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Predators' Juuse Saros: Earns shootout victory
Saros stopped 27 of 28 shots through overtime in a 2-1 shootout win over Seattle on Thursday.
Saros was perfect in two shootout rounds to pick up the extra point. He has a 28-19-7 record, 2.72 GAA and .917 save percentage in 55 games this season. Saros entered this contest working through a bit of a rough patch, having allowed nine goals on 94 shots over his last three appearances.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Kiefer Sherwood: Helps Predators defeat Kraken
Sherwood netted a goal in Nashville's 2-1 shootout win over Seattle on Thursday.
Sherwood has four goals and nine points in 20 appearances this season. Three of those markers -- along with two assists -- have come over his last seven contests. Sherwood averaged just 10:04 of ice time over his first six games in 2022-23, but that jumped to 13:17 over 13 outings from Feb. 26-March 21. The 27-year-old logged a season-high 16:01 versus Seattle.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Juuse Saros: Facing Kraken
Saros will defend the home crease against Seattle on Thursday, Emma Lingan of the Predators' official site reports.
Saros stopped 28 shots in a 7-3 win over Buffalo on Tuesday, giving him a 27-19-7 record. He has a 2.76 GAA and .917 save percentage, a touch worse than last season. Saros will face the Kraken, who are fourth in NHL scoring, averaging 3.50 goals per contest.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Juuso Parssinen: Still out of action
Parssinen (upper body) is progressing slowly and is still not ready to return, John Glennon of NHL.com reports.
Parssinen has missed the last 13 games and will not return Thursday versus Seattle. The rookie center has five goals an 18 assists in 42 NHL games this season.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Roman Josi: Still day-to-day
Josi (upper body) remains day-to-day and won't be available versus Seattle on Thursday, John Glennon of NHL.com reports.
Josi will miss his third straight outing due to his lingering upper-body issue. While the 32-year-old blueliner certainly isn't going to repeat the 96-point performance of last season, he needs just one more point to reach the 60-point threshold for the fourth time in his 12-year NHL career.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Juuse Saros: Picks up 27th victory
Saros stopped 28 of 31 shots in a 7-3 win over Buffalo on Tuesday.
Saros was beaten twice on 14 shots in the second frame, but the Predators scored four goals of their own in that period, allowing them to enter the intermission with a comfortable 6-2 lead. Thanks to that offensive support, Saros snapped his run of three straight games without recording a win, even as the goaltender extended his run of outings in which he's surrendered three goals to three straight. The 27-year-old is 27-19-7 with a 2.76 GAA and a .917 save percentage in 54 contests this season.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Ryan McDonagh: Records two points in return
McDonagh (upper body) supplied a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 7-3 victory over Buffalo.
McDonagh logged 17:08 of ice time after missing the previous four games because of the injury. He entered the contest averaging 21:14 in 2022-23, but perhaps coach John Hynes wanted to ease him back into the lineup. McDonagh has two goals and 17 points in 58 appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Matt Duchene: Reaches 20-goal milestone
Duchene recorded two goals and an assist in Nashville's 7-3 victory over Buffalo on Tuesday.
Duchene's first goal Tuesday was his 20th marker of the campaign. Although he isn't expected to come close to his 2021-22 finish of 43 goals in 78 contests, this will still at least go down as the seventh time in the span of 10 campaigns that Duchene's reached the 20-goal milestone. The 32-year-old's efforts against the Sabres also ended a nine-game stretch in which he didn't score a goal, while he had just one assist over that span. Through 68 appearances this season, Duchene has 21 goals and 54 points.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Collects two points in victory
Novak had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 7-3 victory over Buffalo.
Novak saw his five-game scoring streak end Sunday, but perhaps he started a new one Tuesday. If nothing else, it was yet another strong performance from Novak, who has 10 goals and 21 points over his last 17 contests. Overall in 2022-23, the 25-year-old has contributed 14 goals and 32 points in 37 outings.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Luke Evangelista: Steps up with four-point game
Evangelista provided two goals and two assists in Nashville's 7-3 victory over Buffalo on Tuesday.
