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NHL : ATS Matchup
Sunday 1/12/2014Line$ LineOU LineScore



MINNESOTA (24-18-0-5, 53 pts.) at NASHVILLE (19-20-0-7, 45 pts.)
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Sunday, 1/12/2014 7:05 PM
Board OpeningLatest
11MINNESOTA+110Ov 5,-105+120Ov 5,-105
12NASHVILLE-130Un 5,-115-140Un 5,-115
MINNESOTA - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games24-23-0+0.724-23+0.714-222.427.12.527.5
Team Stats (Road Games)8-15-0-5.58-15-5.55-
Last 5 Games4-1-0+4.24-1+4.22-13.423.02.029.6
vs. Division8-8-0+0.68-8+0.66-72.428.82.624.5
MINNESOTA Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)4711430354361212768.9%1492919.5%199
Team Stats (Road Games)2346131118456387.2%721318.1%80
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)5171961311514.8%16425.0%29
Team Stats (vs. Division)1638101313234618.2%46817.4%66
Stats Against (All Games) 11935403951212919.2%1473020.4%198
Stats Against (Road Games) 69232320387159.7%791924.1%112
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 10244011486.8%14214.3%17
Stats Against (vs. Division) 411313141539210.5%43716.3%65
MINNESOTA - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
NIKLAS BACKSTROM (All Games)201853748389.9%26-12-5.96-12-0-47-5
NIKLAS BACKSTROM (Road Games)111035932590.5%23-7-33-7-0-23-3
NIKLAS BACKSTROM (vs. Division)7618216087.9%12-4-1.62-4-0-14-1
NIKLAS BACKSTROM (Last 4 Games)441079992.5%03-1+2.43-1-0+32-0
JOSH HARDING (All Games)292869064493.3%317-11+4.717-11-0+57-16
JOSH HARDING (Road Games)121229527593.2%04-8-4.34-8-0-42-7
JOSH HARDING (vs. Division)101020619293.2%16-4+2.26-4-0+22-6
JOSH HARDING (Last 4 Games)4411210291.1%02-2-0.72-2-0-11-2
DARCY KUEMPER (All Games)31564987.5%01-0+1.81-0-0+20-1
DARCY KUEMPER (Road Games)31564987.5%01-0+1.81-0-0+20-1
DARCY KUEMPER (vs. Division)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
DARCY KUEMPER (Last 4 Games)31564987.5%01-0+1.81-0-0+20-1

NASHVILLE - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games19-27-0-4.719-27-4.717-202.429.43.029.4
Team Stats (Home Games)11-13-0-1.811-13-1.89-92.529.53.029.0
Last 5 Games1-4-0-31-4-32-32.432.23.026.2
vs. Division6-7-0+0.66-7+0.64-72.428.53.033.2
NASHVILLE Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)461093638341413528.1%1402820.0%188
Team Stats (Home Games)2459211918127078.3%721622.2%103
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)512363001617.5%10110.0%22
Team Stats (vs. Division)133112117113718.4%451022.2%49
Stats Against (All Games) 13740474379135210.1%1442618.1%234
Stats Against (Home Games) 711528244569610.2%771722.1%116
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 153732213111.5%13215.4%21
Stats Against (vs. Division) 39151311024319.0%48816.7%72
NASHVILLE - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
MAGNUS HELLBERG (All Games)114375.0%00-1-10-1-0-11-0
MAGNUS HELLBERG (Home Games)114375.0%00-1-10-1-0-11-0
MAGNUS HELLBERG (vs. Division)114375.0%00-1-10-1-0-11-0
MAGNUS HELLBERG (Last 4 Games)114375.0%00-1-10-1-0-11-0
CARTER HUTTON (All Games)201648844090.2%17-9+0.37-9-006-6
CARTER HUTTON (Home Games)8519217691.7%03-2+1.43-2-0+11-2
CARTER HUTTON (vs. Division)9825723390.7%04-4+14-4-0+12-5
CARTER HUTTON (Last 4 Games)43817288.9%00-3-30-3-0-31-2
MAREK MAZANEC (All Games)242162756790.4%08-13-4.28-13-0-49-9
MAREK MAZANEC (Home Games)141336733089.9%05-8-35-8-0-26-5
MAREK MAZANEC (vs. Division)21656193.8%01-0+1.61-0-0+21-0
MAREK MAZANEC (Last 4 Games)441069589.6%01-3-21-3-0-22-2
PEKKA RINNE (All Games)9822921091.7%14-4+0.24-4-001-5
PEKKA RINNE (Home Games)5513111990.8%03-2+0.83-2-0+11-2
PEKKA RINNE (vs. Division)431039592.2%11-2-11-2-0-10-2
PEKKA RINNE (Last 4 Games)4411210694.6%12-2+0.32-2-001-3
Average power rating of opponents played: MINNESOTA 3.14,  NASHVILLE 3.18
MINNESOTA - Schedule
12/17/2013VANCOUVER3-2W0, -110W5 unP
12/19/2013at PITTSBURGH2-5L0, +100L5 evO
12/22/2013at NY RANGERS1-4L0, -105L5 unP
12/23/2013at PHILADELPHIA1-4L0, +125L5 evP
12/27/2013at WINNIPEG4-6L0, +100L5 ovO
12/29/2013NY ISLANDERS4-5L0, -200L5 ovO
12/31/2013ST LOUIS1-2L0, +125L5 ovU
1/2/2014BUFFALO4-1W0, -180W5 unP
1/4/2014WASHINGTON5-3W0, -120W5 ovO
1/7/2014at LOS ANGELES2-1W0, +180W5 unU
1/9/2014at PHOENIX4-1W0, +165W5 ovP
1/11/2014COLORADO2-4L0, -120L5 ovO
1/12/2014at NASHVILLE 
1/21/2014at DALLAS 

