|11||TAMPA BAY||+120||Ov 6,-115||+125||Ov 6,-105|
|12||NASHVILLE||-140||Un 6,-105||-145||Un 6,-115|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||7-3-0||+3.2||7-3||+3.2||6-4||3.4||32.7||3.1||30.8|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||-1.5||3-2||-1.5||3-1||3.8||27.4||3.6||33.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||20||74||20||26||25||3||5||656||11.3%||74||22||29.7%||129|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||10||34||9||12||11||2||1||327||10.4%||36||13||36.1%||59|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||19||2||12||4||1||1||137||13.9%||19||8||42.1%||36|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||58||21||12||24||1||3||641||9.0%||75||13||17.3%||86|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||31||12||6||12||1||0||308||10.1%||35||9||25.7%||48|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||18||6||3||9||0||0||166||10.8%||19||7||36.8%||27|
|LOUIS DOMINQUE (All Games)||7||7||226||201||88.9%||0||5-2||+2.6||5-2-0||+3||5-2|
|LOUIS DOMINQUE (Road Games)||6||6||186||163||87.6%||0||4-2||+1.6||4-2-0||+2||5-1|
|LOUIS DOMINQUE(vs. Non-Conference)||2||2||66||56||84.8%||0||1-1||-0.1||1-1-0||0||2-0|
|LOUIS DOMINQUE (Last 4 Games)||4||4||120||107||89.2%||0||3-1||+1.8||3-1-0||+2||3-1|
|ANDREI VASILEVSKIY (All Games)||13||13||412||382||92.7%||0||9-4||+0.2||9-4-0||+1||5-7|
|ANDREI VASILEVSKIY (Road Games)||4||4||122||114||93.4%||0||3-1||+1.6||3-1-0||+2||1-3|
|ANDREI VASILEVSKIY(vs. Non-Conference)||6||6||171||157||91.8%||0||3-3||-2.6||3-3-0||-2||2-4|
|ANDREI VASILEVSKIY (Last 4 Games)||4||4||141||130||92.2%||0||3-1||-0.2||3-1-0||0||2-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||6-3-0||+0.9||6-3||+0.9||4-4||3.2||33.0||2.3||28.2|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-2.2||2-3||-2.2||3-2||3.2||38.4||3.2||28.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||20||67||14||24||27||2||9||655||10.2%||78||11||14.1%||108|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||9||29||6||11||12||0||4||297||9.8%||41||7||17.1%||44|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||16||0||6||9||1||1||192||8.3%||24||3||12.5%||24|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||47||14||21||11||1||2||595||7.9%||64||13||20.3%||76|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||21||5||10||6||0||1||254||8.3%||33||7||21.2%||36|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||16||5||7||3||1||1||142||11.3%||15||2||13.3%||21|
|PEKKA RINNE (All Games)||11||11||316||298||94.3%||2||8-3||+3.2||8-3-0||+2||2-8|
|PEKKA RINNE (Home Games)||5||5||141||133||94.3%||2||4-1||+2.3||4-1-0||+2||1-3|
|PEKKA RINNE(vs. Non-Conference)||3||3||105||102||97.1%||1||3-0||+3||3-0-0||+3||0-3|
|PEKKA RINNE (Last 4 Games)||4||4||106||99||93.4%||0||2-2||-1.2||2-2-0||-2||1-3|
|JUUSE SAROS (All Games)||10||9||278||251||90.3%||0||6-3||+1.6||6-3-0||+2||7-2|
|JUUSE SAROS (Home Games)||4||4||112||100||89.3%||0||2-2||-1.4||2-2-0||-1||3-1|
|JUUSE SAROS(vs. Non-Conference)||3||3||87||79||90.8%||0||3-0||+3||3-0-0||+3||3-0|
|JUUSE SAROS (Last 4 Games)||4||4||119||105||88.2%||0||2-2||-1||2-2-0||-1||3-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: TAMPA BAY 2.98, NASHVILLE 3.14|
|10/24/2018||at COLORADO||1-0||W||0, -120||W||6.5 un||U|
|10/26/2018||at VEGAS||3-2||W||0, -110||W||5.5 ev||U|
|10/27/2018||at ARIZONA||1-7||L||0, -110||L||5.5 un||O|
|10/30/2018||NEW JERSEY||8-3||W||0, -165||W||5.5 ov||O|
|11/1/2018||NASHVILLE||1-4||L||0, -125||L||6 un||U|
|11/3/2018||at MONTREAL||4-1||W||0, -135||W||6 un||U|
|11/4/2018||at OTTAWA||4-3||W||0, -245||W||6 ov||O|
|11/6/2018||EDMONTON||5-2||W||0, -200||W||6 ev||O|
|11/8/2018||NY ISLANDERS||4-2||W||0, -225||W||6 un||P|
|11/10/2018||OTTAWA||4-6||L||0, -320||L||6 ov||O|
|11/13/2018||at BUFFALO||1-2||L||0, -125||L||6 ov||U|
|11/15/2018||at PITTSBURGH||4-3||W||0, +100||W||6 ov||O|
|11/17/2018||at PHILADELPHIA||6-5||W||0, -105||W||6.5 un||O|
|11/19/2018||at NASHVILLE|| |
|11/25/2018||NEW JERSEY|| |
|10/23/2018||SAN JOSE||4-5||L||0, -135||L||5.5 un||O|
|10/25/2018||at NEW JERSEY||4-3||W||0, -120||W||5.5 ov||O|
|10/27/2018||EDMONTON||3-5||L||0, -205||L||5.5 ov||O|
|10/30/2018||VEGAS||4-1||W||0, -175||W||5.5 ev||U|
|11/1/2018||at TAMPA BAY||4-1||W||0, +105||W||6 un||U|
|11/3/2018||BOSTON||1-0||W||0, -145||W||5.5 ev||U|
|11/7/2018||at COLORADO||4-1||W||0, -125||W||5.5 ov||U|
|11/10/2018||at DALLAS||5-4||W||0, -145||W||5.5 un||O|
|11/12/2018||at ANAHEIM||1-2||L||0, -155||L||5.5 un||U|
|11/13/2018||at SAN JOSE||4-5||L||0, +125||L||5.5 ov||O|
|11/15/2018||at ARIZONA||1-2||L||0, -160||L||5.5 un||U|
|11/17/2018||LOS ANGELES||5-3||W||0, -230||W||5.5 un||O|
|11/19/2018||TAMPA BAY|| |
|11/21/2018||ST LOUIS|| |
|11/23/2018||at ST LOUIS|| |
|TAMPA BAY: LAST SEASON: 54-23-5, 113 points. Won Atlantic Division. |
LOST to Washington Capitals in Eastern Conference Finals.
