Series (Game 2 of 4)

Series tied 2-2

Game 1: Saturday, November 19th
Game 2: Thursday, December 1st
Game 3: Thursday, January 26th
Game 4: Thursday, April 13th

Wild 1

(10-11-3, 23 pts)

Predators 2

(16-4-3, 35 pts)

8:00 PM ET, December 1, 2005

Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee

1 2 3 T
MIN 1 0 01
NSH 1 1 02

J. Smithson (Predators - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

D. Roloson (Wild - G): Saves: 44, Save Pct.: .957

A. Hall (Predators - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

Minnesota (10-11-2) at Nashville (15-4-3) 8:00 pm EST

Minnesota (10-11-2) at Nashville (15-4-3) 8:00 pm EST

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Ticker) -- The Nashville Predators hope Tomas Vokoun can build off his first shutout of the season when the Minnesota Wild come to town Thursday.

The Predators are coming off Tuesday's 2-0 victory over Calgary as Vokoun made 31 saves for his 13th career shutout. Vernon Fiddler and Scott Hartnell scored for Nashville, which has won three of its last four games.

Minnesota lost for the fifth time in seven games, dropping a frustrating 3-2 shootout decision to Columbus on Wednesday. The Wild dominated the majority of regulation but were unable to beat goaltender Pascal Leclaire in the shootout.

Mikko Koivu and Randy Robitaille scored in regulation for Minnesota but both failed on their shootout attempts. Manny Fernandez played well in net, making seven of his 29 saves during a furious overtime.

Nashville is 11-2-0 at home and Minnesota is just 3-6-2 on the road.

The Wild won the first meeting between the teams this season, posting a 4-2 home triumph on November 19 behind a pair of goals by rookie defenseman Kurtis Foster and three assists from Koivu.