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7:00 PM CT – Predators (30-16-4) @ Wild (24-18-7)Players to watch:NSH- Craig SmithIs Smith starting to break out of his funk? The rookie All-Star has points in three consecutive games. Also, his 18 road points lead the team.MIN- Dany HeatleyHeatley is on pace for 25 goals and 56 points, which would be his worst season since the lockout. However, he has 10 goals and 19 points in 15 career games vs. Nashville.Starting goaltenders:NSH- Pekka Rinne (2011-12 stats: 28-11-4, 2.36 GAA)MIN- Niklas Backstrom (2011-12 stats: 13-12-4, 2.43 GAA)Injury report:NSH- Francis Bouillon and Jerred Smithson (upper body, probable)MIN- Mikko Koivu (shoulder, out), Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Guillaume Latendresse (concussion, out), Jarod Palmer (upper body, out)Keys to the game:NSH- Play Predator Hockey… Some are worried that the Preds’ momentum is going to be halted by the All-Star break. To get back into the groove, they have to come out of the gates playing Predator Hockey against a desperate Wild te...
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