Welcome to Great38 Tampa Bay WTTA-TV/DT - WFLA News Channel 8

    Great 38: Win tickets to Daytona 500

    Updated:

    Here's your chance to win tickets to the 2015 Daytona 500. Entering is easy, simply fill out the entry form included. More>>

    • Great Stuff

    News Now: Media General CEO talks about his career, future for company Video included

    Updated:

    In December, LIN Media and Media General merged to create the second largest broadcasting company in the country. The former CEO and President of LIN Media, Vince Sadusky, was placed at the helm of the new and improved Media General. More>>

    Bill Schifino, Jr talks about being President-Elect of the Florida Bar Video included

    Updated:

    Earlier this month, Bill Schifino, Jr. was announced as the 2015-16 President-Elect of the Florida Bar. Schifino comes to this position with a strong resume. More>>

    Trio sets off on 900 mile trek across Florida Video included

    Updated:

    Joe Guthrie, Mallory Lykes Dimmitt, and Carlton Ward Jr. are embarking on a journey of a lifetime. The trio are setting off on a 70-day, 900 mile trek across the state???without any automobiles.
    More>>

    How this guide dog helps one blind triathlete chase her Paralympic dream

    Updated:

    Every time Paralympic hopeful Amy Dixon makes it to the end of another grueling triathlon, she knows her trusty companion will be waiting for her at the finish line. Sixteen years after she lost vision in her right eye, which she says she viewed as "a death sentence" at the time,  More>>

    Legoland Florida hotel to open in spring; built for kids

    LEGOLAND Florida photo LEGOLAND Florida photo
    Updated:

    Legoland Florida Hotel will welcome its first guests a month earlier than previously expected.During an announcement Thursday, Legoland executives announced May 15 as the revised opening date.  More>>

    3 rhinos escape from safari zoo, return safely Video included

    Updated:

    Three rhinoceroses escaped from their site at a safari zoo in Israel this week, NBC reported.  More>>

    VIRAL VIDEO: Bossy 4-year-old girl feeds 6 pit bull dogs

    Little Girl Controls Pit Bull Dogs | Future Dog Trainer, Jukin Video on YouTube Little Girl Controls Pit Bull Dogs | Future Dog Trainer, Jukin Video on YouTube
    Updated:

    A video of a very authoritative 4-year-old girl feeding six very obedient pit pulls in the middle of a kitchen has gone viral on the web and is prompting a heated debate about the pit bull breed.
    More>>

    8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | January 17-18 Video included

    Updated:

    See 8 fun things happening this weekend in Tampa Bay!
    More>>

    'Birdman,' 'Budapest' top Oscar nominations with 9 nods each

    Updated:

    Two extravagant comedies, "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel," tied for the most Oscar nominations Thursday morning with nine nods each, including best picture. More>>

    109th Tarpon Springs Epiphany: Schedule of Events, Road Closures

    TARPON SPRINGS EPIPHANY CELEBRATION 2011 photo by Sue Thomas TARPON SPRINGS EPIPHANY CELEBRATION 2011 photo by Sue Thomas
    Updated:

    The 109th Epiphany celebration begins Monday, January 5 with the Arrival of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios and the blessing of the fleet and continues on Tuesday, January 6 with Epiphany Services, Procession, Cross Dive and Glendi Celebration.  More>>

    Out and About
    Powered by WorldNow

    200 South Parker Street, Tampa, FL 33606

    Telephone: 813.228.8888
    Fax: 813.225.2770
    Email: news@wfla.com

    Can???t find something?
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2015 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.
    National Hockey League

    5
    Final 123Score
    Colorado3025
    Nashville0134
    Preview | Matchup | Log | Wrap | Box
    4


    NHL Preview from The Sports Network



    Saturday, January 18th (All times Eastern)

    Colorado Avalanche (30-12-5) at Nashville Predators (21-21-7), 8 p.m.

    (SportsNetwork.com) - Aiming for a fourth consecutive victory, the Colorado Avalanche will try to win in Nashville for the first time in over five years on Saturday night as they visit the Predators.

    Colorado is set to play four of its next five on the road, following up Tuesday's home matchup against Toronto by playing three straight as the guest. The Avalanche will first aim to snap a seven-game road losing streak in Nashville, where they have not won since Jan. 6, 2009.

    These two clubs have split two previous meetings this season -- both in Colorado -- and the Predators have won 11 of the last 14 encounters overall.

    The Avs picked up a third straight win on Thursday night, besting the New Jersey Devils 2-1 in a shootout. Matt Duchene, on his 23rd birthday, and Ryan O'Reilly both scored in the tiebreaker for Colorado and Semyon Varlamov stopped the two skaters he faced.

    Varlamov made 33 saves and improved to 10-0-5 in his last 16 games (15 starts) since his last regulation loss on Dec. 10. That is one game short of Peter Budaj's club record of consecutive decisions without a regulation loss, which he set by going 13-0-3 from Feb. 24-April 5, 2007.

    "(Varlamov) stands on his head all year and he does it again tonight, makes some huge stops," said O'Reilly, who scored in regulation and has a goal in three straight.

    Colorado, without forward Paul Stastny for a second straight game because of a leg injury, is 7-1-2 in its last 10 games and matched the 2000-01 Stanley Cup- winning club as the fastest to reach 30 victories in franchise history, doing so in 47 games.

