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GAME: Edmonton Oilers (18-19-7-1) at Nashville Predators (21-16-6-2).

TIME: Saturday, 8 p.m. EST.

The Nashville Predators look to go unbeaten in regulation for an 11th straight home game, and extend their overall undefeated streak to six when they meet the Edmonton Oilers.

Nashville beat the Phoenix Coyotes 4-3 on Thursday night to improve to 6-0-3-1 in its last 10 games at Gaylord Entertainment Center. The Predators haven't lost in regulation at home since falling 4-1 to the Los Angeles Kings on Dec. 11.

Against Phoenix on Thursday, Tomas Vokoun stopped all eight shots he faced in the third period, and Scott Hartnell scored in the final minute as the Predators improved to 3-0-2 in their last five games.

After jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the first period, the Predators gave up three consecutive goals. But Nashville's Martin Erat tied the game late in the second period and Hartnell came through with 47 seconds left in the third.

"Getting a last-minute goal on the power play to get the two points rather than one was huge," said Hartnell, who has two goals in three games since returning from an ankle injury that caused him to miss 13 contests.

"It looked to me like it went off Scott Walker's stick. No matter who scored it, it was a huge goal."

The Predators will be looking to continue their strong play at home against an Edmonton club that is 5-0-1 in Nashville since the 2000-01 season.

The Oilers won their second straight game on Thursday, beating the Anaheim Mighty Ducks 1-0 at home. Edmonton has won three of four, and is 5-2-0-1 in its last eight.

Ales Hemsky scored at 14:03 of the first period, and Tommy Salo made 28 saves for his second shutout in four games.

"Tommy played great, especially in the second period when they had a couple of power plays," Edmonton coach Craig MacTavish said. "They could've easily tied the game if it wasn't for Tommy."

The Oilers and Predators meet again next Saturday in Edmonton.

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