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View photo SUNRISE, FL – JANUARY 16: Two Florida Panthers fans dance during a break in third period action against the San Jose Sharks at the BB&T Center on January 16, 2014 in Sunrise, Florida. The Sharks defeated the Panthers 3-0. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) For a family of four, the price of attending an NHL game rose by 4.7 percent from last season, according to the latest Team Marketing Report analysis of the League . TMR released its new Fan Cost Index for 2014-15 on Thursday, and found that a theoretical family of four would spend $363.58 on average to attend a game. (At this point, we make the annual acknowledgement that the Fan Cost Index is built on the most gluttonous, materialistic family in the known universe: The FCI comprises the price of four general — not including premium seats — season tickets, two small draft beers, four small soft drinks, four regular-sized hot dogs, parking for one car, two game programs and two adult-sized caps.) The Toronto Maple Leafs , as they do every year, lead the FCI at $572.58, which is up 1.9 percent. The Boston Bruins were second at $509.80, and Jeremy Jacobs has apparently decided to pass the lockout savings on to the fans by increasing their FCI by 14.8 percent. Theyre followed by the New York Rangers ($479.48), Chicago Blackhawks ($463.20), Vancouver Canucks ($456.35), Montreal Canadiens ($413.04) and Winnipeg Jets ($411.94). At the bottom of the list are the Florida Panthers at $255.55 in the FCI, just below the Dallas Stars ($263.11). The Panthers ticket prices dropped by 18.3 percent. The Bruins, as mentioned earlier, had the steepest climb in ticket prices on average, by 20 percent. Here are the average ticket prices and the FCI for all 30 NHL teams, via Team Marketing Report: View photo . source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/maple-leafs–bruins-most-expensive-for-fans–panthers-cheapest-210127375.html

Neal’s hat trick lifts Predators past Chicago 3-2 – Yahoo Sports

Elsewhere on Tuesday, the Nashville Predators needed a shootout to knock off the Arizona Coyotes, 4-3, to run their record to 4-0-2 and remain one of just three teams in the league that has yet to lose a game in regulation, joining the Chicago Blackhawks (4-0 winners over Philadelphia on Tuesday) and the Washington Capitals. The New York Islanders ended up getting blown out by Toronto thanks to a second period offensive explosion that saw Phil Kessel score a pair of goals. They also lost defenseman Thomas Hickey after he was cut in the face by the skate blade of Maple Leafs forward Mike Santorelli. The Calgary Flames were 2-1 losers in overtime to the Tampa Bay Lightning, but at least their fans got to see Johnny Gaudreau skate through the entire Tampa Bay defense to set up Dennis Wideman on a highlight reel play. All the NHL Scores Panthers 4, Avalanche 3 Three Things We Learned 1. Rick Nash is still on fire. Remember last postseason when Nash could not buy a goal for the Rangers ? Well, right now he’s on the exact opposite kind of streak where everything he touches is ending up in the back of the net. It continued on Tuesday when he scored his league-leading eighth goal of the season to help the Rangers complete their stunning comeback against the New Jersey Devils. 2. The Flyers defense is still very bad. And that’s a bad thing when you’re facing the Chicago Blackhawks. source: http://www.sbnation.com/nhl/2014/10/22/7036111/nhl-scores-pavel-datsyuk-thomas-hickey-injury-nashville-predators-win

NHL Scores: Red Wings lose Datsyuk’s debut; Predators remain unbeaten in regulation – SBNation.com

