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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

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HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS
 

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

STATS

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