Central Division: Three Central Teams In Action Saturday

The entire Central Division once again had the day off yesterday, joining all the other teams in the league other than Anaheim and Dallas. Today three of them get back to the action, while the other two wait for tomorrow.

Around The Central Division: February 9, 2013

YESTERDAY

There were no games in the Central Division yesterday.

Transactions

Detroit Red Wings recalled F Joakim Andersson from Grand Rapids (AHL) and placed G Jonas Gustavsson on injured reserve.

Standings

NHL Central Division standings 2-8-13

Leaders

Points: Patrick Kane (CHI) – 18
Goals:
Patrick Kane (CHI) -8
Assists:
Patrick Kane (CHI) – 10
PIM:
Jared Boll (CBJ) – 46
Wins:
Corey Crawford (CHI) – 6
GAA:
Pekka Rinne (NSH) – 1.81
SV%:
Pekka Rinne (NSH) – .933

TODAY

Week 3 of the Nashville Predators schedule sees another game against MinnesotaNashville Predators (5-2-3) at Minnesota Wild (4-5-1)
7:00 p.m. CST
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The Preds get a second crack at Ryan Suter as they visit Minnesota for the second time this season. The Preds won that game and are currently riding a four-game winning streak. The Wild have dropped three in a row and their offense is sputtering. Check out my preview.

Central Division fourth-place team, the Detroit Red Wings

Five straight at home for Detroit starts with the Oilers. (PHOTO: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)

Edmonton Oilers (4-3-3) at Detroit Red Wings (5-4-1)
1:00 p.m. CST

Edmonton’s young corps of former number-one picks has shined at times this season, but they’ve also struggled against weaker teams like Colorado. Detroit, with its ever-rotating lineup and questionable defensive corps, has been similarly schizophrenic. It’s the first of five games at home for the Red Wings, who are currently looking up at the Predators, Blues, and Blackhawks from fourth place.

Octopus Thrower expects a win. Oil On Whyte has been pleased with the Oilers’ progress this season.

Pacific Division vs Central Division

There might be lots more fally-downy in St. Louis tonight. (PHOTO: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports)

Anaheim Ducks (7-2-1) at St. Louis Blues (6-4-0)
7:00 p.m. CST

St. Louis has taken a beating lately and they don’t get a break tonight with the Ducks in town. Even with the loss to Dallas last night the Ducks are still atop the Pacific Division. The Blues, meanwhile, have lost three games in a row and are still without starting goalie Jaroslav Halak. After such a great start it’s strange to think that they’re in danger of slipping into fourth place in the Central Division.

Topics: Central Division, Nashville Predators

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