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Nashville Predators 2024 Stanley Cup Odds

Nashville Predators 2024 Stanley Cup Odds

Founded in 1998-99, the Nashville Predators reached the 2017 Stanley Cup Final but have never returned. Nashville is a frustrating team for fans and gamblers. The Predators are good enough to contend for playoff spots but are not a serious contender for the Stanley Cup. Last year, the Pred missed the playoffs for the first time since 2014. 2017 was the only time they advanced past the second round in 15 playoff appearances. The Preds spent the first half of the season in and out of Western Conference wild card contention.

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At the approach of the All-Star Break, the Nashville Predators are 26-21-1 straight up and 17-19-5 over/under the total. Also, Nashville is 2nd in the Western Conference playoff standings. St. Louis is three points behind the Preds in the Western Conference wild card playoff race. Late on, Nashville has covered four out of their last seven games. While the Preds have gone under the total in six of its previous seven matchups. Nashville has NHL rankings of 18th for goals scored and 19th for power play efficiency. In comparison, on defense, the Predators have NHL rankings of 17th for goals against and 24th for penalty killing.

As the metrics show, the Predators have no identifiable strengths or weaknesses. They are good enough to tease fans and gamblers but not good enough to finish.

Nashville Predators Key Players

LW Filip Forsberg is the marquee man of the Preds. In his first 47 games this season, Forsberg scored 22 goals with 27 assists, 49 points, and a +6. Forsberg was the 11th overall pick of the 2012 NHL Draft by the Washington Capitals. The Preds soon acquired him after the draft, and he has played his entire career in Nashville. In 616 career games, Forsberg has 239 goals, 272 assists, and 511 points. Forsberg is a two-time NHL All-Star.

C Ryan O’Reilly scored 17 goals, 23 assists, and 40 points with a +2 in his first 47 games. O’Reilly is an NHL journeyman who played for the Colorado Avalanche, Buffalo Sabres, St. Louis Blues, and the Toronto Maple Leafs. He is recognized as a key leader and component of the Blues' 2019 Stanley Cup championship. O’Reilly was the Conn Smythe Trophy winner as the playoff MVP. He is a three-time NHL All-Star.

D Roman Josi is one of the best top-line defensemen in the game. Josi scored nine goals with 31 assists and 40 points in his first 47 games. Jose broke into the NHL with the Preds in 2012-13. He is a four-time NHL All-Star.

Nashville Predators Goaltenders

Number one goaltender Juuse Saros had a .902 save percentage and 2.97 goals against average in his first 36 games of the season. Saros has not had a save percentage below .914 in his past five seasons with Nashville, where he began his NHL career in 2016-17. He is a two-time NHL All-Star.

Nashville Predators Head Coach

Head coach Andrew Brunette previously served in that role for the Florida Panthers, where he went 51-18-6 to win the Atlantic Division title. But a second-round playoff exit cost him his job. This is his first season at Nashville.

Season-by-Season Record (Last 5)

SEASON GAMES WINS LOSSES FINISH PLAYOFFS
2022–23 82 42 32 5th, Central Did not qualify
2021–22 82 45 30 5th, Central Lost in First Round, 0–4 (Avalanche)
2020–21 56 31 23 4th, Central Lost in First Round, 2–4 (Hurricanes)
2019–20 69 35 26 4th, Central Lost in Qualifying Round, 1–3 (Coyotes)
2018–19 82 47 29 1st, Central Lost in First Round, 2–4 (Stars)
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Nashville Predators History

Founded as an expansion team in 1998, the Nashville Predators have had a couple of close ownership and financial calls but are now firmly established as a vital part of the Music City scene. Country music singers wasted no time in taking to the sport. One of the biggest music stars in the country, Carrie Underwood, ended up marrying one of the biggest Predator stars in team history, Mike Fisher. Team traditions include throwing catfish on the ice like the Detroit Red Wings octopus toss. Fans love the Music City scene on the Nashville strip before and after games.

In the 2016-17 season, the Predators reached their peak in popularity by making the Stanley Cup Final. Nashville lost the Final to the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2. But during that series, the hockey world was introduced to “Smashville” and its amazing culture. While the Bridgestone Arena was packed, the streets of Nashville were also. Fans partied up and down the famed strip during that series.

The following season was a letdown as Nashville posted its best regular season in franchise history, only to be eliminated in the second round. Since then, the Preds have declined to become a reliable playoff team, but nothing more than that.

Two years ago, goaltender Pekka Rinne, a franchise icon and a big part of that 2017 run, retired. His number was retired by the Preds earlier this season. Rinne was one of the most dominant goaltenders in this era and represented the Preds in a first-class manner.

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