Practice Day Report: April 23

Monday, 04.23.2012 / 3:04 PM CT / Nashville Predators Playoffs Coverage
By Doug Brumley  - Nashville Predators
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Practice Day Report: April 23
With a Round 2 opponent yet to be determined, the Predators held a practice session that was up-tempo but not overly intense on Monday. For the second day in a row, team members were loose and having fun on the ice while working up a sweat and polishing specific skills.

Known opponent or not, head coach Barry Trotz is determined to have his team better prepared for Round 2 than he felt they were last season. The goal of this week’s between-series practices is to get re-engaged, focusing on Round 2 rather than reflecting on Round 1. The coaching staff thinks it has the right plan to allow for rest, recuperation and preparation. Tuesday, for example, will be a day off for the team.

The Predators do know one thing about their next series: They will face the winner of the Chicago-Phoenix series, which could be settled as early as Monday night. (Phoenix leads the best-of-seven series 3-2.) As expected, no players in the Centennial Sportsplex locker room on Monday would declare a preferred opponent.

“It doesn’t matter who we’re going to play,” Patric Hornqvist said. “We have the day off tomorrow and then we have to go back at it, refocus and move forward here.”

Forward lines at Monday’s practice:
   White jerseys: Mike Fisher centering Sergei Kostitsyn and Martin Erat
   White jerseys: Nick Spaling centering Andrei Kostitsyn and Patric Hornqvist
   Blue jerseys: David Legwand centering Alexander Radulov and Gabriel Bourque
   Blue jerseys: Paul Gaustad centering Craig Smith and Brandon Yip
   Gold jerseys: Colin Wilson centering Matt Halischuk and Jordan Tootoo

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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 8 128 128 68
4 LAK 51 31 17 3 135 117 65
5 SJS 51 27 20 4 145 132 58
6 NSH 53 25 20 8 130 137 58
7 COL 54 27 23 4 146 148 58
8 ANA 50 25 18 7 111 115 57
9 MIN 52 23 20 9 126 122 55
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 51 20 19 12 119 138 52
12 CGY 50 22 25 3 130 147 47
13 WPG 51 22 26 3 132 148 47
14 EDM 53 21 27 5 131 156 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 52 10 27 -4 37
S. Weber 52 13 20 -6 33
J. Neal 52 18 13 16 31
M. Ribeiro 52 6 25 1 31
F. Forsberg 52 14 16 -9 30
M. Ekholm 52 6 16 1 22
R. Ellis 51 6 15 0 21
C. Smith 52 11 6 -1 17
C. Wilson 36 4 12 0 16
C. Jarnkrok 51 8 7 -3 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 19 17 7 .903 2.51
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36