Steve Roberts Photography: Blog http://steverobertsphoto.net/blog en-us (C) Steve Roberts Photography steve.roberts@steverobertsphoto.net (Steve Roberts Photography) Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:24:00 GMT Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:24:00 GMT http://steverobertsphoto.net/img/s/v-5/u643793780-o806491699-50.jpg Steve Roberts Photography: Blog http://steverobertsphoto.net/blog 90 120 Lady Toppers Cruise Past Lady Blue Raiders 66-51 http://steverobertsphoto.net/blog/2017/1/lady-toppers-cruise-past-lady-blue-raiders-66-51 BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- For the third time in four C-USA meetings, WKU got the best of Middle Tennessee in the longtime rivalry matchup on Sunday afternoon, dealing the Blue Raiders a 66-51 loss inside E.A. Diddle Arena.

WKU (13-5, 5-1 C-USA) now owns a winning streak over Middle Tennessee (9-7, 4-1 C-USA) for the first time since winning four straight in the series from March 1, 2003, through Feb. 26, 2004. With the win, WKU also snapped the Blue Raiders' five-game winning streak as the Lady Toppers extended theirs to three games, currently tied for the longest among C-USA squads.

 

Jan 15, 2017; Bowling Green, KY, USA; WKU Lady Toppers forward Tashia Brown (10) drives to the basket during an NCAA women's basketball game between the MT Blue Raiders vs the WKU Lady Toppers, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

Jan 15, 2017; Bowling Green, KY, USA; WKU Lady Toppers guard Micah Jones (5) knocks down a three pointer during an NCAA women's basketball game between the MT Blue Raiders vs the WKU Lady Toppers, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

Jan 15, 2017; Bowling Green, KY, USA; WKU Lady Toppers guard Ima Akpan (20) passes the ball out during an NCAA women's basketball game between the MT Blue Raiders vs the WKU Lady Toppers, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

Jan 15, 2017; Bowling Green, KY, USA; WKU Lady Toppers guard Whitney Creech (15) drives to the basket during an NCAA women's basketball game between the MT Blue Raiders vs the WKU Lady Toppers, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

Jan 15, 2017; Bowling Green, KY, USA; WKU Lady Toppers guard Micah Jones (5) gets fouled as she drives to the basket during an NCAA women's basketball game between the MT Blue Raiders vs the WKU Lady Toppers, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

Jan 15, 2017; Bowling Green, KY, USA; WKU Lady Toppers guard Kendall Noble (12) passes the ball during an NCAA women's basketball game between the MT Blue Raiders vs the WKU Lady Toppers, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

Jan 15, 2017; Bowling Green, KY, USA; WKU Lady Toppers guard Kendall Noble (12) drives to the basket during an NCAA women's basketball game between the MT Blue Raiders vs the WKU Lady Toppers, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

Jan 15, 2017; Bowling Green, KY, USA; WKU Lady Toppers guard Malaka Frank (13) gets fouled and makes the basket during an NCAA women's basketball game between the MT Blue Raiders vs the WKU Lady Toppers, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

Jan 15, 2017; Bowling Green, KY, USA; WKU Lady Toppers forward Ivy Brown (23) drives down the lane during an NCAA women's basketball game between the MT Blue Raiders vs the WKU Lady Toppers, at E. A. Diddle Arena. The Lady Toppers handle the Blue Raiders 66-51 (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

Jan 15, 2017; Bowling Green, KY, USA; WKU Lady Toppers guard Kendall Noble (12) makes a great pass in the lane behind the back of Middle Tennessee Lady Raiders forward Rebecca Reuter (24) during an NCAA women's basketball game between the MT Blue Raiders vs the WKU Lady Toppers, at E. A. Diddle Arena. The Lady Toppers handle the Blue Raiders 66-51 (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

Jan 15, 2017; Bowling Green, KY, USA; during an NCAA women's basketball game between the MT Blue Raiders vs the WKU Lady Toppers, at E. A. Diddle Arena. The Lady Toppers handle the Blue Raiders 66-51 (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

Jan 15, 2017; Bowling Green, KY, USA; WKU Lady Toppers forward Ivy Brown (23) blocks the shot of Middle Tennessee Lady Raiders forward Alex Johnson (00) during an NCAA women's basketball game between the MT Blue Raiders vs the WKU Lady Toppers, at E. A. Diddle Arena. The Lady Toppers handle the Blue Raiders 66-51 (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

Jan 15, 2017; Bowling Green, KY, USA; WKU Lady Toppers forward Tashia Brown (10) causes Middle Tennessee Lady Raiders forward Gabby Lyon (23) to loose the ball during an NCAA women's basketball game between the MT Blue Raiders vs the WKU Lady Toppers, at E. A. Diddle Arena. The Lady Toppers handle the Blue Raiders 66-51 (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

Jan 15, 2017; Bowling Green, KY, USA; WKU Lady Toppers head coach Michelle Clark-Heard keeps the inyensity up even after being up big late during an NCAA women's basketball game between the MT Blue Raiders vs the WKU Lady Toppers, at E. A. Diddle Arena. The Lady Toppers handle the Blue Raiders 66-51 (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

Jan 15, 2017; Bowling Green, KY, USA; WKU Lady Toppers guard Kendall Noble (12) drives the ball during an NCAA women's basketball game between the MT Blue Raiders vs the WKU Lady Toppers, at E. A. Diddle Arena. The Lady Toppers handle the Blue Raiders 66-51 (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

Jan 15, 2017; Bowling Green, KY, USA; WKU Lady Toppers forward Ivy Brown (23) blocks the shot of Middle Tennessee Lady Raiders forward Alex Johnson (00) during an NCAA women's basketball game between the MT Blue Raiders vs the WKU Lady Toppers, at E. A. Diddle Arena. The Lady Toppers handle the Blue Raiders 66-51 (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

Jan 15, 2017; Bowling Green, KY, USA; WKU Lady Toppers guard Whitney Creech (15) knocks down the running one hander in the lane during an NCAA women's basketball game between the MT Blue Raiders vs the WKU Lady Toppers, at E. A. Diddle Arena. The Lady Toppers handle the Blue Raiders 66-51 (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

Jan 15, 2017; Bowling Green, KY, USA; WKU Lady Toppers head coach Michelle Clark-Heard has a big smile after taking down Middle Tennessee Lady Raiders during an NCAA women's basketball game between the MT Blue Raiders vs the WKU Lady Toppers, at E. A. Diddle Arena. The Lady Toppers handle the Blue Raiders 66-51 (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

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steve.roberts@steverobertsphoto.net (Steve Roberts Photography) #basketball #cusa #ladytoppers #ncaa #toppers #toppersbasketball #wku #wkubasketball #wnba http://steverobertsphoto.net/blog/2017/1/lady-toppers-cruise-past-lady-blue-raiders-66-51 Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:23:41 GMT
Predators Win 2-1 With 2 Sec. Left In OT http://steverobertsphoto.net/blog/2017/1/predators-win-2-1-with-2-sec-left-in-ot With hardly any time to spare, the Nashville Predators got it done.

Calle Jarnkrok scored shorthanded with 1.5 seconds remaining in overtime to defeat the Vancouver Canucks by a 2-1 final at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday night, the latest regular season OT goal in club history. The win gives the Preds a 18-16-7 mark overall and their first overtime victory of the season.

After Roman Josi put the puck in the net early in OT, only to have it waved off for incidental contact with the goaltender by Viktor Arvidsson, Nashville regrouped and found another way.

