Originally written April 12, 2013 on Fang Faction:
The Nashville Predators seek the playoffs once again in a battle against the Dallas Stars at home. Nashville is ranked 13th in the Western Conference with 38 points and a 15-18-8 record. Dallas is 10th in the Western Conference with 41 points and a record of 19-17-3. Puck drops at 7:08pm CT. TV/Radio Coverage Nashville: SportSouth and 102.5 The Game Dallas: Fox Sports Southwest+ and 1310AM Season Series Date Away Home Result 2/25 DAL NSH 4-5 NSH OT 3/12 NSH DAL 4-0 NSH Line Up News Starting Goaltenders: Name W L OT GAA SV% #35 Pekka Rinne 14 14 7 2.29 .916 #31 Richard Bachman 4 3 0 3.72 .860 Projected Nashville Scratches: #12 C Mike Fisher (hand) and #18 W Brandon Yip (lower body); #28 C Paul Gaustad (shoulder; out) #33 C Colin Wilson (upper body; out) and #57 W Gabriel Bourque (upper body; out) Projected Dallas Scratches: #28 W Lane McDermit, #32 G Kari Lehtonen (groin; questionable) and #58 D Jordie Benn Projected Lines Nashville #56 Taylor Beck #11 David Legwand #27 Patric Hornqvist #74 Sergei Kostitsyn #13 Nick Spaling #24 Matt Halischuk #16 Rich Clune #52 Austin Watson #15 Craig Smith #50 Daniel Bang #17 Chris Mueller #19 Bobby Butler #6 Shea Weber #59 Roman Josi #8 Kevin Klein #64 Victor Bartley #75 Hal Gill #7 Jonathon Blum #35 Pekka Rinne #30 Chris Mason Dallas #13 Ray Whitney #14 Jamie Benn #12 Alex Chiasson #25 Matt Fraser #20 Cody Eakin #21 Loui Eriksson #24 Eric Nystrom #38 Vernon Fiddler #72 Erik Cole #60 Antoine Roussel #23 Tom Wandell #40 Ryan Garbutt #6 Trevor Daley #3 Stephan Robidas #4 Brendan Dillon #33 Alex Goligoski #27 Aaron Rome #36 Philip Larsen #31 Richard Bachman Nilstorp Dallas Stars Players to Watch: Name GP G A #21 Loui Eriksson 39 10 15 #14 Jamie Benn 32 8 19 #13 Ray Whitney 23 9 11 Who scores the first goal of the game for Predators? Win a Preds player t-shirt, info here.

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