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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.

SMASHVILLE CENTRAL

SCHEDULE
 

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS
 

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 58 36 18 4 160 134 76
2 DAL 55 35 15 5 178 147 75
3 STL 57 31 17 9 138 133 71
4 LAK 54 33 18 3 151 128 69
5 COL 58 29 25 4 155 160 62
6 SJS 53 28 20 5 154 143 61
7 ANA 53 26 19 8 120 125 60
8 NSH 55 25 21 9 142 148 59
9 ARI 54 25 23 6 143 164 56
10 MIN 54 23 21 10 133 134 56
11 VAN 54 22 20 12 125 144 56
12 CGY 54 25 26 3 144 160 53
13 WPG 54 24 27 3 139 157 51
14 EDM 56 22 29 5 138 168 49

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 55 11 29 -2 40
F. Forsberg 55 18 18 -7 36
S. Weber 55 14 21 -5 35
M. Ribeiro 55 6 28 3 34
J. Neal 55 20 13 18 33
M. Ekholm 55 6 19 3 25
R. Ellis 54 6 16 2 22
C. Smith 55 11 7 -1 18
C. Jarnkrok 54 9 8 0 17
C. Wilson 38 4 12 -1 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 18 8 .902 2.57
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36