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Western Central Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
14-6-5 33
15-7-1 31
13-9-2 28
13-9-1 27
12-9-2 26
11-14-0 22
7-12-4 18
7-13-4 18

Top Predators News

  • Predators' Ryan McDonagh: Out 2-4 weeks

    McDonagh (upper body) is expected to miss 2-4 weeks. He was placed on injured reserve Monday.

    In a corresponding move, the Predators brought up blueliner Jordan Gross on Monday. McDonagh was struck in the face by the puck this past Friday versus the Islanders. He has six assists, 20 shots on goal, 48 blocks and 19 hits in 23 games this season.

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  • Predators' Jordan Gross: Elevated from minors

    Gross was recalled from AHL Milwaukee on Monday.

    Gross appeared in just three games during his previous call-up this season but could be in line for an extended stay in Music City after Ryan McDonagh (upper body) was placed on injured reserve. In that prior stint in the NHL, the 27-year-old Gross scored two goals on six shots, including once with the man advantage.

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  • Predators' Mattias Ekholm: Grabs helper Friday

    Ekholm produced an assist in Friday's 4-1 win over the Islanders.

    Ekholm set up an empty-net goal by Mikael Granlund in the final minute of the game. While this was his second assist in five games, Ekholm has been only an occasional contributor on offense lately. The 32-year-old blueliner is up to eight points, 39 shots on net, 27 hits, 24 blocked shots and an even plus-minus rating through 23 contests. He's still seeing top-four minutes with time on the second power-play unit.

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  • Predators' Mikael Granlund: Deposits empty-netter

    Granlund scored an empty-net goal and blocked two shots in Friday's 4-1 win over the Islanders.

    Granlund had the second of the Predators' empty-netters in the win. The 30-year-old is starting to find his scoring touch with three goals and two assists over his last five games. Prior to that stretch, he had a 10-game goalless drought. The forward is at four tallies, 18 points, 35 shots on net, 22 hits, 17 blocked shots and a minus-8 rating through 23 appearances while maintaining a top-line role.

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  • Predators' Filip Forsberg: Produces two power-play points

    Forsberg scored a goal on four shots and added an assist in Friday's 4-1 win over the Islanders.

    Both of Forsberg's points in the contest came on the power play. The winger snapped a four-game goalless span with his tally. He's continued to play well overall, with Friday's two-point effort giving him eight goals, 14 assists, 75 shots on net, 40 hits and a minus-8 rating through 23 contests. Ten of his 22 points have come on the power play.

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  • Predators' Roman Josi: One of each on power play

    Josi scored a goal on five shots, dished an assist and blocked four shots in Friday's 4-1 win over the Islanders.

    Both of Josi's points in the contest came on the power play, and his goal was the game-winner. The 32-year-old blueliner has points in eight of last 10 games, racking up four goals and nine assists in that span. For the season, he's up to six tallies, 14 helpers, 10 power-play points, 99 shots on net, a minus-2 rating and 58 blocked shots in 23 contests.

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  • Predators' Matt Duchene: Three points in win

    Duchene scored an empty-net goal and added two power-play assists in Friday's 4-1 win over the Islanders.

    This was Duchene's third multi-point effort in the last eight games, a span in which he has three goals and seven helpers. The 31-year-old is up to six tallies, 15 assists, 54 shots on net, 22 PIM and a minus-1 rating through 23 contests. Considering he had just three power-play points entering Friday, this was a step in the right direction.

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  • Predators' Kevin Lankinen: Stellar in win over Isles

    Lankinen stopped 48 of 49 shots in Friday's 4-1 win over the Islanders.

    Lankinen easily put up his best outing of the year, allowing just a Mathew Barzal power-play goal in the third period. That made it a 2-1 game, but the Predators held off the Islanders in the end. Lankinen improved to 3-3-0 with a 2.27 GAA and a .934 save percentage in seven outings this season, but he's still seeing very little playing time behind Juuse Saros. The Predators don't play again until Thursday versus the Lightning.

