With their longest homestand of the season complete, the Nashville Predators have trekked to Western Canada for a pair of contests, beginning tonight in Vancouver against the Canucks. It's the first of three meetings between the two clubs this season.
After dropping two straight in regulation, the Predators rebounded to win their last two outings, including a 2-1 victory over Buffalo on Monday night. Nashville remains without forwards Viktor Arvidsson, Filip Forsberg and Kyle Turris, as well as defenseman P.K. Subban, all of whom are on Injured Reserve.
The Preds just completed a stretch of 13 games in 24 days, and even with the injuries, the club managed to post a 7-5-1 record during that period. Now, it's a matter of continuing to find success, even without some of their star players.