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Hutton was making his first start of the season in place of Pekka Rinne, who started the Predators’ first four games and had a 2-0 shutout at Winnipeg on Friday night. ”Giving up a breakaway in OT on a power play is obviously a little tough, Hutton said. ”I didn’t think we played our best tonight, but I thought in the third we came out and gave a real great effort, especially back-to-back nights.” In this one, the Predators took control of the game for much of the third period with up-tempo skating and persistent forechecking after being dominated through the first two periods and outshot 23-7 after 40 minutes. It was tied 1-all after one period despite Chicago holding a 12-3 advantage on shots. Both teams scored on their first shots of the game. View gallery Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) skates past Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi Oduya connected just 1:49 in when he skated in from the left point and leaned into a low shot from the top of the circle that beat Hutton between the pads. Weber tied it with a power-play goal at 11:17 shortly after serving a cross-checking call and exiting the penalty box. His drive from the left circle appeared to strike Chicago defenseman Michal Rozsival, then deflected upward and over Crawford’s shoulder. Chicago outshot Nashville 11-4 in the second, and Hutton made several tough in-close saves late in the period to keep it tied. The Predators picked up the pace in the third, forcing the Blackhawks into turnovers in the Chicago zone and tested Crawford. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/toews-scores-ot-blackhawks-beat-predators-032610241–nhl.html

James Neal’s hat trick lifts Nashville past Chicago 3-2; Preds still unbeaten in regulation | Star Tribune

Neal beat Raanta stick-side, tying it 1-1 in the final minute of the period. Chicago got its first man advantage at 13:07 of the second, and the Blackhawks took turns shooting at Rinne. He stopped drives from Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, and a slap shot from Patrick Sharp in killing the penalty. The Predators broke the tie at 16:12 of the second when the puck squirted over to Neal just inside the left circle near the slot, and his slap shot beat Raanta’s glove. Neal completed his hat trick at 1:52 of the third from the side on a wrister. NOTES: Neal’s previous hat trick was Dec. 29, 2013, against Carolina while he was with the Penguins. It was Nashville’s first hat trick at home since Sergei Kostitsyn had one on Jan. 1, 2012. … source: http://www.startribune.com/sports/wild/280269332.html

Toews scores in OT as Blackhawks beat Predators – Yahoo Sports

The Blackhawks pulled goalie Antti Raanta for the extra attacker. Rinne gloved the puck out of the air with 1:18 left with Shaw trying to score. Chicago coach Joel Quenneville took his timeout, but the Blackhawks couldnt beat Rinne despite outshooting Nashville 32-27. The Blackhawks left goalie Corey Crawford at home for this two-game road swing because of an upper body injury, and Raanta got his second straight start. The Predators outshot Chicago early with a flurry of action in front of Raanta. But Smith flipped a wrister over Rinnes outstretched leg off a rebound at 12:21 for a 1-0 lead for the Blackhawks. Nashville failed to take advantage of a power play when Marcus Kruger went to the box for high-sticking Colin Wilson, but defenseman Seth Jones found Neal with a nice cross-ice pass. Neal beat Raanta stick-side, tying it 1-1 in the final minute of the period. Chicago got its first man advantage at 13:07 of the second, and the Blackhawks took turns shooting at Rinne. He stopped drives from Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, and a slap shot from Patrick Sharp in killing the penalty. source: http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/10/23/predators-edge-blackhawks-3-2/

They played into overtime six nights earlier in Chicago with the Blackhawks winning 2-1. The Predators earned points in their seventh straight game before a sellout crowd, continuing their best start since the 2010-11 season when they got points in each of their first eight. For Neal, it was the fifth hat trick of his career. Acquired in a trade with Pittsburgh in June, Neal has five goals in four games. Filip Forsberg had two assists. Ben Smith and Andrew Shaw scored for Chicago. With Chicago trailing 3-1, Shaw tipped a rebound past goalie Pekka Rinne at 12:36 of the third. That gave Chicago fans making the trip down for the game a reason to get loud again. The Blackhawks pulled goalie Antti Raanta for the extra attacker. Rinne gloved the puck out of the air with 1:18 left with Shaw trying to score. Chicago coach Joel Quenneville took his timeout, but the Blackhawks couldn’t beat Rinne despite outshooting Nashville 32-27. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/neals-hat-trick-lifts-predators-024829081–nhl.html

 

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