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NHL : ATS Matchup
Tuesday 3/19/2013Line$ LineOU LineScore



NASHVILLE (11-12-0-6, 28 pts.) at COLUMBUS (11-12-0-6, 28 pts.)
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Tuesday, 3/19/2013 7:05 PM
Board OpeningLatest
53NASHVILLE-105Ov 5,+100-105Ov 5,+100
54COLUMBUS-115Un 5,-120-115Un 5,-120
NASHVILLE - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games11-18-0-711-18-710-172.324.62.726.7
Team Stats (Road Games)5-12-0-5.65-12-5.66-
Last 5 Games1-4-0-3.21-4-3.22-22.826.03.625.2
vs. Division2-5-0-32-5-33-
NASHVILLE Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)2967211922527149.4%931718.3%108
Team Stats (Road Games)1737101114223999.3%55712.7%51
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)5142570013010.8%16531.2%19
Team Stats (vs. Division)715932101659.1%22522.7%28
Stats Against (All Games) 772128226777310.0%952122.1%126
Stats Against (Road Games) 541619172345112.0%611626.2%91
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 185571312614.3%16318.7%29
Stats Against (vs. Division) 216762220610.2%19526.3%32
NASHVILLE - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
CHRIS MASON (All Games)7311810488.1%01-2-0.91-2-0-11-2
CHRIS MASON (Road Games)7311810488.1%01-2-0.91-2-0-11-2
CHRIS MASON (vs. Division)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
CHRIS MASON (Last 4 Games)40383386.8%00-000-0-000-0
PEKKA RINNE (All Games)272665359791.4%710-16-610-16-0-59-15
PEKKA RINNE (Road Games)151433129488.8%34-10-4.74-10-0-45-8
PEKKA RINNE (vs. Division)7720618790.8%22-5-32-5-0-33-4
PEKKA RINNE (Last 4 Games)44675886.6%01-3-21-3-0-22-1

COLUMBUS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games11-18-0-411-18-410-
Team Stats (Home Games)8-9-0+0.48-9+0.47-92.528.62.430.6
Last 5 Games3-2-0+1.73-2+1.70-41.825.01.234.0
vs. Division5-7-0-0.25-7-0.23-
COLUMBUS Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)2964162319647688.3%1121513.4%108
Team Stats (Home Games)1742101513424878.6%691217.4%73
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)59160221257.2%17211.8%12
Team Stats (vs. Division)12276127223098.7%47817.0%43
Stats Against (All Games) 76252223668758.7%971313.4%132
Stats Against (Home Games) 41101511555217.9%54611.1%72
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 6031221703.5%1417.1%7
Stats Against (vs. Division) 281186333677.6%4349.3%44
COLUMBUS - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
SERGIE BOBROVSKY (All Games)201957153293.2%38-11-0.98-11-003-14
SERGIE BOBROVSKY (Home Games)131238236094.2%25-7-1.55-7-0-23-8
SERGIE BOBROVSKY (vs. Division)8823321893.6%14-4+1.74-4-0+31-5
SERGIE BOBROVSKY (Last 4 Games)4414013697.1%12-2+0.62-2-0+10-3
STEVE MASON (All Games)111030127089.7%13-7-3.23-7-0-37-3
STEVE MASON (Home Games)6513712389.8%03-2+1.83-2-0+24-1
STEVE MASON (vs. Division)5413312392.5%11-3-1.81-3-0-22-2
STEVE MASON (Last 4 Games)441049288.5%11-3-21-3-0-23-1
CURTIS MCELHINNEY (All Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
CURTIS MCELHINNEY (Home Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
CURTIS MCELHINNEY (vs. Division)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
ALLEN YORK (All Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
ALLEN YORK (Home Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
ALLEN YORK (vs. Division)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
Average power rating of opponents played: NASHVILLE 3.32,  COLUMBUS 3.24
NASHVILLE - Schedule
2/22/2013VANCOUVER0-1L0, -105L5 unU
2/23/2013at DETROIT0-4L0, +105L5 unU
2/25/2013DALLAS5-4W0, -150W5 unO
2/27/2013at ANAHEIM1-5L0, +110L5 evO
3/2/2013at SAN JOSE1-2L0, +125L5 unU
3/4/2013at LOS ANGELES1-5L0, +115L5 unO
3/8/2013EDMONTON6-0W0, -185W5 unO
3/9/2013MINNESOTA1-2L0, -120L5 unU
3/12/2013at DALLAS4-0W0, +105W5 unU
3/14/2013at VANCOUVER4-7L0, +150L5 unO
3/15/2013at CALGARY3-6L0, +125L5 evO
3/17/2013at EDMONTON2-3L0, +100L5 ovP
3/19/2013at COLUMBUS 
3/30/2013at COLORADO 

COLUMBUS - Schedule
2/21/2013at DETROIT3-2W0, +150W5.5 unU
2/23/2013at ST LOUIS1-2L0, +190L5.5 unU
2/24/2013at CHICAGO0-1L0, +245L5.5 unU
2/26/2013DALLAS4-5L0, +100L5.5 unO
3/1/2013at CHICAGO3-4L0, +230L5 ovO
3/3/2013COLORADO2-1W0, +125W5.5 unU
3/5/2013EDMONTON4-3W0, +105W5.5 unO
3/7/2013VANCOUVER2-1W0, +140W5 ovU
3/9/2013DETROIT3-0W0, +105W5.5 unU
3/10/2013at DETROIT3-2W0, +160W5 ovP
3/12/2013VANCOUVER1-2L0, +125L5.5 unU
3/14/2013CHICAGO1-2L0, +130L5.5 unU
3/16/2013PHOENIX1-0W0, -110W5 ovU
3/23/2013at NASHVILLE 
3/26/2013at VANCOUVER 
3/28/2013at EDMONTON 
3/29/2013at CALGARY 

LAST SEASON: 48-26-8, 104 points. Lost to Phoenix 4-1 in Western semifinals.