COACH: Jon Cooper (sixth NHL season, 242-143-40, 36-28 playoffs).
ADDED: F Andy Andreoff.
LOST: F Chris Kunitz, G Peter Budaj, D Jake Dotchin.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Nikita Kucherov. Kucherov has taken the mantle from Steven Stamkos to become the Lightning's most dynamic player. He scored a career-high 40 goals in 2016-17 and followed it up with 39 goals and 100 points last season. Kucherov signed an 8-year, $76 million contract extension in July.
OUTLOOK: Even with the surprising announcement of Steve Yzerman stepping down as general manager, it's business as usual for the Lightning. The roster remains largely unchanged from last season and another deep playoff run is expected as long as Kucherov, Stamkos, Brayden Point, Victor Hedman and Andrei Vasilevskiy stay healthy.
|NASHVILLE: LAST SEASON: 53-18-11, 117 points. Won first Presidents' Trophy. |
LOST Game 7 to Winnipeg Jets in Western Conference semifinals.
COACH: Peter Laviolette (fifth season, 17th NHL season).
ADDED: D Dan Hamhuis.
LOST: C Mike Fisher, F Scott Hartnell, D Alexei Emelin.
PLAYER TO WATCH: G Pekka Rinne. He turns 36 in November and is in the final year of his current contract coming off a season where he won the Vezina Trophy after being a finalist three other times. Rinne carried the Predators to their first Presidents' Trophy going 42-13-4 with eight shutouts, a 2.31 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage. He also earned his 300th career victory on Feb. 22.
OUTLOOK: The Predators' goal remains winning the Stanley Cup that has eluded them the past two seasons after a loss in the Stanley Cup Final followed by a Game 7 loss to the Winnipeg Jets in the Western Conference semifinals. They kept their core together with their biggest offseason moves signing defenseman Ryan Ellis, backup goalie Juuse Saros, forward Ryan Hartman to extensions. Nashville is expecting more growth from center Ryan Johansen, forwards Filip Forsberg, Viktor Arvidsson, Kevin Fiala and rookie Eeli Tolvanen to keep the Predators competitive in the deep Western Conference.
|Jarnkrok to lead Predators vs. Lightning after hat trick|
Since becoming the Nashville Predators' coach before the 2014-15 season, Peter Laviolette has frequently sung the praises of forward Calle Jarnkrok, trumpeting his versatility and ability to play a 200-foot game.
Never has Jarnkrok proven more valuable to Nashville than during Saturday night's 5-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings. After tallying an even-strength goal in the second period, he tied the score with a power-play marker at 5:44 of the third period, then untied it with a shorthanded goal at 11:54.
Not only was it the first hat trick of his career, it was just the second time in franchise history a player has scored an even-strength, power-play and shorthanded goal in the same game. It was also just the seventh time since 2013-14 it has happened in an NHL game.
Jarnkrok will try for an encore Monday night when the Predators entertain the Tampa Bay Lightning in a marquee matchup at Bridgestone Arena.
"I thought he played terrific," Laviolette said of Jarnkrok. "Forget about the goals, it was just the game in general. I thought he was really moving, he was competing, did an excellent job on his line and got a power-play opportunity. He certainly did a good job at that as well. The shorthanded goal is a real big goal."
Jarnkrok's career night allowed Nashville (14-5-1) to snap a three-game losing streak and maintain its Central Division lead over Minnesota. The Predators also tied two other teams for the league lead with 14 victories.
One of those teams is Tampa Bay (14-5-1), which went overtime Saturday to outlast Philadelphia 6-5. The Lightning blew a 5-1 lead with less than 10 minutes left in regulation, coughing up four goals in just over six minutes. But they emerged with two points as Anthony Cirelli notched his fourth goal 1:47 into the extra period.
Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper was relieved to pick up the win, but called the performance one of the five worst by his team this year.
"It was a weird game," he said. "We're up 5-1 and I don't think the game felt like we were up 5-1. And it started getting physical there. It kind of gave the crowd a little bit of life. Then they started getting breaks they probably deserved. From a coach's perspective, it's probably not one you're too happy with, but I'm sure the fans were pretty entertained."
The Lightning lead the league in goals, averaging more than 3 ' per game with great depth up front. But the absence of goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy, who's out for at least another month to six weeks with a broken foot, has left them vulnerable defensively.
Former Arizona backup Louis Domingue is the team's present starter. His 3.58 goals-against average and .889 save percentage will remind no one of Vasilevskiy, although Domingue did score an overtime win last year in Nashville.
The Predators won the teams' first meeting this year on Nov. 1, taking a 4-1 decision as Pekka Rinne came off injured reserve to save 42 shots. Rinne (7-2-1, 1.67, .943) is expected to start this one.
|Last Updated: 2/21/2019 6:44:44 AM EST|