By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
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The NHL has scheduled a hearing with Phoenix defenseman Rostislav Klesla regarding his hit on Nashville forward Matt Halischuk in the Coyotes' 1-0 playoff victory on Friday night.
Predators coach Barry Trotz is sitting forwards Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn for Game 4 against Phoenix on Friday night because he doesn't want to change a winning formula.
Joel Ward was a playoff hero for the Nashville Predators a year ago. Postseason heroics to the tune of seven goals and six assists earned him a four-year, $12 million contract with the Washington Capitals.
The Phoenix Coyotes roused a dormant fan base with an energetic season-ending burst that carried into the playoffs.
It was a simple question asked of Nashville Predators coach Barry Trotz, who had Tomas Vokoun as a goaltender for eight seasons: Did facing a ton of shots take a toll?
Tomas Vokoun is not a loser.
It's the dream of owner Ted Leonsis, who said he'd "cry like a baby" if it happened. It's the dream of public address announcer Wes Johnson, who said he wouldn't be able to hear himself if it happened. It's the dream of every kid who wants to play in the NHL.
The Capitals were thrilled to get a sellout crowd of 11,082 at 1st Mariner Arena on Tuesday night for the Baltimore Hockey Classic. But in terms of the on-ice action, that many people packed into a building built in 1962 didn't help.
Dan Bylsma of the Pittsburgh Penguins has won the Jack Adams Award as coach of the year.
Ryan Kesler would never admit that he and the Vancouver Canucks need a few days off before the Western Conference finals.
Nashville coach Barry Trotz doesn't want his Predators to forget the pain of losing in the playoffs. Just consider it the necessary pains of growing up in the NHL.
Predators coach Barry Trotz says the Vancouver Canucks are playing games to draw penalties that just aren't fouls, so he's going on the offensive.
Nashville forward Steve Sullivan sustained an apparent knee injury late in regulation of the Predators' 3-2 overtime loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night and is listed as day to day.
In Nashville, it's dubbed the Predator Way: Work hard, scrap, defend at all costs and score just enough timely goals to win.
You don't have to look any further than behind the benches to see why the Nashville Predators and Vancouver Canucks have had so much success this season.
"The decision for me was pretty simple," Trotz said. "The group that went in there was very committed and got the job done plain and simple. Alex and Andrei are good players. They're top players. At the same time, I felt that the group responded really well, and I expect the group to respond again."
Trotz said Radulov and Kostitsyn clearly want to play and will be ready.