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NASHVILLE, Tenn. Nike Tn Sale Australia . - Pinning down a single reason for the Nashville Predators resurgence this season is nearly impossible.Theres a new coach in Peter Laviolette bringing his offensive approach. New scorers in James Neal and Mike Ribeiro. And Pekka Rinne is healthy and back to dominating form as one of the NHLs stingiest goaltenders.Add in the leagues top rookie through the first 20 games, and the combination has the Predators atop the Central Division and third in the Western Conference after missing the playoffs the past two seasons.Its been a good start, but at the same time to stay at the top of the league its probably the hardest thing, and everybody who comes here or any team were going to face they want to get a piece of us, Rinne said. You have to be ready for it. But its been good. All the changes weve made ... obviously you got the record. Its easy to say that its been working.Indeed.The Predators have yet to lose consecutive games yet and have 30 points through 21 games after a 4-3 shootout win Tuesday night over the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings. The Predators now are 8-1-1 at home and 5-1-1 against the Pacific Division.Defence always has been a Nashville hallmark, and the Predators are tied for second in the NHL in goals-against average allowing 2.10 goals per game.Now the Predators are scoring. They are second in the NHL scoring five-on-five and have outscored opponents 47-28 in an area the Predators were minus-21 last season. They also are the leagues least-penalized team averaging only 7 penalty minutes per game.Forward Eric Nystrom credited everyone with being on the same page quickly in the first season with Laviolette, hired in May as only the second coach in this franchises history.That makes such a huge difference when you can rely on your teammate being in the right position so you can go in a certain situation and knowing youre going to go in those situations, Nystrom said.Laviolette was hired to boost the offence for a team that struggled scoring the past two seasons under Barry Trotz. His system has freed up defencemen like captain Shea Weber to jump into the rush with the puck, and Laviolette has put together Neal and Ribeiro with rookie Filip Forsberg giving the Predators possibly their best top line yet.The coach says hes happy with how the Predators are working, and theyve shown plenty of chemistry and confidence no matter the score. The Predators blew a 2-0 lead late in regulation Saturday night against Florida only to win when Forsberg scored the only goal in the shootout.Even if sometimes when were down by two, it doesnt seem to phase our guys that much, Laviolette said.Rinne is off to the best start of his career with his 14 wins tying him for the most in the league, and he ranks second in goals-against average (1.97). Its a big change from a year ago when the Finland native was healing from surgery to clear an infection out of his hip, limiting him to 24 games last season when Nashville missed the post-season by three points.The goaltender isnt thinking about the past two years now.Our team is totally different now, and obviously personally you want to always play as well as you can possibly play, Rinne said.Forsberg has helped the scoring. Acquired from Washington in a trade for Martin Erat in April 2013, the rookie ranks 12th in the NHL with 22 points and also leads the league with a plus-18 rating, meaning hes been on the ice for 18 more even-strength and shorthanded goals his team has scored than allowed.Nystrom said the Predators just need to keep improving and peak in the playoffs. Nashville has plenty of room to do that on special teams ranking 26th on the penalty kill and 24th on the power play — last on home ice scoring only one goal with the man advantage.Its going to be a test to see if we can stay at the top, Nystrom said. Thats not an easy challenge, and were looking forward to that. Nike Air Max TN Plus Ultra Mens White Grey Black . -- At the beginning of training camp, Andrew Bogut set a goal to play all 82 regular-season games and regain his place among the NBAs best centres. Nike Air Max Plus TN Ultra Red Black .com) - Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh called Joe Flacco the NFLs best quarterback last week.Northern Ireland striker Kyle Lafferty revealed he would liked to have played from the start but was happy to have contributed in the 4-0 win over San Marino on Saturday evening. Lafferty has seen just 28 minutes of action in the Sky Bet Championship this season with Norwich and after a poor showing in the opening Group C draw with Czech Republic, remained on the bench until late into the second half before he was summoned to help see off the lowly visitors at Windsor Park.  Two goals and an assist from the Canaries forward was the perfect response to being left out, but he had no problem with his omission, insisting manager Michael ONeill made the right decision. Obviously I was disappointed not to play, but I understand, Lafferty said after the game.Its Michaels decision and I havent been playing club football, Michael made the right decision, Im not fit and I was just happy to get on the pitch and score two goals. Michael O’Neill says there is still plenty for Northern Ireland can improve upon despite beating San Marino 4-0 in Group C ONeill - who saw his side move up to third in their World Cup qualifying group - admitted it was hard to leave his talisman out but was impressed with his response. Nike Air Max Plus TN Ultra Pink/Cherry Camouflage Womens. It was a very difficult situation, Kyle has played 45 minutes of football since we played Czech Republic, but delighted for him tonight, his attitude was great, he was great when he came on the pitch and Im delighted he got two goals.Next up is world champions Germany on Tuesday and ONeill was not under any illusions as to the task that awaits him and his players in Hanover.Were as good as we can be, we scored four goals, have not conceded a goal and we go into what is easily the most difficult game in international football, we know what to expect and will be tested to the max on Tuesday night, he added. You can watch Englands tour of Bangladesh, plus Premier League football and the Japan Grand Prix on Sky Sports. Upgrade now and enjoy three months at half price! Also See: N Ireland latest N Ireland fixtures N Ireland stats Table ' ' '
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