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"They Call It A Winning Streak" - 2.6.09 - Nashville @ Minnesota

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About Nashville
Last Game: Nashville 4 vs. Anaheim 2
Last Ten Games: 5-5-0
Away Record: 10-15-2
OT/Shootout Record: 5-3
Win/Loss Streak: WON 3
Goals For: 125
Goals Against: 144
Power Play: 13.9%, 28th
Away Power Play: 14.0%, 26th
Penalty Kill: 84.5%, 6th
Away Penalty Kill: 82.0%, 12th

Nashville Team Leaders
Goals: Jason Arnott, 18
Asssits: Jean-Pierre Dumont, 26
Points: Dumont, 37 (11g+26a)
Power Play Goals: Arnott/Shea Weber, 6
Power Play Scoring: Dumont, 12 (1g+11a)
Short-Handed Goals: David Legwand, 2
Short-Handed Scoring: Legwand, 3 (2g+1a)
Shots: Weber, 158
Shooting Percentage: Martin Erat, 14.1%
Plus-Minus: Weber, +5
Penalty Minutes: Jordin Tootoo, 90
Hits: Weber, 115
Blocked Shots: Greg Zanon, 152
Giveaways: Dumont, 35
Takeaways: Dan Hamhuis, 38
Turnover Differential: Joel Ward, +23
Faceoffs Won: Radek Bonk, 325-214
Faceoff Percentage: Bonk, 60.3%
Time On Ice: Ryan Suter, 23:45
Wins: Pekka Rinne, 14-8-0
Minutes Played: Dan Ellis, 1664
Goals Against Average: Rinne, 2.26
Save Percentage: Rinne, .920
Shutouts: Rinne, 4

Nashville Fun Fact:
The Predators are one of only two clubs in the NHL to have a top-ten penalty kill and a bottom five power play. The other is New York, who have the #1 penalty kill and #27 power play.

Nashville Reason to Worry:
The Wild have been beaten just 18 times in the last two seasons at the Xcel Energy Center.

Nashville Injury Report

Wade Belak (Upper Body, Out)
Jordin Tootoo (Hand, Out)
Alexander Sulzer (Shoulder, Out)
Scott Nichol (Concussion, Out)

Nashville Projected Lineup

Sullivan-Arnott-Dumont
Jones-Legwand-Erat
Ward-Bonk-Smithson
Pihlström-Fiddler-Hörnqvist

Weber-Suter
Hamhuis-Zanon
De Vries-Klein

Ellis







About Minnesota
Last Game: Minnesota 3 vs. Anaheim 0
Last Ten Games: 6-4-0
Home Record: 15-9-3
OT/Shootout Record: 5-3
Win/Loss Streak: WON 3
Goals For: 131
Goals Against: 114
Power Play: 21.9%, 8th
Home Power Play: 23.2%, 6th
Penalty Kill: 86.7%, 2nd
Home Penalty Kill: 84.7%, 8th

Minnesota Team Leaders
Goals: Mikko Koivu, 15
Asssits: Koivu, 35
Points: Koivu, 50 (15g+35a)
Power Play Goals: Marek Zidlicky, 9 :
Power Play Scoring: Koivu, 21 (4g+17a)
Short-Handed Goals: Koivu, 1
Shots: Koivu, 163
Shooting Percentage: Andrew Brunette, 20.0%
Plus-Minus: Koivu, +7
Penalty Minutes: Derek Boogaard, 71
Hits: Cal Clutterbuck, 189
Blocked Shots: Nick Schultz, 98
Giveaways: Brent Burns, 41
Takeaways: Koivu, 36
Turnover Differential: Eric Belanger, +13
Faceoffs Won: Koivu, 554-469
Faceoff Percentage: Koivu, 54.2%
Time On Ice: Kim Johnsson, 23:50
Wins: Niklas Backström, 25-16-2
Minutes Played: Backström, 2476
Goals Against Average: Josh Harding, 2.03
Save Percentage: Harding, .933
Shutouts: Backström, 6

Minnesota Fun Fact: Mikko Koivu is one of just five players to lead his team in goals, assists, AND points. The other four are Rick Nash (Columbus), Ales Hemsky (Edmonton), Shane Doan (Phoenix), and Evgeni Malkin (Pittsburgh).

Minnesota Reason to Worry: With no enforcer in the lineup for Nashville and no Owen Nolan for Minnesota, Derek "If Not For My Fists' Boogaard may be forced to skate a regular shift.

Minnesota Injury Report
Owen Nolan (Upper Body, Out)
Craig Weller (Head, Out)
Marian Gaborik (Hip, Out)
Kurtis Foster (Leg, Out)

Minnesota Projected Lineup
Brunette-Koivu-Miettinen
Fritsche-Belanger-Bouchard
Veilleux-Sheppard-Clutterbuck
Boogaard-Olvecky-Gillies

Burns-Johnsson
Schultz-Zidlicky
Skoula-Bergeron

Backström


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