Where: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN
When: Thursday, October 24, 8:00 PM. ET.
The Nashville Predators will be going for their second consecutive win when they take on the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night.
Wild Trying To Snap Six-Game Losing Streak To PredatorsThe Wild haven’t had a lot of success this season, but they ma nagged to bounce back from their latest losing streak by winning their last two games. They will be going for their third win in a row and first win over the predators in their last seven games when they play on Thursday night.
Minnesota has struggled offensively this season, averaging 2.33 goals per game. The team has played better in their last two games, scoring seven combined goals in the two contests. They will be hoping that they continue playing well when they face the Predators on Thursday.
Brad Hunt has been the best player on the ice for the Wild so far, leading the team with four goals and six points while Jordan Greenway leads the team with five assists.
Defense has also been a big problem for the Wild, who are giving up 3.56 goals per game. They played well in their last game and managed to shutout the Edmonton Oilers as they picked up a 3-0 win. With the Predators averaging 4.22 goals per game, the Wild will need to play as they did against the Oilers to snap their losing streak.
Predators Trying To Catch Up To ColoradoThe Predators have lost two of their last three games, which has dropped them to second place in the Central Division standings, four games behind the Colorado Avalanche. They will be trying to make up some ground with a win over the Wild, which will give them their seventh consecutive win over their division rivals.
The Predators have played well offensively, averaging 4.22 goals per game. The team is led by Ryan Ellis, who has 11 assists and 12 points for the Predators, while Viktor Arvidsson leads the team with five goals. With the Wild giving up 3.56 goals per game, the Predators should be able to top their season average.
Nashville hasn’t been consistent on the defensive end, and the team is giving up 3.44 goals per game. Despite their defensive struggles, they should be able to hold off the Wild, who have struggled to score and are averaging 2.33 goals per game.
- 16-36 in their last 52 overall.
- 2-5 in their last 7 vs. a team with a winning record.
- 6-24 in their last 30 games as an underdog.
- 16-7 in their last 23 vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- 7-2 in their last 9 Thursday games.