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tyratoku 02-09-2013 10:29 AM

GAME 11: Nashville Predators @ Minnesota Wild 7PM CST
 
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vs
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Saturday, February 9th
7:00 PM CST

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Nashville:
http://cdn2.sbnation.com/uploads/cho...dard_352.0.jpg

5-2-3 13p
4-2-1 on the road this season
23GF 21GA
Won the last 4 games
Won the last two games against Los Angeles 3-0 and St. Louis 6-1

Leading Scorers:
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Martin Erat
3 Goals, 4 Assists for 7 Points (9gp)

Colin Wilson
3 Goals, 4 Assists for 7 Points (10gp)

Kevin Klein
1 Goals, 4 Assists for 5 Points (10gp)

http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/nhl/...0613_weber.jpg
Shea Weber has only 1 Assist in 10 Games this season

LINEUP
Kostitsyn - Fisher - Erat
Bourque - Legwand - Wilson
Yip - Spaling - Smith
No idea on 4th Line

Weber - Josi
Klein - Hannan
Blum - Gill
Ellis

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Pekka Rinne
Started 9 Games, 564 Minutes
1.81 GAA
.933 Saves Percentage
4 Wins, 1 Shutout

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Lose Suter, gain Underwood. Grade the Trade?

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Minnesota:
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4-5-1 10gp
2-1-2 At Home
22 GF, 28 GA
Lost the last 3 games(Anaheim, Phoenix, Vancouver)

Leading Scorers:
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Zach Parise
6 Goals, 4 Assists for 10 Points, (10gp)

Mikko Koivu
2 Goals, 6 Assists for 8 Points (10gp)

BNTG Tom Gilbert
3 Goals, 4 Assists for 7 Points (10gp)

http://www.gannett-cdn.com/media/USA...fb7b67cdb10c81
Ryan Suter has 4 Assists this season, but is -7 on the year. Has improved significantly since being paired with Jonas Brodin.

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Who, by the way, is soooooo dreamy
0 Goals, 3 Assists for 3 Points (7gp)

LINEUP
Parise - Koivu - Coyle
Heatley - Granlund - Setoguchi
Clutterbuck - Cullen - Brodziak
PMB - Konopka - Rupp

Suter - Brodin
Gilbert - Stoner
Prosser - Falk

Josh Harding
Started 3 Games, 144 Minutes
2.92 GAA
.885 Save Percentage
1 Win, 1 Shutout


Quote:

Originally Posted by tyratoku (Post 59344333)
Link
Backstrom gets the start. Yeo wants to "give him a chance to respond"

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Started 7 Games, 457 Minutes
2.76 GAA
.902 Save Percentage
3 Wins, 0 Shutouts

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http://cdn.nhl.com/wild/images/uploa...m-of-18000.jpg

rynryn 02-09-2013 10:41 AM

We're going to win this one.

Karl 02-09-2013 10:44 AM

Nice GDT. Ok boys, no need to panic but it would be nice to win a few games here.

Karl 02-09-2013 10:48 AM

Hmmmm an Underwood -Brodin pairing..... could be interesting.

Sportserie 02-09-2013 10:50 AM

THIS game is going to put us back on track and Suter will have a fantastic night!

Nice opening, it looks great. I love that Parise shot. I need some Parise icons badly.

Anyway, we will win this, I predict, 4-2.

Parise 1, Koivu, 1, Seto 1, Suter 1.

Dampland 02-09-2013 11:10 AM

Nashville 4-1 (empty netter)

Parise score for Wild (assist by Coyle)

Shea Weber either scores or gets 2 assists for Preds.

WIld will be outshot by at least 10 shots.

Will be another ugly game to watch.

Lapa 02-09-2013 11:13 AM

I expect two things tonight:

1. Wake the **** up, guys
2. A win

Sportserie 02-09-2013 11:25 AM

I don't care how ugly it is, we need 2 points. Don't care how it has to get done, just that it happens!

THEALLKNOWING* 02-09-2013 11:26 AM

Yeo vs Trotz. The former gets so little out of so much, the latter gets so much out of so little. The Preds always play the Wild well at Xcel. For the Wild to win, they need to get at least two goals early, real early. Possibly 3 goals. Have to count on Backstrom or Harding to give up 1-2 bad goals per game, which has been this year's modus operandi.

Henkka 02-09-2013 11:38 AM

It looks like both Shea Weber and Ryan Suter can't score without key element Patric Hörnqvist screening the goalie.

Gaps 02-09-2013 11:46 AM

So, there's team that's struggling to score combined with a leaky defense and a mediocre goalie. Then there's a team that plays defensively well and has a hot goalie, but the offense is rather unremarkable. The Preds could take this even if they were outshot. I'm not going to make any guesses because I'm always wrong (so I should probably say the Preds will win).

W75 02-09-2013 12:09 PM

Wild need to score goals!

11th game, 11th hour.
Rinne is a test. I scheduled earlier that skyisfalling after 12 games (1/4 of a season). So, not yet.. but it's close.

Go Wild Go, now or never.


tyratoku 02-09-2013 12:12 PM

Link

Quote:

Backstrom gets the start. Yeo wants to "give him a chance to respond"
Uuuuugggghhhhhhh

W75 02-09-2013 12:15 PM

Ok, I'd give him a chance to rest. I don't know whats happening with the goalies..

Foxlockbox 02-09-2013 12:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tyratoku (Post 59344333)
Link



Uuuuugggghhhhhhh

Think he is gonna let his ex Kärpät backup win this one? :sarcasm:

SwimToTheMoon 02-09-2013 12:36 PM

Wow for some reason I figured this game was in Nashville. Guess not!

CG5 02-09-2013 12:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tyratoku (Post 59344333)
Link



Uuuuugggghhhhhhh

why doesn't Harding get a chance to respond? guy hasn't played since he got yanked against Chicago.

edit: oops guess he played in the Van. game. only game I quit watching after the 1st cause I was pretty sure where it was headed.

Kaptain 02-09-2013 01:03 PM

Bring on 4-6-1!

Billy Mays Here 02-09-2013 01:07 PM

Nashville 3-0.

Wild48 02-09-2013 01:24 PM

PMB with Konopka and Rupp? Why?

Engebretson 02-09-2013 01:26 PM

If we win this game, I see us doing it in either OT or shootout. A comeback win is just what the team needs to pull themselves out of this funk.

Nsjohnson 02-09-2013 01:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wild48 (Post 59348373)
PMB with Konopka and Rupp? Why?

Hasn't been happy with PMB's play in the lineup/on PP.

CG5 02-09-2013 01:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wild48 (Post 59348373)
PMB with Konopka and Rupp? Why?

lol, what, really?

Granlund 64 02-09-2013 01:50 PM

Stats are off in the OP. Has BNTG with 4 goals - 4 assists and 7 points.

Should be 3G 4A - 7P

/nitpicking

llamapalooza 02-09-2013 01:56 PM

Nashville is one of those teams that always embarrasses us, home or away. Right now we're pretty prone to those awful games where we push really hard and work our ***** off without scoring for half the game only to make one mistake watch the other guys pot a few quick cheapies and make it look embarrassingly easy. Trotz's system is built around those sorts of lapses that we're already playing into anyway.

I'm not super sad that I won't be able to watch this one.


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