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NHL : ATS Matchup
Saturday 12/7/2013Line$ LineOU LineScore



NASHVILLE (13-13-0-3, 29 pts.) at WASHINGTON (14-12-0-2, 30 pts.)
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Saturday, 12/7/2013 7:05 PM
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59NASHVILLE+140Ov 5.5,+110+140Ov 5.5,+115
60WASHINGTON-160Un 5.5,-130-160Un 5.5,-135
NASHVILLE - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games13-16-0-0.913-16-0.910-
Team Stats (Road Games)7-8-0+1.77-8+1.75-92.327.32.829.9
Last 5 Games1-4-0-41-4-41-31.830.22.825.4
NASHVILLE Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)2965232219128217.9%921718.5%107
Team Stats (Road Games)153411149014108.3%521019.2%55
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)59252001516.0%1616.2%16
Stats Against (All Games) 83213326378599.7%971515.5%146
Stats Against (Road Games) 42161312134489.4%48714.6%76
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 142651312711.0%17211.8%21
NASHVILLE - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
MAGNUS HELLBERG (All Games)114375.0%00-1-10-1-0-11-0
MAGNUS HELLBERG (Road Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
MAGNUS HELLBERG(vs. Non-Conference)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
MAGNUS HELLBERG (Last 4 Games)114375.0%00-1-10-1-0-11-0
CARTER HUTTON (All Games)11826523789.4%14-4+1.54-4-0+24-2
CARTER HUTTON (Road Games)8719417389.2%13-4+0.63-4-0+14-2
CARTER HUTTON(vs. Non-Conference)31403587.5%10-1-1.10-1-0-10-0
CARTER HUTTON (Last 4 Games)42484083.3%10-2-2.20-2-0-20-1
MAREK MAZANEC (All Games)131235732992.2%05-7-1.75-7-0-14-7
MAREK MAZANEC (Road Games)6515414392.9%03-2+1.73-2-0+11-4
MAREK MAZANEC(vs. Non-Conference)8820118491.5%03-5-23-5-0-22-5
MAREK MAZANEC (Last 4 Games)44978688.7%00-4-50-4-0-41-2
PEKKA RINNE (All Games)9822921091.7%14-4+0.24-4-001-5
PEKKA RINNE (Road Games)43989192.9%11-2-0.61-2-0-10-3
PEKKA RINNE(vs. Non-Conference)44968689.6%03-1+2.33-1-0+21-2
PEKKA RINNE (Last 4 Games)4411210694.6%12-2+0.32-2-001-3

WASHINGTON - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games14-14-0-2.514-14-2.511-
Team Stats (Home Games)9-7-0-0.69-7-0.65-102.929.22.935.4
Last 5 Games2-3-0-2.12-3-2.11-42.433.23.235.4
WASHINGTON Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)2883183423868429.9%1062523.6%137
Team Stats (Home Games)1646111812544679.9%581627.6%76
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)512325211667.2%17317.6%18
Stats Against (All Games) 82272627249798.4%1081816.7%143
Stats Against (Home Games) 46161812015668.1%641218.7%80
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 16375121779.0%15533.3%26
WASHINGTON - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
PHILIPP GRUBAUER (All Games)1099100.0%00-000-0-000-0
PHILIPP GRUBAUER (Home Games)1099100.0%00-000-0-000-0
PHILIPP GRUBAUER (Last 4 Games)1099100.0%00-000-0-000-0
BRADEN HOLTBY (All Games)232275469592.2%012-10-0.112-10-008-13
BRADEN HOLTBY (Home Games)131243640292.2%07-5-0.27-5-003-8
BRADEN HOLTBY(vs. Non-Conference)10930728091.2%05-4+0.65-4-0+13-5
BRADEN HOLTBY (Last 4 Games)4413912690.6%02-2-1.12-2-0-11-3
MICHAL NEUVIRTH (All Games)7621519691.2%02-4-2.42-4-0-23-3
MICHAL NEUVIRTH (Home Games)4412010990.8%02-2-0.42-2-002-2
MICHAL NEUVIRTH(vs. Non-Conference)5415113790.7%01-3-2.21-3-0-23-1
MICHAL NEUVIRTH (Last 4 Games)4414012992.1%01-3-2.21-3-0-21-3
Average power rating of opponents played: NASHVILLE 3.17,  WASHINGTON 3.09
NASHVILLE - Schedule
11/10/2013at NEW JERSEY0-5L0, -110L5 evP
11/12/2013at NY ISLANDERS1-3L0, +100L5.5 evU
11/15/2013at PITTSBURGH1-4L0, +185L5.5 unU
11/16/2013CHICAGO7-2W0, +160W5.5 evO
11/19/2013at DETROIT2-0W0, +145W5.5 unU
11/21/2013at TORONTO4-2W0, +125W5.5 unO
11/23/2013NY RANGERS0-2L0, +100L5 ovU
11/25/2013PHOENIX4-2W0, +100W5.5 unO
11/27/2013at COLUMBUS4-0W0, -105W5 ovU
11/28/2013EDMONTON0-3L0, -135L5.5 unU
11/30/2013PHILADELPHIA2-3L0, -120L5 evP
12/3/2013VANCOUVER1-3L0, +125L5 ovU
12/5/2013CAROLINA2-5L0, -145L5 ovO
12/7/2013at WASHINGTON 
12/10/2013at NY RANGERS 
12/14/2013SAN JOSE 