"We just knew we had to stick with it," forward Austin Watson said. "There's only two ways to go about it. You either keep working or just kind of give up, and we're not going to do that. We know we have to battle and find a way; like I said, it's kind of fitting that it ended that way." January 10, 2017 \22\ and Nashville Predators left wing Austin Watson (51) fight for position during a hockey match between the  Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee.  (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

January 10, 2017 Nashville Predators left wing Harry Zolnierczyk (26) takes a shot during a hockey match between the  Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee.  (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

January 10, 2017 Nashville Predators left wing Harry Zolnierczyk (26) takes a shot from behind that deflects off of Vancouver Canucks goalie Ryan Miller (30) during a hockey match between the  Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee.  (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

January 10, 2017 Vancouver Canucks goalie Ryan Miller (30) falls on the loose puck during a hockey match between the  Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee.  (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

January 10, 2017 Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher (12) shot goes wide off the goal post during a hockey match between the  Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee.  (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

January 10, 2017 Vancouver Canucks center Michael Chaput (45) brings the puck from behind the net during a hockey match between the  Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee.  (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

January 10, 2017 Vancouver Canucks center Michael Chaput (45) tries to deflect the puck from his skates during a hockey match between the  Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee.  (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

January 10, 2017 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) deflects the shot from Vancouver Canucks center Henrik Sedin (33) during a hockey match between the  Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee.  (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

January 10, 2017 Vancouver Canucks right wing Alexandre Burrows (14) tries to steal the puck from Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9) during a hockey match between the  Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. The Predators score with 1.5 seconds left take down the Canucks 2-1 in OT (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

January 10, 2017 Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher (12) hits Vancouver Canucks left wing Daniel Sedin (22) hard from behind during a hockey match between the  Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. The Predators score with 1.5 seconds left take down the Canucks 2-1 in OT (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

January 10, 2017 Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9) checks Vancouver Canucks center Jayson Megna (46) hard into the boards during a hockey match between the  Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. The Predators score with 1.5 seconds left take down the Canucks 2-1 in OT (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

January 10, 2017 Nashville Predators center Ryan Johansen (92) shot hits Vancouver Canucks goalie Ryan Miller (30) square in the chest during a hockey match between the  Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. The Predators score with 1.5 seconds left take down the Canucks 2-1 in OT (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

January 10, 2017 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) glove saves during a hockey match between the  Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. The Predators score with 1.5 seconds left take down the Canucks 2-1 in OT (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

January 10, 2017 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) dives backwards to corral the puck during a hockey match between the  Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. The Predators score with 1.5 seconds left take down the Canucks 2-1 in OT (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

January 10, 2017 during a hockey match between the  Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. The Predators score with 1.5 seconds left take down the Canucks 2-1 in OT (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

January 10, 2017 Vancouver Canucks center Brandon Sutter (20) goal ties the game late during a hockey match between the  Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. The Predators score with 1.5 seconds left take down the Canucks 2-1 in OT (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

January 10, 2017 Vancouver Canucks celebrate the goal during a hockey match between the  Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. The Predators score with 1.5 seconds left take down the Canucks 2-1 in OT (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

January 10, 2017 Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi (59) scores the game winner on a breakaway during a hockey match between the  Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. The Predators score with 1.5 seconds left take down the Canucks 2-1 in OT (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

January 10, 2017 Nashville Predators celebrate the OT win during a hockey match between the  Vancouver Canuck vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. The Predators score with 1.5 seconds left take down the Canucks 2-1 in OT (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

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steve.roberts@steverobertsphoto.net (Steve Roberts Photography) #canucks #nashville #nationalhockeyleague #nhl #nhlhockey #predators #preds @PredsNHL nashville nationalhockeyleague nhl predators http://steverobertsphoto.net/blog/2017/1/predators-win-2-1-with-2-sec-left-in-ot Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:46:34 GMT
Tops Struggle Late Fall To Old Dominion 79-67 http://steverobertsphoto.net/blog/2017/1/tops-struggle-late BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Zoran Talley was 10 of 14 from the floor for a career-high 23 points as Old Dominion took control in the second half to beat Western Kentucky 79-67 on Saturday night.

B.J. Stith added a career-best 22 points and Trey Porter chipped in nine while pulling down 13 rebounds for Old Dominion (10-6, 3-1 Conference USA), which has won five of its last seven games.

Western Kentucky was up 35-31 at the break and pushed that to 46-35 at the 15:23 mark. Stith hit a jumper and Ahmad Carver, who finished with 18 points, drilled a trey to start a 32-9 run as the Monarchs dominated the second half to cruise to the win. WKU Hilltoppers Athletic Director Presents WKU Hilltoppers head coach Rick Stansbury with a game ball for his 300th win during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers head coach Rick Stansbury with a game ball for his 300th win waves to the crowd during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers forward Justin Johnson (23) drives the lane during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers forward Jabari McGhee (0) during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers forward Jabari McGhee (0) goes up and under during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers forward Justin Johnson (23) holds up three fingers as he runs down the court during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers forward Justin Johnson (23) directs traffic from the low post during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers forward Ben Lawson (14) goes high for a slam during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers cheerleaders gets the crowd going during a time out during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers guard Que Johnson (32) gets fouled as he drives down the lane during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers head coach Rick Stansbury during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers head coach Rick Stansbury talks with WKU Hilltoppers guard Tobias Howard (1) during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers forward Jabari McGhee (0) hits the floater in the lane during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers forward Justin Johnson (23) gets fouled during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers forward Jabari McGhee (0) blocks the shot of Old Dominion Monarchs forward Denzell Taylor (21) during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers guard Que Johnson (32) plays tough defense against Old Dominion Monarchs forward Stephen Vassor (23) during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

Old Dominion Monarchs forward Denzell Taylor (21) pushes off WKU Hilltoppers guard Damari Parris (3) during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Old Dominion Monarchs vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday January 7th, 2017 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

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steve.roberts@steverobertsphoto.net (Steve Roberts Photography) #basketball #collegebasketball #cusa #cusabasketball #diddle #hilltoppers #nba #ncaa #respect #toppers #toppersbasketball #wku #wkubasketball @WKUbasketball @wkusports http://steverobertsphoto.net/blog/2017/1/tops-struggle-late Sun, 08 Jan 2017 22:43:44 GMT
Canadiens Take Down Predators 2-1 In OT http://steverobertsphoto.net/blog/2017/1/canadiens-take-down-predators-2-1-in-ot Shea Weber scored in his return, and the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Nashville Predators by a 2-1 final in overtime at Bridgestone Arena. Max Pacioretty got the winner for the Canadiens, sending Nashville's record to 16-14-7 overall and 0-4 in overtime this season.

Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne made 41 saves on the night, with the Canadiens outshooting Nashville 43-23, a stat not necessarily indicative of how the entire game played out. Nonetheless, the Preds found themselves on the wrong side of the scoresheet when all was said and done, another frustrating result.

 

January 3, 2014 The puck gets ready to drop to start the match during a hockey match between the  Montreal Canadiens vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Canadiens and Predators all tied 0-0 at the end of the first period (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

January 3, 2014 Montreal Canadiens left wing Phillip Danault (24) and Nashville Predators center Ryan Johansen (92) got at it during a face off during a hockey match between the  Montreal Canadiens vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Canadiens and Predators all tied 0-0 at the end of the first period (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

January 3, 2014 Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9) takes a shot at goal during a hockey match between the  Montreal Canadiens vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Canadiens and Predators all tied 0-0 at the end of the first period (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

January 3, 2014 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) blocks the shot during a hockey match between the  Montreal Canadiens vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Canadiens and Predators all tied 0-0 at the end of the first period (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

 January 3, 2014 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) blocks the shot during a hockey match between the  Montreal Canadiens vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Canadiens and Predators all tied 0-0 at the end of the first period (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

January 3, 2014 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) traps the puck in his glove during a hockey match between the  Montreal Canadiens vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Canadiens and Predators all tied 0-0 at the end of the first period (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

January 3, 2014 Montreal Canadiens center Brian Flynn (32) plays keep away from Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi (59) during a hockey match between the  Montreal Canadiens vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Canadiens and Predators all tied 0-0 at the end of the first period (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

January 3, 2014 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) dives back to the goal during a hockey match between the  Montreal Canadiens vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators lead Canadiens 1-0 at the end of the second period (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

January 3, 2014 Montreal Canadiens celebrate the goal from Montreal Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber (6) during a hockey match between the  Montreal Canadiens vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Canadiens and Predators all tied 1-1 at the end of the second period (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

January 3, 2014 Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi (59) pushes the puck up ice during a hockey match between the  Montreal Canadiens vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Canadiens and Predators all tied 0-0 at the end of the second period (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

January 3, 2014 Nashville Predators defenseman Yannick Weber (7) takes a shot on goal during a hockey match between the  Montreal Canadiens vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Canadiens and Predators all tied 0-0 at the end of the first period (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

January 3, 2014 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) makes a tough glove save during a hockey match between the  Montreal Canadiens vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Canadiens and Predators all tied 0-0 at the end of the first period (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

January 3, 2014 Montreal Canadiens right wing Alexander Radulov (47) celebrates from the OT goal from Montreal Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty (67) during a hockey match between the  Montreal Canadiens vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators fall to the Canadiens in OT 2-1 (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

January 3, 2014 Montreal Canadiens right wing Alexander Radulov (47) celebrates from the OT goal from Montreal Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty (67) during a hockey match between the  Montreal Canadiens vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators fall to the Canadiens in OT 2-1 (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

January 3, 2014 Montreal Canadiens celebrate the win during a hockey match between the  Montreal Canadiens vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators fall to the Canadiens in OT 2-1  (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

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steve.roberts@steverobertsphoto.net (Steve Roberts Photography) #nashville #nationalhockeyleague #nhl #nhlhockey #predators #preds nashville nationalhockeyleague nhl predators http://steverobertsphoto.net/blog/2017/1/canadiens-take-down-predators-2-1-in-ot Wed, 04 Jan 2017 15:46:30 GMT
Vols Roll Past Cornhuskers 38-24 in Music City Bowl http://steverobertsphoto.net/blog/2016/12/vols-roll-past-cornhuskers-38-24-in-music-city-bowl “I think that shows you the respect our football team has for Derek Barnett,” said UT coach Butch Jones, who called a timeout to avoid a penalty and prolong the fun. “And the excitement and unselfishness of our football team, that they wanted to go celebrate with him.”

