Nashville (12-2-3) at Minnesota (8-9-2) 8:00 pm EST
ST. PAUL, Minnesota (Ticker) -- The up-and-down Nashville Predators
are back on the rise once again.
The Predators go for their fifth straight victory Saturday when
they skate with the struggling Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy
Nashville opened its season with eight straight wins to come
within two victories of the NHL's best start to a season. The
Predators followed that run with a five-game losing streak, but
since have responded in impressive fashion.
The Predators posted their fourth straight victory Tuesday with
a 3-2 triumph over Los Angeles. Nashville had two power-play
goals, including Adam Hall's game-winner midway through the
third period. Eight of the Predators' last 11 goals have come
with the man advantage.
Minnesota is coming off a frustrating 3-2 loss to Calgary on
Monday in which it led, 2-0, after two periods before
surrendering three goals in the third. Mikko Koivu and Randy
Robitaille scored for the Wild, who lost their fourth straight
game and scored three goals or fewer for the 12th straight
The Predators went 2-0-2-0 against the Wild in 2003-04,
including shutout victories in each of the last two meetings.