Originally written on Smashville 24/7  |  Last updated 11/20/14

DALLAS - OCTOBER 14: Defenseman Ryan Suter #10 of the Nashville Predators at American Airlines Center on October 14, 2009 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
7:00 PM CT – Predators (33-18-6) @ Red Wings (39-17-2)Players to watch:NSH- Ryan SuterNot only does Suter have nine points in the last nine games, but he has seven points in his last seven games against the Wings.DET- Todd BertuzziBertuzzi has picked up an assist in each of his last five games against Nashville. He will be an important player tonight with Zetterberg out.Starting goaltenders:NSH- Pekka Rinne (2011-12 stats: 31-12-6, 2.41 GAA)DET- Joey MacDonald (2011-12 stats: 4-1-1, 1.72 GAA)Injury report:NSH- Patric Hornqvist and Brian McGrattan (upper body, out)DET- Henrik Zetterberg (lower body, out), Jimmy Howard (finger, out), Dan Cleary (knee, out), Patrick Eaves (concussion, out)Keys to the game:NSH- Set the tone early… In the Red Wings’ 21-game home win streak, they have out-scored their opponents 31-9 in the first period. It’ll be important for the Preds to weather the early storm and not let the Wings settle into their puck possession game. An early goal wouldn’t hurt, ...
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