“I’m thankful for all the wonderful moments I’ve been able to share at the University of Tennessee,” Dobbs said. “I’m thankful just to be able to wear the ‘T’ on my chest and my helmet.”

“The football gods will reward you if you keep grinding,” said Barnett, whose performance was exhausting to watch and not the stuff of someone trying to preserve his body. NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 30: Tennessee Volunteers head coach Butch Jones leads the team onto the field  during a NCAA football game between Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Tennessee Volunteers at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee(Photo by Steve  Roberts/Icon Sportswire)

 

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 30:  Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Joshua Dobbs (11) hands the ball of to Tennessee Volunteers running back John Kelly (4) during a NCAA football game between Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Tennessee Volunteers at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee(Photo by Steve  Roberts/Icon Sportswire)

 

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 30:  Tennessee Volunteers tight end Austin Pope (81) hurdles over Nebraska Cornhuskers defensive back Marquel Dismuke (19) during a NCAA football game between Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Tennessee Volunteers at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee(Photo by Steve  Roberts/Icon Sportswire)

 

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 30: Tennessee Volunteers defensive back Todd Kelly Jr. (24) tackles Nebraska Cornhuskers running back Terrell Newby (34)  during a NCAA football game between Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Tennessee Volunteers at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee(Photo by Steve  Roberts/Icon Sportswire)

 

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 30:  Nebraska Cornhuskers quarterback Ryker Fyfe (17) scans the defense during a NCAA football game between Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Tennessee Volunteers at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee(Photo by Steve  Roberts/Icon Sportswire)

 

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 30:  Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Mike Riley paces up and dow the side line during a NCAA football game between Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Tennessee Volunteers at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee(Photo by Steve  Roberts/Icon Sportswire)

 

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 30: Tennessee Volunteers running back John Kelly (4) puts the Tennessee Volunteers on the board with the first touchdown  during a NCAA football game between Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Tennessee Volunteers at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee(Photo by Steve  Roberts/Icon Sportswire)

 

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 30: Tennessee Volunteers defensive lineman Jonathan Kongbo (1) breaks up the pass attempt to Nebraska Cornhuskers wide receiver Brandon Reilly (87) during a NCAA football game between Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Tennessee Volunteers at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee(Photo by Steve  Roberts/Icon Sportswire)

 

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 30: Tennessee Volunteers wide receiver Tyler Byrd (10) gets up end by Nebraska Cornhuskers cornerback Chris Jones (8)  during a NCAA football game between Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Tennessee Volunteers at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee(Photo by Steve  Roberts/Icon Sportswire)

 

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 30: Tennessee Volunteers wide receiver Josh Smith (25) hurdles over Nebraska Cornhuskers defensive back Marquel Dismuke (19)  during a NCAA football game between Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Tennessee Volunteers at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee(Photo by Steve  Roberts/Icon Sportswire)

 

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 30: Nebraska Cornhuskers wide receiver Brandon Reilly (87) makes a leaping catch for a touchdown  during a NCAA football game between Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Tennessee Volunteers at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee(Photo by Steve  Roberts/Icon Sportswire)

 

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 30: Nebraska Cornhuskers wide receiver Brandon Reilly (87) lands with ball in the end zone for a touchdown during a NCAA football game between Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Tennessee Volunteers at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee(Photo by Steve  Roberts/Icon Sportswire) NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 30: Nebraska Cornhuskers wide receiver Brandon Reilly (87) lands with ball in the end zone for a touchdown during a NCAA football game between Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Tennessee Volunteers at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee(Photo by Steve  Roberts/Icon Sportswire)

 

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 30: A Tennessee Volunteers fan shows off his gloves  during a NCAA football game between Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Tennessee Volunteers at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee(Photo by Steve  Roberts/Icon Sportswire)

 

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 30:  Tennessee Volunteers tight end Ethan Wolf (82) goes up high over Nebraska Cornhuskers safety Aaron Williams (24) and Nebraska Cornhuskers cornerback Chris Jones (8) during a NCAA football game between Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Tennessee Volunteers at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee(Photo by Steve  Roberts/Icon Sportswire)

 

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 30: Tennessee Volunteers wide receiver Latrell Williams (8) breaks a tackle during a NCAA football game between Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Tennessee Volunteers at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee(Photo by Steve  Roberts/Icon Sportswire)

 

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 30: Tennessee Volunteers defensive back Justin Martin (8) fumbles the ball during the kick offduring a NCAA football game between Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Tennessee Volunteers at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee(Photo by Steve  Roberts/Icon Sportswire)

 

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 30: Nebraska Cornhuskers defensive back JoJo Domann (13) raises his hand after the fumble recovery  during a NCAA football game between Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Tennessee Volunteers at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee(Photo by Steve  Roberts/Icon Sportswire)

 

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 30: Tennessee Volunteers head coach Butch Jones watches his team  during a NCAA football game between Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Tennessee Volunteers at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee(Photo by Steve  Roberts/Icon Sportswire)

 

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 30:  Tennessee Volunteers defensive lineman Corey Vereen (50) gets hands up to try and deflect the pass from Nebraska Cornhuskers quarterback Ryker Fyfe (17) during a NCAA football game between Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Tennessee Volunteers at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee(Photo by Steve  Roberts/Icon Sportswire)

 

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 30: Nebraska Cornhuskers safety Aaron Williams (24) puts a hard hit on Tennessee Volunteers tight end Jason Croom (18) during a NCAA football game between Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Tennessee Volunteers at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee(Photo by Steve  Roberts/Icon Sportswire)

 

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 30: Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Joshua Dobbs (11) scans down field for a receiver during a NCAA football game between Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Tennessee Volunteers at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee(Photo by Steve  Roberts/Icon Sportswire)

 

 

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 30: Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Joshua Dobbs (11) throws a pass  during a NCAA football game between Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Tennessee Volunteers at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee(Photo by Steve  Roberts/Icon Sportswire)

 

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 30: Nebraska Cornhuskers quarterback Ryker Fyfe (17) throws a pass over the middle  during a NCAA football game between Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Tennessee Volunteers at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee(Photo by Steve  Roberts/Icon Sportswire)

 

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 30: Tennessee Volunteers defensive end Derek Barnett (9) breaks Reggie Whites all time sack record during a NCAA football game between Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Tennessee Volunteers at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee(Photo by Steve  Roberts/Icon Sportswire)

 

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 30: Tennessee Volunteers defensive end Derek Barnett (9) gets his 33rd sack and breaks Reggie Whites sack record and the entire team celebrate during a NCAA football game between Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Tennessee Volunteers at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee(Photo by Steve  Roberts/Icon Sportswire)

 

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 30: Tennessee Volunteers defensive back Todd Kelly Jr. (24) breaks ups the pass thrown to Nebraska Cornhuskers wide receiver Brandon Reilly (87) in the end zone  during a NCAA football game between Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Tennessee Volunteers at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee(Photo by Steve  Roberts/Icon Sportswire)

 

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 30: Nebraska Cornhuskers quarterback Ryker Fyfe (17) scores a touchdown late  during a NCAA football game between Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Tennessee Volunteers at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee(Photo by Steve  Roberts/Icon Sportswire)

 

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 30: Tennessee Volunteers head coach Butch Jones gets a gatorade bath during a NCAA football game between Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Tennessee Volunteers at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee(Photo by Steve  Roberts/Icon Sportswire)

 

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 30:  Tennessee Volunteers head coach Butch Jones is handed the Music City Bowl championship trophy during a NCAA football game between Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Tennessee Volunteers at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee(Photo by Steve  Roberts/Icon Sportswire)

