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The Nashville Predators (18-18-5) will head to Raleigh for a Sunday night tilt versus the Carolina Hurricanes (17-16-9). This is the second half of a back to back before they return home on Tuesday.
Nashville: 102.5 The Game; FSN
Live Stream: http://livetv.sx/en/eventinfo/195574_nashville_carolina/
This is the second and final game of the regular season. In their first meeting, Carolina defeated the Predators 5-2 on December 5th at Bridgestone Arena.
LINE UP NEWS
Nashville Injuries: G Pekka Rinne (IR,Hip)
Carolina Injuries: G Cam Ward (day to day; lower body), D Jay Harrison (IR; concussion), F Jiri Tlusty (IR; appendectomy), F Riley Nash (day to day; lower body), Eric Staal (day to day; lower body injury)
Projected Nashville Scratches: F Rich Clune, D Victor Bartley
Projected Carolina Scratches: D Mike Komisarek, G Cam Ward, F Eric Staal
Wilson – Fisher - Hornqvist
Spaling – Legwand - Smith
Bourque – Cullen - Stalberg
Nystrom - Gaustad - Hendricks
Josi – Weber
Jones - Ekholm
Klein - Ellis
Skinner – Staal – Semin
Gerbe – Nash – Dwyer
Bowman – Sutter – Dvorak
Boychuk – Malhotra – Ruutu
Sekera – Faulk
Hainsey – Bellemore
Murphy – Liles
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Nashville: Mike Fisher continues to be on a tear. In his last 4 games he has 4 goals and 5 assists.
Carolina: Jeff Skinner has 6 points (5 goals, 1 assist) in his past three games.
Who scores the first goal of the game for Predators? Win a Preds player t-shirt, info here.
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