20 hrs ago
Nashville Predators, Craig Smith hope European play sparks resurgence
When Predators forward Craig Smith put on his red, white and blue jersey for Team USA at the IIHF World Championships the last three summers, there seemed to be a sudden shift in his overall play.
Mon May 20, 2013
On the Forecheck
Craig Smith Season Review: One To Forget
Woof. If Smith's results were solely the result of those factors which are generally outside an individual's control , we could chalk up 2013 as a sacrifice to the Hockey Gods, and look for a rebound season starting this fall.
Sun May 19, 2013
US men's hockey bags bronze medal at IIHF world championship
The US men's national team bagged the bronze medal in the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship with a 3-2 shootout win over Finland Sunday.
Tue May 14, 2013
USA loss complicates path to worlds medal
Team USA faces a more difficult path to a medal at the World Championships after being upended 4-1 by Slovakia in its final preliminary game.
Thu May 09, 2013
The New York Times
Slap Shot: Gibson, 19, Makes Stellar Debut for U.S. at World Championships
It is rare for the United States to use a teenage goalie at the International Ice Hockey Federation world championships, and John Gibson's performance in his tournament debut was of rare quality.
Wed May 08, 2013
Smith nets hat trick for U.S. at World Championships
Predators forward Craig Smith was a one man show today at the World Championships posting the hat trick as the United States beat Finland 4-1. The Predators were looking for a big season from Smith, but he managed only 4 goals and 8 assists with -11 rating for the season.
Which Predator Could Be an Amnesty Buyout?
David Legwand is entering the last season of his contract next year, and it's clear he's worn out his welcome in Nashville.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Given ample opportunities, Smith and Kostitsyn could not produce
Much attention has been focused on the number of injuries the Nashville Predators sustained to their group of forwards in the recently completed 2012-13 regular season.
3 Third-Period Goals Lift CBJ Past Preds 3-1
Jack Johnson scored the go-ahead goal with 4:48 left and the Columbus Blue Jackets capped a remarkable turnaround with a 3-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday.
Sun Apr 28, 2013
The Jackson Sun
NHL: Nashville Predators fall apart in the third period vs. Columbus
COLUMBUS, Ohio Jack Johnson scored the go-ahead goal with 4:48 left and the Columbus Blue Jackets capped a remarkable turnaround with a 3-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
Nashville Predators visit Columbus Blue Jackets
The last time these teams met on April 4th, Columbus broke a 1-1 tie with two goals in the third period to win a game in regulation at Bridgestone Arena for the first time since April 3rd, 2006.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
On the Forecheck
2013 IIHF World Championships: Craig Smith & Bobby Butler to Play for Team USA
USA Hockey today released the first 15 names on their roster for the 2013 IIHF World Championships, and the Nashville Predators' will be represented up front by Craig Smith and Bobby Butler.
Red Wings pick up big win over Predators
Pavel Datsyuk posted a goal and an assist during a three-goal second period that propelled the Detroit Red Wings to a much-needed 5-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday at Joe Louis Arena.
Nashville Predators say power play behind team's failures
There are theories as to why the Predators' offense dropped off so precipitously this season: * Because All-Star defenseman Ryan Suter bolted to Minnesota as a free agent last summer.
Wed Apr 24, 2013
Austin Watson's first NHL goal 'better than the dreams'
When a player scores his first National Hockey League goal, it is tradition for one of his teammates to retrieve the puck so that a highly-valued souvenir is sure to be preserved.
Tue Apr 23, 2013
On the Forecheck
Nashville Predators 4, Calgary Flames 3: A Mix of Old & New Leads to a Win
The Nashville Predators put on a show for Fan Appreciation Night, posting their first win in three weeks by beating the Calgary Flames 4-3 at a sold-out Bridgestone Arena.