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Thoughts From Morning Skate: March 15

Tuesday, 03.15.2011 / 11:38 AM CT / Features
By Jay Levin  - Nashville Predators
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Thoughts From Morning Skate: March 15
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Some news and notes from today's practice:

- Game Day optional skate today, so lighter group on the ice. Blake Geoffrion and J-P Dumont were the last two skaters working on the ice, along with goaltender Anders Lindback.


- Coach Trotz confirmed that Mike Fisher will play tonight; no limitations on ice time, no concerns about health. Yesterday was just a "body maintenance day" for Fisher as the Preds head into a busy stretch of games.


- Coach Trotz called LA a deep, heavy team -- noting that they have several forwards like Kopitar, Penner, Handzus, Ponikarovsky who are 6'3" or taller and 200-pounds or heavier. Trotz wants to see his big forwards like Ward, Wilson, and Smithson match the physical play from the Kings forwards.


- With LA's combination of size and skill, Coach Trotz stressed the importance of paying extra attention to details in the neutral zone and making sure the Preds take advantage of their opportunities to get the puck out of the defensive zone.


- Coach Trotz spoke highly of the way Jonathon Blum has played, noting his ability to jump from Milwaukee directly into the No. 4 spot in the Preds d-man lineup. "He came up for one game because of an injury and we could clearly see he was ready. He went from there. It's really a testament to him, his preparation, and the work (Coach) Lane Lambert and staff have done in Milwaukee. He's a smart player and has a real good understanding out on the ice."

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 PLAYOFFS
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