NASHVILLE, Tenn. Drew Bledsoe Jersey . - The Nashville Predators are back at work ready to prove the best start in franchise history is no fluke, even with goaltender Pekka Rinne still sidelined.And they want a fast start coming off the All-Star break.Its very critical, forward James Neal said Monday. I think everyones got the same mindset coming back from the break. We want to gain ground, and you want to make up as many points as you can. ... Weve got to be ready here, and ... I think everyone just kind of recharged, really got their energy back and ready to go.Well, not everyone got to rest over the long All-Star weekend.Coach Peter Laviolette and his assistants worked the game and got the win with Team Toews in Columbus along with defenceman Shea Weber, who won the hardest shot competition with a 108.5 mph blast, and rookie Filip Forsberg who scored the first goals by a Predator in an All-Star game.At the All-Star break, the Predators lead the NHL with a .722 winning percentage. Anaheim has a league-best 68 points — three ahead of Nashville, which has two games in hand on the Ducks. Nashville (30-10-5) has gotten at least a point in 11 of the last 12 games going into the break and also lead the Central Division at 12-3-2, matching the wins they got in the division all last season.Laviolette tried to help his Predators get back up to speed Monday by pushing them through practice and drills quickly.It gets harder and harder, Laviolette said. The more is at stake as the season winds on here. The teams always will be fighting for something now. The playoffs, once you get through January and reach the halfway point of February, it starts to really narrow in on the playoff picture and whats happening around the league. So it doesnt get any easier than that.Rinne skated Monday, but the leagues top winning goalies return from an injured knee remains unchanged. He hurt his knee Jan. 13 and still is expected to miss between three and five weeks. The Predators managed three points in three games without him before the break.Carter Hutton at least got his first win in net for Nashville this season with a 4-3 victory over Washington on Jan. 16 and just missed a second in a 2-1 overtime loss at Montreal last week. Laviolette said Hutton has given the Predators a chance to win and thinks they will play hard in front of the goaltender.The Predators also recalled Marek Mazanec from Milwaukee in the AHL on Monday. Laviolette declined to say whether Hutton or Mazanec will be in net Tuesday night against Colorado. Hutton is 1-4-3 this season.He definitely deserves better, centre Mike Fisher said. Hes played some good games where we couldnt score in front of him. We know hes a good goaltender. Well focus on what we need to do as a team no matter whos back there.Nashville currently leads the league allowing only 2.24 goals per game and ninth scoring an average of 2.96 goals per game.The Predators take a seven-game winning streak on home ice into Tuesday nights game, and another win will tie the franchise record set between Jan. 6 and Feb. 8, 2007. Then Nashville hits the road for three straight road games at St. Louis, Colorado and Pittsburgh as part of a tough stretch of four games in six nights.Fisher said the Predators just have to keep focusing on themselves and trying to play better.Weve managed to be consistent throughout, Fisher said. We got to keep that going. Danny Etling Jersey .C. -- Tony Stewart will not race Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, the third Sprint Cup race hes skipped since his car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. Stephon Gilmore Jersey . Beckham says "nothing has been confirmed yet, but its something I am very excited about." 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See you soon Windy City!And later in the day, the Cubs gave him an ace to catch when they agreed to a $155 million, six-year contract with Jon Lester.Mejia, 20, was 2-4 with a 2.48 ERA in two starts and 10 relief appearances this year for rookie level Mesa. The 24-year-old Godley was 4-3 with a 3.09 ERA and 15 saves in 40 games for Kane County and Daytona, both Class A teams.We had an opportunity to get two good arms, Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart said. Tedy Bruschi Jersey. Mejia is a power arm, a 6-7 kid, has 94-97 (mph). Godley is a kid thats 92-96. . .. We needed to get starting pitching back into our system. Did we give up a pretty good value? Yes, we did. But we do think that we got good value back.Stewart said that while the Diamondbacks save money, he doesnt think its wise to spend it on free agent pitching right now. He said he thinks next years market will be better.To move Miggy was a difficult decision, Stewart said. It was not one that we took lightly, but you only have so many pieces, so many moves, that you can do to get to where you want to.The lefty-swinging Montero could share time with Welington Castro, who batted .237 with a career-high 13 homers this season but hit only .216 against right-handed pitchers.It really gives us a solid presence in the catching position, new Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. Its a tremendous new addition — a first step building into this winter. ... Really excited about. Cheap Denver Nuggets Jerseys Cheap Minnesota Timberwolves Jerseys Cheap Oklahoma City Thunder Jerseys Cheap Portland Trail Blazers Jerseys Cheap Utah Jazz Jerseys Cheap Los Angeles Clippers Jerseys Cheap Los Angeles Lakers Jerseys Cheap Phoenix Suns Jerseys Cheap Sacramento Kings Jerseys Cheap Dallas Mavericks Jerseys Cheap Houston Rockets Jerseys Cheap Memphis Grizzlies Jerseys Cheap New Orleans Pelicans Jerseys Cheap San Antonio Spurs Jerseys Cheap Golden State Warriors Jerseys ' ' '