Originally written on Section 303  |  Last updated 11/11/14

BUFFALO, NY - NOVEMBER 04: Jack Hillen #38 of the New York Islanders handles the puck against the Buffalo Sabres at HSBC Arena on November 4, 2009 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
LEFTOVER THOUGHTS: * 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...

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