Photo: flickr Writer: Jimmy Gold
Two Western Central teams match-up on Sunday as the Nashville Predators face the Minnesota Wild. In their latest game, the Nashville Predators won 3-2 over the Edmonton Oilers. Viktor Arvidsson scored in the second period. It's been a career year so far for Viktor Arvidsson, he has 28 points. Ryan Ellis scored once for the Nashville Predators. Ryan Johansen had a great assist night with two helpers. Ryan Johansen was dishing some apples with two assists. Matt Irwin had an assist. Hopefully, playing on back-to-back nights will not be an issue for Minnesota Wild. The Nashville Predators last played on Friday.
It looks like Darcy Kuemper will get the call in this one. His team gave him a heavy workload in his last game, allowing 4 goals on 38 shots. In Darcy Kuemper's last 3 appearances, he has posted a 0.89 save percentage.
We have Pekka Rinne penciled in as the confirmed starter for the Nashville Predators. He allowed 2 goals on 32 shots during his latest appearance. He has posted a 2.67 GAA and 0.898 SV% in his last 12 games against the Minnesota Wild.
The Minnesota Wild are 15-5-0 when playing at home this season. The Nashville Predators have gone 10-12-2 on the road. The Minnesota Wild have gone 9-5 when playing Western-Central opponents this season. The Nashville Predators have gone 10-9 when playing Western-Central opponents this season. Wild have gone 11-9 when taking on winning teams. The Minnesota Wild are 11-3 when playing a team with a winning record.
This one should be a good old fashioned barn burner. We'll give the over the nod in this game.
Game Time: 8:05 PM ET
Over 5 -131