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12/4/08: Nashville vs. Colorado

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Nashville Predators (12-10-2, 26pts, 3rd Central, 8th West)

Last Game: Last Game: Nashville 2 @ Buffalo 0
Last Ten Games: 6-3-1
Home Record: 5-3-1
OT/Shootout Record: 5-2
Record vs. Colorado: 0-1-0
Goals For: 70
Goals Against: 77
Power Play Ranking: 13.8%, 27th
Home Power Play Ranking: 15.6%, 21st
Penalty Kill Ranking: 80.2%, 21st
Home Penalty Kill Ranking: 81.6%, 17th

Nashville Team Leaders
Goals: Jason Arnott, 13
Assists: Jean-Pierre DUmont, 19
Points: Dumont, 24 (5g+19a)
Power Play Goals: Arnott, 4
Power Play Scoring: Dumont, 8 (1g+7a)
Short-Handed Goals: Five Tied at 1
Short-Handed Scoring: Scott Nichol, 3 (0g+3a)
Shots: Shea Weber, 83
Shooting Percentage: Arnott, 20.3%
Plus-Minus: Weber, +12
Penalty Minutes: Jordin Tootoo, 52
Hits: Weber, 56
Blocked Shots: Greg Zanon, 67
Giveaways: Dumont, 17
Takeaways: Dan Hamhuis, 17
Turnover Differential: Joel Ward, +9
Faceoffs Won: Radek Bonk, 154-92
Faceoff Percentage: Bonk, 62.6%
Time On Ice: Weber, 24:06
Wins: Dan Ellis, 8-10-2
Minutes Played: Ellis, 1177
Goals Against Average: Pekka Rinne, 2.78
Save Percentage: Rinne, .898
Shutouts: Ellis, Rinne, 1

Nashville Fun Fact: With his appearance in tonight's game, David Legwand will pass defenseman Kimmo Timonen as the Predators' all-time leader in games played.

Nashville Player to Watch: Jean-Pierre Dumont has an impressive track record against the Avalanche, with 18 points (6g+12a) in 19 games.

Nashville Reason(s) to Worry:1.) Since November 14 (the last time the Predators scored multiple goals ont he power play), the Preds have gone an ABYSMAL 3/40 on the man advantage.
2.) Forward Martin Erat has now gone a staggering eight consecutive games without scoring a goal. His last goal came almost a month ago, on November 6 against the Calgary Flames.

Nashville Injury Report
None

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

Weber-Suter
Hamhuis-Zanon
De Vries-Koistinen

Rinne



Colorado Avalanche (12-12-0, 24pts, 4th Northwest, 10th West)

Last Game: Colorado 6 @ Minnesota 5
Last Ten Games: 6-4-0
Away Record: 6-7-0
OT/Shootout Record: 4-0
Record vs. Nashville: 1-0-0
Goals For: 64
Goals Against: 71
Power Play Ranking: 16.5%, 19th
Away Power Play Ranking: 16.4%, 19th
Penalty Kill Ranking: 78.8%, 24th
Away Penalty Ranking: 73.7%, 29th

Team Leaders
Goals: Milan Hejduk, 10
Assists: Paul Stastny, 14
Points: Stastny, 20 (6g+14a)
Power Play Goals: Hejduk, 5
Power Play Scoring: Stastny, 11 (3g+8a)
Short-Handed Goals: None Recorded
Shots: Ryan Smyth, 70
Shooting Percentage: Hejduk, 14.5%
Plus-Minus: Ian Laperriere, Cody McCormick, Daniel Tjarnqvist, +5
Penalty Minutes: Laperriere, 57
Hits: Cody McLeod, 58
Blocked Shots: Brett Clark, 78
Giveaways: Stastny, Wojtek Wolski, 22
Takeaways: Wolski, 22
Turnover Differential: Cody McLeod, +9
Faceoffs Won: Stastny, 263-223
Faceoff Percentage: Joe Sakic, 54.2%
Time On Ice: Brett Clark, 21:32
Wins: Peter Budaj, 9-11-0
Minutes Played: Budaj, 562
Goals Against Average: Budaj, 2.78
Save Percentage: Budaj, .900
Shutouts: Budaj, 1

Fun Fact: The Avalanche are the only team in the NHL that are undefeated in games that go to extra frames.

Player to Watch: Polish forward Wojtek Wolski has three goals and four points in his last five games, as well as six points (3g+3a) in 10 games lifetime against the Predators.

Reason to Worry: The Avs' road penalty kill registers in at just 73.7%, one of the worst in the entire NHL.

Injuries
Adam Foote, (Back, Knee, IR)
Joe Sakic (Back, Out Indefinitely)
Darcy Tucker (Sprained Knee, IR)

Projected Lineup
Smyth-Stastny-Hejduk
Wolski-Arnason-Svatos
Laperriere-Hensick-Willsie
McLeod-McCormick-Jones

Clark-Liles
Hannan-Salei
Leopold-Tjarnqvist

Budaj

Media Coverage: The game will be televised on Altitude in Denver, and on FSN-South (in HD) in Nashville. The game will be available on both 104.5 "The Zone" and "Mile High Sports Radio" AM 1510 in Denver.


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