    The Avs are just a point back of the San Jose Sharks for fourth place in the Western Conference and are likely to give Varlamov the start tonight. He is 4-3-0 with a 2.84 goals against average in seven previous meetings with the Predators, including two starts this season.

    Nashville could opt to give Devan Dubnyk his first start with the club tonight after picking up the goaltender on Wednesday from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for forward Matt Hendricks.

    The Predators had been going with the rookie tandem of Carter Hutton and Marek Mazanec after losing No. 1 Pekka Rinne in late October with a hip infection and assigned Mazanec to the minors after acquiring Dubnyk.

    Dubnyk, who is 8-4-1 with a 2.03 GAA in his career versus the Avs, was able to serve as the backup on Thursday night in Philadelphia, where Hutton made 27 saves through overtime in a 4-3 shootout win.

    The victory was Nashville's first in a shootout this season. The Preds had lost each of their previous six tiebreakers, scoring just once on 19 shot attempts.

    On Thursday, neither team scored in the first four rounds, then traded goals in the next two before Hutton came up with a stop on the Flyers' Wayne Simmonds. Defenseman Roman Josi, who failed in his only other career shootout try, followed up with a goal to give the Preds two straight wins after dropping six of seven.

    "It was big. We obviously haven't won one this year and then getting down and them scoring. We stepped up and got two big goals when we needed them. Then (Josi) was able to go down the ice and put it away for us," Hutton said.

    Shea Weber collected a goal and two assists for the Predators, who picked up their first road victory since Dec. 10, snapping a five-game slide as the guest. David Legwand and Eric Nystrom also tallied in regulation.

    Nashville was forced to make blueliner Kevin Klein a late scratch due to illness and he is questionable for tonight.

    01/18 11:05:26 ET

    Powered by The Sports Network.

    Welcome to Great38 Tampa Bay WTTA-TV/DT - WFLA News Channel 8

    Welcome to Great38 Tampa Bay WTTA-TV/DT - WFLA News Channel 8

      Great 38: Win tickets to Daytona 500

      Updated:

      Here's your chance to win tickets to the 2015 Daytona 500. Entering is easy, simply fill out the entry form included. More>>

      • Great Stuff

      News Now: Media General CEO talks about his career, future for company Video included

      Updated:

      In December, LIN Media and Media General merged to create the second largest broadcasting company in the country. The former CEO and President of LIN Media, Vince Sadusky, was placed at the helm of the new and improved Media General. More>>

      Bill Schifino, Jr talks about being President-Elect of the Florida Bar Video included

      Updated:

      Earlier this month, Bill Schifino, Jr. was announced as the 2015-16 President-Elect of the Florida Bar. Schifino comes to this position with a strong resume. More>>

      Trio sets off on 900 mile trek across Florida Video included

      Updated:

      Joe Guthrie, Mallory Lykes Dimmitt, and Carlton Ward Jr. are embarking on a journey of a lifetime. The trio are setting off on a 70-day, 900 mile trek across the state???without any automobiles.
      More>>

      How this guide dog helps one blind triathlete chase her Paralympic dream

      Updated:

      Every time Paralympic hopeful Amy Dixon makes it to the end of another grueling triathlon, she knows her trusty companion will be waiting for her at the finish line. Sixteen years after she lost vision in her right eye, which she says she viewed as "a death sentence" at the time,  More>>

      Legoland Florida hotel to open in spring; built for kids

      LEGOLAND Florida photo LEGOLAND Florida photo
      Updated:

      Legoland Florida Hotel will welcome its first guests a month earlier than previously expected.During an announcement Thursday, Legoland executives announced May 15 as the revised opening date.  More>>

      3 rhinos escape from safari zoo, return safely Video included

      Updated:

      Three rhinoceroses escaped from their site at a safari zoo in Israel this week, NBC reported.  More>>

      VIRAL VIDEO: Bossy 4-year-old girl feeds 6 pit bull dogs

      Little Girl Controls Pit Bull Dogs | Future Dog Trainer, Jukin Video on YouTube Little Girl Controls Pit Bull Dogs | Future Dog Trainer, Jukin Video on YouTube
      Updated:

      A video of a very authoritative 4-year-old girl feeding six very obedient pit pulls in the middle of a kitchen has gone viral on the web and is prompting a heated debate about the pit bull breed.
      More>>

      8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | January 17-18 Video included

      Updated:

      See 8 fun things happening this weekend in Tampa Bay!
      More>>

      'Birdman,' 'Budapest' top Oscar nominations with 9 nods each

      Updated:

      Two extravagant comedies, "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel," tied for the most Oscar nominations Thursday morning with nine nods each, including best picture. More>>

      109th Tarpon Springs Epiphany: Schedule of Events, Road Closures

      TARPON SPRINGS EPIPHANY CELEBRATION 2011 photo by Sue Thomas TARPON SPRINGS EPIPHANY CELEBRATION 2011 photo by Sue Thomas
      Updated:

      The 109th Epiphany celebration begins Monday, January 5 with the Arrival of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios and the blessing of the fleet and continues on Tuesday, January 6 with Epiphany Services, Procession, Cross Dive and Glendi Celebration.  More>>

      Out and About
      Powered by WorldNow

      200 South Parker Street, Tampa, FL 33606

      Telephone: 813.228.8888
      Fax: 813.225.2770
      Email: news@wfla.com

      Can???t find something?
      Powered by WorldNow
      All content © Copyright 2000 - 2015 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.