BLUES VS. PREDATORS
When, where: 2 p.m. Saturday, Enterprise Center.
TV, radio: FSM, WXOS (101.1 FM).
About the Predators: Nashville (27-22-7) entered the weekend on the fringe of the Western Conference playoff picture, in 10th place with 61 points. The Predators are 6-4-0 in their last 10 contests, routing the New York Islanders 5-0 in their most recent game on Thursday.
The Predators have taken both games against the Blues this season, 4-2 on Nov. 23 in St. Louis and 3-2 in a shootout two days later in Nashville. In the Nov. 23 game, Nashville scored 20 seconds into the game on a Filip Forsberg goal and led 3-1 after one period, peppering Jordan Binnington with 22 shots on goal in that period. Robert Bortuzzo received a four-game suspension for cross-checking Viktor Arvidsson, resulting in a lower-body injury that sidelined Arvidsson for a month.
In the Nov. 25 game, Daniel Carr — called up from the AHL to replace the injured Arvidsson — scored the game-winner in the fourth round of the shootout.
— Jim Thomas
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