 

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 30:  Tennessee Volunteers head coach Butch Jones is handed the Music City Bowl championship trophy during a NCAA football game between Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Tennessee Volunteers at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee(Photo by Steve  Roberts/Icon Sportswire)

 

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 30: Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Joshua Dobbs (11) is awarded the MVP trophy  during a NCAA football game between Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Tennessee Volunteers at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee(Photo by Steve  Roberts/Icon Sportswire)

 

 

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steve.roberts@steverobertsphoto.net (Steve Roberts Photography) #bigorange #cornhuskers #football #govols #musiccitybowl #ncaa #smokie #tennessee #vols #volunteers http://steverobertsphoto.net/blog/2016/12/vols-roll-past-cornhuskers-38-24-in-music-city-bowl Sat, 31 Dec 2016 19:10:21 GMT
Hilltoppers Outlast Governors 97-92 http://steverobertsphoto.net/blog/2016/12/hilltoppers-outlast-governors-97-92 BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Que Johnson scored 25 points, including three free throws in the final 24 seconds and Western Kentucky held off Austin Peay 97-92 on Wednesday night. After shooting 57 percent in the first half for a 47-40 lead, the Hilltoppers used a 17-0 run to lead 64-43 less than five minutes into the second half. The lead was still 16 midway through the half before the Governors made 10 straight shots and were within 84-81 after Josh Robinson's 3-pointer with 4:57 to play.

The Hilltoppers (6-7) built the lead back to 10 with two minutes left but Robinson hit a 3 and Zach Glotta had three free throws and a 3, his only points of the game, making it 93-90 with 50.9 seconds to go. Thomas finished with 18 points, Justin Johnson 17 and Ben Lawson 14, tying his career high, for the Hilltoppers, who had season-high points for the first half and the game. Robinson had 26 points, his fifth-straight 20-point game, and Jared Savage 24, both hitting five 3s, for the Governors (4-10).

 

WKU Hilltoppers guard Pancake Thomas (12) drives the ball during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Austin Peay Governors vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesda, December 28 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowliyng Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers guard Pancake Thomas (12) knocks down a fade away during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Austin Peay Governors vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesda, December 28 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowliyng Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers forward Justin Johnson (23) pushes the ball up court during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Austin Peay Governors vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesda, December 28 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowliyng Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers guard Que Johnson (32) bring the ball up during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Austin Peay Governors vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesda, December 28 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowliyng Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers forward Anton Waters (42) flights for position during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Austin Peay Governors vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesda, December 28 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowliyng Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers forward Justin Johnson (23) fights for position during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Austin Peay Governors vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesda, December 28 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowliyng Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers forward Jabari McGhee (0) blocks the shot during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Austin Peay Governors vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 28 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers forward Jabari McGhee (0) slams the ball during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Austin Peay Governors vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesda, December 28 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowliyng Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers guard Junior Lomomba (5) during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Austin Peay Governors vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesda, December 28 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowliyng Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers guard Junior Lomomba (5) talks with WKU Hilltoppers head coach Rick Stansbury during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Austin Peay Governors vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 28 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers guard Que Johnson (32) hits a shot during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Austin Peay Governors vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 28 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers guard Pancake Thomas (12) takes a shot during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Austin Peay Governors vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 28 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers forward Ben Lawson (14) tips the ball during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Austin Peay Governors vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesda, December 28 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowliyng Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers guard Junior Lomomba (5) pushes the ball up court during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Austin Peay Governors vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 28 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers guard Que Johnson (32) slams the ball on a fast break during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Austin Peay Governors vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 28 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  Tops take down Austin Peay 97-92 (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers guard Que Johnson (32), WKU Hilltoppers guard Pancake Thomas (12), and WKU Hilltoppers guard Junior Lomomba (5) laugh at the dunk during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Austin Peay Governors vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 28 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers head coach Rick Stansbury during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Austin Peay Governors vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 28 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers head coach Rick Stansbury talks with WKU Hilltoppers guard Damari Parris (3) during a time out during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Austin Peay Governors vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 28 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers forward Anton Waters (42) takes a shot during a time out during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Austin Peay Governors vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 28 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers forward Jabari McGhee (0) puts back a rebound during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Austin Peay Governors vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 28 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers forward Ben Lawson (14) fights for a loose ball during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Austin Peay Governors vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 28 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

 

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steve.roberts@steverobertsphoto.net (Steve Roberts Photography) #basketball #collegebasketball #cusa #cusabasketball #diddle #hilltoppers #nba #ncaa #respect #toppers #toppersbasketball #wku #wkubasketball @WKUBasketball @wkusports basketball collegebasketball cusa cusabasketball diddle hilltoppers l ncaa ncaabasketball toppers toppersbasketball wku wkubasketbsll http://steverobertsphoto.net/blog/2016/12/hilltoppers-outlast-governors-97-92 Thu, 29 Dec 2016 19:11:18 GMT
Wild Take Down Predators in OT 3-2 http://steverobertsphoto.net/blog/2016/12/wild-take-down-predators-in-ot-3-2 Jared Spurgeon scored in overtime and the Minnesota Wild collected their 11th consecutive win as they topped the Nashville Predators by a 3-2 final on Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena.

The result gives Nashville a point in the standings, as well as points in four of their last five games, but that fact didn't provide much consolation for a team trying to stay in the thick of the Central Division race coming out of the holiday break.

"We need to find a way to be ready to play," forward Filip Forsberg said. "We have to be ready right away. [We didn't score on an early power play] and they scored right after. That's not the way we want to start the game, and we'd rather play with the lead."

 

December 27, 2016 Nashville Predators center Mike Ribeiro (63) and Minnesota Wild center Erik Haula (56) fight for position during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 27, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson (38) during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 27, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Colin Wilson (33) is called for goalie for running into Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Wild lead Predators 1-0 after one period. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 27, 2016 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) blocks a shot during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee.Wild and Predators tied at 2 all in the second period. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 27, 2016 Minnesota Wild center Erik Haula (56) and Nashville Predators defenseman Yannick Weber (7) fight for the puck during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee.Wild and Predators tied at 2 all in the second period. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 27, 2016 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) deflects the puck off with his shoulder during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee.Wild and Predators tied at 2 all in the second period. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 27, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Kevin Fiala (56) and Minnesota Wild center Mikael Granlund (64) fight to control the puck during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee.Wild and Predators tied at 2 all in the second period. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 27, 2016 Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) blocks the puck during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators fall 3-2 in OT. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 27, 2016 Nashville Predators center Calle Jarnkrok (19) tries to deflect the puck during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators fall 3-2 in OT. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 27, 2016 Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) blocks the shot from Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson (38) during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators fall 3-2 in OT. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 27, 2016 Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) watches the puck during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators fall 3-2 in OT. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 27, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Colin Wilson (33) fights to get the puck in the goal during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators fall 3-2 in OT. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 27, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Kevin Fiala (56) flips the puck during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators fall 3-2 in OT. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 27, 2016 The winning goal gets by Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators fall 3-2 in OT. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 27, 2016 The winning goal gets by Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators fall 3-2 in OT. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 27, 2016 Minnesota Wild center Tyler Graovac (44) scores the winning goal in OT during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators fall 3-2 in OT. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 27, 2016 Minnesota Wild celebrate the victory during a hockey match between the  Minnesota Wild vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Predators fall 3-2 in OT. (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

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steve.roberts@steverobertsphoto.net (Steve Roberts Photography) #nashville #nationalhockeyleague #nhl #nhlhockey #predators #preds nashville nationalhockeyleague nhl predators http://steverobertsphoto.net/blog/2016/12/wild-take-down-predators-in-ot-3-2 Wed, 28 Dec 2016 16:04:08 GMT
Kings Blank Predator 4-0 http://steverobertsphoto.net/blog/2016/12/kings-blank-predator-4-0 "Tonight, we were right in it there [going into] the third period," Captain Mike Fisher said. "We felt like we'd come out and have a good period. It was back and forth and we just gave up a couple of chances that cost us the game there in the third. We just couldn't find a way to win, and it's disappointing."

"There are some things we can do better defensively, too," defenseman Roman Josisaid. "Like tonight in the third, we definitely left [Pekka Rinne] hanging back there, but I think it's a big thing from the start; we have to go and try to get the first goal and win the game. The game is so much easier when you have that lead, you're playing with the momentum and everything. We have to make sure we do that."

