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The Nashville Predators (0-2-0) will play their home opener against the Minnesota Wild (0-0-2) at 7:10pm CST. Tuesday night's match will be the first time these teams faceoff as divisional rivals.
Nashville: Fox Sports Tennessee and 102.5 The Game
Minnesota: Fox Sports North, Fox Sports Wisconsin and KFAN 100.3
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This will be the first meeting this season between the two teams.
Line Up News
Projected Starting Goaltenders:
#35 Pekka Rinne
#37 Josh Harding
Nashville Injuries: #9 C Filip Forsberg (probable; lower body), #25 W Viktor Stalberg (IR; shoulder) and #59 D Roman Josi (indefinitely; concussion)
Minnesota Injuries: #11 W Zach Parise (probable; illness),
Projected Nashville Scratches: #13 C Nick Spaling and #59 D Roman Josi
Projected Minnesota Scratches: #39 D Nate Prosser and #55 D Matthew Dumba
Wilson -- Fisher -- Hornqvist
Bourque -- Cullen -- Smith
Nystrom -- Legwand -- Forsberg
Clune -- Gaustad -- Hendricks
Jones -- Weber
Bartley -- Klein
Ellis -- Ekholm
Parise -- Koivu -- Pominville
Heatley -- Granlund -- Zucker
Niederreiter -- Brodziak -- Cooke
Mitchell -- Konopka -- Fontaine
Suter -- Brodin
Spurgeon -- Scandella
Ballard -- Stoner
Players to Watch
Nashville: #3 D Seth Jones: "Suter's replacement" will get to make his home rookie debut and will have a big role Tuesday night. With Roman Josi being out indefinitely with a concussion, it is likely Jones will be paired alongside Shea Weber, despite both having right handed shots. In Friday's game in Colorado, Jones led the team in time on ice with 25:46.
Minnesota: #20 D Ryan Suter: The number one hated man in Smashville right now is former-Predator Ryan Suter. In the first two games of the season for Minnesota, Suter played over thirty minutes in each, making him the NHL's time on ice leader thus far.
Who scores the first goal of the game for Predators? Win a Preds player t-shirt, info here.
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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom is day-to-day with a knee strain after he was injured in Tuesday's loss in Nashville.
Backup goalie Josh Harding will start for Minnesota in Thursday's game against Winnipeg. Wild coach Mike Yeo said Backstrom will be reevaluated later Thursday to determine whether he will be able to back up Harding.
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Minnesota Wild center Charlie Coyle will miss three to four weeks with a sprained knee.
The Wild announced the timetable for Coyle's recovery on Sunday night. The second-year player was hurt Saturday night in the team's overtime loss to Anaheim.
Left wing Jason Zucker was recalled from Iowa of the AHL to take Coyle's place. Zucker played in 20 games last season. Both...
Goaltender Niklas Backstrom left the Wild's game against the Predators Tuesday 11:14 into the first period after a collision with Nashillve's Eric Nystrom.
The former Wild forward was on a breakaway when he was slashed from behind by Wild defenseman Keith Ballard causing him to lose his footing and fall into Backstrom.
The contact caused the back of Backstrom's right...
Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom has hurt his right leg in the first period against the Nashville Predators, knocking him out of the game.
The Wild said after the first period Tuesday night that Backstrom will be evaluated Wednesday for a lower body injury.
Backstrom was pushed back into the post at 11:14 of the first when Wild defenseman Keith Ballard tripped Predators...
With disappointing results in a back-to-back performance to open the season, Pekka Rinne had another opportunity to get Nashville’s first win of the season. In their home opener at Bridgestone Arena, the third time was the charm for Rinne and the Predators.
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from Katie Carrera of the Washington Post,
On June 30, Seth Jones became not only the highest-drafted African American player in NHL history as the fourth overall pick, but also the new face of diversity in the league. It’s not a position he asked for, but one that he is ready to fill.
“Anything I can do to help the sport of hockey grow,” Seth Jones said. “Whether...
Ryan Suter has played in seven Nashville Predators home openers in his career while establishing himself as one of the NHL's top defensemen, but he almost certainly won't be celebrated in the eighth.
Suter makes his second visit to Nashville on Tuesday night while looking to help the Minnesota Wild avoid dropping their first three games for the first time.
Filip Forsberg and Colin Wilson scored power-play goals 39 seconds apart in the first period, and the Nashville Predators earned their first win of the season with a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night in their home opener.
Eric Nystrom added his first career penalty shot goal all in the first period for Nashville, matching the goals the Predators had totaled in...
The start to the season for the Nashville Predators has gone from bad to worse. In addition to losing their first two games they have also lost one of their top defenseman in Roman Josi.
Josi was on the receiving end of a huge hit from Colorado's Steve Downie on Saturday night and according to the team Josi suffered a concussion.
Photo Source: Mark Buckner, Getty Images
A disappointing week had the Predators going 0-0-2 to open up the season and dragged many frustrated Preds fans out of the woodwork. Blaming everything from offense, to Rinne to defense and, of course, coach Trotz, few of them took the time to remember that it was still early days.
The two losses weren't the optimal...
Will the Predators be able to score enough goals this season? Despite only have three in the first two games, the Predators are confident the goals will come...
Ryan Suter is expecting to hear more boos tonight, but he still has emotions returning to Nashville...
The Nashville Predators (1-2-0) were able to record their first win of the season against Central Division rival the Minnesota Wild (0-1-2), 3-2, Tuesday night. Minnesota now remains the only team winless in the Central, but are tied with Nashville in points. Head coach Barry Trotz, goalscorers Filip Forsberg and Eric Nystrom, and captain Shea Weber speak about the win below.
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