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P.K. Subban scored six goals in 68 games last season, but he has already netted seven markers in 25 matches with the Predators in 2016-17.

He has accounted for 17 points so far during his first year with Nashville, which has him tied for the team lead with Ryan Johansen and Mike Ribeiro.
Dec 7 - 12:33 PM

Ryan Johansen got back onto the scoreboard during Tuesday's 4-3 win over Colorado.

Johansen picked up his twelfth helper of the season, giving 17 points in 25 games thus far. It's his first point of the month, but it's only through three games.
Dec 7 - 2:14 AM

Mike Ribeiro scored his second two-point game in a week's time during Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Avalanche with a pair of assists.

Ribeiro now has five points, all assists, over his last three games. For the season he has 14 helpers and 17 points in 25 games. Mighty impressive at age-36.
Dec 7 - 2:12 AM

Viktor Arvidsson's breakout season continued with another goal during Tuesday's 4-3 win over Colorado.

The youngster is now up to eight goals and 15 points in 25 games so far this season. He had just eight goals and 16 points in 62 games previously.
Dec 7 - 2:11 AM

James Neal scored in his return from an upper-body injury on Tuesday.

Neal helped lead the way towards a 4-3 win over Colorado. He now has goals in each of his last three appearances, with four points overall in that span. The power forward has 11 goals and 16 points in 21 games so far this season.
Dec 7 - 2:09 AM

Roman Josi scored his fourth goal of the season during Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Avalanche.

Josi is now up to 16 points through 25 games thus far, which includes two goals and four points over his last four games.
Dec 7 - 2:08 AM

PK Subban collected his seventh goal of the season during Tuesday's 4-3 win over Colorado.

Subban is now up to 17 points on the year through 25 games, which includes points in three of his last four games. Wow. He may challenge for another Norris Trophy yet.
Dec 7 - 2:07 AM

Pekka Rinne boosted his winning streak to five games thanks to the 4-3 victory over Colorado on Tuesday.

Rinne stopped 25 of 28 shots, including eight of 10 while on the kill. Rinne has gone an remarkable 10-1-1 over his last 12 games, likely putting to bed any concerns about his aging play. For the season he's now 11-5-4 with a 2.23 GAA and .926 save percentage.
Dec 7 - 2:05 AM

Reid Boucher will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Colorado

Boucher was claimed off waivers from New Jersey last week, but he's yet to play a game for his new team. Adam Pardy will also watch the game from the press box tonight.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 6 - 8:06 PM

Pekka Rinne will be in goal for the Predators on Tuesday night.

He was the first goalie off the ice at the morning skate, so he is expected to get the nod. Rinne was the NHL's first star of the month for November, but his first start in December didn't go very well. He allowed five goals on 22 shots to New Jersey on Saturday and will be looking to bounce back against Colorado.
Dec 6 - 4:42 PM

James Neal (upper body) has been activated from injured reserve.

He was on the ice for Tuesday's morning skate, where he took line rushes with Mike Fisher and Colin Wilson. Neal appears to be ready to return on Tuesday night after missing four games with an upper-body injury.
Dec 6 - 2:06 PM

Viktor Arvidsson has impressed his teammates and his coaches with his play this season.

"His work ethic is through the roof," coach Peter Laviolette said. "And that makes him not only a really good player but easy to like as well." Arvidsson has posted seven goals, seven assists and a team-high 77 shots in 24 games this year.
Dec 6 - 12:11 PM

Pontus Aberg will report to AHL Milwaukee.

Aberg has a goal and an assist in nine games with Nashville this season. He also has five goals and nine points in nine AHL contests.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 5 - 6:17 PM

Marek Mazanec has been summoned by the Nashville Predators.

Mazanec was demoted on Nov. 24 after he struggled in three contests with Nashville. He then posted a 2.73 GAA and .886 save percentage in five AHL games. He'll serve as Pekka Rinne's understudy while goalie Juuse Saros returns to the AHL so that he can play more regularly.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 5 - 6:16 PM

Juuse Saros has been sent to the minors.

Saros has a 1.70 GAA and .940 save percentage in three games with Nashville. As impressive as that is, the 21-year-old will get far more work in the AHL.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 5 - 6:14 PM


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