Practice Day Report: April 10

Tuesday, 04.10.2012 / 2:27 PM CT / Nashville Predators Playoffs Coverage
By Doug Brumley  - Nashville Predators
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Practice Day Report: April 10

The Nashville Predators practiced at Centennial Sportsplex on Tuesday just as they did on Monday, splitting the hour-long session over both ice rinks at the facility. The mood, however, was different as the players were antsy for game action.

“We need to get started here,” defenseman Ryan Suter said. “A lot of time spent on meeting and video. You just want to play as a player.”

The best-of-seven Western Conference Quarterfinal series against the Detroit Red Wings opens 7 p.m. Wednesday night at Bridgestone Arena.

“The guys are ready,” head coach Barry Trotz confirmed. “If we had another day of practice, they’d be out of sorts. I’m glad we’re playing tomorrow.”

While Alexander Radulov, Brandon Yip and Anders Lindback rejoined the team after missing Monday’s group practice session, defenseman Hal Gill did not. According to Trotz, Gill skated earlier in the day and is suffering from a lower-body injury. “He’ll be just a game time [decision] tomorrow,” Trotz said. “We thought with his injury, no sense trying to aggravate it any more. We’ll know in the morning.”

After practice, defenseman Francis Bouillon removed his helmet at his locker room stall to reveal a new Mohawk haircut. He now matches his defense partner, Kevin Klein, who has had the hairstyle for since late February.

The team used three goaltenders again Tuesday, with Pekka Rinne, Anders Lindback and Jeremy Smith taking turns between the pipes.

Tuesday’s lines:
   White jerseys – Mike Fisher centering Sergei Kostitsyn and Martin Erat
   Silver jerseys – David Legwand centering Andrei Kostitsyn and Alexander Radulov
   Gold jerseys – Nick Spaling centering Gabriel Bourque and Patric Hornqvist
   Green jerseys – Paul Gaustad centering Matt Halischuk and Craig Smith
   Light blue jerseys – Colin Wilson centering Brandon Yip and Jordin Tootoo

Power play units:
Mike Fisher, Martin Erat, Patric Hornqvist, Ryan Suter, Shea Weber
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David Legwand, Alexander Radulov, Andrei Kostitsyn, Sergei Kostitsyn and Roman Josi

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 56 36 16 4 158 128 76
2 DAL 53 33 15 5 170 142 71
3 STL 55 30 17 8 132 129 68
4 LAK 51 31 17 3 135 117 65
5 SJS 51 27 20 4 147 138 58
6 NSH 53 25 20 8 136 139 58
7 COL 55 27 24 4 148 152 58
8 ANA 51 25 19 7 113 121 57
9 MIN 52 23 20 9 127 126 55
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 52 20 20 12 120 142 52
12 CGY 51 23 25 3 134 148 49
13 WPG 52 23 26 3 136 150 49
14 EDM 54 21 28 5 132 164 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 53 10 27 -2 37
S. Weber 53 14 21 -4 35
F. Forsberg 53 15 18 -6 33
M. Ribeiro 53 6 27 3 33
J. Neal 53 19 13 18 32
M. Ekholm 53 6 16 3 22
R. Ellis 52 6 15 2 21
C. Smith 53 11 6 -1 17
C. Jarnkrok 52 9 7 0 16
C. Wilson 36 4 12 0 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 17 7 .904 2.50
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36