Practice Day Report: April 9

Monday, 04.9.2012 / 2:57 PM CT / Nashville Predators Playoffs Coverage
By Doug Brumley  - Nashville Predators
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Practice Day Report: April 9
With load in for Tuesday night’s All for the Hall concert under way at Bridgestone Arena, the Nashville Predators spent Monday at their practice facility at Centennial Sportsplex. Absent from practice were regulars Alexander Radulov, Hal Gill and Brandon Yip; Anders Lindback remained out as well but goaltender Jeremy Smith was an addition to the roster—having been recalled from Milwaukee to fill in—and manned the net opposite that of Pekka Rinne. Predators head coach Barry Trotz termed Radulov’s absence as a “maintenance” day.

Monday's Practice Day Video
   Coach Trotz Media Session
  
Ryan Suter | Pekka Rinne | Mike Fisher
“Just a little bit of maintenance,” Trotz said. “He will be on the ice tomorrow. All three, I expect.” He confirmed the same expectation for Lindback as well.

Trotz said he was pleased with the fast-paced session, saying he thought the team accomplished what it wanted to accomplish Monday. The team used both rinks at Centennial Sportsplex, spending the first half of practice conducting line drills on one rink and finishing up with power play work on the other.

“We want to keep the pace and the rhythm a lot better,” Trotz said. “With the numbers that we have, one rink just can’t hold up for an hour practice.”

Monday’s Lines:
   White jerseys: Sergei KostitsynMike FisherMartin Erat
   Silver jerseys: Andrei KostitsynDavid LegwandCraig Smith*
   Gold jerseys: Gabriel BourqueNick SpalingPatric Hornqvist
   Green jerseys: Matt HalischukPaul GaustadJordin Tootoo/Colin Wilson

Power play units:
Mike FisherMartin EratPatric HornqvistRyan SuterShea Weber
      AND
David LegwandAndrei KostitsynCraig Smith* – Roman JosiSergei Kostitsyn

* Craig Smith filled Alexander Radulov’s typical spots in the lineup for Monday’s practice.
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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 DAL 56 36 15 5 182 150 77
2 CHI 59 36 18 5 162 137 77
3 STL 57 31 17 9 138 133 71
4 LAK 54 33 18 3 151 128 69
5 SJS 54 29 20 5 158 144 63
6 ANA 54 27 19 8 123 127 62
7 COL 58 29 25 4 155 160 62
8 NSH 56 26 21 9 147 148 61
9 ARI 55 25 24 6 144 168 56
10 MIN 55 23 22 10 135 138 56
11 VAN 55 22 21 12 127 149 56
12 CGY 54 25 26 3 144 160 53
13 WPG 55 25 27 3 140 158 53
14 EDM 57 22 29 6 139 169 50

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 56 11 31 0 42
F. Forsberg 56 18 18 -7 36
S. Weber 56 15 21 -2 36
M. Ribeiro 56 6 30 3 36
J. Neal 56 21 14 19 35
M. Ekholm 56 6 19 3 25
R. Ellis 55 6 16 2 22
C. Jarnkrok 55 11 8 2 19
C. Smith 56 11 7 -1 18
R. Johansen 16 4 12 6 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 18 8 .902 2.57
C. Hutton 6 2 1 .924 2.10