15th Anniversary Reflections: Downtown's Growth Mirrors Preds Franchise

Saturday, 04.21.2012 / 7:54 PM CT / Nashville Predators
By Jay Levin  - Nashville Predators
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15th Anniversary Reflections: Downtown\'s Growth Mirrors Preds Franchise
Every week throughout Bridgestone Arena's Anniversary Season, we will celebrate the Arena's 15 year partnership with the Middle Tennessee community.

15th Anniversary Reflections: Downtown's Growth Mirrors Preds Franchise

Downtown Nashville's growth has followed a very similar trajectory to the Preds hockey team, both rising in prominence over the last 15 years; the Preds have a reputation as one of the best run franchises in pro sports, while downtown Nashville is one of the hottest tourist destinations in the country.

Gary Bettman, NHL Commissioner
Gary Bettman was the NHL Commissioner when Nashville was awarded a NHL franchise and overseen the orgnaization's rise from its expansion roots to its current place among the league's top franchises.

Fact Of The Week:

  • The 2003 NHL Entry Draft, hosted at Bridgestone Arena, has already produced 22 NHL All-Stars, including Preds defensemen Ryan Suter and Shea Weber, making it one of the most successful drafts in recent history.

SCHEDULE
 

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS
 

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

STATS

2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 6 4 2 1 6
C. Wilson 6 5 0 -1 5
J. Neal 6 4 1 0 5
C. Smith 6 2 3 2 5
M. Ribeiro 6 1 4 2 5
S. Jones 6 0 4 -6 4
R. Ellis 6 0 3 4 3
M. Cullen 6 1 1 -1 2
C. Jarnkrok 6 0 2 -2 2
C. Franson 5 0 2 1 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 2 4 2 .909 2.68