December 22, 2016 Nashville Predators defenseman Matt Irwin (52) gets checked by Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty (8) by the Los Angeles Kings net during a hockey match between the  Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 22, 2016 Nashville Predators center Calle Jarnkrok (19) pushes the puck up ice during a hockey match between the  Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

 

December 22, 2016 Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher (12) controls the puck during a hockey match between the  Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 22, 2016 Los Angeles Kings goalie Peter Budaj (31) guards the net from Nashville Predators right wing James Neal (18) during a hockey match between the  Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 22, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9) flips the puck up ice during a hockey match between the  Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 22, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Austin Watson (51) and Los Angeles Kings left wing Andy Andreoff (15) throw punches during a hockey match between the  Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 22, 2016 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) stops the shot from Los Angeles Kings right wing Dustin Brown (23) during a hockey match between the  Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 22, 2016 Los Angeles Kings left wing Tanner Pearson (70) tries to sneak the puck past Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) during a hockey match between the  Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 22, 2016 Los Angeles Kings center Trevor Lewis (22) takes a shot at Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) during a hockey match between the  Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 22, 2016 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) deflects the shot of Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar (11) with his leg during a hockey match between the  Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media) December 22, 2016 Nashville Predators center Colton Sissons (10) takes a shot during a hockey match between the  Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Kings blank the Predators 4-0 Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 22, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Kevin Fiala (56) tries to push the puck past Los Angeles Kings goalie Peter Budaj (31) during a hockey match between the  Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Kings blank the Predators 4-0 Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 22, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson (38) waits for the face off during a hockey match between the  Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 22, 2016 Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher (12) and Los Angeles Kings center Nick Shore (21) go head to head in the face off during a hockey match between the  Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Kings blank the Predators 4-0 Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 22, 2016 Los Angeles Kings center Jordan Nolan (71) congratulates Los Angeles Kings goalie Peter Budaj (31) for the shut out during a hockey match between the  Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

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WKU Squeaks Past Ohio 67-66 http://steverobertsphoto.net/blog/2016/12/wku-squeaks-past-ohio-67-66 BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Justin Johnson and Pancake Thomas each scored 15 points and Damari Parris' free throw with two seconds left lifted Western Kentucky over Ohio 67-66 on Wednesday night.

 

WKU Hilltoppers guard Pancake Thomas (12) drives during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers forward Justin Johnson (23) muscles his way during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers guard Pancake Thomas (12) splits two defenders during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers guard Pancake Thomas (12) splits two defenders during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers guard Que Johnson (32) turns the corner during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers guard Que Johnson (32) gets fouled during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers forward Anton Waters (42) goes up and under the basket during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers guard Damari Parris (3) hits a floater in the lane during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers head coach Rick Stansbury talks with the referee during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers forward Jabari McGhee (0) drives the lane during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers forward Ben Lawson (14) jets a hook shot during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers guard Damari Parris (3) \drives the lane during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers forward Anton Waters (42) splits defenders during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers guard Pancake Thomas (12) gets the steal during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers guard Pancake Thomas (12) slams the ball during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers forward Anton Waters (42) hits a floater in the lane during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers guard Que Johnson (32) and WKU Hilltoppers forward Jabari McGhee (0) celebrate during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers guard Que Johnson (32) knocks down the running jump shot during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers head coach Rick Stansbury talks with him during free throws WKU Hilltoppers forward Jabari McGhee (0) during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers guard Que Johnson (32) and WKU Hilltoppers forward Jabari McGhee (0) celebrate the tough win during a NCAA men's basketball game between the Ohio Bobcats vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

 

 

 

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Lady Tops Down Ball St. 68-61 http://steverobertsphoto.net/blog/2016/12/lady-tops-down-ball-st-68-61 BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- WKU led by as many as 17 points early in the third quarter before holding off a strong rally down the stretch to claim a 68-61 win over Ball State in its non-conference finale inside E.A. Diddle Arena on Wednesday evening.

Despite being outscored by 10 points in the third quarter, the Lady Toppers (8-4) never relinquished the lead in part due to strong three-point shooting (9-of-23, 39.1 percent) on the evening. Ball State (6-5) dropped its second straight game and fell in a true road game for the first time this season. WKU Lady Toppers guard Kendall Noble (12) hits a tough jumper during an NCAA women's basketball game between Ball St. Cardinals  vs the WKU Lady Toppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Lady Toppers guard Kendall Noble (12) splits two defenders during an NCAA women's basketball game between Ball St. Cardinals  vs the WKU Lady Toppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Lady Toppers guard Micah Jones (5) passes the ball during an NCAA women's basketball game between Ball St. Cardinals  vs the WKU Lady Toppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Lady Toppers head coach Michelle Clark-Heard talks with the team during a time out during an NCAA women's basketball game between Ball St. Cardinals  vs the WKU Lady Toppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Lady Toppers head coach Michelle Clark-Heard points to where the defender is during an NCAA women's basketball game between Ball St. Cardinals  vs the WKU Lady Toppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Lady Toppers forward Tashia Brown (10) during an NCAA women's basketball game between Ball St. Cardinals  vs the WKU Lady Toppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Lady Toppers forward Kyvin Goodin-Rogers (25) during an NCAA women's basketball game between Ball St. Cardinals  vs the WKU Lady Toppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Lady Toppers forward Tashia Brown (10) during an NCAA women's basketball game between Ball St. Cardinals  vs the WKU Lady Toppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

during an NCAA women's basketball game between Ball St. Cardinals  vs the WKU Lady Toppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Lady Toppers guard Whitney Creech (15)during an NCAA women's basketball game between Ball St. Cardinals  vs the WKU Lady Toppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Lady Toppers forward Tashia Brown (10) during an NCAA women's basketball game between Ball St. Cardinals  vs the WKU Lady Toppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Lady Toppers guard Kendall Noble (12)during an NCAA women's basketball game between Ball St. Cardinals  vs the WKU Lady Toppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Lady Toppers forward Tashia Brown (10) during an NCAA women's basketball game between Ball St. Cardinals  vs the WKU Lady Toppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Lady Toppers during an NCAA women's basketball game between Ball St. Cardinals  vs the WKU Lady Toppers, Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

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The Hilltoppers Take Down Memphis in Boca Raton Bowl 51-31 http://steverobertsphoto.net/blog/2016/12/the-hilltoppers-take-down-memphis-in-boca-raton-bowl-51-31 ''Coach Holt gave us great energy,'' Wales said. ''We all love him, and we were able to show everybody how great we are.'' ''I told the kids it has been two weeks of some of the happiest football of my life,'' Holt said. ''They don't care really right now who's the head coach. They believe in each other.''

''They're good,'' Memphis coach Mike Norvell said. ''A missed assignment, a bust in communication, and they can expose you.'' ''The last time I scored a touchdown was probably in my backyard against my little brother,'' Lamp said.  WKU Hilltoppers waiting to take the field during Boca Raton Bowl game between the Memphis Tigers vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton Florida.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers defensive lineman Chris Johnson (3) and WKU Hilltoppers defensive lineman Derik Overstreet (42) tackle Memphis Tigers running back Darrell Henderson (8) during Boca Raton Bowl game between the Memphis Tigers vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton Florida.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers defensive lineman Chris Johnson (3) during Boca Raton Bowl game between the Memphis Tigers vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton Florida.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers running back Anthony Wales (20) hurdles over a Memphis player during Boca Raton Bowl game between the Memphis Tigers vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton Florida.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers running back Anthony Wales (20) hurdles over a Memphis player during Boca Raton Bowl game between the Memphis Tigers vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton Florida.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers running back Anthony Wales (20) follows his lineman as the run a trick play just before halfduring Boca Raton Bowl game between the Memphis Tigers vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton Florida.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers wide receiver Taywan Taylor (2) during Boca Raton Bowl game between the Memphis Tigers vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton Florida.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers defensive back De'Andre Simmons (23) deflects the pass during Boca Raton Bowl game between the Memphis Tigers vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton Florida.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers defensive lineman Nick Dawson-Brents (12) recovers fumble during Boca Raton Bowl game between the Memphis Tigers vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton Florida.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers wide receiver Taywan Taylor (2) during Boca Raton Bowl game between the Memphis Tigers vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton Florida.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers running back Anthony Wales (20) during Boca Raton Bowl game between the Memphis Tigers vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton Florida.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers quarterback Mike White (14) throws a pass down field during Boca Raton Bowl game between the Memphis Tigers vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton Florida.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers wide receiver Taywan Taylor (2) breaks a tackle during Boca Raton Bowl game between the Memphis Tigers vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton Florida.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers wide receiver Taywan Taylor (2) steps out of bounds just prior to crossing the goal line during Boca Raton Bowl game between the Memphis Tigers vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton Florida.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers wide receiver Taywan Taylor (2) during Boca Raton Bowl game between the Memphis Tigers vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton Florida.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers running back Anthony Wales (20) during Boca Raton Bowl game between the Memphis Tigers vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton Florida.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers running back Anthony Wales (20) during Boca Raton Bowl game between the Memphis Tigers vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton Florida.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers running back Anthony Wales (20) during Boca Raton Bowl game between the Memphis Tigers vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton Florida.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

