"It's going to be tough (catching Detroit). If we put a few wins together and get on a roll, you never know, but our focus is making sure we get in (the playoffs)." -- Predators center Mike Fisher
"We don't have any big-time difference makers up front, dynamic guys where you go, ‘If you stop him, you stop that whole team,' " Predators coach Barry Trotz said Thursday morning at the Pepsi Center. "We have a lot of good players that can contribute."
With 92 points and five regular-season games remaining, the Predators are in seventh place in the Western Conference -- six points behind the division-leading Red Wings, whom they meet Saturday at what is expected to be a sold-out Bridgestone Arena.