Colorado Avalanche @ Predators (Game 37): Preview

The Nashville Predators return home to Bridgestone Arena to take on the Colorado Avalanche. Nashville has a 14-14-8 with 36 points and ranked 11th in the Western Conference. Colorado is ranked 15th in the Western Conference with a record of 12-19-4 and 28 points. Puck drops at 7:07 pm CT/6:07pm CT.

TV/Radio Coverage

Nashville: Fox Sports Tennessee and 102.5 The Game

Colorado: Altitude and Altitude Radio Network

Season Series

Date Away Home Result
2/18 NSH COL 5-6 COL
3/30 NSH COL 0-1 COL OT

Line Up News

Starting Goaltenders:

Name W L OT GAA SV%
#35 Pekka Rinne 13 10 7 2.33 .912
#35 J.S. Giguere 2 2 1 2.93 .906

Projected Nashville Scratches: #12 C Mike Fisher (hand) and #57 W Gabriel Bourque (upper body); #22 D Scott Hannan (IR; upper body) and #33 C Colin Wilson (IR; upper body)

Projected Colorado Scratches: #5 D Shane O'Brien, #12 Chuck Kobasew and #54 W David Jones (knee); #23 W Milan Hejduk (IR; shoulder), #26 C Paul Stastny (IR; foot), #27 W Steve Downie (IR; knee surgery) and #44 D Ryan Wilson (IR; ankle)

Projected Lines

Nashville

#74 Sergei Kostitsyn #28 Paul Gaustad #10 Martin Erat
#56 Taylor Beck #11 David Legwand #27 Patric Hornqvist
#16 Rich Clune #15 Craig Smith #19 Bobby Butler
#18 Brandon Yip #13 Nick Spaling #24 Matt Halischuk
#6 Shea Weber #59 Roman Josi
#8 Kevin Klein #64 Victor Bartley
#7 Jonathon Blum #75 Hal Gill
#35 Pekka Rinne
#30 Chris Mason

Colorado

#11 Jamie McGinn #9 Matt Duchene #15 PA Parenteau
#92 Gabriel Landeskog #90 Ryan O'Reilly #17 Aaron Palushaj
#14 David van der Gulik #7 John Mitchell #55 Cody McLeod
#58 Patrick Bordeleau #40 Mark Olver #42 Brad Malone
#6 Erik Johnson #22 Matt Hunwick
#3 Ryan O'Byrne #41 Tyson Barrie
#4 Greg Zanon #8 Jan Hejda
#35 Jean-Sebastien Giguere
#1 Semyon Varlamov

Colorado Avalanche Players to Watch:

Name GP G A
#92 Gabriel Landeskog 23 7 5
#9 Matt Duchene 34 14 20
#90 Ryan O'Reilly 16 4 9
 
Who scores the first goal of the game for Predators? Win a Preds player t-shirt, info here.
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