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
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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.

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“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 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