The Predators try to win their fourth straight contest Thursday
when they visit the Minnesota Wild, who seek their first
five-game winning streak in Wild franchise history.
Nashville began the week three points behind Detroit before
defeating the Red Wings on consecutive nights. The Predators
can take sole possession of first place with a win and loss by
Detroit against Vancouver.
Paul Kariya scored a goal in his third consecutive game when he
netted the game-winner in overtime to lead Nashville in
Tuesday's 2-1 triumph over Detroit. The win raised the
Predators' mark to 6-0-3 in their last nine outings.
Although they have a four-game winning streak, the Wild remain
in last place in the Northwest Division, despite being three
games above .500.