After what was arguably the game of the season on Tuesday night in Winnipeg, the Nashville Predators are poised for another record-breaking outing tonight in Edmonton against the Oilers.
Thanks to Nashville's 6-5 win over the Jets, Preds General Manager David Poile is now tied with Glen Sather as the NHL's all-time winningest GM with 1,319 career victories. As a result, Nashville's next victory will place Poile alone atop the record books in the category.
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It was also a banner start to Nashville's four-game trip with Preds Captain Roman Josi collecting five assists on Tuesday, tying the franchise record for most assists and points in a single game. Plus, forward Ryan Hartman, who was appearing in his first contest with the Predators after being acquired on Monday prior to the trade deadline, recorded the game-winner with one minute left in regulation. The goal gave the Predators a win in regulation when trailing by two goals with less than 10 minutes left in the third period for just the third time in franchise history.
Video: Preds score three unanswered goals to beat Jets, 6-5
Last Time Out:
In addition to Hartman's heroics, Kyle Turris, Mattias Ekholm, Ryan Johansen and Craig Smith (two goals) all found the back of the net in Tuesday's thrilling win, while Pekka Rinne earned his 33rd victory of the season.
Defenseman P.K. Subban continues to lead the Predators in scoring with 48 points, followed by Viktor Arvidsson and Roman Josi with 44 points apiece, and then Filip Forsberg with 42. Smith became Nashville's third 20-goal scorer of the season on Tuesday night, joining Arvidsson (22) and Kevin Fiala (20) to lead the team in the category.
Edmonton had won three straight before a meeting in San Jose on Tuesday night, a 5-2 loss to the Sharks. Former Preds winger Pontus Aberg, acquired by the Oilers last weekend, recorded an assist in his debut.
Connor McDavid leads the Oilers with 28 goals and 75 points, followed by Leon Draisaitl with 20 goals and 57 points. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has posted 16 goals and 31 points on the season. Goaltender Cam Talbot is 22-24-2 in net; Al Montoya is 2-1-1 with the Oilers.
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The Predators are 41-23-(3)-3 all-time against the Oilers, including a 20-11-(0)-3 all-time against Edmonton on the road. Nashville has won 11 consecutive games against Edmonton, its longest active winning streak against an opponent. During the streak, the Preds have outscored the Oilers 33-13 and limited them to two-or-fewer goals 10 times, including four shutouts. The Preds have won five straight over the Oilers on the road.
Notables Versus Edmonton:
Juuse Saros set a Preds franchise record for most saves in a shutout when he posted 46 versus the Oilers on Dec. 14. Ryan Johansen has six points (1g-5a) in his last six games against the Oilers, and P.K. Subban has tallied 17 points (2g-15a) in 15 career games against Edmonton, including a current three-game point streak (4a).
Watch & Listen:
Tonight's game from Edmonton comes with an 8 p.m. CT start time with Predators Live Pregame beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Fox Sports Tennessee. The game can also be heard on 102.5 The Game and the Predators Radio Network.
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