Welcome to the Predlines Morning Skate November 8, 2013 edition. Thanks for coming to visit.
Colin Wilson tied a career high with 4 points (2 goals and 2 assists) on Wednesday night against the Colorado Avalanche to lead the way in Nashville’s 6-4 win. For his performance, Wilson was named the NHL.com first star of the night. This is the first time this season that someone from the Preds has been named the first star. Carter Hutton also makes an appearance on the three-star standings.
The Nashville Predators announced that they recalled Taylor Beck and assigned Filip Forsberg to Milwaukee. Beck made his NHL debut last season and tallied 7 points (3 goals and 4 assists) in 16 games while averaging 16:06 in time on ice. He has 5 points (3 goals and 2 assists) in 8 games this season for Milwaukee. Forsberg has been the odd-man out lately. He has been a healthy scratch a couple of times and played limited minutes in others. Forsberg has 5 points in the 11 games played this season (ironically, the same amount as Martin Erat). Forsberg needs to play some top-6 minutes to further his development and adaptation to the North American game. We have to remember, he is still only 19 years old and has a lot of time to grow.
For Preds, and maybe Blackhawks fans, the team announced it has opened up single-game tickets for the upcoming November 16 game against the Blackhawks. The Preds’ ticket policy requiring ticket purchases for multiple games before allowing fans to purchase a ticket to this game was a hot topic earlier this year.
Check back later for a preview of tonight’s Preds game against the Winnipeg Jets.