Predators vs Wild Preview (Game 47)

The Nashville Predators (19-20-7) will look to bounce back from a tough overtime loss Saturday against Ottawa.  The Minnesota Wild (24-18-5) come into town Sunday as the team the Predators need to catch in any hopes of making the playoffs.  This, as they say, is a 4 point game that Nashville desperately needs to win.

 

 

 

TV/RADIO COVERAGE

Nashville: 102.5 The Game, FS-TN

Minnesota: FS-N

Live Stream: http://livetv.sx/en/eventinfo/195622_minnesota_nashville/

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SEASON SERIES

This is the third of five games between the two division rivals.  Nashville beat Minnesota 3-2 on October 8th at Bridgestone Arena, and Minnesota won 2-0 at Xcel Energy Center on October 22nd.

LINE UP NEWS

Starting Goaltenders:

Name

W

L

OT

GAA

SV%

Darcy Kuemper

1

1

0

3.39

.875

Carter Hutton

7

7

2

3.01

.902

Nashville Injuries: G Pekka Rinne (IR,Hip) F Patric Hornqvist (day to day; lower body)

Minnesota Injuries: F Zach Parise (IR; foor), F Mikko Koivu (IR; ankle), D Jared Spurgeon (IR; foot), G Josh Harding (IR; illness)

Projected Nashville Scratches: F Patric Hornqvist, D Victor Bartley

Projected Minnesota Scratches: D Keith Ballard, F Michael Rupp

PROJECTED LINES

Nashville


Wilson – Fisher – Nystrom

Clune – Cullen – Hendricks

Spaling – Legwand – Smith

Bourque – Gaustad – Stalberg

Weber – Josi

Ekholm – Jones

Klein – Ellis

Hutton

Mazanec

 

Minnesota

Niederreiter – Granlund – Pominville

Heatley – Coyle – Zucker

Cooke – Brodziak – Fontaine

Veilleux – Haula – Mitchell

Suter – Brodin

Scandella – Prosser

Blum – Stoner

Kuemper

Backstrom


PLAYERS TO WATCH

Nashville:   Shea Weber is still on a roll.  He now has a team best 29 points (10 goals, 19 assists)

Minnesota: With Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu out, Jason Pominville has embraced the role of being the offensive leader Minnesota desperately needs. His 18 goals are a team-best.

 

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

 

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