HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Western Conference > Central Division > Nashville Predators
Notices

Nashville @ Minnesota 7:00

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
02-06-2014, 12:09 PM
  #1
AtlantaWhaler
Moderator
Thrash/Preds/Sabres
 
AtlantaWhaler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Country: United States
Posts: 11,283
vCash: 500
Nashville @ Minnesota 7:00

PREDATORS (25-23-9) at WILD (30-21-7)

TV: FS-TN, FS-N

Last 10: Nashville 6-2-2; Minnesota 5-3-2

Season series: This is the fourth of five games this season. The Minnesota Wild are 2-1-0 and have won the past two meetings. Wild goaltender Darcy Kuemper made 23 saves in earning his first NHL shutout in a 4-0 win against the Nashville Predators on Jan. 12.

Big story: In their final game before the Olympic break, the Wild will look to win the season series against the Predators and, at the same time, put more distance between them and the Vancouver Canucks in the wild-card standings in the Western Conference. The Wild (67 points) lead the Canucks by four points for the first wild-card spot.

Nashville is in last place in the Central Division, but a win against the Wild on Thursday would pull the Predators to within six points of Minnesota. While the Wild are done for three weeks following the game, Nashville will have one more chance to gain even more ground on the Wild when it returns home to play the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday.

Every team in the Central is above .500, and Nashville's 59 points are seven better than any other last-place team in the League. The Predators have won four of their past seven games but have taken at least a point in six of them, keeping them on the fringe of the Stanley Cup Playoff picture.

http://www.nhl.com/gamecenter/en/pre...vid=sb:preview

Cullen and Stalberg back. Spaling and Poile out.

This one is huge. Need the points to keep coming.

Go Preds!!!


Last edited by AtlantaWhaler: 02-06-2014 at 12:22 PM. Reason: Updated injury
AtlantaWhaler is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
02-06-2014, 12:10 PM
  #2
Roman Reigns
Sierra Hotel India
 
Roman Reigns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Echo Lima Delta
Country: United States
Posts: 3,760
vCash: 500
We need this one.

__________________
Posted by: Live in the Now
I've grown soft.
Roman Reigns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-06-2014, 12:11 PM
  #3
Phototropic
Registered User
 
Phototropic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Chattanooga
Posts: 115
vCash: 500
Glad Cullen and Stalberg are back. This game feels like the make or break point even if it is technically possible to go on a run after the Olympics.

Phototropic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-06-2014, 12:13 PM
  #4
Drake744
Unregistered User
 
Drake744's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Nashville
Posts: 2,339
vCash: 500
Cullen is gonna have a two point night in his home town against his former team. Book it.

Drake744 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-06-2014, 12:13 PM
  #5
utkpred
Registered User
 
utkpred's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 126
vCash: 500
Apparently Poile was hit in the head with a puck during skate around and was taken off on a stretcher. Seems to be responsive though.

utkpred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-06-2014, 12:22 PM
  #6
AtlantaWhaler
Moderator
Thrash/Preds/Sabres
 
AtlantaWhaler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Country: United States
Posts: 11,283
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by utkpred View Post
Apparently Poile was hit in the head with a puck during skate around and was taken off on a stretcher. Seems to be responsive though.
Updated.

AtlantaWhaler is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
02-06-2014, 12:24 PM
  #7
AEM6729
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Nashville
Posts: 1,024
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phototropic View Post
Glad Cullen and Stalberg are back. This game feels like the make or break point even if it is technically possible to go on a run after the Olympics.
It definitely feels like the make or break point because winning this and the Ducks game would put us within a respectable distance of the playoffs before the break, and because this is a four-point game and historically the Preds have **** the bed in previous do-or-die games this year. Seems like every time we're in a position to be within 4-5 points of a playoff spot with a win, we lose.

If we win tonight I might start to believe just a little bit. If we lose, I don't think we'll be making the playoffs. Maybe that's too dramatic, but at some point they need to put up or shut up.

AEM6729 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-06-2014, 12:28 PM
  #8
kovy1335
Registered User
 
kovy1335's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Cranberry Twp.
Country: United States
Posts: 1,854
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to kovy1335
Anyone heard if Hutton or Dubnyk will get the nod?

kovy1335 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-06-2014, 12:33 PM
  #9
Preds33
Registered User
 
Preds33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Nashville, TN
Country: United States
Posts: 1,996
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by kovy1335 View Post
Anyone heard if Hutton or Dubnyk will get the nod?
Cooper said Hutton was first off the ice this morning.

Preds33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-06-2014, 12:38 PM
  #10
drwpreds
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 670
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by AEM6729 View Post
If we win tonight I might start to believe just a little bit. If we lose, I don't think we'll be making the playoffs. Maybe that's too dramatic, but at some point they need to put up or shut up.
This is a big game for sure, but I don't think its make or break at all. It is probably a must win if we want to catch Minnesota, but they are not our only target anymore.

