Los Angeles Kings vs Nashville Predators: January 31 2024 at 6:30 pm
The Predators almost never play at home on a Wednesday night, and their three games this year is more than I can remember, at least in quite some time. It only seems logical that one of them would make this list, and this one takes the cake.
First of all, it is a special 6:30 puck drop, and although it has not officially been announced, it is almost sure to be on national television. Additionally, it is not their first return, but it is always fun when fans can see former Predators back in the building, and they will get to see Viktor Arvidsson and Kevin Fiala on the other side.
We will not know it until way closer to the time of the game, but this could be a pivotal one as far as determining how legitimately the Predators are in the playoff hunt. The season still remains a bit of a mystery right now, but the one thing that should be expected is gelled chemistry and overall improvement as the season progresses.
The season will be over halfway completed at this point, so we should have a more clear idea of where the Predators stack up against teams like the Kings, who should be well in the playoff race. Both teams also do want to implement that speed and skill approach to their games, making the results of this game potentially even more indicative of where the Predators are in their new approach.
It will be a big occasion against a big opponent, and will say a lot about the state of their team, so they need to bring their absolute best that night.