The Nashville Predators (1-3-0) faceoff against the New York Islanders (2-1-1) Saturday night in frotn of a raucous croud at Bridgestone Arena. The Islanders enter this game having already played Friday night in a loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. Look for a tired Islanders team to be up against a determined Predators squad.
Nashville: 102.5 The Game
New York: MSG Plus, WRHU 88.7 and WRCN 103.9
Stream (Do not click on any ads because they will download viruses): http://www.hahabar.tv/watch/live/stream/online/free/vivo/hockey/october-13-2013/594780/new-york-islanders-vs-nashville-predators.html
This is the first time these teams have played each other this season.
Line Up News
|#35 Pekka Rinne||1||3||0||3.49||.891|
|#20 Evgeni Nabokov||2||0||1||1.89||.935|
Nashville Injuries: #59 D Roman Josi (day-to-day; concussion)
New York Injuries: None
Projected Nashville Scratches: #13 W Nick Spaling and #15 W Craig Smith
Projected New York Scratches: #7 D Matt Carkner, #29 C Brock Nelson and #36 W Eric Boulton
Stalberg – Cullen – Forsberg
Bourque – Legwand – Hornqvist
Nystrom – Fisher – Wilson
Clune – Gaustad – Hendricks
Jones – Weber
Ekholm – Klein
Bartley – Ellis
Moulson – Tavares – Okposo
Grabner – Nielsen – Bailey
Clutterbuck – Regin – Bouchard
Martin – Cizikas – McDonald
MacDonald – Hamonic
Visnovsky – Hickey
Strait – Donovan
Players to Watch
Nashville: #57 W Gabriel Bourque – In Nashville's last game that ended up in a loss, Gabriel Bourque was a healthy scratch because Barry Trotz felt he was winning the battles down low that he should. Bourque, who is very determined doesn't want to be out of the lineup again, should be on his A-game Saturday night.
New York: #40 W Michael Grabner – The Swiss forward has turned on the jets early this season for the Isles. Grabner leads the team in scoring with two goals, five assists through four games.
Who scores the first goal of the game for Predators? Win a Preds player t-shirt, info here.