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The Nashville Predators hit the road after earning 7 out of a possible 10 points during their 5 game home stand. They begin a double header in Canada tonight with a game against the 5-2-0 Montreal Canadiens. Nashville has been unsuccessful in their limited efforts on the road – they fell 4-2 in St-Louis on their season opener and dropped a 3-1 decision in Colorado. Montreal is 2-1-0 at home. The Canadiens are doing well in the goals for and against departments, ranked 4th place in the league in both categories. They are ranked 7th for Powerplay and 19th for Penalty kill. The Predators are 25th (GF), 17th (GA), 16th (PP) and 25th (PK).
Nashville: Fox Sports Tennessee and 102.5 The Game
Montreal: CBC Hockey night in Canada (en), RDS (fr), English Radio, French Radio
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This is the first time these teams have played each other this season.
Line Up News
#35 Pekka Rinne
#31 Carey Price
Nashville Injuries: #59 D Roman Josi (IR; concussion)
Montreal Injuries: /67 Max Pacioretty
Projected Nashville Scratches: #13 W Nick Spaling and #16 W Rich Clune
Projected Montreal Scratches: # 40 D Nathan Beaulieu
Players to Watch
Nashville: #7 C Matt Cullen - Cullen was able to tally his first goal as a Predator on Thursday for the only Nashvile goal of the game. It was a nice goal that required some amount of composure: a sitting puck into over a spralled Jonathan quick - the kind that a lot of Predators may haeve missed. The goal is his third point of the season - but more than that he is starting to look a lot better next to linemates Bourque and Smith.
Montreal: #76, D, P.K. Subban - Leading the team in points and assists, Subban is a (very) early thought for the Norris Trophy. The Defenseman is averaging 24 minutes of ice time a night and has 2 goals, 8 assists to show for it. Subban is also an eager contributor to the powerplay, with five of his points coming on the man advantage. Subban's goals are generally a bit more finess than the howitzer's that Weber will score. Look for him to sneak into the high slot for a shooting opportunity. Subban leads the league for defenseman in points and assists and is tied for goals. He is tied for third overall in points and second overall for assists.
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BEST OF MAXIM
MONTREAL -- Seth Jones' goal with 1:27 left spoiled a 35-save performance by Montreal's Carey Price and helped the Nashville Predators beat the Canadiens 2-1 on Saturday night.Nashville captain Shea Weber also scored for the Predators (4-3-1), who got 28 saves from Pekka Rinne.
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Seth Jones' goal with 1:27 left spoiled a 35-save performance by Montreal's Carey Price and helped the Nashville Predators beat the Canadiens 2-1 on Saturday night.
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The first-line left wing suffered the injury during an awkward fall in Montreal's 3-0 win in Winnipeg on Tuesday.
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Montreal Canadiens forward Daniel Briere left the 2-1 loss Saturday against the Nashville Predators with a concussion.
Briere was skating through the Nashville zone without the puck when he was hit from the blindside by Predators forward Eric Nystrom at 2:53 of the second period.
"I looked at the replay to see what happened" Nystrom said. "We were both looking looking...
According to The Canadian Press, the Montreal Canadians will be without Max Pacioretty in the lineup for the next three weeks with a strained left hamstring.
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