Archive for April 21, 2012
With tonight’s win over the Detroit Red Wings, the Nashville Predators have advanced to Round Two of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the team’s second consecutive foray into the Western Conference Semifinals. Tickets to the Predators WCS matchup are now on sale and can be purchased at nashvillepredators.com, by calling 615-770-PUCK (7825), stopping by the Bridgestone Arena box office, all Ticketmaster outlets or by visiting ticketmaster.com.
“The fact that we were able to clinch in front of 17,113 of the best fans in the League made this a win really special,” Nashville Predators Chief Executive Officer Jeff Cogen said. “This city has rallied around this team and having all of our fans ‘Stand With Us’ really helped push us to our second consecutive Western Conference Semifinal. If people thought this building was loud and energized in Round One, just wait until Round Two!”
As an ongoing benefit to season ticketholders, a limited number of tickets for the second round have been held in reserve. Please call or email your account representative to secure these seats prior to this Monday, April 23 at 5 p.m. If you are not a season ticketholder, now is the best time to secure your 2012-13 season tickets to save on all remaining playoff tickets and enjoy additional benefits offered to all season ticketholders.
Opponent, dates and start times for the Predators Western Conference Semifinals matchup will be confirmed with the NHL after the completion of all Western Conference Quarterfinal series. An update will be announced at that time.
By Seth Lake
After defeating the Detroit Red Wings in Games 3 and 4 of their 2012 Western Conference Quarterfinal series earlier this week, the Nashville Predators returned home with the opportunity to end the series in front of a sold out crowd at Bridgestone Arena on Friday night.
With a revamped lineup, the Predators came out of the gates firing on all cylinders scoring the first goal of the game late in the 1st period, the game-winning goal on the first shift of the 3rd period, and played a solid brand of team defense in front of Pekka Rinne all night long to win Game 5 by a 2-1 final and clinch the series 4 games to 1.
- Predators Find New Formula In Win – Through the first four games of the series, the winning team in each game had scored first, been outshot, and scored three goals in the game. In Game 5, the Predators found a new formula to get their 4th win of the series. (more…)
The Nashville Predators eliminated the Red Wings from the postseason on Friday night at Bridgestone Arena when they edged Detroit 2-1. It took the Predators only 5 games to send the Red Wings to an early offseason.
It was the first time that Nashville eliminated the Red Wings from the playoffs. The two teams met previously in both the 2004 and 2008 postseasons. With the 4-1 series win, the Predators move on to the Western Conference Semi-Finals for the second consecutive year.
David Legwand, Alexander Radulov and rookie Gabriel Bourque dominated play for the Predators during Game 5. Since the third period of Game 4, the three have been linemates and have largely been responsible for Nashville’s offensive production.
“It was good. We were getting chances, creating chances and doing the right things out there,” Legwand said. “We hung on there in the third. We created a couple more chances. We had chances in every period, I think. That was huge for us. We did the right things in the third at the end of the game and we didn’t clock watch too much. (more…)