to record a point through four games with Nashville, however.
Mar 23 - 7:41 PM

Mike Fisher will miss Thursday's match with Calgary due to a lower body injury.

Through 68 games he has posted 17 goals and 41 points 53 PIMs, 63 blocks and 148 hits. Consider him day-to-day, for now.
Mar 23 - 7:33 PM

Captain Mike Fisher's status for Thursday's match against Calgary is unclear.

He missed an optional skate this morning, which makes three straight days away from the rink. We'll keep you posted on his status as the game draws near.
Mar 23 - 6:08 PM

Pekka Rinne is the probable starter for Thursday's game against the Flames.

Rinne has posted a 28-16-8 record with a 2.51 GAA and a .915 save percentage so far this season. He also comes in riding a three-game winning streak.
Mar 23 - 4:39 PM

Mike Fisher didn't practice Wednesday after he took a maintenance day on Tuesday.

He also didn't play in the final seven minutes of Monday's game against Arizona. Colton Sissons filled in for Fisher at Wednesday's skate. Fisher appears to be banged up, but we will leave him as active for now.
Mar 22 - 1:36 PM


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