COACH: Barry Trotz, 14th season, all with Predators, 503-424-60.

ADDED: D Scott Hannan, G Chris Mason. Re-signed forwards Mike Fisher, Sergei Kostitsyn, Colin Wilson and Paul Gaustad to multi-year deals along with D Hal Gill and Kevin Klein.

LOST: D Ryan Suter, F Jordin Tootoo, D Francis Bouillon, F Alex Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn.

PLAYER TO WATCH: D Roman Josi. The Predators will start pairing the 22-year-old defenseman with captain Shea Weber trying to replace Suter, who averaged a team-high 26 minutes and 30 seconds of ice time per game last season. Josi averaged 18:23 with the Predators going 34-15-3 with him in the lineup last season and 14-11-5 without him.

OUTLOOK: With Weber and goalie Pekka Rinne now signed through the next six years, the Predators believe that core and youth has them primed to build on consecutive trips to the Western Conference semifinals and get them to the Stanley Cup.


LAST SEASON: 29-46-7, 65 points. Missed playoffs by finishing last in the Western Conference.

COACH: Todd Richards, 2nd season with Blue Jackets, interim head coach last year, 18-21-2; 4th overall, 95-92-18 in NHL.

ADDED: RW Brandon Dubinsky, GT Sergei Bobrovsky, LW Nick Foligno, C Artem Anisimov, D Adrian Aucoin, D Tim Erixon.

LOST: RW Rick Nash; C Samuel Pahlsson; D Marc Methot; D Grant Clitsome; GT Curtis Sanford; D Brett Lebda.

PLAYER TO WATCH: Bobrovsky. Acquired in trade with Philadelphia, he'll likely either take over the starting job or push Steve Mason, who won the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year in the Blue Jackets' only playoff year in 2009 but has struggled in the past three seasons.

OUTLOOK: Coming off the worst record in the league, and with captain and lone offensive star Nash asking for a trade, the Blue Jackets transformed their roster by dealing him to the New York Rangers along with a minor-league defenseman and a third-round pick for Dubinsky, Anisimov, Erixon and a first-round pick. With three first-rounders this summer, new team president John Davidson is building for the future. These 48 games are hoped to be a first step back toward respectability.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (NASHVILLE-COLUMBUS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Predators-Blue Jackets Preview* ================================


Nashville (11-12-6) at Columbus (11-12-6), 7:00 p.m. EDT

While the Columbus Blue Jackets continue to surge behind red-hot goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, the Nashville Predators are struggling to end their slide.

Riding a team-record 10-game point streak, the Blue Jackets look to build on the latest strong performance from Bobrovsky and hand the visiting Predators a season-high fourth consecutive loss Tuesday night.

Bobrovsky made 39 saves in a 1-0 shootout victory over Phoenix on Saturday. The Blue Jackets (11-12-6) went to a shootout for the fourth straight time as they continued a push for the playoffs, as they're 6-0-4 in the last 10.

"Brick by brick we are gaining one at a time," center Mark Letestu told the Blue Jackets' official website after scoring one of his team's two shootout goals Saturday. "As long as we are gaining ground and not losing ground I think we will be happy with it."

Bobrovsky has posted an 0.73 goals-against average during his own 6-0-2 stretch, recording the first two shutouts of his career in that span.

"We've got the hot goalie and we are going to ride him as long as we can," Letestu said.

Though the Blue Jackets have managed two regulation goals and been outshot 117-80 in the last three contests, they earned four points thanks to Bobrovsky and the mostly solid defensive play in front of him. Columbus allowed 28 shots in the first two periods Saturday, but held the Coyotes to 11 in the third and overtime.

"Bottom line is we got two points and we won the game," said coach Todd Richards, whose team has killed off 31 of its last 32 short-handed situations. "That's what we are trying to do every single night and we were fortunate enough to get one (Saturday)."

Thirteen of Columbus' last 14 games have been decided by one goal. It's 8-6-6 overall in such contests and opened the season with a 3-2 shootout victory at Nashville on Jan. 19.

Bobrovsky made 32 saves in that game to help the Blue Jackets snap a four-game skid to the Predators (11-12-6), who have won three straight at Columbus but enter this contest having dropped 11 of 15 overall.

While the Blue Jackets are climbing in the Western Conference standings, the Predators are trying to avoid falling further out of playoff contention.

Nashville opened a five-game trip with a 4-0 win over Dallas last Tuesday, but it's been outscored 16-9 in three straight losses since. Pekka Rinne made 18 saves but allowed two third-period goals in a 3-2 loss to Edmonton on Sunday.

"We're not finding the way to win games right now," said star defenseman Shea Weber, who had a goal for his eighth point in seven games. "We're giving games away. We are making mistakes. It's hard to comprehend right now. We need to get things back on track."

Perhaps no Predator needs to more than Rinne, who has allowed nine goals on 35 shots in three games - two of which he was pulled from - after stopping 84 of 85 to win two of his previous three.

Rinne has posted a 1.66 GAA and a shutout during the three-game winning streak at Columbus.

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