The second installment of a four-game home stand commences tonight at Bridgestone Arena as the Nashville Predators host the Vancouver Canucks on the final day of November.
It's been a banner month for the Preds, posting an NHL-best 10-2-1 record during the span, and they'll look to tie a franchise record tonight with an 11th win in November. Nashville has collected points in 11 of their last 12 outings, with 10 of those being wins.
The Predators also have an opportunity to set a franchise record tonight if they're able to score a power-play goal. Nashville has tallied on the man advantage in each of their 11 home games this season, tying a club record. The Preds own the NHL's third-best power play, operating at 25.8 percent (24-for-93) on the season, and also possess the NHL's best home power play by a wide margin, converting on 40 percent (18-for-45) of its opportunities at Bridgestone Arena.
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Last Time Out:
After falling to Carolina in a shootout on Sunday, Nashville bounced back with a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena. Filip Forsberg, Austin Watson and Roman Josi tallied for the Preds, while Pekka Rinne made 37 saves for his 14th win of the season.
Forsberg continues to lead the team in scoring with 12 goals and 25 points, followed by P.K. Subban with 18 points, and then Viktor Arvidsson and Ryan Johansen who have 16 points apiece.
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The Canucks come into Nashville having lost three straight, including a 5-2 defeat at the hands of the New York Islanders on Tuesday. Rookie forward Brock Boeser leads the team in scoring with 11 goals and 22 points. Bo Horvat has posted 10 goals and 18 points, while Sven Baertschi and Tomas Vanek have 17 points apiece. Jacob Markstrom owns a 6-8-3 record in goal for the Vancouver; Anders Nilsson is 5-2-1.
The Predators are 27-33-2-6 all-time against the Canucks, including a 15-13-1-6 record vs. Vancouver at Bridgestone Arena. Nashville is 6-3-1 in their last 10 games against the Canucks, including wins in three of their last four meetings.
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Notables Versus Vancouver:
Craig Smith tallied a career-high three assists on Dec. 1, 2011, against Vancouver, while Roman Josi has five points (5a) in his last four games against the Canucks. Ryan Johansen (Port Moody), Colton Sissons (North Vancouver) and Kyle Turris (New Westminster) are all from the Vancouver area; Matt Irwin (Victoria) is also from the province of British Columbia.
When You Go:
Bridgestone Arena doors open at 5:30 p.m. CT ahead of tonight's 7 p.m. start against the Canucks.
Tonight marks the debut of Smashville Self-Serve kiosks, which will be located at the Hot Chicken Stand outside of Section 109, the Ole Mole Stand near the SoBro Entrance and at the Hunt Brothers Pizza Station at Section 310. Fans are invited and encouraged to check out this new concession option this evening. For more information on the Smashville Self-Serve kiosks, click here.
The Nashville Predators Foundation, in partnership with Delaware North Concessions, is adding $1 buttons for all November home games. Add $1 onto any concession purchase at tonight's game and donate directly to a local organization.
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Watch & Listen:
Tonight's game from Nashville comes with a 7 p.m. CT start time with Predators Live Pregame beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Fox Sports Tennessee. The game can also be heard on 102.5 The Game and the Predators Radio Network. Plus, follow @PredsNHL on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat for updates from Bridgestone Arena.
Listen to a Live Radio Feed (only active during the game broadcast window).
Watch a Live Stream of the game on the Fox Sports Go App or Watch on NHL.TV.