Boca Bowl trophy presentationduring Boca Raton Bowl game between the Memphis Tigers vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton Florida.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

Boca Bowl trophy presentationduring Boca Raton Bowl game between the Memphis Tigers vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton Florida.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

Boca Bowl trophy presentationduring Boca Raton Bowl game between the Memphis Tigers vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton Florida.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) WKU Hilltoppers head coach Nick Holt celebrates the win on top of his players shoulders during Boca Raton Bowl game between the Memphis Tigers vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton Florida.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

 

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Preds Take Down Avalanche 4-3 http://steverobertsphoto.net/blog/2016/12/press-take-down-avalanche-4-3 Four different skaters found the back of the net as the Nashville Predators topped the Colorado Avalanche by a 4-3 final on Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena, their third win in three tries against the Avalanche this season.

"These are the wins we need," goaltender Pekka Rinne said. "We need to shut teams down at the end of the games. Even the last few seconds when we took a penalty, the team did a really good job. That was a good win and the last three games against Colorado have been good for us. These are big points for us."

 

December 6, 2016 Nashville Predators center Ryan Johansen (92) and Colorado Avalanche center Carl Soderberg (34) face off during a hockey match between the  Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 6, 2016 Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov (1) has the puck bounce off of his helmet during a hockey match between the  Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 6, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson (38) scores on a break away shot during a hockey match between the  Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 6, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson (38) scores on a break away during a hockey match between the  Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 6, 2016 Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov (1) cannot block the shot during a hockey match between the  Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 6, 2016 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) blocks the shot from Colorado Avalanche center Carl Soderberg (34) during a hockey match between the  Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 6, 2016 Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban (76) pushes the puck up ice during a hockey match between the  Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 6, 2016 Colorado Avalanche left wing Blake Comeau (14) hits Nashville Predators defenseman Matt Irwin (52) hard into the board during a hockey match between the  Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 6, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9) tries to jump out of the way of the puck during a hockey match between the  Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 6, 2016 Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov (1) blocks the shot during a hockey match between the  Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 6, 2016 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) blocks the shot during a hockey match between the  Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 6, 2016 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) blocks the shot from Colorado Avalanche right wing Rene Bourque (17) during a hockey match between the  Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 6, 2016 Colorado Avalanche calls a time out during a hockey match between the  Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 6, 2016 Nashville Predators right wing Craig Smith (15) and Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban (76) congratulate Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) for the win during a hockey match between the  Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 6, 2016 Nashville Predators celebrate the win with Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) during a hockey match between the  Colorado Avalanche vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

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steve.roberts@steverobertsphoto.net (Steve Roberts Photography) - Best Dot Hockey Image Images Lead League NHL National Off Philadelphia Picture Red Set Story flyers hockey league nashville national nhl nhlhockey of predators stars zagency zcsm zcsmnhl zhkn zlast24 zsports http://steverobertsphoto.net/blog/2016/12/press-take-down-avalanche-4-3 Mon, 26 Dec 2016 22:14:14 GMT
Preds Unable to Find Equalizer, Fall to Flyers http://steverobertsphoto.net/blog/2016/12/press-down-avalanche-4-3 Bridgestone Arena-Wayne Simmonds scored twice on the power play as the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Nashville Predators by a 4-2 final on Sunday night at Bridgestone Arena. The defeat is just Nashville's second regulation loss at home this season and moves their overall record to 11-9-4.

 

December 4, 2016 Nashville Predators center Frederick Gaudreau (32) skates behind the net during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason (35) stops the ricochet the puck past Philadelphia Flyers center Nick Cousins (25) during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason (35) during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason (35) during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 4, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Austin Watson (51) checks Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Michael Del Zotto (15) into the board during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers left wing Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (78) checks Nashville Predators defenseman Yannick Weber (7) into the boards during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek (93) during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers right wing Wayne Simmonds (17) scores a goal past Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros (74) during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers right wing Wayne Simmonds (17) scores a goal past Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros (74) during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers center Brayden Schenn (10) and Philadelphia Flyers left wing Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (78) celebrate the goal of Philadelphia Flyers right wing Wayne Simmonds (17) during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 4, 2016 Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros (74) blocks a shot during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers center Chris VandeVelde (76) cuts behind the net during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 4, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson (38) jumps out of the way of the puck during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 4, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson (38) picks a fight with Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Michael Del Zotto (15) during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 4, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Kevin Fiala (56) during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 4, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Kevin Fiala (56) flips a shot at goal during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason (35) has the puck deflect off of his helmet during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason (35) just gets his stick on the puck during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers left wing Michael Raffl (12) celebrates the win with Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason (35) during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers celebrate the win during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

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Preds Unable to Find Equalizer, Fall to Flyers http://steverobertsphoto.net/blog/2016/12/preds-unable-to-find-equalizer-fall-to-flyers Bridgestone Arena-Wayne Simmonds scored twice on the power play as the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Nashville Predators by a 4-2 final on Sunday night at Bridgestone Arena. The defeat is just Nashville's second regulation loss at home this season and moves their overall record to 11-9-4.

 

December 4, 2016 Nashville Predators center Frederick Gaudreau (32) skates behind the net during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason (35) stops the ricochet the puck past Philadelphia Flyers center Nick Cousins (25) during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason (35) during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason (35) during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 4, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Austin Watson (51) checks Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Michael Del Zotto (15) into the board during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers left wing Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (78) checks Nashville Predators defenseman Yannick Weber (7) into the boards during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek (93) during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers right wing Wayne Simmonds (17) scores a goal past Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros (74) during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers right wing Wayne Simmonds (17) scores a goal past Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros (74) during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers center Brayden Schenn (10) and Philadelphia Flyers left wing Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (78) celebrate the goal of Philadelphia Flyers right wing Wayne Simmonds (17) during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 4, 2016 Nashville Predators goalie Juuse Saros (74) blocks a shot during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers center Chris VandeVelde (76) cuts behind the net during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 4, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson (38) jumps out of the way of the puck during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 4, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson (38) picks a fight with Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Michael Del Zotto (15) during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 4, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Kevin Fiala (56) during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 4, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Kevin Fiala (56) flips a shot at goal during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason (35) has the puck deflect off of his helmet during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason (35) just gets his stick on the puck during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers left wing Michael Raffl (12) celebrates the win with Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason (35) during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

December 4, 2016 Philadelphia Flyers celebrate the win during a hockey match between the  Philadelphia Flyers vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

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White Leads Hilltoppers to C-USA Title in Win Over LA Tech, 58-44 http://steverobertsphoto.net/blog/2016/12/white-leads-hilltoppers-to-c-usa-title-in-win-over-la-tech-58-44 BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Anthony Wales rushed for 209 yards and four touchdowns, Mike White threw for 421 and three more scores and Western Kentucky defeated Louisiana Tech 58-44 on Saturday in the Conference USA championship game.

The Hilltoppers (10-3) and Bulldogs (8-5), who won the regular-season matchup 55-52 on Oct. 6, combined for 1,163 yards of total offense in the highest scoring championship game in C-USA history. It is the second straight title for Western Kentucky, which is headed to its third bowl in a row and fourth in five years.

