Predators @ Jets Preview (Game 16)

The Nashville Predators (8-5-2) will face off against the Winnipeg Jets (6-9-2) Friday night in their 3rd of 5 meetings this season.  So far, the Predators 7 game road trip has been a success, netting 5 of a possible 6 points.   They look to continue their point streak on Friday against a struggling Winnipeg team.  Winnipeg has to get something going if they are going to contend this season.  They are dead last in the central and cannot afford to come away pointless. 

 

TV/RADIO COVERAGE

Nashville: 102.5 The Game,  SportsSouth 

Winnipeg: TSN-Jets

Live Stream: http://livetv.ru/en/eventinfo/195177_nashville_winnipeg/  

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SEASON SERIES

This is the third meeting of the series.  The Predators have won both of the previous meetings with scores of 3-1 and 3-2.

LINE UP NEWS

Starting Goaltenders:

 

Name

W

L

OT

GAA

SV%

#30 Carter Hutton

4

1

1

2.94

.908

#31 Ondrej Pavelec

4

7

2

3.09

.902

Nashville Injuries: #12 F Mike Fisher (day to day; lower body injury) #26 F Matt Hendricks (day to day; lower body injury) #35 G Pekka Rinne (IR,Hip)

Winnipeg Injuries: #9 F Evander Kane (day to day; lower body injury), F Jacob Trouba (IR) D Jim Slater (IR), F Mark Stuart (IR)

Projected Nashville Scratches: #64 D Victor Bartley (healthy)

Projected Winnipeg Scratches:  D Zach Redmond (healthy)

PROJECTED LINES

Nashville 


Wilson – Spaling – Stalberg

Bourque – Cullen – Smith

Nystrom – Legwand – Hornqvist

Clune – Gaustad – Beck

Jones – Weber

Josi – Klein

Ellis – Ekholm

Hutton

Mazanec

 

Winnipeg

Ladd – Little – Wheeler

Tangradi – Jokinen – Setoguchi

Frolik – Scheifele – Halischuk

Peluso – Wright – Thorburn

Enstrom – Bogosian

Clitsome – Byfuglein

Ellerby – Pardy

Pavelec

Montoya

 


PLAYERS TO WATCH

Nashville: #33 F Colin Wilson.  Wilson had his breakout game Wednesday night in Colorado netting 2 goals and 2 assists.  Hopefully Wilson continues his big production in front of his hometown crowd.   

Winnipeg:  #40 F Devin Setoguchi.  Setoguchi thus far has only 8 points this season.  3 of the 8 have come in the last 2 games.  Winnipeg has to get something going if they’re going to contend this season.  Bottom line is if they do, Setoguchi has to produce. 

 

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