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Penguins/Predators preview - 1/8

Penguins at Predators, 8PM ET, Sommet Center

Season records: 

Penguins, 20-17-4, 44 pts, 9th in Eastern Conference
Predators, 17-19-3, 37 pts, 14th in Western Conference

Season series:  1st meeting

Last game vs. Predators:  Penguins def. Predators, 4-1, Feb. 6, 2007.

Last game results:  Penguins def. Thrashers, 3-1, Jan. 6thAvalanche def. Predators, 2-1, Jan. 6th.

Special teams rankings: 

Powerplay:  Penguins 17.0% (19th), Predators 12.8% (28th)
Penalty Kill:  Penguins 80.3% (T-20th), Predators 83.4% (T-7th)

Probable goaltender rankings:

SV%:  Penguins - Marc-Andre Fleury .905 (28th), Predators - Dan Ellis .903 (T-30th)
GAA:  Penguins - Marc-Andre Fleury 2.92 (34th), Predators - Dan Ellis 2.83 (31st)

Notes:
- Nashville is one of just two teams in the league with a perfect record when leading after 20 minutes (9-0-0).
- Unknown whether both Ruslan Fedotenko and Pascal Dupuis are available for tonight’s game.
- Assuming he plays tonight, with a win Marc-Andre Fleury will pass Denis Herron’s 88 wins for third on the Penguins’ all-time wins list.
- The Penguins are 0-4-0 in their last four road games against the Predators.

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Originally at Blogspot, then at MVN, TheConfluence has over 1500 articles reporting Penguins news as well as jumping on my soapbox to opine constructive Penguins criticism.

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