Player News - Predators

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Juuse Saros stopped 24 of 26 shots Saturday and netted the 5-2 win over the Caps.

Pekka Rinne needed the night off heading into Edmonton and Saros really needed this win. His last five games resulted in a 1-2-2 record with a save percentage of only .887 and an average 3.2 goals per game. Saturday night, he improved to a .923 save percentage with only two goals against.
Feb 25 - 8:32 PM

Roman Josi scored a pair of goals Saturday night as the Predators beat the Capitals 5-2.

Josi got the scoring started at 1:56 in the first with assists from Filip Forsberg and Ryan Johansen. The Predators already had the game-winning goal from Mike Fisher entering the third, but Josi gave them a little insurance at the 12:07 mark of that period. Josi is on a four-game streak in which he has scored at least one point. His previous three games resulted in four assists and no goals.
Feb 25 - 7:55 PM

Colton Sissons, Anthony Bitetto and Brad Hunt will be scratched against the Predators on Saturday.

Through 42 games this season Sissons has posted five goals and seven points along with 70 hits. Bitetto meanwhile has picked up three helpers plus 16 blocks and 24 hits in 18 games.
Feb 25 - 2:58 PM

Juuse Saros will get the start for Nashville on Saturday against Washington.

The 21-year-old puck stopper has a 6-5-3 record with a 2.23 GAA and a .929 save percentage this season. Which rivals that of Grubauer, who will play for the Capitals, in terms of excelling young backups.
Feb 25 - 1:46 PM

Roman Josi picked up two assists in Thursday's 4-2 victory versus Colorado.

He has compiled four assists over a three-game point streak and he has 10 points in his last eight matches. Josi has nine goals and 32 points in 51 appearances this campaign.
Feb 24 - 10:47 AM

Viktor Arvidsson tallied his 19th goal of the season on Thursday night.

He has accumulated 16 points in the last 16 games. The breakout performer has 41 points in 58 outings this season.
Feb 24 - 10:41 AM

Ryan Johansen collected two assists in a 4-2 win over Colorado on Thursday.

He assisted on two of Filip Forsberg's three goals in the contest. Johansen has produced three helpers in the last two games after going four straight matches without a point. Unfortunately, his struggles in the goal department have continued. Johansen hasn't scored a goal since Feb. 2 and has just nine goals on the year despite having 43 points in 60 contests.
Feb 24 - 10:39 AM

Pekka Rinne stopped 20 of 22 shots in Nashville's 4-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche.

Rinne has owned the Avalanche all season and that didn't change tonight. He's a perfect 5-0 against them this season. Rinne now owns a 23-15-6 record with a 2.48 goals-against-average and a .916 save percentage. He has three wins in his last four decisions.
Feb 23 - 11:41 PM

Filip Forsberg scored a hat trick in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche.

Forsberg is on quite a run, as he's now scored hat tricks in back-to-back games. Forsberg tied the game at two at the 5:26 mark of the second and then gave his team a 3-2 lead just over five minutes later. The Predators forward finished off the hat trick by scoring into an empty net late in the game. He's up to 22 goals and 42 points in 60 games. Forsberg is on pace to hit the 30-goal mark for the second consecutive year.
Feb 23 - 11:34 PM

Cody McLeod (lower body) skated Thursday morning.

That's a positive side for the veteran winger. He won't play Thursday against Colorado, and is still considered day-to-day.
Feb 23 - 7:03 PM

Anthony Bitetto and Brad Hunt will be scratched from Thursday's match with the Avalanche.

Through 18 games this season Bitetto has posted three points with 15 PIMs, 16 blocks and 24 hits while averaging less than 12 minutes per game.
Feb 23 - 7:01 PM

Harry Zolnierczyk will tag in for Colton Sissons on Thursday against the Avalanche.

The physical winger has posted three points with eight PIMs and 17 hits in 17 games.
Feb 23 - 6:59 PM

Pekka Rinne gets nod against the Avalanche on Thursday.

If there's one team the veteran netminder has dominated this season it's been Colorado. He's 4-0 with just nine goals against on 127 combined shots. So despite his recent struggles, you may wish to consider this a favorable matchup.
Feb 23 - 6:05 PM

Juuse Saros is making a good case for himself to see more action.

Pekka Rinne has been pulled in two of his last four starts and Saros has provided solid goaltending this season when he's been called upon. The 21-year-old puck stopper has a 6-5-3 record with a 2.23 goals-against average and a .929 save percentage. It will be interesting to see if gets the nod on Thursday versus Colorado.
Feb 22 - 1:46 PM

P.K. Subban snapped his 17-game goalless drought on Tuesday night.

His eighth goal of the season was initially waved off because of goaltender interference, but a coach's challenge overturned the call. He also added an assist in Nashville's 6-5 OT loss to Calgary. Subban has racked up nine points in his past six games and he is currently riding a four-game point streak.
Feb 22 - 12:01 PM


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