The Nashville Predators are fighting to get into the top half of the Western Conference standings, though they'll likely need to improve their play on the road to do so.
The Florida Panthers hope to end a rough stretch at home as they look to hold onto their Southeast Division lead.
Each team looks to bounce back from a loss when Nashville visits Florida on Saturday night.
The Predators (37-20-7) are coming off a 4-3 defeat to Carolina on Tuesday, their fifth loss in six road games. Nashville, which plays 10 of its final 18 away from home, is fifth in the West and chasing St. Louis and Detroit in the Central Division.
Gabriel Bourque had a goal and an assist while Craig Smith and Colin Wilson added goals Tuesday for the Predators, who were short-handed six times and allowed two power-play goals.
''We almost pulled it out,'' coach Barry Trotz said. ''We were urgent in the third period and played more of our game. We've played five games in eight nights and we were really tired. ...