It is a matchup of the top teams in the Western Conference. The Predators and Ducks have identical 43-20-7 records but Nashville owns the first tiebreaker on more regulation/overtime wins. The Predators defeated the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 on Saturday, which got them out of 1-7-0 slump in their previous eight games, and they'd like to carry that momentum into the second half of their Southern California trip.
"I'd like to just keep playing the way we're playing," Nashville coach Peter Laviolette said after the game Saturday. "The results haven't been there every game for us, and that's been frustrating, but I think the guys have played hard and tonight we were able to get it done."