They're coming off a close loss to the Hawks at the Madhouse and are playing at home. Yes, this will be a tough one. I'll go out on a limb and say 3-2 SO win, but I wouldn't be shocked by a regulation loss either. I'd love a Central win before we head out west for ANA, PHX, LA, etc; go Preds!
It might be time for Smith to spend some time in the AHL; I think he's missing a key component of his swagger right now.
He's out. No word if Kraken or Clown is the replacement.
Regardless, we're still better off since we don't have to play both. Whoever it ends up being, I imagine they'll only get about 5 minutes of ice time, and (assuming lines stay relatively the same) Smith and Halischuk will get a little bit more.
After seeing Tarasenko play, I say we match up Spals, Yip, and Bork against him and his line. And Webs/Josi on D.
At least with that group you can expect there to be PRESSURE ON THE DAMN PUCK.