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  • Predators' Cody Glass: Has an upper-body injury

    Glass will miss Friday's game against the Islanders because of an upper-body injury.

    Glass is considered to be day-to-day beyond Friday's contest. He has a goal and three points in 14 games this season. With Glass unavailable, Michael McCarron is expected to draw back into the lineup.

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  • Predators' Kevin Lankinen: Guarding cage Friday

    Lankinen will face the Islanders on the road Friday.

    Lankinen has looked solid in limited usage to begin his Predators career. The 27-year-old is 2-3-0 with a .922 save percentage and a 2.50 GAA. He'll make his first appearance since Nov. 23 when he took a tough-luck loss after allowing two goals on 28 shots against Detroit.

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  • Predators' Ryan Johansen: OT hero in Thursday's win

    Johansen scored two goals, including the overtime winner, and added an assist in Thursday's 4-3 victory over the Devils.

    He opened the scoring just 11 seconds into the first period and finished things off 33 seconds into the extra frame, and Johansen also helped set up Mikael Granlund for the tying tally with just 10 seconds left in regulation. It was a rare offensive eruption for the 30-year-old -- Johansen had gone seven games without lighting the lamp coming into Thursday, and the performance was just his second multi-point night of the season.

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  • Predators' Juuse Saros: Rallies for OT win

    Saros stopped 25 shots in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Devils.

    New Jersey beat Saros three times in a three-minute stretch early in the second period, with two of the goals coming on the power play, but the 27-year-old netminder regained his focus and shut the door the rest of the way to give Nashville a chance to mount a comeback. Saros is 6-0-1 over his last seven starts, allowing more than three goals only once during that stretch, but despite the hot streak he still carries a shaky 2.92 GAA and .909 save percentage on the season.

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  • Predators' Juuse Saros: Starting versus New Jersey

    Saros will defend the road goal against New Jersey on Thursday, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

    Saros has won his last two games, giving up four goals on 62 shots, giving him an 8-6-2 record, as well as a 2.92 GAA and a .910 save percentage. He will face the Devils, who are third in NHL scoring with 87 goals and lead the tough Metropolitan Division with a 19-4-0 record.

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  • Predators' Mikael Granlund: Delivers helper in victory

    Granlund produced an assist in Tuesday's 2-1 overtime win over the Ducks.

    Granlund is starting his 5-on-5 shifts in the attacking zone nearly 70 percent of the time, which is the highest rate of a 12-year career that's been split between the Wild and Predators. Fourteen of his 16 points this season have been assists - which doesn't come as a major surprise since the Finn dropped a career-high 53 assists with Nashville last season -- but fantasy managers relying on Granlund would like to see him pick up the scoring pace a bit.

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  • Predators' Juuse Saros: Earns another close home win

    Saros made 34 saves during Tuesday's 2-1 overtime victory over the visiting Ducks.

    Saros, who was a 2022 Vezina Trophy finalist, appears to be playing his way back into last season's form. The 27-year-old netminder started slowly this season, going 2-5-1. Since Nov. 5, however, Saros is 6-1-1. A proven workhorse, Saros paced NHL goalies in minutes played last season (3,931). On Tuesday, Saros (8-6-2) started for the sixth time in seven outings, helping the Predators improve to 5-0-1 during their last six home games, all one-goal decisions.

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  • Predators' Yakov Trenin: Returns to lineup in win

    Trenin registered five shots and four hits during Tuesday's 2-1 overtime victory over the visiting Ducks.

    Trenin, who dressed for the first time since suffering a lower-body injury Nov. 15, opened Tuesday on the fourth line with Mark Jankowski and Cody Glass. The four-year NHL veteran scored 17 goals in 80 games last season and is expected to provide depth scoring. But he has remained goalless since Oct. 20. Trenin produced his season-high in shots during 14:09 of ice time against the Ducks.

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Team Statistical Rankings

GF AVG GA AVG Power Play
Team 2.61


Player Injury
R. McDonagh D Ryan McDonagh D Upper Body
M. Borowiecki D Mark Borowiecki D Upper Body
C. Glass C Cody Glass C Upper Body

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