Originally posted on Fang Faction  |  Last updated 3/28/13
The Nashville Predators look to extend their three game win streak at home against the Phoenix Coyotes. The Predators are ranked 9th in the Western Conference and have a record of 14-13-6 with 34 points. The Coyotes are 13-15-5 with 31 points and ranked 13th in the Western Conference. Puck drops at 7:07pm CT. TV/Radio Coverage Nashville: Fox Sports Tennessee and 102.5 The Game Phoenix: Fox Sports Arizona-Plus and XTRA Sports 910 Season Series Date Away Home Result 1/28 NSH PHX 0-4 PHX 2/14 PHX NSH 0-3 NSH Line Up News Starting Goaltenders: Name W L OT GAA SV% #35 Pekka Rinne 13 10 5 2.31 .911 #31 Chad Johnson 1 0 1 0.98 .952 Projected Nashville Scratches: #15 C Craig Smith (conditioning assignment), #22 D Scott Hannan (day-to-day) and #24 W Matt Halischuk; #28 C Paul Gaustad (IR; upper body) and #33 W Colin Wilson (IR; upper body) Projected Coyotes Scratches: #12 W Paul Bissonnette and #28 W Lauri Korpikoski (day-to-day; upper body); #4 D Zbynek Michalek (IR; lower body) and #41 G Mike Smith (IR; upper body) Projected Lines Nashville #74 Sergei Kostitsyn #12 Mike Fisher #10 Martin Erat #57 Gabriel Bourque #11 David Legwand #56 Taylor Beck #16 Rich Clune #13 Nick Spaling #27 Patric Hornqvist #19 Bobby Butler #17 Chris Mueller #18 Brandon Yip #6 Shea Weber #59 Roman Josi #8 Kevin Klein #64 Victor Bartley #7 Jonathon Blum #75 Hal Gill #35 Pekka Rinne #30 Chris Mason Coyotes #26 Steve Sullivan #11 Martin Hanzal #17 Radim Vrbata #89 Mikkel Boedker #50 Antoine Vermette #19 Shane Doan #36 Rob Klinkhammer #15 Boyd Gordon #18 David Moss #37 Raffi Torres #8 Matthew Lombardi #24 Kyle Chipchura #23 Oliver Ekman-Larsson #6 David Schlemko #3 Keith Yandle #53 Derek Morris #16 Rostislav Klesla #29 Michael Stone #31 Chad Johnson #1 Jason LaBarbera Thoughts on Both Teams Predators: Nashville will look to close their four game home stand with a four game win streak Thursday night against the Coyotes. All four lines have been contributing to the scoring department, while the special teams players are doing their part to score and prevent goals. It will be quite interesting to see if Barry Trotz makes any roster change, even though he shouldn't. The saying, "don't mess with success" applies in this situation. Inserting Matt Halischuk in the lineup may be the only adjustment, but it is still to be determined who would actually come out. The three keys to victory for Nashville are 1) Beat them at their own game; 2) Stay out of the penalty box; and 3) Top lines need to produce. Coyotes: Phoenix is now desperate for wins as they are now winless in their past seven games entering tonight's contest against the Predators. Their slump has dropped them in the standings and in fear that they won't return to playoff position. Former Nashville Predator Steve Sullivan will play in his 1,000th game, conveniently at Bridgestone Arena. Sullivan is a fan favorite in Smashville and will forever be remembered in the Music City. He spent the years of 2004-11 as a Pred and scored 100 goals with the club. Phoenix Coyotes Players to Watch: Name GP G A #26 Steve Sullivan 29 5 7 #89 Mikkel Boedker 32 6 13 #19 Shane Doan 32 11 7 Who scores the first goal of the game for Predators? Win a Preds player t-shirt, info here.
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