Nashville Predators coach Barry Trotz doesn't feel at ease with his team's spot in the Western Conference standings, but at least the club has plenty of upcoming home games to help make its postseason push.
The St. Louis Blues don't have that luxury.
The Predators go for their first 10-game home point streak in five seasons on Thursday night when they try to win their fifth straight this season over the Blues, who open a road-heavy portion of their schedule.
Despite Nashville (35-19-6) maintaining a three-point edge over sixth-place Chicago with Tuesday's 3-1 victory over Northwest Division-leading Vancouver, Trotz is far from comforted by his team's position. Eighth-place Los Angeles is just 10 points back.
"We're at home here, and you've got to get some points," Trotz said following the opener of the four-game stretch at Bridgestone Arena. "... we've got a little bit of separation from eight place, but it's not enough."
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