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Rookie Game Preview: Preds vs. Thrashers

Monday, 09.22.2008 / 12:15 PM CT / Training Camp Central
By Jay Levin  - Nashville Predators
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Rookie Game Preview: Preds vs. Thrashers
The Predators and Thrashers will play a pair of rookie games at Sommet Center on Monday and Tuesday. Tonight's game (6 pm start) is limited to Preds full season ticket holders as part of the Meet the Team party. Tomorrow's game (11 am start) is open to the general public as part of the Our Team Rally festivities (no ticket charge to attend).

Rookie Game Rosters:  pdf  |  doc

Game Preview from Milwaukee Admirals Head Coach Lane Lambert
On what he's looking for out of tonight's game...
"I think that we’re looking for guys to step up. It’s the first game of this year and lot of guys’ first games in the Nashville Predators organization. It is fun to get it started and play against a team from another organization. I think part of what we’re looking for is coming together as a group."

On which players he's most interested in seeing tonight...
"For me Robert Dietrich is a guy I want to see how he can handle it, adjusting to North America. Teemu Laakso is another guy on the blueline. And Jon Blum. Obviously our goaltenders, all three of them. I have a pretty good idea on the guys who played in Milwaukee last year, but Nick Spaling, Mark Santorelli, and pretty much all of the first year guys who I haven’t seen play, I’m interested to see what they have in game situations. It’s exciting to see all of these guys and see where they’re at developmentally."

On the plan for the three goaltenders...
"We’re going to play each goalie for a period, so all three are going to dress. (Goaltending Coach) Mitch (Korn) made the decision on that, and it’s really the most fair way to use them. Dekanich is going to start tonight, then Smith, then Pickard. We’ll reverse the order tomorrow."

Stephen Werner (2008 Preds Training Camp)
On training camp invitee Stephen Werner…
"He’s a guy you can put into that category as to who we really want to look at. He’s a guy in camp on a NHL tryout. He’s signed to an AHL/ECHL contract with us. He’s a big piece of the puzzle from an organizational standpoint for depth. I’m certainly interested in seeing him. He scored nine goals in 30 games for Springfield in the AHL last year, so he’s got speed, you can see that through the first few days of camp. I’m interested to see a little more about his strengths and weaknesses."

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 55 35 16 4 153 127 74
2 DAL 52 33 14 5 169 137 71
3 STL 54 29 17 8 128 128 66
4 LAK 51 31 17 3 135 117 65
5 SJS 50 27 19 4 145 132 58
6 COL 54 27 23 4 146 148 58
7 ANA 50 25 18 7 111 115 57
8 NSH 52 24 20 8 130 137 56
9 MIN 51 23 19 9 126 122 55
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 51 20 19 12 119 138 52
12 CGY 50 22 25 3 130 147 47
13 WPG 51 22 26 3 132 148 47
14 EDM 52 21 26 5 130 151 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 52 10 27 -4 37
S. Weber 52 13 20 -6 33
J. Neal 52 18 13 16 31
M. Ribeiro 52 6 25 1 31
F. Forsberg 52 14 16 -9 30
M. Ekholm 52 6 16 1 22
R. Ellis 51 6 15 0 21
C. Smith 52 11 6 -1 17
C. Wilson 36 4 12 0 16
C. Jarnkrok 51 8 7 -3 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 19 17 7 .903 2.51
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36