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Student Sports Journalist Recaps Predators/Oilers Game

Saturday, 03.1.2008 / 8:27 PM CT / Features
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Student Sports Journalist Recaps Predators\/Oilers Game
The Nashville Predators are proud to invite students from local schools to come out to select Predators games as members of the press corps. Students have the opportunity to look behind the scenes at the life of a sports journalist and how they cover a professional sports team. The students are afforded all of the amenities that a member of the press would receive. Read below for Sara Elias' account of her experience as being s sports reporter for the evening.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

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2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Wilson 11 4 7 9 11
R. Josi 11 0 8 -3 8
M. Ekholm 11 3 4 5 7
S. Weber 11 3 4 -3 7
R. Johansen 11 3 4 1 7
J. Neal 11 4 2 1 6
M. Fisher 11 4 2 1 6
R. Ellis 11 0 5 2 5
F. Forsberg 11 2 2 -8 4
C. Smith 8 1 1 2 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 6 5 0 .922 2.22
C. Hutton 0 0 0 .000 0.00