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
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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 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