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11/25/08: Nashville "Versus" St. Louis

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Nashville Predators (10-9-1, 21pts, 3rd Central, 8th West)

Nashville Team Leaders
Goals: Shea Weber, Jason Arnott, 10
Assists: Jean-Pierre Dumont, 17
Points: Weber, Dumont, 21
Power Play Goals: Arnott, 4
Power Play Scoring: Dumont, 8 (1g+7a)
Short-Handed Goals: Three Tied With 1
Short-Handed Scoring: Three Tied With 2
Shots: Weber, 67
Shooting Percentage: Arnott, 21.7%
Plus-Minus: Weber, +10
Penalty Minutes: Jordin Tootoo, 41
Giveaways: Dumont, 16
Takeaways: Dan Hamhuis, 14
Turnover Differential: Joel Ward, +7
Faceoffs Won: Radek Bonk, 124-85
Faceoff Percentage: Vernon Fiddler, 60.6%
Time On Ice: Shea Weber, 24:02
Wins: Dan Ellis, 8-9-1
Minutes Played: Ellis, 1057
Goals Against Average: Ellis, 3.07
Save Percentage: Ellis, .893
Shutouts: None Recorded

Nashville Fun Fact: When the Predators went 8/8 on the penalty kill in Carolina on Sunday, they moved up four spots in the NHL rankings... to 20th.

Nashville Player to Watch: Martin Erat. Smarty Marty, the One-Man Party is overdue for a goal, after going without one in each of his last four contests.

Nashville Reason to Worry: The Predators have a recent history of poor performances in nationally televised games.

Nashville Injury Report:
Jed Ortmeyer (Leg, IR)
Ville Koistinen (Cranial-Rectal Inversion, Probable)

Nashville Projected Lineup
Erat-Arnott-Dumont
Pihlström-Legwand-Ward
Fiddler-Nichol-Tootoo
Smithson-Bonk-Tarnasky

Weber-Suter
Hamhuis-Zanon
De Vries-Koistinen

Ellis



St. Louis Blues (8-8-2, 18pts, 5th Central, 12th West)

Team Leaders
Goals: Brad Boyes, 10
Assists: Paul Kariya, 13
Points: Andy McDonald, 18
Power Play Goals: Keith Tkachuk, 7
Power Play Scoring: McDonald, 11 (2g+9a)
Short-Handed Goals: Mcdonald, 1
Shots: Tkachuk, 49
Shooting Percentage: Steve Regier, 37.5%
Plus-Minus: Patrik Berglund, +8
Penalty Minutes: David Backes, 68
Hits: Backes, 52
Blocked Shots: Eric Brewer, 44
Giveaways: Boyes, 19
Takeaways: T.J. Oshie, 12
Turnover Differential: Oshie, +9
Faceoffs Won: Jay McClement, 151-149
Faceoff Percentage: McDonald, 61.4%
Time On Ice: Brewer, 25:55
Wins: Manny Legace, 6-3-1
Minutes Played: Legace, 579
Goals Against Average: Chris Mason, 2.76
Save Percentage: Mason, .907
Shutouts: None Recorded

Fun Fact: Backup goaltender and former Predator Chris Mason recorded his first win of the season last Saturday, a 31-save effort in a 2-1 win over Minnesota.

Player to Watch: Rookie winger Steve Regier has three goals and four points in three games with St. Louis this season.

Reason to Worry: The Blues injuries contineu to mount, with Andy McDonald the latest casualty. McDonald, the team's leading scorer, broke his leg in a 3-2 shootout win on Sunday, November 16 against Montreal.

Injuries
Patrik Berglund (Groin, DTD)
Andy McDonald (Broken Leg, IR)
Dan Hinote (Lower Body Injury, IR)
Paul Kariya (Hip Flexor, IR)
T.J. Oshie (High Ankle Sprain, IR)

Projected Lineup
Regier-Tkachuk-Boyes
Porter-Backes-Perron
Crombeen-McCelment-Stastny
Winchester-Paddock-Janssen

Brewer-Jackman
McKee-Polak
Woywitka-Wagner

Mason

Media Coverage: The game will be nationally televised on Versus (Ch. 72 on Comcast, Ch. 151 on Dish Network). The game will be broadcast on the radio on KMOX 1120 AM in St. Louis and 104.5 "The Zone" on the radio. Bubba and Boozer will have the call on the radio for the Predators.

6PM FACE-OFF!


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