Predators vs Red Wings Preview (Game 40)

The Nashville Predators (17-18-4) will host the Detroit Red Wings (18-13-9) Monday night for the final time of the regular season.  

 

TV/RADIO COVERAGE

Nashville: 102.5  The Game; FSN-Tennessee

Detroit: FS-D

Live Stream: http://livetv.sx/en/eventinfo/195531_detroit_nashville/

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SEASON SERIES

This is the second and final meeting of the regular season series.  The Predators beat the Red Wings 2-0 at Joe Louis Arena on November 19th.

LINE UP NEWS

Starting Goaltenders:

 

Name

W

L

OT

GAA

SV%

Jimmy Howard

6

8

7

2.65

.910

Marek Mazanec

6

8

1

2.68

.911

Nashville Injuries: G Pekka Rinne (IR,Hip)

Detroit Injuries: F Johan Franzen (IR; concussion), F Stephen Weiss (IR; sports hernia), D Jonathan Ericsson (IR; lower body), C Darren Helm (day to day; upper body)

Projected Nashville Scratches: F Rich Clune, D Victor Bartley

Projected Detroit Scratches: C Darren Helm

PROJECTED LINES

Nashville


Wilson – Fisher – Hornqvist

Spaling – Legwand – Smith

Bourque – Cullen –  Stalberg

Nystrom – Gaustad – Hendricks

Josi – Weber

Jones – Ekholm

Klein – Ellis

Mazanec

Hutton

 

Detroit

Jurco – Datsyuk – Bertuzzi

Abdelkader – Zetterberg – Alfredsson

Nyquist – Andersson – Tatar

Cleary – Glendening – Miller

Kronwall – Smith

DeKeyser – Quincey

Kindl – Lashoff

Howard

Gustavsson


PLAYERS TO WATCH

Nashville:   Seth Jones is coming off the first multipoint performance of his career on Saturday.  He also logged 19:05 of ice time, the most since December 5th.

 

Detroit:  Daniel Alfredsson has a 5 game point streak. (3 goals and 2 assists)

 

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

 

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