Nashville vs. Vancouver preview

The Predators will be taking on the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday in Nashville. Coming off a victory over St. Louis on Saturday, Nashville will look to keep the momentum going with a rematch over the team who ended the Predators’ season last year. Nashville has won 11 of its last 13 games, while Vancouver has won four out of its last five.

Nashville has (at least temporarily) pulled ahead of St. Louis for fourth place in the Western Conference Standings (and second place in the Central Division), while Vancouver is holding on to second place in the West and a firm lead in the Northwest Division.

This is the third meeting between these two teams, Nashville won the first meeting in Vancouver 5-1 on October 20, while Vancouver took the second meeting on their home ice 6-5 on December 1. This is the first meeting in Nasvhville between the two teams, and they will close the season series in Nashville in two weeks, on February 21.

Team Leaders Nashville Vancouver
Points Martin Erat (39) Henrik Sedin (55)
Goals Mike Fisher and
Patric Hornqvist (15)
Daniel Sedin (22)
Assists Martin Erat (27) Henrik Sedin (44)
Penalty Minutes Jordin Tootoo (66) Maxim Lapierre (96)
League Ranking Nashville Vancouver
Goals Per Game 13th (2.8) 3rd (3.1)
Goals Against 9th(2.5) 7th (2.4)
Power Play % 2nd (22.2%) 1st (22.3%)
Penalty Kill % 15th (82.6%) 6th (85.6%)

 

 

 

 

 

Five game forcast:

Tomorrow – vs Vancouver

2/9 – @Ottawa

2/11 – @Boston

2/14 vs Chicago

2/17 @Detroit

 

Games to watch (all times CDT):

Detroit @ Phoenix Tonight 7 p.m. – The top team in the Central division and Western Conference seeks to rebound from a shootout loss to Edmonton on Saturday.

St. Louis @ Ottawa Tuesday 6:30 p.m. – St. Louis currently sits only one point behind the Predators in the standings as they take on the seventh place Senators from the Eastern Conference.

Chicago @ Colarado Tueday 8 p.m. – A dangerous Blackhawks team is still lingering in the standings, only three points behind the Predators and seven points behind the first-place Red Wings.

 

Western Conference standings at a glance:

Team GP W L OTL Points
1. Detroit 53 35 16 2 72
2. Vancouver 52 32 15 5 69
3. San Jose 50 29 15 6 64
4. Nashville 53 32 17 4 68
5. St. Louis 51 30 14 7 67
6. Chicago 53 29 17 7 65
7. Los Angeles 53 25 18 10 60
8. Minnesota 52 25 19 8 58

 

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