11/10/2013at COLORADO1-4L0, +140L5.5 unU
11/12/2013COLUMBUS4-3W0, -145W5.5 unO
11/15/2013at DETROIT4-3W0, +125W5.5 unO
11/17/2013ST LOUIS4-1W0, +100W5.5 unU
11/20/2013PITTSBURGH0-4L0, +110L5.5 unU
11/22/2013MONTREAL2-3L0, -120L5.5 unU
11/23/2013at TORONTO1-2L0, +115L5.5 evU
11/27/2013OTTAWA4-6L0, -135L5.5 ovO
11/29/2013MONTREAL3-2W0, -105W5.5 unU
11/30/2013at NY ISLANDERS3-2W0, -115W5.5 ovU
12/3/2013CAROLINA1-4L0, -175L5.5 unU
12/8/2013at NY RANGERS 
12/10/2013TAMPA BAY 
12/13/2013at FLORIDA 
12/17/2013at PHILADELPHIA 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (NASHVILLE-WASHINGTON) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Predators-Capitals Preview* ============================


Nashville (13-13-3) at Washington (14-12-2), 7:00 p.m. EDT

While the Washington Capitals are in a bit of a rough patch, a matchup against the last-place Nashville Predators could help them bounce back.

Washington tries to continue its dominance of the Predators, who hope to avoid a season-worst fifth consecutive loss Saturday night.

The Capitals (14-12-2) followed a season-worst four straight defeats with back-to-back wins, but they saw their woes resume Tuesday in a 4-1 loss to Carolina. Braden Holtby allowed the game's first four goals on 23 shots through two periods before getting pulled in favor of Philipp Grubauer.

"I think every team goes through their highs and lows," said defenseman Mike Green, who provided all the offense with his first goal. "We have been very successful at going through streaks in the past, and that's maybe why it seems like we are so up and down."

The Capitals went 1 for 5 on the power play, wasting a couple of great opportunities. After going 20 for 71 (28.2 percent) on the man advantage through its first 17 contests, Washington has gone 5 for 37 (13.5 percent) during an 11-game stretch.

"I don't think it's movement, I think it's reads," coach Adam Oates said. "I don't think we're putting the puck in the right spot. ... We're not used to being stuck."

The Capitals have been outscored 19-9 during a 1-4-0 stretch at home.

"I think we just have to be mentally calm. Nobody knows exactly what we have to do. Sometimes we just make bad decisions with the puck," said Alex Ovechkin, who leads the NHL with 21 goals. "We just have to play and not think about anything. Of course we want to win, of course we want to get results, but we have to be fresh in our minds and do the simple things."

The Predators (13-13-3) could also benefit from getting back to the basics. Sitting at the bottom of the Central Division, Nashville has been outscored 13-5 during an 0-3-1 skid.

"Obviously, a tough stretch here and not playing the way we should be," said Shea Weber, who has been out since taking a puck to the face last Thursday.

The Predators, though, are hoping to have their captain available against Washington. Nashville is 7-0-0 when Weber scores and 8-1-1 when he records at least one point.

While Weber has two goals and four assists in seven career matchups in the series, Washington is 6-1-0 in those games. The Capitals are also 6-2-0 all-time in the series at home.

That doesn't bode well for a Predators team coming off Thursday's 5-2 loss to Carolina. Rookie Marek Mazanec surrendered a season worst-tying four goals on 13 shots before giving way to Carter Hutton.

"Their top guys were good tonight, and we didn't have a match for them," coach Barry Trotz told the league's official website. "Some of our top guys weren't on today. I think our core wasn't as strong. Every moment counts, and those little moments where we forget a play, or we're not ready to play, cost us."

It's unclear who the Capitals will go with in goal with Michal Neuvirth (ankle) expected to remain out through the weekend. Grubauer, who stopped all nine shots he faced Tuesday, could again see action Saturday or Sunday at the New York Rangers.

"We'll see how the games go," Oates said. "Sometimes you have no choice."

Holtby is 1-3-0 with a 4.04 goals-against average in his last four home games. He has never faced Nashville.

Predators center Matt Hendricks, who spent the previous three seasons with Washington, faces his former team for the first time.

Ovechkin has five goals and four assists in seven games versus Nashville.

Last Updated: 8/30/2015 4:52:11 AM EST

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