Nashville Predators (42-23-8) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (45-21-6)
TV: ROOT, NHLN-US, FS-TN
Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA
Winger/turncoat Alexander Radulov is returning to the Predators tonight and everyone is all excited. NHL.com has a video calling this game a possible Stanley Cup preview.
We fully expect Radulov to jump back on a plane to the KHL if the Predators lose tonight's game. He might leave as soon as the Pens score, so he won't have to deal with that whole "going through adversity with your team" thing that we know he dislikes so very much.
Steve Sullivan used to be a Predator. Hal Gill used to be a Penguin. Marc-Andre Fleury and Pekka Rinne both have 39 wins this season, which is the most in the NHL. How many times do you think you'll hear those three pieces of information tonight?
Season Series: 0-0-0
Last Meeting That Counted: October 21, 2010. Penguins won 4-3 [OT]
What we said in our recap: