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01-13-2009, 05:59 AM
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Nashville Predators (19-20-3, 41pts, 4th Central, 13th West)

About Nashville
Last Game: Last Game: Chicago 3 vs. Nashville 1
Last Ten Games: 3-7-0
Away Record: 7-13-2
OT/Shootout Record: 5-3
Record vs. Toronto: 0-0-0
Goals For: 104
Goals Against: 121
Power Play Ranking: 13.3%, 28th
Away Power Play Ranking: 12.5%, 28th
Penalty Kill Ranking: 84.0%, 6th
Away Penalty Kill Ranking: 81.1%, 15th

Nashville Team Leaders
Goals: Jason Arnott, 15
Assists: Jean-Pierre Dumont, 26
Points: Dumont, 33 (7g+26a)
Power Play Goals: Arnott/Shea Weber, 5
Power Play Scoring: Dumont, 12 (1g+11a)
Short-Handed Goals: David Legwand, 2
Short-Handed Scoring: Legwand (2g+1a)/Scott Nichol (0g+3a)
Shots: Weber, 132
Shooting Percentage: Martin Erat, 14.5%
Plus-Minus: Greg Zanon, +6
Penalty Minutes: Jordin Tootoo, 76
Hits: Weber, 91
Blocked Shots: Zanon, 121
Giveaways: Dumont, 30
Takeaways: Dan Hamhuis, 34
Turnover Differential: Joel Ward, +19
Faceoffs Won: Arnott, 278-247
Faceoff Percentage: Radek Bonk, 61.9%
Time On Ice: Weber/Ryan Suter, 23:35
Wins: Dan Ellis, 10-15-3
Minutes Played: Ellis, 1654
Goals Against Average: Pekka Rinne, 2.31
Save Percentage: Rinne, .918
Shutouts: Rinne, 3

Nashville Fun Fact: Defensemen Ryan Suter and Shea Weber are tied at 23:35 of TOI per game coming into today's games. They are one of only six pairs of active players to have precisely identical TOI per game, one of only three defense pairings to achieve the feat, two with more than 20 minutes per game, and the only ones who lead their team in TOI.

Nashville Player to Watch: Steve Sullivan, a former Maple Leaf himself during the club's big 1998-99 renaissance (the last season of Maple Leaf Gardens), has 12 points in 13 career games against his former club.

Nashville Reason to Worry: The Predators are 6th in the league in times shorthanded (200), and 4th in times shorthanded on the road (111, behind Philadelphia, Washington, and Vancouver).

Nashville Injury Report
Jason Arnott (Upper Body, Questionable)
Scott Nichol (Concussion, Out)
Greg De Vries (Flu, Doubtful)

Nashville Projected Lineup



Toronto Maple Leafs (16-20-6, 38pts, 4th Northeast, 11th East)

About Toronto
Last Game: Philadelphia 4 vs.Toronto 1
Last Ten Games: 3-7-0
Home Record: 8-8-4
OT/Shootout Record: 3-6
Record vs. Nashville: 0-0-0
Goals For: 124
Goals Against: 152
Power Play Ranking: 19.9%, 12th
Home Power Play Ranking: 18.6%, 15th
Penalty Kill Ranking: 73.0%, 30th
Home Penalty Ranking: 71.2%, 29th

Toronto Team Leaders
Goals: Alexei Ponikarovsky, 14
Assists: Tomas Kaberle, 23
Points: Nik Antropov, 33 (13g+20a)
Power Play Goals: Matt Stajan/Pavel Kubina, 5
Power Play Scoring: Kaberle, 17 (2g+15a)
Short-Handed Goals: Jason Blake, 1
Shots: Blake, 128
Shooting Percentage: Mikhail Grabovski, 18.5%
Plus-Minus: Ian White, +6
Penalty Minutes: Andre Deveaux, 75
Hits: Luke Schenn, 93
Blocked Shots: Jeff Finger, 85
Giveaways: Grabovski, 43
Takeaways: Grabovski, 35
Turnover Differential: Blake, +6
Faceoffs Won: Dominic Moore, 350-285 (remember him?)
Faceoff Percentage: Moore, 55.1%
Time On Ice: Kaberle, 23:55
Wins: Vesa Toskala, 14-15-5
Minutes Played: Toskala, 2045
Goals Against Average: Toskala, 3.34
Save Percentage: Toskala, .882
Shutouts: Toskala, 1

Toronto Fun Fact: The Maple Leafs are one of two teams with a .500 record at home (the other is Pittsburgh), and one of only five teams with a .500 or worse record at home (TOR, PIT, Atlanta, NY Islanders, Tampa Bay).

Toronto Player to Watch: Mississauga native Matt Stajan has 8 points in his last 6 games.

Toronto Reason to Worry: Two words: penalty kill.

Toronto Injuries
Jeff Finger (Upper Body, DTD)
Mike Van Ryn (Concussion, Out)
Jeremy Williams (Shoulder, Out)

Toronto Projected Lineup



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