Game 5 - Pregame
Friday, 04.22.2011 / 9:01 PM
By Jay Levin - Nashville Predators / Playoff Blog -- Conference Quarterfinals vs. Anaheim
Rosters for tonight were just released; J-P Dumont in for Martin Erat. No other roster changes for the Preds. Coach Trotz was coy about his roster all day, but there were some hints before Game 1 of the series that Dumont was likely the next forward in the lineup if Nashville needed to make a move. Coach has praised Dumont's professionalism while he's been out of the lineup; he's put in a ton of time after practice working with the younger players.
Not sure if it figured into the decision, but remember the Dumont-Legwand-Ward line was Nashville's most effective line during last year's playoff series against Chicago. Matt Halischuk is opening the game with Legwand and Ward, but expect to see multiple wingers rotate through that slot.