 

WKU Hilltoppers meets to get fired up poor to the game during an NCAA CUSA football championship game between the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday December 3, 2016 at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers offensive lineman Forrest Lamp (76) rings the bell as he heads to the field during an NCAA CUSA football championship game between the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday December 3, 2016 at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers quarterback Mike White (14) rings the bell as he heads to the field during an NCAA CUSA football championship game between the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday December 3, 2016 at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics) WKU Hilltoppers makes it's way to the field during an NCAA CUSA football championship game between the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday December 3, 2016 at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers makes it's way to the field during an NCAA CUSA football championship game between the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday December 3, 2016 at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers defensive back Nathan Roush (20) and WKU Hilltoppers linebacker Drew Davis (34) tackle Louisiana Tech Bulldogs wide receiver Carlos Henderson (1) for a loss during an NCAA CUSA football championship game between the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday December 3, 2016 at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers linebacker Drew Davis (34) flexes his muscle after the tackle during an NCAA CUSA football championship game between the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday December 3, 2016 at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers wide receiver Nicholas Norris (15) weaves his way through Louisiana Tech Bulldogs defense during an NCAA CUSA football championship game between the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday December 3, 2016 at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers wide receiver Taywan Taylor (2) runs with the ball during an NCAA CUSA football championship game between the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday December 3, 2016 at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers wide receiver Kylen Towner (81) runs for a big gain on a kickoff during an NCAA CUSA football championship game between the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday December 3, 2016 at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU defensive ends coach Reggie Jackson jumps up and down after the defense made the sack during an NCAA CUSA football championship game between the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday December 3, 2016 at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers cheerleaders during an NCAA CUSA football championship game between the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday December 3, 2016 at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers defensive lineman Nick Dawson-Brents (12)during an NCAA CUSA football championship game between the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday December 3, 2016 at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers defensive lineman Nick Dawson-Brents (12) celebrates after the sack during an NCAA CUSA football championship game between the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday December 3, 2016 at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers quarterback Mike White (14) throws a pass during an NCAA CUSA football championship game between the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday December 3, 2016 at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers wide receiver Nicholas Norris (15) celebrates with WKU Hilltoppers wide receiver Taywan Taylor (2) after the touchdown during an NCAA CUSA football championship game between the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday December 3, 2016 at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers running back Anthony Wales (20) cuts across the middle during an NCAA CUSA football championship game between the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday December 3, 2016 at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers running back Anthony Wales (20) keeps his balance and scores a touchdown during an NCAA CUSA football championship game between the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday December 3, 2016 at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers quarterback Mike White (14) hands the ball to the referee as they look up at the clock as it counts down to 0:00 during an NCAA CUSA football championship game between the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday December 3, 2016 at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers celebrate with the students during an NCAA CUSA football championship game between the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday December 3, 2016 at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

The trophy presentation during an NCAA CUSA football championship game between the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday December 3, 2016 at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

The trophy presentation during an NCAA CUSA football championship game between the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday December 3, 2016 at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

The trophy presentation during an NCAA CUSA football championship game between the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday December 3, 2016 at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

The trophy presentation during an NCAA CUSA football championship game between the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday December 3, 2016 at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

The trophy presentation during an NCAA CUSA football championship game between the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs vs WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday December 3, 2016 at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

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Dallas Stars Fall To Nashville Predators http://steverobertsphoto.net/blog/2016/12/dallas-stars-fall-to-nashville-predators November 23, 2016 Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen (32) deflects the puck during a hockey match between the Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

November 23, 2016 Nashville Predators head coach Peter Laviolette during a hockey match between the Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

November 23, 2016 Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi (59) during a hockey match between the Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

November 23, 2016 Dallas Stars right wing Patrick Eaves (18) just misses the deflection during a hockey match between the Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

November 23, 2016 Dallas Stars left wing Antoine Roussel (21) can't control the puck during a hockey match between the Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

November 23, 2016 Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen (32) blocks the shot with his skate during a hockey match between the Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

November 23, 2016 Nashville Predators right wing Craig Smith (15) slams into Dallas Stars defenseman Dan Hamhuis (2) and Dallas Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen (32) during a hockey match between the Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

November 23, 2016 Dallas Stars left wing Lauri Korpikoski (38) takes a shot on goal during a hockey match between the Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

November 23, 2016 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) misses th puck during a hockey match between the Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

 

November 23, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson (38) controls the puck during a hockey match between the Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

 November 23, 2016 Dallas Stars center Jason Spezza (90) controls the puckduring a hockey match between the Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

November 23, 2016 Nashville Predators defenseman Yannick Weber (7) head bumps Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) after the win during a hockey match between the Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

November 23, 2016 Nashville Predators celebrate the victory during a hockey match between the Dallas Stars vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

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WKU Takes Down N.C. A&T 77-56 http://steverobertsphoto.net/blog/2016/12/wku-takes-down-n-c-a-t-77-56 BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) Que Johnson scored 18 points and Pancake Thomas and Ben Lawson each added 13 points as WKU pulled away from North Carolina A&T in the second half for a 77-56 win on Tuesday night.

 

Opening tip during a NCAA men's basketball game between the North Carolina A&T Aggies  vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers guard Pancake Thomas (12) takes a jump shot during a NCAA men's basketball game between the North Carolina A&T Aggies  vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers forward Justin Johnson (23) drives during a NCAA men's basketball game between the North Carolina A&T Aggies  vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers forward Justin Johnson (23) blocks the shot during a NCAA men's basketball game between the North Carolina A&T Aggies  vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers forward Ben Lawson (14) blocks the shot of North Carolina A&T Aggies guard Martin Jones (12) during a NCAA men's basketball game between the North Carolina A&T Aggies  vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers forward Ben Lawson (14) slams the ball during a NCAA men's basketball game between the North Carolina A&T Aggies  vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers forward Justin Johnson (23)and WKU Hilltoppers forward Ben Lawson (14) fight for an offensive rebound during a NCAA men's basketball game between the North Carolina A&T Aggies  vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers head coach Rick Stansbury talks with WKU Hilltoppers guard Damari Parris (3) on the sideline during a NCAA men's basketball game between the North Carolina A&T Aggies  vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers guard Tobias Howard (1) hits the easy lay up during a NCAA men's basketball game between the North Carolina A&T Aggies  vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers forward Justin Johnson (23) blocks the shot of North Carolina A&T Aggies guard Eliel Gonzalez (30) during a NCAA men's basketball game between the North Carolina A&T Aggies  vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers head coach Rick Stansbury during a NCAA men's basketball game between the North Carolina A&T Aggies  vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers forward Justin Johnson (23) slams the ball during a NCAA men's basketball game between the North Carolina A&T Aggies  vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers forward Anton Waters (42) fights for an offensive rebound during a NCAA men's basketball game between the North Carolina A&T Aggies  vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers head coach Rick Stansbury talks with the team during a time out during a NCAA men's basketball game between the North Carolina A&T Aggies  vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

WKU Hilltoppers forward Anton Waters (42) gets fouled as he attempts a shot in the lane during a NCAA men's basketball game between the North Carolina A&T Aggies  vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

 

 

 

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Tampa Bay Lightning Fall To Predators 3-1 http://steverobertsphoto.net/blog/2016/12/tampa-bay-lightning-fall-to-predators-3-1 In the first of three home games this week, the Predators won their fourth consecutive game at Bridgestone Arena, beating the Lightning 3-1 on Monday. They have a 6-1-1 home record this season, having earned 13 of their 19 points in Nashville.

Home sweet home: Bridgestone Arena is where the Predators have had most of their success this season. Defeating the Lightning, who entered Monday's game with a league-leading seven road wins and a 4-0 record on their five-game trip, was the product of a complete effort, which has happened infrequently this season. Nashville held Tampa Bay, one of the NHL's better offensive teams, to 25 shots.

 

November 21, 2016 Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi (59) pushes the puck up ice during a hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lighting vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

November 21, 2016 Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) during a hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lighting vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

November 21, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg (9) fights with Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman (77) late during a hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lighting vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

November 21, 2016 Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Nikita Nesterov (89) controls the puck during a hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lighting vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

November 21, 2016 Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) deflects the puck during a hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lighting vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

November 21, 2016 Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30) blocks the shot of Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher (12) during a hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lighting vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

November 21, 2016 Nashville Predators right wing James Neal (18) takes a shot a goal during a hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lighting vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

November 21, 2016 Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson (38) gets the puck away from Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) during a hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lighting vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

November 21, 2016 Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban (76) and Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Nikita Nesterov (89) fight for the loose puck during a hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lighting vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

November 21, 2016 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) blocks the shot from Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18) during a hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lighting vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

November 21, 2016 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) blocks the shot from Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18) during a hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lighting vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

November 21, 2016 Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban (76) controls the puck during a hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lighting vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

November 21, 2016 Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) makes a glove save from the shot of Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson (9) during a hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lighting vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

November 21, 2016 A brawl ensues after Tampa Bay Lightning right wing J.T. Brown (23) and Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis (4) fight and benches clear during a hockey match between the Tampa Bay Lighting vs Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. Steve Roberts/CSM (Credit Image: © Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media)

 

 

 

 

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steve.roberts@steverobertsphoto.net (Steve Roberts Photography) - Best Dot Hockey Image Images Lead League NHL National Off Picture Red Set Story dallas hockey league nashville national nhl nhlhockey of predators stars zagency zcsm zcsmnhl zhkn zlast24 zsports http://steverobertsphoto.net/blog/2016/12/tampa-bay-lightning-fall-to-predators-3-1 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:40:23 GMT
Titans Dominate Packers 47-25 http://steverobertsphoto.net/blog/2016/11/titans-turn-in-dominating-performance-in-win-over-packers-47-25 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Titans wanted to make a statement on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers. Mission accomplished. The Titans came out swinging against the Packers, and they never stopped.
 
