Saturday, 04.30.2011 / 7:39 PM
By Jay Levin - Nashville Predators / Playoff Blog -- Conference Semifinals vs. Vancouver Canucks
The Preds take the ice for pre-game warm-ups with a couple extra skaters in tow. The 18 skaters who played Game 1 are all on the ice along with forward Colin Wilson and defenseman Teemu Laakso. Coach Trotz hinted he might explore some line-up changes for tonight; he said after morning skate he was likely to keep the same 18 skaters, but wanted to see a few others in pre-game to keep his options open. Coach didn't give any indication which forward(s) might come out of the lineup if he did make changes.
Wilson worked hard in practice yesterday and brings added size, so he has some elements that could change things up, if Coach Trotz opts to mix up lines.
I'd be a little surprised if Laakso goes tonight; Coach went out of his way to praise the way the defensemen competed in Game 1.
It's the playoffs, so teams don't like to tip their hand --- even in pre-game warm-ups.