Vancouver Canucks @ Predators (Game 44): Preview

In their second of back-to-back home games, the Nashville Predators take on the Vancouver Canucks. The Predators are ranked 13th in the Western Conference with 38 points and a record of 15-20-8. The Canucks have a record of 23-12-6 with 52 points and ranked 3rd in the Western Conference. Puck drops at 7:08pm CT in the Music City.

TV/Radio Coverage

Nashville: Fox Sports Tennessee and 102.5 The Game

Vancouver: Sportsnet-Pacific and AM 1040

Season Series

Date Away Home Result
2/22 VAN NSH 1-0 VAN
3/14 NSH VAN 4-7 VAN

Line Up News

Starting Goaltenders:

Name W L OT GAA SV%
#35 Pekka Rinne 14 15 7 2.28 .916
#1 Roberto Luongo 8 4 3 2.36 .911

Projected Nashville Scratches: #12 C Mike Fisher (hand), #18 W Brandon Yip (lower body), #27 W Patric Hornqvist (upper body), #28 C Paul Gaustad (shoulder) and #57 W Gabriel Bourque (knee); #33 C Colin Wilson (shoulder)

Projected Vancouver Scratches: #8 D Christopher Tanev (lower body), #13 W Steve Pinizzotto, #18 D Cam Barker and #20 W Chris Higens (lower body); #7 F David Booth (IR; ankle) and #27 F Manny Malhotra (IR; eye)

Projected Lines

Nashville

#56 Taylor Beck #11 David Legwand #9 Filip Forsberg
#74 Sergei Kostitsyn #13 Nick Spaling #15 Craig Smith
#16 Rich Clune #17 Chris Mueller #24 Matt Halischuk
#50 Daniel Bang #52 Austin Watson #19 Bobby Butler
#6 Shea Weber #59 Roman Josi
#8 Kevin Klein #64 Victor Bartley
#75 Hal Gill #7 Jon Blum
#35 Pekka Rinne
#30 Chris Mason

Vancouver

#22 Daniel Sedin #33 Henrik Sedin #14 Alexandre Burrows
#21 Mason Raymond #17 Ryan Kesler #9 Zack Kassian
#32 Dale Weise #15 Derek Roy #36 Jannik Hansen
#29 Tom Sestito #40 Maxim Lapierre #25 Andrew Ebbett
#2 Dan Hamhuis #5 Jason Garrison
#3 Kevin Bieksa #23 Alexander Edler
#41 Andrew Alberts #4 Keith Ballard
#1 Roberto Luogo
#35 Cory Schneider

Vancouver Canucks Players to Watch:

Name GP G A
#33 Henrik Sedin 41 11 28
#17 Ryan Kesler 10 2 7
#15 Derek Roy 35 4 19

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

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