[8:09 PM] Stars @ Predators

Who will WIN this matchup?

Dallas Stars (8-7-5)

@ Nashville Predators (8-7-3)


Starting Goalies:

Antti Niemi(DAL): Unconfirmed

Pekka Rinne(NSH): Unconfirmed


The Nashville Predators get a chance to avenge their only regulation home loss of the season when they host the Dallas Stars on Wednesday in a matchup of Central Division rivals. The Predators have won four in a row at Bridgestone Arena and own a six-game point streak at home since dropping a 2-1 decision to Dallas on Oct. 18.

Coach Lindy Ruff scratched John Klingberg from Monday night’s win for missing a team meeting and explained that he also wanted the talented young defenseman to raise his level of play. Klingberg is a minus-9 on the season after registering a plus-22 in 2015-16.

Forward Filip Forsberg, who pumped in 33 goals last season, is still stuck on one tally but has 12 assists to tie Subban for Nashville’s scoring lead. Some of Forsberg’s veteran teammates think the 22-year-old is feeling weight to produce after signing a six-year, $36 million contract in the offseason.

Rinne is 6-1-2 this month and has allowed more than two goals only once.

Stars leading scorer Tyler Seguin has six goals and seven assists in 10 road games.

Forsberg has four goals and eight points in 11 games versus Dallas.


StreakSmarts Pick: Nashville Predators

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick