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Nashville Predators (22-18-1)


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Suddenly surging Predators host shaky Lightning

The Nashville Predators have flipped the script on their strange season.

Less than a month ago, they were also-rans, serving as foils for the rumor mill that was anticipating which playoff-contending teams would pluck talent from their lineup before the April 12 trade deadline.

But Saturday, as they face the defending Stanley Cup-champion Tampa Bay Lightning in Nashville, these same Predators are the hottest team in the NHL, winners of nine of their past 10 games and in solid playoff position.

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Leaders
Points: F. Forsberg29
Plus/Minus: M. Ekholm11
Shots on Goal: V. Arvidsson128
PIM: M. Olivier68
Win: J. Saros13
Shutouts: J. Saros2
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 105 (21)
Shots: 1237 (8)
PP%: 21.0% (15)
Penalty Minutes: 384 (3)
Assists: 169 (27)
SH Goals: 3 (10)
Standings
Central
  W L OTL Pts
Carolina 27 9 3 57
Tampa Bay 27 11 2 56
Florida 26 11 4 56
Nashville 22 18 1 45
Chicago 18 18 5 41
Dallas 14 14 10 38
Columbus 15 19 8 38
Detroit 13 23 6 32
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 116 (15)
Shots Against: 1267 (8)
PK%: 73.8% (28)
Penalty Minutes: 332 (12)
Shutouts: 3 (10)
Sv%: 0.908 (12)
Injuries
Date Player Status
4/8 M. Olivier Lower-body injury - left game (day-to-day)
4/8 E. Tolvanen Lower-body injury (day-to-day)
4/6 D. Fabbro Undisclosed injury - left game (day-to-day)
4/1 A. Carrier Undisclosed injury - left game (IR)
3/27 F. Forsberg Upper-body injury (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/9 D. Farrance Designated for assignment Taxi squad
4/9 T. Lewington Designated for assignment Taxi squad
4/8 D. Farrance Called up from minors from taxi squad
4/8 T. Lewington Called up from minors from taxi squad
4/7 R. Pitlick Designated for assignment Taxi squad
4/6 R. Pitlick Called up from minors from taxi squad
4/5 G. Mismash Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
4/3 T. Lewington Called up from minors from taxi squad
4/3 J. Davies Called up from minors from taxi squad
4/3 M. McCarron Called up from minors from taxi squad