GAME: Minnesota Wild (16-17-14-0) at Nashville Predators (22-16-6-2).
TIME: Monday, 8 p.m. EST.
The Nashville Predators look to extend their unbeaten streak to seven games
as they host the Minnesota Wild at the Gaylord Entertainment Center.
The Predators are unbeaten over their last six games overall (4-0-2), and
have not lost in nine straight home games (7-0-2).
Tomas Vokoun made 21 saves to earn his 20th win of the season as the
Predators beat the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 on Saturday.
"It's a disappointment not to get the shutout, but I don't play hockey for
shutouts," said Vokoun, who allowed a goal to Edmonton's Ryan Smith with nine
seconds to play. "I play for wins and we got the win."
Vokoun, who has just one shutout, improved his record to 20-16-5, tying him
with New Jersey's Martin Brodeur and Colorado's David Aebischer for the league
lead in wins.
"It's great to get my 20th win, not so much for the personal stats, but for
the team. But it's not over. We still have 34 games left. And they are going to
be 34 tough ones," he said.
The Predators' surge has moved them within nine points of the Detroit Red
Wings for first place in the Central Division. Nashville is three points behind
St. Louis for second.
The Wild have five points over their last four games, going 1-0-3 over that
stretch. Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Nick Schultz each scored as Minnesota settled
for a 1-1 tie with the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday.
The Wild have an NHL-leading 14 ties this season, including two with the
Predators, and are unbeaten in their last 24 overtime games.