The Opposition:Winnipeg made quick work of Minnesota in Round One, defeating the Wild in five games, including a combined score of 7-0 in Games 4 and 5. Mark Scheifele and Dustin Byfuglien share the team lead in points with five, followed by Patrik Laine, Blake Wheeler and Paul Stastny with four points each.
"[Read More: Preds Projected Lineup vs. Jets][Read More: Preds Believe They're Positioned to Win Game 2]Forward Austin Watson, who left Game 1 in the first period and did not return, joined his teammates for practice on Saturday, a welcome sight at the prospect of their leading postseason scorer being able to return for Game 2. Laviolette had this to say on Watson following Saturday's practice: "It's a good sign he skated today. We have decisions that we'll make tomorrow, but we don't have anything to report on him. "Video: NSH Recap: Fiala scores lone goal in Game 1 lossLast Time Out:Kevin Fiala scored the lone goal for the Predators in Game 1 with Kyle Turris and Ryan Ellis collecting assists.
Now, they'll have to go right through each other with only one advancing to the Western Conference Final when it's all over. [Read More: Preds Projected Lineup vs. Jets][Read More: Third Line Becomes Nashville's Secret Weapon]"They finished just a couple of points behind us and they went through their first-round opponent pretty good, so I think we know what we're up against, " Predators Head Coach Peter Laviolette said of facing the Jets. "We've seen them, we know their team, they know us and it should be a great series.
Preds vs. Jets, Game 2: How to Watch, Live StreamA 48-shot effort in Game 1 wasn't enough, so the Nashville Predators will try to reverse course tonight in Game 2, presented by Nissan, and even their Round Two series with the Winnipeg Jets. The Preds aren't close to "must-win" territory yet when it comes to mathematics, but there's no doubt they'd prefer to avoid heading to Winnipeg down 2-0 in the series, making tonight's contest one that should provide a hefty amount of desperation from the home club.
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Watson and Forsberg have four goals each; Sisson has scored on three occasions. Video: Turris, Arvidsson and Ekholm talk Game 2 adjustmentsThe Opposition:Mark Scheifele scored twice in Game 1, upping his team-leading totals to six goals and seven points in the playoffs. Blake Wheeler has six points, while Paul Stastny, Patrik Laine and Dustin Byfuglien each have five points in the postseason.
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"There's certainly things we can do better, and we'll try to take those adjustments and improvements and bring them into Game 2, but for me, it's just about that realization that we lost, " Preds Head Coach Peter Laviolette said Saturday. "We have to win a hockey game… We have to win one to start, but at the end of the day, you have to win four. Now we have to do it in six games.
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Netminder Connor Hellebuyck has allowed just one goal in his past three games and carries a. 940 save percentage in six starts. Game 1 Notes:The Predators fired 48 shots on goal in Game 1, their most in a regulation playoff game in franchise history. Nashville's 20 first-period shots set a franchise playoff record for most shots in a single period. Nashville's 48 shots are the most by a team in regulation in this season's Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Preds had 87 total shot attempts, with 48 on goal, 26 blocked by Winnipeg and 13 missing the net.
Ellis also briefly left Game 1 after getting accidentally clipped in the face by the skate blade of Jets defenseman Ben Chiarot as the two fell to the ice. Ellis required stitches, but later returned, and said he felt good following Saturday's practice. Laviolette also reiterated his confidence in goaltender Pekka Rinne on Saturday after Rinne was pulled in favor of Juuse Saros to begin the third period in Game 1. Watson and Colton Sissons continue to lead the club in playoff scoring with seven points apiece, followed by Filip Forsberg and Mattias Ekholm with six points each.
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Watson and Sissons share the team lead in scoring with seven points apiece, followed by Filip Forsberg and Mattias Ekholm with six points each, and then Bonino and Ryan Johansen with five. Watson and Forsberg are tied for the team lead with four goals, followed by Sissons with three. Bonino, Johansen, Viktor Arvidsson and Craig Smith have each recorded two goals in the postseason. Netminder Pekka Rinne started all six games for the Preds in the first round.
and features the Smash Plane. The Jack Daniels Barrel House opens at 4:30 p. for Fifth Third cardholders and all arena doors open at 5 p. ahead of the 7 p. start. For more information on all things Stanley Cup Playoffs, visit the Preds Playoff Hub. Watch & Listen:Tonight's games from Nashville can be seen on NBCSN in the United States and Sportsnet in Canada. The game can also be heard on 102.
5 goals per game in those victories. Notables Versus Winnipeg:In their careers when facing the Jets, Ryan Johansen has 23 points (11g-12a), Mike Fisher has 22 points (10g-12a) and Roman Josi has 19 points (2g-17a). Josi tied the Preds franchise record for assists and points in a game with five on Feb. 27 at Winnipeg. Rinne is 15-4-1 in his career against Winnipeg with a 2. 41 goals-against average,.
916 save percentage and two shutouts. Video: Preds are set to begin Round 2 series with JetsWhen You Go:Game 1 of Round Two between the Predators and Jets comes with a 7 p. m. CT start tonight at Bridgestone Arena. All fans in attendance will receive a Gold rally towel presented by the Tennessee Lottery and Fox 17, as well as noise-activated bracelets upon entry into the building. A pregame Plaza Party, presented by Lee Company, begins at 4 p.
"The Predators have practiced for two days in Nashville since returning home from Colorado, with Austin Watson receiving maintenance days. Watson was the only player not on the ice on Thursday. Video: The Preds top the Avalanche in six games in Round OneRound One Recap:Nashville defeated Colorado in their opening-round series four games to two, including a 5-0 win in Denver in Game 6 to eliminate the Avalanche. The Predators third line of Nick Bonino, Colton Sissons and Austin Watson emerged as the most effective trio of the series, recording nine goals and 19 points between the three of them in six games.
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Four of Scheifele's five points are goals; Laine and Tyler Myers have each scored twice. Connor Hellebuyck, a fellow Vezina Trophy nominee with Rinne, posted a. 924 save percentage and two shutouts in Round One. Video: Bonino, Fiala preview Game 1 of Jets vs. PredatorsAll-Time Meetings:In the regular season, the Predators are 23-12-(1)-4 all-time against the Jets franchise, including a 14-6-(0)-0 record at Bridgestone Arena. Overall, Nashville has earned at least a point in four of its last five meetings with Winnipeg, including a 3-1-1 record against the Jets in 2017-18. The Predators have won four of their last five games over the Jets on home ice, averaging 4.
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