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.

Quote Room
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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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