April 5th, Minnesota Wild @ Nashville Predators, 7 PM CT
How about we go next to a game that’s happening tonight. A game the Nashville Predators desperately need to stop the bleeding. Their playoff chances remain strong for at least a wildcard spot according to MoneyPuck.com, but a win over the Wild would be a big statement that they’re back in form.
This will be the third meeting of the season, and the Predators have dominated the second-place Wild in both matchups by final scores of 5-2 and 6-2. Filip Forsberg has three goals and two assists in those games, while the Predators went with backups Connor Ingram and David Rittich in net and got strong performances from each of them.
You have to have this one tonight. This team has a dark cloud over it, and they’ve shown they matchup well against the Wild. A better start to the game is needed badly, as contributing writer Max Greenberg outlined.
With a win the Predators can stay firmly in the wildcard race, while also leaving an outside chance to climb back into the top-three conversation by making up ground on second-place Minnesota.