Florida Panthers @ Predators (Game 6): Preview

The Nashville Predators (2-3-0) faceoff against the Florida Pathers (2-4-0) for their first of two meetings this season.  Florida will look to get some kind of offense going, as they have only scored 13 goals in their first 6 games.  Meanwhile, Nashville will look to build off their dominant performance against the Islanders on Friday and try to build momentum for the rest of their home stand.  


Nashville: Fox Sports Tennessee and 102.5 The Game

Florida: Fox Sports Florida and 560 WQAM

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Season Series

This is the first time these teams have played each other this season.

Line Up News

Starting Goaltenders:

#35 Pekka Rinne 2 3 0 3.13 .889
#25 Jakob Markstrom 1 2 0 3.47 .886

Nashville Injuries: #59 D Roman Josi (day-to-day; concussion)

Florida Injuries: #34 G Tim Thomas (day-to-day; undisclosed)

Projected Nashville Scratches: #13 W Nick Spaling and #16 W Rich Clune

Projected Florida Scratches: #10 W Joey Crabb and #21 W Krys Barch

Projected Lines


Wilson – Fisher – Hornqvist

Bourque – Cullen – Smith

Stalberg – Legwand – Forsberg

Nystrom – Gaustad – Hendricks

Jones – Weber

Ekholm – Klein

Bartley – Ellis




Fleischmann – Barkov – Boyes

Huberdeau – Gomez – Versteeg

Upshall – Gpc – Kopecy

Winchester – Matthais – Barch

Campbell – Gilbert

Kulikov – Weaver

Gudbranson – Gilroy



Players to Watch

Nashville: #4 D Ryan Ellis – Ellis scored what turned out to be the game winning goal vs the Islanders on Saturday.  That was his best performance of the season by far.  Look for him to build on his momentum and try to keep a firm hold of his roster spot.  

New York: #16 C Aleksander Barkov – The Rookie from Finland was the player everyone thought the Predators would've ended up with in the 2013 draft.  He has been very impressive so far.  He doesn't necessarily bring the "wow" factor but, he will be a major contributor for this team for years to come.  

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