The Predators are coming off of a 3-2 victory last night in Chicago to face another Central Division rival tonight at Bridgestone Arena. The Blues last played a game on Monday when they demolished the Ducks, 5-1. Both teams are undefeated so far this season, so one team will suffer its first loss tonight.
Last season, the Predators won the season series against the Blues winning 5 of the 6 games. But the team Nashville takes on tonight is off to a very strong start this season backed by the solid play of Jaroslav Halak. In his first two games with St. Louis, Halak has let in only two goals. But Nashville is used to fighting for goals against the Blues, facing former Predator Chris Mason in goal before this off season when Mason signed with Atlanta. Out of the last 15 games between these two clubs, 11 of them have been decided by one goal.
On the injury front, the Blues are still without forward Cam Janssen who is out with a concussion.
The Predators played without Pekka Rinne or Martin Erat on Wednesday night. It has yet to be determined if Rinne will be ready to go on Thursday night. Anders Lindback made 23 saves on Wednesday night to get his first NHL career win.
The game last night against Chicago and tonight’s match against the Blues marks the first of 13 back-to-back sets the Predators will play this season. Nashville went 9-6-0 in the second game of back-to-backs a year ago, with a 7-7-1 record for the first games of the back to backs.
Game time is 7 pm CT at Bridgestone Arena. Tickets are still available. Follow the link below for a discount on tickets to the game.
Are you looking for tickets to an upcoming Predators home game? Follow this link for discounted tickets. Make an account and then use the word Preds as the code for the discount. Predators upcoming home games include Saturday against Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals, next Tuesday against the Calgary Flames. Don’t forget about Thursday, October 21 when Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins visit the Predators at Bridgestone Arena.