Originally written on Smashville 24/7  |  Last updated 10/21/14

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 21: Shea Weber #6 of the Nashville Predators skates with the puck during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on January 21, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Predators 4-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
6:30 PM CT – Predators (26-15-4) @ Rangers (28-11-4)Players to watch:NSH- Shea WeberWith Ryan Suter likely out, the onus will be on the defense to step up collectively. Look for Weber’s ice-time to be in the 28-30 minute range.NYR- Brad RichardsRichards has gone pointless over the last four games, but has 23 points in 20 career games vs. Nashville.Starting goaltenders:NSH- Pekka Rinne (2011-12 stats: 23-11-4, 2.54 GAA)NYR- Henrik Lundqvist (2011-12 stats: 19-9-4, 1.95 GAA)Injury report:NSH- Ryan Suter (upper body, doubtful), Craig Smith (flu, questionable), Jerred Smithson (lower body, out)NYR- Brandon Dubinsky (shoulder, questionable), Ruslan Fedotenko (back, questionable), Steve Eminger (shoulder, out), Jeff Woywitka (foot, out), Michael Sauer (concussion, out)Keys to the game:NSH- Neutralize Gaborik… With 23 tallies, Marian Gaborik is the runaway goal-scoring leader for the Blueshirts. Since the start of November, 17 of Gaborik’s 18 goals have come in victories. When he has an...
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