Predators vs Hurricanes Preview (Game 43)

The Nashville Predators (18-18-5) will head to Raleigh for a Sunday night tilt versus the Carolina Hurricanes (17-16-9).  This is the second half of a back to back before they return home on Tuesday.

 

 

 

TV/RADIO COVERAGE

Nashville: 102.5 The Game; FSN

Carolina: FS-Carolina

Live Stream: http://livetv.sx/en/eventinfo/195574_nashville_carolina/

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SEASON SERIES

This is the second and final game of the regular season.  In their first meeting, Carolina defeated the Predators 5-2 on December 5th at Bridgestone Arena.

LINE UP NEWS

Starting Goaltenders:

Name

W

L

OT

GAA

SV%

Justin Peters

7

9

4

2.38

.922

Carter Hutton

7

6

2

3.07

.901

Nashville Injuries: G Pekka Rinne (IR,Hip)

Carolina Injuries: G Cam Ward (day to day; lower body), D Jay Harrison (IR; concussion), F Jiri Tlusty (IR; appendectomy), F Riley Nash (day to day; lower body), Eric Staal (day to day; lower body injury)

Projected Nashville Scratches: F Rich Clune, D Victor Bartley

Projected Carolina Scratches: D Mike Komisarek, G Cam Ward, F Eric Staal

PROJECTED LINES

Nashville


Wilson – Fisher – Hornqvist

Spaling – Legwand – Smith

Bourque – Cullen – Stalberg

Nystrom – Gaustad – Hendricks

Josi – Weber

Jones – Ekholm

Klein – Ellis

Hutton

Mazanec

 

Carolina

Skinner – Staal – Semin

Gerbe – Nash – Dwyer

Bowman – Sutter – Dvorak

Boychuk – Malhotra – Ruutu

Sekera – Faulk

Hainsey – Bellemore

Murphy – Liles

Peters

Khudobin


PLAYERS TO WATCH

Nashville:   Mike Fisher continues to be on a tear.  In his last 4 games he has 4 goals and 5 assists.

Carolina: Jeff Skinner has 6 points (5 goals, 1 assist) in his past three games.

 

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

 

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