Predators visit the Red Wings following shutout victory

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Nashville Predators (8-10-0, sixth in the Central Division) vs. Detroit Red Wings (5-13-3, eighth in the Central Division)

Detroit; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Detroit Red Wings host Nashville after the Predators shut out Detroit 2-0. Pekka Rinne earned the victory in the net for Nashville after recording 24 saves.

The Red Wings are 5-13-3 against Central Division teams. Detroit is last in the league averaging only 3.1 assists per game. Filip Hronek leads them with nine total assists.

The Predators are 8-10-0 against Central Division opponents. Nashville averages 9.3 penalty minutes per game, the eighth-most in the Nhl. Mark Borowiecki leads the team serving 34 total minutes.

The teams square off for the second straight game.

TOP PERFORMERS: Robby Fabbri leads the Red Wings with a plus-three in 13 games this season. Vladislav Namestnikov has three goals over the last 10 games for Detroit.

Filip Forsberg has 17 total points while scoring nine goals and totalling eight assists for the Predators. Roman Josi has six assists over the last 10 games for Nashville.

LAST 10 GAMES: Red Wings: 3-6-1, averaging 1.8 goals, 2.9 assists, three penalties and 6.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .919 save percentage.

Predators: 4-6-0, averaging 2.2 goals, 3.6 assists, 3.3 penalties and 8.2 penalty minutes while allowing 2.9 goals per game with an .899 save percentage.

INJURIES: Red Wings: Troy Stecher: day to day (lower body).

Predators: None listed.


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