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.

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   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 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
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
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

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
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