The end result was a dominating 47-25 win that left the crowd chanting "Go Titans Go!" at Nissan Stadium. The point total was the highest in a game since the 2009 season. The Titans have now scored 35-plus points in three straight regular season games for the first time in franchise history.
 
“We were going to leave it all on the field,’’ tight end Delanie Walker said. “We said we needed to make a statement, and this was a game to make a statement in and I think we did that. We felt like we controlled the game.”

 

Tennessee Titans make their way to the field during a NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers vs the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee. (Photos by Steve Roberts/Special to the Daily News)

 

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson (87) stands alone side soldiers from Ft. Campbell as they hold the flag during the National Anthem during a NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers vs the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee. (Photos by Steve Roberts/Special to the Daily News)

 

Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker (82) makes a diving reception in the end zone for a touchdown during a NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers vs the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee. (Photos by Steve Roberts/Special to the Daily News)

 

Tennessee Titans center Brian Schwenke (62) grabs the ball from Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker (82) after he scores the touchdown to give to a young fan in the stands during a NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers vs the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee. (Photos by Steve Roberts/Special to the Daily News)

 

Tennessee Titans tight end Anthony Fasano (80) makes a touchdown catch during a NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers vs the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee. (Photos by Steve Roberts/Special to the Daily News)

 

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb (18) gets tackled just short of the goal line as he tries to stretch the ball to the end zone during a NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers vs the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee. (Photos by Steve Roberts/Special to the Daily News)

 

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) changes the play at the line of scrimmage during a NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers vs the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee. (Photos by Steve Roberts/Special to the Daily News)

 

Tennessee Titans cornerback Perrish Cox (20) breaks up the pass thrown to Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson (87) in the end zone during a NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers vs the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee. (Photos by Steve Roberts/Special to the Daily News)

 

Green Bay Packers running back James Starks (44) dives for the end zone during the first half of a a NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers vs the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee. (Photos by Steve Roberts/Special to the Daily News)

 

Green Bay Packers running back James Starks (44) celebrates after the touchdown during a NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers vs the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee. (Photos by Steve Roberts/Special to the Daily News)

 

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Tajae Sharpe (19) runs to the end zone for a touch down during a NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers vs the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee. (Photos by Steve Roberts/Special to the Daily News)

 

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Tajae Sharpe (19) celebrates his touchdown by laying down and taking a nap during a NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers vs the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee. (Photos by Steve Roberts/Special to the Daily News)

 

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) calls out the play during a NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers vs the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee. (Photos by Steve Roberts/Special to the Daily News)

 

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) makes a throw on the run during a NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers vs the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee. (Photos by Steve Roberts/Special to the Daily News)

 

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) throws the ball down field during a NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers vs the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee. (Photos by Steve Roberts/Special to the Daily News)

 

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson (87) tight ropes down the side line after breaking the tackle of Tennessee Titans cornerback Perrish Cox (20) during a NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers vs the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee. (Photos by Steve Roberts/Special to the Daily News)

 

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) stands in the pocket during a NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers vs the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee. (Photos by Steve Roberts/Special to the Daily News)

 

Both Green Bay Packers and Tennessee Titans fight for a jump ball at the end of the first half during a NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers vs the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee. (Photos by Steve Roberts/Special to the Daily News)

 

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) changes the play at the line of scrimmageduring a NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers vs the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee. (Photos by Steve Roberts/Special to the Daily News)

 

Green Bay Packers safety Kentrell Brice (29) breaks up the reception of Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker (82) during a NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers vs the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee. (Photos by Steve Roberts/Special to the Daily News)

The referee gets tries to break up the scrum for the loose football during a NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers vs the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee. (Photos by Steve Roberts/Special to the Daily News)

 

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) throws the ball down the middle during a NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers vs the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee. (Photos by Steve Roberts/Special to the Daily News)

 

Green Bay Packers fan during a NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers vs the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee. (Photos by Steve Roberts/Special to the Daily News)

 

Green Bay Packers cornerback LaDarius Gunter (36) breaks up the pass thrown to Tennessee Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews (18) during a NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers vs the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee. (Photos by Steve Roberts/Special to the Daily News)

 

Tennessee Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan (91) tries to get position on Green Bay Packers guard T.J. Lang (70) to bat down the pass  during a NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers vs the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee. (Photos by Steve Roberts/Special to the Daily News)

 

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) gets sacked by Tennessee Titans safety Kevin Byard (31) and Tennessee Titans linebacker Wesley Woodyard (59) during a NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers vs the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville Tennessee. (Photos by Steve Roberts/Special to the Daily News)

 

 

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Tops Make Easy Work of Alabama State 79-66 http://steverobertsphoto.net/blog/2016/11/tops-make-easy-work-of-alabama-state-79-66 BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- Que Johnson scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds as WKU led all the way to beat Alabama State 79-66 in a season opener on Saturday night.

Johnson was 5 of 9 from the field including three from distance for the Hilltoppers. Pancake Thomas added 15 points and four assists. Justin Johnson and Junior Lomomba had nine points apiece.

After a slow start for both teams, Que Johnson sank a 3-pointer to lift the Hilltoppers to a 17-4 lead with 10:09 to play in the first period. They were up 34-17 at the break.

Though they trailed the entire game, the Hornets finished out the final 3:24 with a 12-2 surge that trimmed WKU's 23-point lead to 13. It was not enough, however, and the Hilltoppers held on for the win.

 

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers forward Ben Lawson (14) slams the ball home during a NCAA basketball game between the Alabama State Hornets vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday, November 12, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers guard Que Johnson (32) \hits a three pointer during a NCAA basketball game between the Alabama State Hornets vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday, November 12, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers forward Justin Johnson (23) calls for the ball in the post during a NCAA basketball game between the Alabama State Hornets vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday, November 12, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers forward Anton Waters (42) takes a fade away shot in the lane  during a NCAA basketball game between the Alabama State Hornets vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday, November 12, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers head coach Rick Stansbury yells to his team to get their hands up on defense  at his players during a NCAA basketball game between the Alabama State Hornets vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday, November 12, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers forward Justin Johnson (23) and Western Kentucky Hilltoppers forward Anton Waters (42)fight for a defensive rebound  during a NCAA basketball game between the Alabama State Hornets vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday, November 12, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers guard Pancake Thomas (12)  goes high off the glass for two points during a NCAA basketball game between the Alabama State Hornets vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday, November 12, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers head coach Rick Stansbury can't believe the call during a NCAA basketball game between the Alabama State Hornets vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday, November 12, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers forward Ben Lawson (14) fights for position in the low post during a NCAA basketball game between the Alabama State Hornets vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday, November 12, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers guard Pancake Thomas (12) drives to the basket during a NCAA basketball game between the Alabama State Hornets vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday, November 12, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers guard Que Johnson (32) hits a running shot in the lane during a NCAA basketball game between the Alabama State Hornets vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday, November 12, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers guard Pancake Thomas (12)  goes up and under for the tough shot during a NCAA basketball game between the Alabama State Hornets vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday, November 12, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers head coach Rick Stansbury, Western Kentucky Hilltoppers forward Ben Lawson (14), and Western Kentucky Hilltoppers guard Junior Lomomba (5) during a NCAA basketball game between the Alabama State Hornets vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday, November 12, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers forward Ben Lawson (14) and Western Kentucky Hilltoppers forward Justin Johnson (23) block the shot during a NCAA basketball game between the Alabama State Hornets vs the WKU Hilltoppers, Saturday, November 12, 2016 at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

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