Radulov, Andrei Kostitsyn Out Of The Lineup For Game 4

Friday, 05.04.2012 / 10:32 AM

Andrei Kostitsyn, Brian McGrattan, Alexander Radulov and Craig Smith all took extended practice during morning skate today, usually a sign that a skater is not projected to be in the lineup for the game.

After Radulov came off the ice, he said that he will not be in the lineup tonight. Radulov indicated that, while he wants to be on the ice helping the team during games, he had no issues with the decision by Coach Trotz and staff and run with the same players who got the win in Game 3. Radulov stated he just wanted to continue to prepare hard, stay focused in practices, and remain ready for whenever his next opportunity comes.

Coach Trotz confirmed in his press conference that he will dress the same lineup tonight as he used in Game 3. At the same time, Trotz praised Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn specifically for the way they've handled the decision and the focus they've brought to practice.

Trotz said that none of the forwards in the lineup Game 3 for the Preds gave him a reason to pull anyone back out of the lineup, but that Radulov and Kostitsyn would both be ready to play if any of the forwards struggled tonight.


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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

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2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
S. Weber 79 23 33 -2 56
P. Hornqvist 76 22 31 1 53
C. Smith 79 24 28 16 52
M. Fisher 75 20 29 -4 49
R. Josi 72 13 27 -2 40
M. Cullen 77 10 29 4 39
C. Wilson 81 11 22 -1 33
N. Spaling 71 13 19 2 32
R. Ellis 80 6 21 9 27
G. Bourque 74 9 17 -5 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Hutton 20 11 4 .910 2.62
D. Dubnyk 11 18 3 .891 3.43

 
 

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