8:06 pm
December 15

Devils @ Predators

Who will WIN this matchup?

New Jersey Devils (11-13-6)

@ Nashville Predators (21-10-1)


Starting Goalies:

Keith Kinkaid (NJ): Confirmed

Juuse Saros (NSH): Confirmed


Current odds:

New Jersey Devils: (+165)

Nashville Predators: (-185)


 The Nashville Predators aim for their fifth consecutive victory at Bridgestone Arena when they conclude their three-game homestand Saturday against the New Jersey Devils. Nashville ended November with back-to-back home losses but has won four straight on its own ice this month after edging Vancouver 4-3 in overtime on Thursday. The Predators entered the third period against the Canucks with a 3-1 lead but squandered it in the latter stages before Colton Sissons scored at 3:05 of the extra session. The 25-year-old Sissons also set up a tally in the win, giving him three goals and three assists during his four-game point streak.

• New Jersey avoided a third straight setback and ninth in 10 games on Friday as it topped visiting Vegas 5-4 in overtime. The Devils erased a three-goal deficit before Nico Hischier scored 41 seconds into the extra session as the team played without reigning Hart Trophy winner Taylor Hall, who sat out with a lower-body injury. Hall is once again questionable tonight.

• Hall, who was injured during practice on Thursday, leads the team in both assists (23) and points (31). The 27-year-old first overall draft pick of Edmonton in 2010 is one goal away from 200 for his career. Kyle Palmieri scored his club-leading 17th goal on Friday, giving him five tallies and an assist during his four-game point streak.

• Kyle Turris returned to the lineup on Thursday and recorded an assist after missing eight games with an undisclosed injury. The 29-year-old, who was selected by the Phoenix Coyotes with the third overall pick of the 2007 draft, is fifth on the team with 17 points and tied for the club lead with three power-play goals. Nick Bonino also registered a goal and an assist against the Canucks, ending his six-game point drought.

• Predators C Ryan Johansen leads the team with 26 points but has been kept off the scoresheet in two of his last three games.

• New Jersey C John Quenneville recorded one shot and blocked another in just under 12 minutes of ice time on Friday after being recalled from Binghamton of the American Hockey League earlier in the day.

• Nashville F Calle Jarnkrok’s goal on Thursday was his first since he recorded a hat trick on Nov. 17, ending his 11-game drought.

StreakSmarter Pick
Nashville Preadtors