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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 - 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

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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