Preds Playoff Preview: Wednesday Practice Report

Wednesday, 04.14.2010 / 4:44 PM CT / Nashville Predators Playoffs Coverage
By Jay Levin  - Nashville Predators
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Preds Playoff Preview: Wednesday Practice Report
Photo Gallery: April 14 Practice
The Preds practiced with a full roster today as Patric Hornqvist (right) skated with the team for the entire session.

The practice focused heavily on special teams play as well as line drill within the offensive/defensive zones. Denis Grebeshkov worked in as a point-man for one of the power-play units, signifying that the defenseman may be close to returning early in the series.

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Barry Trotz: We're a little more healthy than we've had going into the playoffs in the past, but more than that, just the type of players that we have. We may have had more speed or skill in certain areas in the past, but this team, I think, realizes that it has to play a certain way; has an identity. I don't think we stray from that too often this year."

Barry Trotz: Sutes and Webs get a lot of the accolades -- which they should get -- but I think the strength of our team is the depth. When we don't get the Suter/Weber match-up that we want the Hamhuis, Bouillon, Klein, Franson, Grebeshkov group can step in there and do a good job. It's not as big a deal (for us to get the match-ups) as maybe it is for some other teams. We're pretty confident they do a real good job and they do it under the radar a little bit.

Ryan Suter: They have so much firepower, so you have to grind it out against them. It's important to keep the puck down in their end and try to grind it out in their half of the ice; try to keep the puck away from their skilled guys as much as possible. They're going to want to hang on to the puck. We have to play them straight up and win the one-on-one (battles).


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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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2 CHI 59 36 18 5 162 137 77
3 STL 57 31 17 9 138 133 71
4 LAK 55 33 19 3 151 129 69
5 SJS 54 29 20 5 158 144 63
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9 ARI 55 25 24 6 144 168 56
10 MIN 55 23 22 10 135 138 56
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F. Forsberg 56 18 18 -7 36
S. Weber 56 15 21 -2 36
M. Ribeiro 56 6 30 3 36
J. Neal 56 21 14 19 35
M. Ekholm 56 6 19 3 25
R. Ellis 55 6 16 2 22
C. Jarnkrok 55 11 8 2 19
C. Smith 56 11 7 -1 18
R. Johansen 16 4 12 6 16
 
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C. Hutton 6 2 1 .924 2.10