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Nashville Predators Prospect Report: April 25

Wednesday, 04.25.2012 / 6:53 PM CT / Features
By Doug Brumley  - Nashville Predators
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Nashville Predators Prospect Report: April 25

The Nashville Predators’ top developmental affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals, enter Wednesday night’s action in a must-win situation, down two games to none in an American Hockey League best-of-five playoff series against the Abbotsford Heat.

After making a great 6-2-0-2 push over its final 10 regular season games to secure a playoff spot, Milwaukee lost its first two post-season games to the Heat on home ice—6-2 on Friday and 4-2 on Sunday. Now the series shifts to Abbotsford, British Columbia, for the final three games. Start time Wednesday is 9 p.m. CT and fans can follow the action on milwaukeeadmirals.com. Games 4 and 5, if necessary, are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, respectively.

Abbotsford has been powered by the scoring of forward Krys Kolanos, who is tied for second in AHL post-season goals (4) and points (6). For Milwaukee, four different players have scored goals and four others have assisted.


Canadian Hockey League: Four Preds prospects are still alive in Canadian Hockey League playoff action.

- OHL: Austin Watson and his London Knights’ club are one win away from the Ontario Hockey League finals. The winger has 8 goals and 6 assists and is a plus-6 in 13 playoff games. London can complete the sweep over the Kitchener Rangers Wednesday night. In the previous round, London defeated recent Preds signee Josh Shalla and his Saginaw Spirit team four games to two. Shalla finished his post-season with an impressive 14 points in 12 playoff games before signing a three-year entry level contract with the Predators organization on April 18.

- QMJHL: Defensive prospect Charles-Olivier Roussel’s Saint John team lost its first game of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League post-season on Tuesday after sweeping two rounds, and now holds a 2-1 lead over Chicoutimi in the league semifinals. Roussel is second among league defensemen in playoff assists (10) and has 12 points in 11 games. Meanwhile, another Preds prospect, winger Brent Andrews, finds his Halifax club down two games to one against Rimouski in the other QMJHL semifinal. Andrews tallied his second goal of the playoffs on Tuesday and has 4 points in 14 playoff games.

- WHL: Cameron Reid’s Portland Winterhawks team is up two games to zero over Tri-City in the Western Hockey League’s Conference Finals. Reid, a 20-year-old winger, has four goals, three assists and a plus-5 rating in 13 games this post-season.


Gagarin Cup: Predators forward Alexander Radulov watched eagerly from the Preds’ practice facility Wednesday as the Kontinental Hockey League’s championship was decided in his homeland of Russia. Congratulations to Preds’ prospects Sergei Soin and Grigory Shafigulin, whose Moscow Dynamo team rallied from a three-games-to-one deficit in the finals to capture the Gagarin Cup. After the match, Radulov posted a congratulatory tweet in Russian to Moscow Dynamo. Soin collected an assist in 21 playoff games; Shafigulin was scoreless and a plus-1 in nine postseason games.

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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

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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