Nashville Predators (28-18-4, fourth in Central) vs. Florida Panthers (35-10-5, first in Atlantic)
Sunrise, Florida; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Florida welcomes Nashville in an effort to extend its nine-game winning streak at home.
The Panthers are 23-3-0 at home. Florida leads the Eastern Conference with seven shorthanded goals, led by Aleksander Barkov with four.
The Predators are 14-9-4 on the road. Nashville ranks seventh in the Western Conference with an average of 5.3 assists per game, led by Roman Josi with 0.8.
The teams will face off on Tuesday for the first time this season.
BEST PERFORMERS: Jonathan Huberdeau has a total of 70 points for the Panthers, 17 goals and 53 assists. Mason Marchment has 16 points in Florida’s last 10 games.
Josi leads the Predators with 51 points, scoring 13 goals and adding 38 assists. Alexandre Carrier has six assists in Nashville’s last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Panthers: 8-2-0, averaged 4.2 goals, seven assists, 4.3 penalties and 9.5 penalty minutes while allowing 2.7 goals per game with a .906 save percentage .
Predators: 4-5-1, averaging 2.9 goals, 5.2 assists, 5.8 penalties and 15.6 penalty minutes while allowing 2.7 goals per game with a .918 save percentage.
INJURIES: Panthers: Jonas Johansson: out (covid-19), Markus Nutivaara: out (undisclosed).
Predators: Nick Cousins : out (lower body), Thomas Novak: out (health protocols).
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