After completing a back-to-back set away from home last weekend, the Nashville Predators return to Bridgestone Arena to begin a four-game home stand tonight, starting with the Calgary Flames. It's the second of three meetings between the two this season; Nashville hung on for a 4-3 victory in Alberta last month.
Nashville is coming off a 4-3 win in Columbus on Sunday, capped off by a game-winning goal from Mattias Ekholm in the third period and 35 saves in net by Juuse Saros. Ryan Ellis, Kevin Fiala and Calle Jarnkrok also tallied in the contest and P.K. Subban added two helpers to give him points in three straight.
Ryan Johansen's 40 points continue to pace the Preds, followed by Viktor Arvidsson with 39 and Filip Forsberg with 36. Arvidsson's 18 goals are tops on the team, while James Neal has scored 17 times and Forsberg on 16 occasions. Subban has seven points in his last five outings, Roman Josi has seven points in his last six games and Jarnkrok has 11 points in his previous 11 overall. Pekka Rinne is 22-15-6 on the season, Saros has gone 6-5-2.