Predators @ Stars Preview (Game 39)

The Nashville Predators (16-17-4) will hit the road for a Friday night tilt versus the Dallas Stars (18-12-6).  

 

TV/RADIO COVERAGE

Nashville: 102.5  The Game; FSN-Tennessee

Dallas: FSN-SW

Live Stream: http://livetv.sx/en/eventinfo/195509_nashville_dallas/

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SEASON SERIES

This is the second game of the regular season series.  The Predators defeated the stars 3-1 at Bridgestone Arena on December 12th

LINE UP NEWS

Starting Goaltenders:

 

Name

W

L

OT

GAA

SV%

Kari Lehtonen

16

8

6

2.52

.920

Marek Mazanec

5

8

1

2.73

.910

Nashville Injuries: G Pekka Rinne (IR,Hip)

Dallas Injuries: D Sergei Gonchar (day to day; concussion), D Aaron Rome (IR; lower body), D Trevor Daley (IR; ankle), D Stephane Robidas (IR; leg)

Projected Nashville Scratches: F Rich Clune, D Victor Bartley

Projected Dallas Scratches: D Sergei Gonchar

PROJECTED LINES

Nashville


Wilson – Fisher – Hornqvist

Spaling – Legwand – Smith

Bourque – Cullen –  Stalberg

Nystrom – Gaustad – Hendricks

Josi – Weber

Jones – Ellis

Klein – Ekholm

Mazanec

Hutton

 

Dallas

Benn – Seguin – Nichushkin

Horcoff – Fiddler – Whitney

Roussel – Eakin – Garbutt

Cole – Peverley – Sceviour

Dillon- Goligoski

Benn – Fortunus

Gaunce – Connauton

Lehtonen

Ellis


PLAYERS TO WATCH

Nashville:   F Craig Smith.  Smith is the closest thing to elite in the forward department Nashville has.  He is the team’s leading goal scorer and was the only person to make the Stat sheet Monday against Boston.

 

Dallas: F Tyler Seguin.  He has 34 points in 37 games with 4 in his past 3.

 

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

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