Tag: Nashville Predators

Michael Ferland

Flames jump back into third in Pacific, beat Preds


After falling behind 1-0, the Calgary Flames scored four straight Sunday to defeat the Nashville Predators 5-2.

Michael Ferland’s first career NHL goal was the game-winner.

With the win, Calgary takes over the third seed in the Pacific Division passing the L.A. Kings. The Kings have a game in hand.

After Roman Josi opened the scoring, Lance Bouma, Kris Russell, Ferland and Jiri Hudler scored for the Flames giving Calgary a 4-1 lead after 40 minutes.

Bouma added an empty-netter with less than a minute remaining. Deryk Engelland had two assists in the win.

Seth Jones had the other Predators goal.

Jonas Hiller made 27 saves for the win. Carter Hutton stopped 25 shots in the loss.

The Predators, who clinched a playoff spot on Saturday, had their four-game winning streak snapped.

Preds’ captain Shea Weber missed his second consecutive game due to a lower body injury.

Goalie Nods: Wings will start Mrazek for second straight day

Petr Mrazek

All the latest from the blue paint…

Detroit sticks with Petr Mrazek

Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard’s recent slump has been bad enough spark speculation about him potentially losing the starting job to 23-year-old netminder Mrazek. That debate only intensified after Mrazek posted a 23-save shutout against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday.

Under these circumstances, Red Wings coach Mike Babcock has decided to start Mrazek against the New York Islanders despite the lack of rest. The only other time Detroit attempted to start Mrazek on back-to-back days this season, he allowed three goals on seven shots to the Buffalo Sabres before being pulled just 13:37 minutes into the second game.

There’s no word yet on who the Islanders will counter with.


Capitals at Rangers: Braden Holtby vs. Cam Talbot

Panthers at Senators: Craig Anderson will start for Ottawa; Roberto Luongo is the probable goaltender for Florida.

Bruins at Hurricanes: Tuukka Rask is expected to be fine for today’s game after dealing with dehydration issues on Saturday, so there’s a fair chance he’ll be between the pipes for Boston. Carolina will likely go with Anton Khudobin after using Cam Ward on Saturday, but that hasn’t been confirmed.

Flames at Predators: Jonas Hiller is confirmed for Calgary while there’s a fair chance Nashville will counter with Pekka Rinne.

Ducks at Devils: It’s not know who Anaheim will start, but Cory Schneider will be in goal for New Jersey.

Sharks at Penguins: Alex Stalock vs. Marc-Andre Fleury

Blackhawks at Jets: Corey Crawford vs. Ondrej Pavelec

Western Conference playoff picture: Wild keep rolling, Ducks and Preds clinch

Nino Niederreiter, Charlie Coyle,Jared Spurgeon,Ryan Carter, Marco Scandella

The Minnesota Wild moved into the third seed in the Central Division with a 4-1 victory over the L.A. Kings on Saturday night. The Wild, who trailed the Chicago Blackhawks by 16 points on Jan. 27, now lead the Blackhawks by a point.

Minny’s win moves Chicago into the second wild card seed in the Western Conference. The Blackhawks have a pair of games in hand on the Wild.

With the Kings losing earlier in the night, Vancouver was able to create a three-point cushion between themselves and L.A. with a single point in their 4-3 overtime loss to the Dallas Stars. The Canucks own the second seed in the Pacific Division.

The Anaheim Ducks and Nashville Predators added to their respective division leads with wins on Saturday.

Nashville hung on for a 4-3 win Saturday afternoon in Washington. With the win, the Preds clinched a playoff berth and moved three points ahead of the St. Louis Blues atop the Central Division.

The Ducks edged the New York Islanders 3-2 punching their ticket to the Stanley Cup playoffs. Anaheim now has a 12 point lead on the second place Vancouver Canucks in the Pacific Division.

The St. Louis Blues fell 4-2 to the Columbus Blue Jackets failing to gain ground in the race for the Central Division crown.

Chicago and Winnipeg hold the two wild card seeds entering Sunday’s action while the Calgary Flames are three points back of a wild card position and just one point back of the L.A. Kings for the third seed in the Pacific Division.

All three teams play on Sunday.