The Week Ahead... (Jan. 3)

Tuesday, 01.03.2012 / 10:07 AM / News
Nashville Predators
What to Watch For...
Tuesday- Open Practice @ A-Game
Join the Nashville Predators for a day of family fun at A-Game (215 Gothic Cr., Franklin, TN 37067) on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, from 1:30-6 p.m. The day’s activities include a Nashville Predators Open practice, a public skate, a player autograph signing session and youth activities. A portion of the $7 public skate fee will benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. SCHEDULE: • 1-3 p.m. – Public Skate ($7 public skate fee, a portion of the proceeds go to Children’s Hospital)  • 3-5 p.m. – Nashville Predators take to the ice for an open-to-the-public practice  • 5-6 p.m. – Player autograph signings and youth activities in the courts

Thursday- Nashville vs Dallas Stars
Nashville is 0-1-0 against the Dallas Stars this season, with the Preds losing the game 6-3 in Dallas just over a week ago . Dallas will make their first trip of the season to Bridgestone Arena on Thursday and the Preds will be looking to even the series. Thursday is also College Night, presented by Taco Bell. Every Thursday, with proof of a college ID, receive an upper bowl ticket for $15 or a lower bowl ticket for $25. Drink specials will be offered to all those in attendance through the first intermission. The game will be televised on Fox Sports Tennessee (Comcast HD 1675) with radio coverage on the Preds Radio Network including flagship station 102.5FM The Game. Puck drops at 7:00pm/CT.

Saturday – Nashville vs Carolina Hurricanes
Nashville will welcome the Carolina Hurricanes to town on Saturday for the first match-up of the season between the two teams. In 2010-11, Nashville went 2-0-0 in the season series, with goalies Pekka Rinne and Anders Lindback picking up one win a piece. Saturday is a McDonald’s Family Four Pack night. This ticket package includes 4 upper level tickets, 4 hot dogs and 4 soft drinks for only $99. Order your tickets today by visiting www.nashvillepredators.com/mcdonalds.
Radio coverage of the game will be on the Preds Radio Network including flagship station 102.5FM The Game. Puck drops at 7:00pm/CT.
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This Week...
After a busy holiday stretch, the Preds have a slower week on tap this week, with just two games scheduled. Nashville hosts the Dallas Stars at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday and then wraps up the week with an out-of-conference match-up at home against the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday.


Injury Report
  • Kevin Klein returned to the line-up on Sunday against Calgary.
  • Shea Weber is on Injured Reserve with a concussion suffered Dec. 23 at Dallas.
  • Colin Wilson is out with an upper body injury suffered prior to the Dec. 30 game at St. Louis.

The Week That Was...
The Preds went 3-1-0 last week, closing out 2011 with shootout wins over Minnesota (Dec. 28) and at St. Louis (Dec. 30) before picking up a regulation win over Calgary on Sunday to open 2011.

Nashville closed out the week in the No. 7 seed in the Western Conference, but just three points out of the No. 4 seed and only six points behind Conference Leading Chicago.

Jordin Tootoo led the Preds with four points in the four games (1g-3a), while Sergei Kostitsyn paced the offense with three goals. Colin Wilson was scoreless in two games on the week, but converted the lone shootout tally in the Dec. 28 win and Martin Erat, also scoreless on the week, scored the only shootout goal on Dec. 30.

Pekka Rinne was between the pipes for all four games, posting a 2.16 goals against average and .920 save percentage. Additionally, Rinne turned aside all eight shootout attempts on the week.


Plays of the Week...
  Pekka Rinne's overtime save vs. Minnesota
  Martin Erat's shootout winner at St. Louis


2:00 for Tweeting...
Jon Blum (JonBlum7) - Great win tonight in St. Louis the guys battled hard #roadwarriors (Dec. 30)

Jordin Tootoo (Jtootoo22) -Wishing all my family, friends, and fans a happy New Year !!! May all our New Years resolutions come true. (Dec. 31)

Michael Latta (Latta17) - Stay hot @JonBlum7,and take care of bourque up there.I know @rjosi90 is causing all sorts of schnanigans #beauties. Tell turtle I said hey. (Dec. 29)

Mike Fisher (mikefisher1212) - Happy New Year! Blessings in 2012! (Dec. 31)
Taylor Beck (taybeckone9) - Happy new year everyone. Hope you had an amazing year and an even better 2012 to come. (Dec. 31)

Chet Pickard (CPickard37) - Great to see a smile on everyone's face tonight! HAPPY NEW YEAR! #onelove (Dec. 31)

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
S. Weber 79 23 33 -2 56
P. Hornqvist 76 22 31 1 53
C. Smith 79 24 28 16 52
M. Fisher 75 20 29 -4 49
R. Josi 72 13 27 -2 40
M. Cullen 77 10 29 4 39
C. Wilson 81 11 22 -1 33
N. Spaling 71 13 19 2 32
R. Ellis 80 6 21 9 27
G. Bourque 74 9 17 -5 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Hutton 20 11 4 .910 2.62
D. Dubnyk 11 18 3 .891 3.43

 
 

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