NASHVILLE - Schedule
12/17/2013CHICAGO1-3L0, +125L5.5 unU
12/19/2013at TAMPA BAY2-4L0, +105L5 ovO
12/21/2013MONTREAL3-4L0, -105L5 unO
12/23/2013BOSTON2-6L0, +125L5 unO
12/27/2013at DALLAS1-4L0, +130L5.5 unU
12/28/2013LOS ANGELES3-2W0, +145W5 unP
12/30/2013DETROIT6-4W0, -105W5 ovO
1/2/2014at BOSTON2-3L0, +180L5 ovP
1/4/2014at FLORIDA4-5L0, +100L5 ovO
1/5/2014at CAROLINA1-2L0, -105L5.5 unU
1/7/2014SAN JOSE3-2W0, +120W5.5 evU
1/9/2014ANAHEIM3-4L0, +130L5.5 unO
1/11/2014OTTAWA1-2L0, -115L5.5 unU
1/16/2014at PHILADELPHIA 
1/23/2014at VANCOUVER 
MINNESOTA: ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - That buzz created by signing two big stars turned out to be a false start for the Minnesota Wild.
First there was the lockout. Then they sputtered through a shortened season, barely made the playoffs and were bounced out quickly by the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks.
Well, here's their chance to try again. Coach Mike Yeo kept his job, and the Wild added players around centerpieces Zach Parise and Ryan Suter.
Minnesota opens the season at home Oct. 3 against the Los Angeles Kings.
NASHVILLE: NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Making the playoffs has become so automatic for the Nashville Predators that they didn't react well to finishing below .500 for the first time in a decade.
They went shopping in a very big way hoping to make sure thatdoesn't happen again.
The Predators opened free agency signing five of the seven players they added on the first day. Right wing Viktor Stalberg from Stanley Cup champ Chicago is the key addition, and they also added Eric Nystrom, and Matt Hendricks and center Matt Cullen, who helped Carolina win the Stanley Cup in 2006.
"It shows all the commitment," captain Shea Weber said. "They made those moves, and they addressed the needs we have. They filled some spots, and obviously everyone's going to see what those guys are capable of. And we're going to see what they can do in the locker room as well."
Nashville will be looking for its eighth playoff berth in a decade this season trying to bounce back from a 16-23-9 record that put them 14th in the Western Conference.
"We feel like we're back to having the depth and the pieces to do what we need to do," Nashville coach Barry Trotz said.
The Predators will need scoring from the new players.
They averaged just 2.27 goals per game last season, tying Florida for the worst scoring average in the NHL. Stalberg is expected to be the biggest addition if he can prove that all he needed was more playing time after struggling to find ice time behind the offensive stars in Chicago. He tied for fifth in goals in Chicago despite ranking 20th in minutes per game last season.
"All the guys in the locker room expect us to be back in the playoffs this year and to make a run," Stalberg said. "We got what it takes in here. It's a matter of putting it all together and finding a way to win hockey games."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (MINNESOTA-NASHVILLE) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Wild-Predators Preview* ========================


Minnesota (24-17-5) at Nashville (19-20-6), 7:00 p.m. EDT

The Minnesota Wild's latest winning streak came up one shy of a season high.

Now the Wild head to Nashville on Sunday night looking to start another as they face the slumping Predators.

The Wild (24-19-5) had won four in a row before Saturday's 4-2 home loss to Colorado. Dany Heatley assisted on a pair of goals Charlie Coyle scored 40 seconds apart to tie it 2-all in the second period, but the Avalanche scored twice on six third-period shots to reacquaint their Central Division foes with the loss column.

"It's not like we played terrible that game," Coyle said. "We can learn from stuff, carry it over to tomorrow night and go from there."

It was Coyle's second career multipoint game and Heatley's first in 24 contests, all of it coming in one shift.

"Certainly, that was a great shift," said Wild coach Mike Yeo, who is looking for others to step up with top forwards Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu sidelined. "We need guys to step up. It's got to be different guys every night. Despite that we have guys out, we have guys that are capable."

After reestablishing himself by winning three straight starts with a 1.67 goals-against average, Niklas Backstrom allowed three goals on 17 shots.

"We weren't giving up much," Yeo told the team's official website. "Maybe we could have done a few more things to create here and there, but we had the puck a majority of the time. It's frustrating, not to get at least a point there for sure."

Backstrom, shouldering the load while Josh Harding remains on injured reserve with an illness, is 2-0-0 with a 1.71 GAA in his last three starts against the Predators.

A win would have brought Minnesota within four points of Colorado. Instead, it fell eight back.

Farther down in the Central standings, Nashville (19-20-8) has one win in its last six games after Saturday's 2-1 home shootout loss to Ottawa.

"We've had some difficult stretches where we absolutely deserved to get two points and haven't been able to do it, but we come out and play hard every night," Nashville coach Barry Trotz said. "That's something everyone in that room can hang their hat on."

Mike Fisher, now with 11 points in his last eight games, scored a third-period goal to help ensure the Predators a point in the standings. In order to gain footing in the Central, though, they're going to need considerably more than their 1-1-1 record on the current five-game homestand.

"We've got to let this one go in about an hour from now," Trotz told the team's official website. "We've got the Minnesota Wild (on Sunday) and that might be an even bigger two points and we need to go after that and get the Wild. There's no looking back. We've just got to look forward. It's a good point and they're a good team."

The Wild have won three of four against the Predators, splitting two games this season with the home team winning each.

Wild defenseman Ryan Suter has four assists in his last four games against his former team. This will be his third trip back to Nashville after spending the first seven years of his career there.

Last Updated: 5/20/2018 4:28:39 PM EST

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