We are 4 points back of Vancouver WITH a game in hand. We will still be in the hunt even with a loss tonight.

Again, not saying its not big- the problem we have is we also have Winnipeg, Phoenix and Dallas ahead of us, so we need every point we can get.

To me, at the very least, we have to split the Minn/Anaheim games.....

drwpreds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-06-2014, 01:27 PM
  #11
kypredsfan
Weber is OUR captain
 
kypredsfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Nashville, TN
Country: United States
Posts: 4,487
vCash: 500
I think we need to beat Minny tonight to make a statement. Either we are gonna contend for a playoff spot or we can't. I hope we bury suter and his company.

kypredsfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-06-2014, 02:01 PM
  #12
Armourboy
Registered User
 
Armourboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 429
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by kypredsfan View Post
I think we need to beat Minny tonight to make a statement. Either we are gonna contend for a playoff spot or we can't. I hope we bury suter and his company.
I tend to agree. A win here maybe makes the teams above us worry that we are coming and with Rinne possibly getting better things get a bit scary. Lose the two going into the break and I don't think anyone is worried coming out of it.

Yeah we aren't playing with a full deck right now, but at some point the group we do have has to put up or go to the house. In my mind this is one of those games.

Armourboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-06-2014, 02:17 PM
  #13
jwhouk
Cheesehead Pred
 
jwhouk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Wisconsin
Country: United States
Posts: 1,737
vCash: 500
Aaron Sims on the call tonight on the radio side. Don't give him slack if he uses the words "Admirals" too much.

jwhouk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-06-2014, 04:21 PM
  #14
PredsFanFromla
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: louisiana
Country: United States
Posts: 540
vCash: 500
After all that happened to the preds today,they better come out and kick some wild butt

PredsFanFromla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-06-2014, 07:16 PM
  #15
PredsFanFromla
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: louisiana
Country: United States
Posts: 540
vCash: 500
it's so weird seeing the preds wear their home jerseys on the road

PredsFanFromla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-06-2014, 07:17 PM
  #16
RomanEmpire
Registered User
 
RomanEmpire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Nashville, TN
Country: United States
Posts: 865
vCash: 500
MDZ with a bad turnover but geez Hutton..gotta have that.

RomanEmpire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-06-2014, 07:19 PM
  #17
twig
Registered User
 
twig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 141
vCash: 500
Turnover and Hutton sucks.

twig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-06-2014, 07:19 PM
  #18
INDhockeyfan
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,257
vCash: 500
Down 1-0 already. MDZ with the turnover but Hutton has got to save that.

INDhockeyfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-06-2014, 07:20 PM
  #19
twig
Registered User
 
twig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 141
vCash: 500
Smith !!!!!!

twig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-06-2014, 07:20 PM
  #20
RomanEmpire
Registered User
 
RomanEmpire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Nashville, TN
Country: United States
Posts: 865
vCash: 500
Smith to the rescue.

RomanEmpire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-06-2014, 07:21 PM
  #21
thecloser
Registered User
 
thecloser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: brentwood, tn
Posts: 1,035
vCash: 500
Smitty's 17th. on a tear this year, proving something.

any one wanna speculate on the healthy scratch of stalberg. being shopped?

thecloser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-06-2014, 07:22 PM
  #22
RomanEmpire
Registered User
 
RomanEmpire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Nashville, TN
Country: United States
Posts: 865
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by thecloser View Post
Smitty's 17th. on a tear this year, proving something.

any one wanna speculate on the healthy scratch of stalberg. being shopped?

He's been injured the last few games.

RomanEmpire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-06-2014, 07:22 PM
  #23
INDhockeyfan
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,257
vCash: 500
Smith with the goal to tie it up. Makes that even with the goalies giving up bad goals.

INDhockeyfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-06-2014, 07:25 PM
  #24
thecloser
Registered User
 
thecloser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: brentwood, tn
Posts: 1,035
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by RomanEmpire View Post
He's been injured the last few games.
i know that, but he's off IR and they said healthy scratch. don't know if he skated today or what the extent of his injury is though

Hutton got his first NHL point on Smith's goal btw

thecloser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
02-06-2014, 07:29 PM
  #25
101st_fan
I taught Yoda
 
101st_fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Some Army fort
Country: United States
Posts: 5,459
vCash: 500
Hutton should have that goal, but Brodin with the type shot we need to see more often from our players ... around two feet off the ice, over the pad, to the side of the goalie. Too often what we see from our guys is the puck into the pads, the goalie's crest, or wide. EDIT - See Josi's shot for an example.

Smith playing hungry still.

Not sure about Stalberg. Maybe healthy enough to come off IR but still not the healthiest choice so he sits ... shopped ... or the effort from Beck over the past few games pushing him up the depth chart over Stalberg.

101st_fan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:39 AM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.