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).

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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 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 26 37 15 63
M. Ribeiro 82 15 47 11 62
R. Josi 81 15 40 15 55
S. Weber 78 15 30 15 45
C. Smith 82 23 21 11 44
C. Wilson 77 20 22 19 42
M. Fisher 59 19 20 4 39
J. Neal 67 23 14 12 37
R. Ellis 58 9 18 8 27
S. Jones 82 8 19 3 27
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 41 17 6 .923 2.18
C. Hutton 6 7 4 .902 2.61