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
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