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Nashville Predators (41-27-14)


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vs. Fla 
W 5-2
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vs. Fla 
2-3
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L 1-5
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vs. SJ 
W 4-3
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@ SJ 
L 0-5
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GM ready to be patient expecting Predators to keep improving

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) General manager David Poile believes patience might be the remaining ingredient needed for the Nashville Predators to take that "next step."

The Predators are coming off the longest playoff run in their history and Poile noted Wednesday that they have gone through a myriad of changes the past couple of seasons. They won three of four elimination games before finally losing to San Jose in Game 7 in the second round, and Poile said what Nashville needs more than anything is just a little time.

Nashville's roster featured five rookies, and Poile made it clear he expects improvement from them along with center Ryan Johansen and a breakthrough from Colin Wilson playing during the regular season like he did during the postseason. Mix with some consistency, Poile likes what he has.

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Leaders
Points: F. Forsberg64
Plus/Minus: J. Neal27
Shots on Goal: J. Neal268
PIM: B. Jackman76
Win: P. Rinne34
Shutouts: P. Rinne4
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 224 (12)
Shots: 2507 (8)
PP%: 19.7% (10)
Penalty Minutes: 810 (13)
Assists: 370 (14)
SH Goals: 7 (12)
Standings
Central Division
  W L OTL Pts
xyz-Dallas 50 23 9 109
x-St. Louis 49 24 9 107
x-Chicago 47 26 9 103
x-Nashville 41 27 14 96
x-Minnesota 38 33 11 87
Colorado 39 39 4 82
Winnipeg 35 39 8 78
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 213 (17)
Shots Against: 2242 (30)
PK%: 81.2% (16)
Penalty Minutes: 806 (14)
Shutouts: 6 (11)
Sv%: 0.905 (22)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
5/23 T. Aronson Signed with European team Lada Togliatti (KHL-Russia)
5/18 K. Nakyva Signed with European team Linkopings HC (Sweden)
5/16 J. Kirkland Signed Three-year contract
5/5 A. Volchenkov Signed with European team Admiral Vladivostok (KHL-Russia)
5/3 V. Kamenev Called up from minors from Milwaukee-AHL
5/3 C. Potter Called up from minors from Milwaukee-AHL
5/3 S. Elliott Called up from minors from Milwaukee-AHL
5/3 F. Gaudreau Called up from minors from Milwaukee-AHL
5/3 K. Fiala Called up from minors from Milwaukee-AHL
4/30 M. Mazanec Called up from minors from Milwaukee-AHL
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