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Thoughts From Morning Skate: March 10

Thursday, 03.10.2011 / 11:55 AM CT / Features
By Jay Levin  - Nashville Predators
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Thoughts From Morning Skate: March 10
Some news and notes from today's practice:

- Defenseman Teemu Laakso was recalled this morning and joined the team on-ice. Defenseman Kevin Klein will be a game time decision tonight. If Klein cannot go, Laakso will take his place on a pairing with Jonathon Blum.


- Preds Assistant GM Paul Fenton, the team's General Manager for the Milwaukee Admirals, talked about Laakso's play:
"Teemu has played extremely well about the last third of the season -- especially from a defensive standpoint and a physical standpoint. He is quietly physical, hard on guys. Our coaches in Milwaukee have been highly complimentary about his play night-in and night-out and the way he goes about his business. Teemu had been paired with Jon Blum for most of the season, as the top pairing down there. They have a good rapport on the ice; stylistically they compliment each other well. Jon has more of an offensive flair and sense; Teemu has a very sound defensive game."


- Coach Trotz talked this morning about the dangers of a first home game after an extended road trip; said across the league that first home game back can sometimes be a "trap game" ... something he and the team talked about at length in this morning's meetings.


- Coach Trotz said this closing stretch will be a lot about attitude and short-term memory. The team needs to focus on its games and not look at the results from other games; the Preds need to take care of their own business and win their points. "We need to be a points collector every night -- two points here, one point there -- and then figure things out from there."

SMASHVILLE CENTRAL

SCHEDULE
 

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS
 

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

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 33 31 1 64
R. Josi 81 14 47 -3 61
J. Neal 82 31 27 27 58
S. Weber 78 20 31 -7 51
M. Ribeiro 81 7 43 11 50
C. Smith 82 21 16 4 37
M. Ekholm 82 8 27 14 35
R. Johansen 42 8 26 10 34
R. Ellis 79 10 22 13 32
C. Jarnkrok 81 16 14 1 30
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 34 21 10 .908 2.48
C. Hutton 7 5 4 .918 2.33