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"Delusions of Adequacy" - 2.1.09 - Nashville @ Edmonton



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Previous Meetings:
October 30, 2008 - Nashville 3 vs. Edmonton 1 - Shea Weber notched a goal and an assist and Pekka Rinne made 27 saves for his first win of the season to propel the Predators past the Oilers.
December 28, 2008 - Edmonton 5 vs. Nashville 2 - Erik Cole scored and added two assists as nine Oilers recorded a point (four had multi-point games) to give them the edge at Rexall Place.

Nashville Predators (21-24-3, 45pts, 4th Central, 14th West)

About Nashville
Last Game: Calgary 3 vs. Nashville 1
Last Ten Games: 4-6-0
Away Record: 9-15-2
OT/Shootout Record: 5-3
Win/Loss Streak: LOST 1
Goals For: 117
Goals Against: 140
Power Play: 14.4%, 28th
Away Power Play: 14.3%, 23rd
Penalty Kill: 83.9%, 6th
Away Penalty Kill: 81.5%, 13th

Nashville Team Leaders
Goals: Jason Arnott, 16
Asssits: Jean-Pierre Dumont, 26
Points: Dumont, 36 (10g+26a)
Power Play Goals: Arnott/Shea Weber, 6
Power Play Scoring: Dumont, 13 (2g+11a)
Short-Handed Goals: David Legwand, 2
Short-Handed Scoring: Legwand, 3 (2g+1a)
Shots: Weber, 146
Shooting Percentage: Martin Erat, 13.5%
Plus-Minus: Weber, +6
Penalty Minutes: Jordin Tootoo, 90
Hits: Weber, 107
Blocked Shots: Zanon, 138
Giveaways: Dumont, 33
Takeaways: Dan Hamhuis, 37
Turnover Differential: Joel Ward, +20
Faceoffs Won: Arnott, 311
Faceoff Percentage: Radek Bonk, 61.0%
Time On Ice: Ryan Suter, 23:40
Wins: Pekka Rinne, 11-8-0
Minutes Played: Dan Ellis, 1664
Goals Against Average: Rinne, 2.40
Save Percentage: Rinne, .914
Shutouts: Rinne, 4

Nashville Fun Fact: The Predators have only played once on Super Bowl Sunday prior to tonight's game - January 31, 1999, against the Phoenix Coyotes.

Nashville Player to Watch:
Shea Weber has 3 points (2g+1a) in 2 games played against the Oilers this season and 9 points (5g+4a) in 9 games all-time.

Nashville Reason to Worry: The Oilers are 3-0-0 in afternoon games this season, outscoring their opponents 12-7 in those three games.

Nashville Injury Report
Jordin Tootoo (Upper Body, Questionable)
Alexander Sulzer (Upper Body, Out)
Scott Nichol (Concussion, Out)
Greg De Vries (Concussion, Questionable)

Nashville Projected Lineup
Sullivan-Arnott-Dumont
Jones-Legwand-Erat
Ward-Bonk-Smithson
Pihlström-Fiddler-Belak

Weber-Suter
Hamhuis-Zanon
Klein-Koistinen

Rinne


Edmonton Oilers (25-20-3, 53pts, 2nd Northwest, 6th West)

About Edmonton
Last Game: Edmonton 3 vs. Minnesota 1
Last Ten Games: 6-4-0
Home Record: 12-9-3
OT/Shootout Record: 3-3
Win/Loss Streak: WON 1
Goals For: 137
Goals Against: 149
Power Play: 17.8%, 17th
Home Power Play: 15.0%, 25th
Penalty Kill: 75.8%, 28th
Home Penalty Kill: 74.2%, 28th

Edmonton Team Leaders
Goals: Ales Hemsky, 15
Asssits: Hemsky, 27
Points: Hemsky, 42 (15g+27a)
Power Play Goals: Sheldon Souray, 7
Power Play Scoring: Hemsky, 20 (2g+18a)
Short-Handed Goals: Souray/Ethan Moreau, 1
Short-Handed Scoring: Four Tied at 1
Shots: Souray, 154
Shooting Percentage: Andrew Cogliano, 15.8%
Plus-Minus: Shawn Horcoff, +6
Penalty Minutes: Zach Stortini, 111
Hits: Erik Cole, 91
Blocked Shots: Steve Staios, 98
Giveaways: Souray, 48
Takeaways: Horcoff, 34
Turnover Differential: Cole, +10
Faceoffs Won: Horcoff, 557-502
Faceoff Percentage: Horcoff, 52.6%
Time On Ice: Souray, 24:23
Wins: Dwayne Roloson, 16-10-3
Minutes Played: Roloson, 1695
Goals Against Average: Roloson, 2.76
Save Percentage: Roloson, .912
Shutouts: Roloson, 1

Edmonton Fun Fact: The Oilers are one of only two clubs to have played less than 10 overtime games this season (the other is Phoenix, 1-5).

Edmonton Player to Watch: Ales Hemsky has seven points (5g+2a) in four games since returning from injury. He has five points (2g+3a) in three afternoon games this season.

Edmonton Reason to Worry: Nashville goaltenders Dan Ellis and Pekka Rinne are a combined 5-1-0 against the Oilers. Ellis has a 2.66 GAA and .911 save percentage, while Rinne has a 1.36 GAA and .964 save percentage.

Edmonton Injury Report
Fernando Pisani (Ankle, Out)
Sam Gagner (Ankle, Out)

Edmonton Projected Lineup

Penner-Horcoff-Hemsky
Nilsson-Potulny-Cole
Moreau-Cogliano-Pouliot
MacIntyre/Stortini-Brodziak-Reddox

Souray-Gilbert
Grebeshkov-Visnovsky
Staios-Smid

Roloson


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