The Predators had a 2-1 edge early in the second period when Evangelista took the game into his hands. He either tallied or contributed the primary assist on each of the next four goals, pushing the Predators up to a commanding 6-1 lead. Evangelista was quiet going into Tuesday's action, having been held off the scoresheet in four of his previous five outings. The 21-year-old rookie is looking great overall though, especially after his latest showing, with five goals and nine points in 11 appearances on the season.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Philip Tomasino: Gets two points Tuesday
Tomasino collected a goal and an assist in Nashville's 7-3 victory over Buffalo on Tuesday.
Tomasino earned his second multi-point game in six contests, and he's contributed two goals and seven points in that span. The 21-year-old, whose season debut was Feb. 13, has made a great impression, providing four goals and 13 points through 18 outings for the campaign. His efforts Tuesday set the tone for Nashville, with Tomasino's goal and assist both coming in the first period.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Michael McCarron: Sent down
McCarron was returned to AHL Milwaukee on Tuesday.
McCarron has picked up one goal, one assist, 26 shots on net, 53 hits and 24 PIM in 22 NHL appearances this season. Rasmus Asplund will probably play against his former team in Buffalo on Tuesday.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Kevin Gravel: Heads to AHL
Gravel was assigned to AHL Milwaukee on Tuesday.
Gravel has contributed one assist, 14 shots on goal, 18 blocks and 18 hits in 18 games with the Predators this season. Ryan McDonagh (upper body) will return to the lineup against Buffalo.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Ryan McDonagh: Ready to rock
McDonagh (upper body) will be back in the lineup Tuesday versus Buffalo, Heather Engel of NHL.com reports.
McDonagh, who has missed the past four games, has accounted for 15 points, 57 shots on goal, 53 hits and 126 blocks in 57 appearances this season. The Predators will be without Roman Josi (upper body) again, so McDonagh could see an increase in responsibilities and playing time.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Juuse Saros: Leaves ice first Tuesday
Saros was the first goalie to exit the ice at Tuesday's game-day skate, Joe Yerdon of Bleacher Report reports, indicating he'll be in goal on the road versus Buffalo.
Saros will be making his sixth straight appearance in the crease after posting a 2-1-1 record and .913 save percentage in his previous five outings. At this point, Saros won't be matching the 38 victories he put up last season but could still reach the 30-win mark with four more wins. Unless he can improve his numbers down the stretch, Saros could finish the year with a career-worst GAA which currently sits at 2.75.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Roman Josi: Unavailable Tuesday
Josi (upper body) remains day-to-day and won't play Tuesday against Buffalo, Heather Engel of NHL.com reports.
Josi also sat out Sunday's 7-0 loss to the Rangers after getting injured early in Saturday's 3-2 overtime defeat against Winnipeg. The Predators blueliner has amassed 18 goals, 59 points, 269 shots on net and 146 blocks in 67 contests this campaign. In a bit of good news, Nashville will get Ryan McDonagh (upper body) back in the lineup versus the Sabres.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Ryan McDonagh: Could return Tuesday
McDonagh (upper body) will be reevaluated prior to puck drop against the Sabres on Tuesday, Robby Stanley of 102.5 The Game reports.
McDonagh looks poised to return following a four-game stint on the shelf due to his upper-body issue. The veteran blueliner is not exactly an offensive powerhouse considering he is currently stuck in a 26-game goal drought during which he recorded just six assists. Still, in formats that value defensive stats like hits and blocks, McDonagh could offer decent mid-range fantasy value.... See More ... See Less
Team Statistical Rankings
|GF AVG||GA AVG||Power Play|
|R. Josi D Roman Josi D||Upper Body|
|F. Forsberg C Filip Forsberg C||Upper Body|
|R. Johansen C Ryan Johansen C||Leg|
|J. Parssinen C Juuso Parssinen C||Upper Body|
|M. Borowiecki D Mark Borowiecki D||Upper Body|
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