Thoughts From Morning Skate: March 16

Wednesday, 03.16.2011 / 12:04 PM CT / Features
By Jay Levin  - Nashville Predators
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Some news and notes from today's practice:

- Spirited quick pace for the first 20-25 minutes of practice today and then a more informal feel for the closing stretch. The opening part of practice focused heavily on shooting drills, primarily two-on-one drills and finished off with shootout drills before things became less formal. "We shot the puck well last night," Trotz said. "We created a good number of scoring chances, just didn't bury that third goal."


- With a heavy dose of games on the immediate horizon, today was used as a "body maintenance" day for a couple of forwards. All six defensemen and both goaltenders were on the ice today, but a lighter group of forwards rotating through the drills.


- Joel Ward did not skate today, but Coach Trotz said there was a chance Ward would play in tomorrow night's game. Ward will likely give it a go in morning skate and measure his availability from there.


- Dumont, Geoffrion, Halischuk, and Hornqvist all stayed out on the ice late today along with goaltender Anders Lindback.


- In advance of tomorrow night's projected goaltender matchup between Pekka Rinne (leads Western Conference in GAA and SV%) and Tim Thomas (leads Eastern Conference in GAA and SV%), Coach Trotz praised Rinne's imporantance to the team this season, "We wouldn't be where we are right now without Peks. We are very fortunate to have one of the top goaltenders in the league. He is not only a Vezina candidate (League's Top Goaltender), but should be a Heart candidate (League MVP) as well."

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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

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