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PREDS RETURN HOME FOR SUNDAY'S GAME 3

Saturday, 04.16.2011 / 5:52 PM

Kevin Wilson - Nashville Predators

TV: Fox Sports Tennessee
(DirecTV 644 SD, 644-1 HD; Dish 448 SD, 9518 HD;
Comcast Nashville 295; Comcast Chattanooga/Cleveland/Knoxville 401; Comcast Memphis Memphis 830)

Radio: Preds Radio Network Flagship - 102.9-FM WBUZ; Network Affiliates


FOR THE PREDATORS PLAYOFF GUIDE VISIT: nashvillepredators.com/playoffmediaguide
FOR THE PREDATORS 2010-11 MEDIA GUIDE VISIT: nashvillepredators.com/mediaguide

FISHER AND WEBER REMAIN ATOP POINTS LEADERBOARD
Mike Fisher and Shea Weber each hit the scoresheet again in Game Two. With a goal an assist on Friday, Weber leads all defensemen in the 2011 Playoffs with three points (2g-1a) and is now first in franchise playoff scoring with seven goals and 15 points. The Predators captain’s seven career goals are two more than all other Nashville defensemen combined – Ryan Suter has a pair of markers, while Dan Hamhuis, Kimmo Timonen and Greg de Vries each have one. Both of Weber’s goals this postseason have been power-play goals, tying him with Teemu Selanne for the playoff lead, and moving him into the franchise lead with three total. Dating back to Game Six of the 2010 Western Conference Quarterfinals against Chicago, Weber has now scored a goal in three straight games, notching five points in that span.

Fisher’s playoff points streak dates back to his time with the Ottawa Senators and now stands at four games. He’s accumulated seven points (3g-4a) in that stretch. His four points (2g-2a) with the Predators have him leading all scorers in the 2011 Playoffs. Including the regular season, Fisher has scored 12 points (6g-6a) in his last eight games.

HORNQVIST TURNS IN A STRONG PERFORMANCE
After missing four of Nashville’s six playoff games in 2010, Patric Hornqvist is looking to make up for lost time. The 2010 Swedish Olympian put a game-high nine shots on goal on Friday, scoring on a power-play goal early in the third period, his first-ever NHL playoff goal. Hornqvist’s nine shots established a new franchise playoff high, surpassing Jason Arnott’s eight, set in Game Six against Chicago last season. Earlier this season, Hornqvist set a new franchise regular-season record with 14 shots on goal on Dec. 28 against Dallas. Hornqvist also led the team with three blocked shots in Game Two.

PLAYOFF QUICK HITS
The Predators have played Game 3 at Bridgestone Arena three times in franchise history, and are 3-0 in those games (2004 vs. Detroit, down 0-2; 2008 vs. Detroit, down 0-2; 2010 vs. Chicago, tied 1-1)… Shea Weber is now first in franchise playoff scoring for the Predators with seven goals and 15 points. David Legwand and Martin Erat are each a point back after picking up assists in Game Two. Legwand led the team in scoring in last year’s postseason, picking up seven points (2g-5a) in six games, tying Paul Kariya for highest single-series output in franchise history… Mike Fisher leads all Predators in playoff experience with 77 games – prior to 2011, all were with the Ottawa Senators... Pekka Rinne picked up the win in Game One, moving him into a tie for first in franchise playoff victories with Tomas Vokoun (3)… Jonathon Blum, Blake Geoffrion, Matt Halischuk all made their NHL playoff debuts on Wednesday. Cal O’Reilly and Anders Lindback have yet to appear in an NHL playoff game.

2010-2011 season series
DateScoreW. Goal
Apr 24 '11ANA 2 at NSH 4N. Spaling
Apr 22 '11NSH 4 at ANA 3 - OTJ. Smithson
Apr 20 '11ANA 6 at NSH 3C. Perry
Apr 17 '11ANA 3 at NSH 4M. Fisher
Apr 15 '11NSH 3 at ANA 5R. Getzlaf
Apr 13 '11NSH 4 at ANA 1S. Sullivan
PlayerGPGAP+/-PIMPPGW
C. Perry3145-2210
T. Selanne3404+1230
R. Getzlaf3134-1701
S. Koivu3033-1400
B. Ryan2202+2200
C. Fowler3022+1000
F. Beauchemin3022+0000
M. Beleskey3101-2400
L. Visnovsky3011-2200
G. Parros3000+01400
B. Winchester3000+0400
T. Marchant3000-1400
T. Lydman3000-1200
J. Blake3000-1000
S. Brookbank3000-11400
L. Sbisa3000-1600
B. McMillan3000-1000
N. Bonino2000+0000
J. Ruutu1000+01000
K. Palmieri1000+0000
GoalieGPRec.GASAGAASv%
R. Emery31-17773.04.909
D. Ellis10-14245.85.833
PlayerGPGAP+/-PIMPPGW
M. Fisher3325+2501
S. Weber3213+2020
M. Erat3123+0210
S. Kostitsyn3033+2000
R. Suter3033+1000
P. Hornqvist3112+2010
D. Legwand3112+0600
J. Ward3112+0200
C. Franson3022+0000
S. Sullivan3101+0001
J. Tootoo3101+0000
J. Blum3011+2000
K. Klein3011+0400
B. Geoffrion3011+0400
J. Smithson3011-1400
M. Halischuk3000+1000
S. O'Brien3000-11000
N. Spaling3000-1000
GoalieGPRec.GASAGAASv%
P. Rinne32-18712.71.887

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