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The Week Ah-Pred: Central Showdowns

Tuesday, 10.22.2013 / 12:45 PM CT / Features
By Jimi Russell  - Nashville Predators
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The Week Ah-Pred: Central Showdowns


The Nashville Predators return home after a three-game road swing to take on Central Division rivals the Winnipeg Jets (Thu.) and Minnesota Wild (Sat.) later this week. Every point counts in the quest for the playoffs in the reformatted Central, and with a seven-game road swing looming on the horizon, the Preds need to close out the week with victories.


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Winnipeg Jets at Nashville Predators – Thursday, 7 p.m. CT


The Preds and Jets will face off for the first of two meetings at Bridgestone Arena. These two teams met just four days prior in Winnipeg, during the Preds first-ever trip to the Central Division’s most northern city. The Preds tallied three goals in the contest and goaltender Carter Hutton recorded his first career win, turning aside 38-of-39 shots against. It was also the first time the Preds have beat an opponent by more than a goal this season.

Thursday night is College Night presented by Jack in the Box! With a college ID, fans will receive either an upper bowl ticket for $15 or a lower bowl ticket and a "College" gold shirt for $30. There will also be drink specials offered through the first intermission.

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St. Louis Blues at Nashville Predators – Saturday, 7 p.m. CT

The Blues and Preds meet for the first time season on Bridgestone Arena ice after the Blues bested the Preds on Oct. 3 in the season opener for both teams. Mike Fisher tallied the first goal of the season late in the first period, and David Legwand followed suit in the second, but Nashville fell to St. Louis, 4-2.

Saturday night is also Hockey Fights Cancer night at Bridgestone Arena. All silent auction proceeds, donations collected at the doors, Mystery Pucks, Mystery Sticks and autographed practice jerseys worn by Preds players will benefit the Nashville Predators Pediatric Cancer Research Fund. Stop by the silent auction table at section 106/107 to purchase a Hockey Fights Cancer scarf. You can also help by making a contribution to support the cause by texting CHILDREN to 27722.



Roman Josi remains sidelined with a concussion.
Pekka Rinne is on IR with a hip injury.









In the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Felix Girard (fourth round, 2013) is riding a four-game point streak (1g-2a), and has compiled 14 points (3g-11a) and a +9 rating through Baie-Comeau’s first 13 games of the season. The Drakkar’s captain has picked up where he left off a season ago, when he was better than a point-per-game player, posting 61 points (23g-38a) and a +18 rating in 58 games. Girard’s performance in 2012-13 earned him the Guy Carbonneau Trophy as the QMJHL’s Best Defensive Forward.


MONTREAL, QC - OCTOBER 19: Seth Jones #3 of the Nashville Predators celebrates after scoring a goal in the third period against the Montreal Canadiens during the NHL game on October 19, 2013 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images)

 




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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
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7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
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9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
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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

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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