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Thoughts From Practice: Feb. 15

Tuesday, 02.15.2011 / 11:27 AM CT / Features
By Jay Levin  - Nashville Predators
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Thoughts From Practice: Feb. 15
A couple of quick notes from today's Preds morning skate practice:

- Coach Trotz confirmed that Marcel Goc will be back in the lineup tonight. He will likely open the game centering Joel Ward and Colin Wilson. Mike Fisher will likely open the game centering Martin Erat and Sergei Kostitsyn. But coach indicated he might shuffle centers around a couple of lines depending on match-ups, situations, and level of play.


- Speaking of Goc, Coach Trotz was very complimentary of Marcel's versatility, noting he can play up and down the line-up. Coach said he plays with the detail and energy that works well on a defensive match-up line, but has also showed good skill when asked to play in more offensive oriented roles. Coach also stated that Goc can be used on the wing, noting that he hasn't been able to utelize Goc on the wing yet because of injuries down the middle --- but potentially hinting that Marcel could be slid to the wing if other centers get healthy (perhaps an eye toward future line permutations when Lombardi and O'Reilly return?).


- Marek Svatos participated in the full practice again today. It would be surprising to see Svatos in the lineup today, but based on the progress he's shown in practice the past few days it's not out of the question. More likely he could be inserted into the lineup later this week.


- As for the lineup with injured players returning to health, Coach Trotz was excited to have internal competition for ice time. It now gives the coaches the ability to rotate game lineups based on opponent and on-ice performance.


- Cody Franson was the last defenseman off the ice today. He spent extra time working on one-timers.


- J-P Dumont, Patric Hornqvist, and Sergei Kostitsyn were among the last forwards off the ice. All three have been regular late-workers after practices this season.

SMASHVILLE CENTRAL

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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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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Wilson 14 5 8 8 13
R. Josi 14 1 8 -6 9
R. Johansen 14 4 4 0 8
J. Neal 14 4 4 1 8
M. Fisher 14 5 2 -1 7
M. Ekholm 14 3 4 2 7
S. Weber 14 3 4 -7 7
R. Ellis 14 0 6 0 6
F. Forsberg 14 2 2 -11 4
M. Salomaki 14 1 1 2 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 7 7 0 .906 2.63
C. Hutton 0 0 0 .667 3.00