* The two players that the Predators traded for on Monday were not able to meet the team in Nashville in time for the game.
* Andrei Kostitsyn and Paul Gaustad will make their Pred debuts tonight in Carolina.
* Predators defenseman Kevin Klein was scratched with an upper-body injury.
* Jack Hillen was in the lineup for he first time in seven games last night.
* Speaking of Hillen, he logged the most ice time among Predators in the first period (7:06). He also had a key blocked shot in each period.
* The Preds are 6-0-1 in the last seven games Hillen has played in.
* Rookie Craig Smith hasn’t found the back of the net since January 24.
* Los Angeles forward Jeff Carter is playing the Preds for the fifth time this season. He was formerly a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets before they traded him to Southern California last week.
* In those five games, Carter has five goals and two assists.
* Carter was held off the scoresheet last night.
* In the opening period, t...