Dallas Stars @ Predators (Game 42): Preview

The Nashville Predators seek the playoffs once again in a battle against the Dallas Stars at home. Nashville is ranked 13th in the Western Conference with 38 points and a 15-18-8 record. Dallas is 10th in the Western Conference with 41 points and a record of 19-17-3. Puck drops at 7:08pm CT.

TV/Radio Coverage

Nashville: SportSouth and 102.5 The Game

Dallas: Fox Sports Southwest+ and 1310AM

Season Series

Date Away Home Result
2/25 DAL NSH 4-5 NSH OT
3/12 NSH DAL 4-0 NSH

Line Up News

Starting Goaltenders:

Name W L OT GAA SV%
#35 Pekka Rinne 14 14 7 2.29 .916
#31 Richard Bachman 4 3 0 3.72 .860

Projected Nashville Scratches: #12 C Mike Fisher (hand) and #18 W Brandon Yip (lower body); #28 C Paul Gaustad (shoulder; out) #33 C Colin Wilson (upper body; out) and #57 W Gabriel Bourque (upper body; out)

Projected Dallas Scratches: #28 W Lane McDermit, #32 G Kari Lehtonen (groin; questionable) and #58 D Jordie Benn

Projected Lines

Nashville

#56 Taylor Beck #11 David Legwand #27 Patric Hornqvist
#74 Sergei Kostitsyn #13 Nick Spaling #24 Matt Halischuk
#16 Rich Clune #52 Austin Watson #15 Craig Smith
#50 Daniel Bang #17 Chris Mueller #19 Bobby Butler
#6 Shea Weber #59 Roman Josi
#8 Kevin Klein #64 Victor Bartley
#75 Hal Gill #7 Jonathon Blum
#35 Pekka Rinne
#30 Chris Mason

Dallas

#13 Ray Whitney #14 Jamie Benn #12 Alex Chiasson
#25 Matt Fraser #20 Cody Eakin #21 Loui Eriksson
#24 Eric Nystrom #38 Vernon Fiddler #72 Erik Cole
#60 Antoine Roussel #23 Tom Wandell #40 Ryan Garbutt
#6 Trevor Daley #3 Stephan Robidas
#4 Brendan Dillon #33 Alex Goligoski
#27 Aaron Rome #36 Philip Larsen
#31 Richard Bachman
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Dallas Stars Players to Watch:

Name GP G A
#21 Loui Eriksson 39 10 15
#14 Jamie Benn 32 8 19
#13 Ray Whitney 23 9 11

Who scores the first goal of the game for Predators? Win a Preds player t-shirt, info here.

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