The Nashville Predators play the Toronto Maple Leafs Thursday night. This is a rare occasion between these two teams, it seems like. In 13 years in the league, Nashville’s record against Toronto is 6-5-1-0. The 1 is a tie. Puck drops at 7 PM CDT.
Coverage in Nashville: FS-TN and 102.5 The Game
Coverage in Toronto: LeafsTV and AM640
Starting Goalies: #35 Pekka Rinne with a 9-4-3 record, 2.19 GAA, and .933 Save Percentage. #30 Ben Scrives with a 2-2-1 record, 2.92 GAA, and .904 Save Percentage
Scratches for the Predators: #11 C David Legwand and #23 W Brian McGratton. #2 D Teemu Laakso is on IR
Scratches for the Leafs: #16 F Clarke MacArthur, #28 F Colton Orr, and #38 F Jay Rosehill. #9 F Colby Armstrong, #84 F Mikhail Grabovski, and #34 G James Reimer are on IR.
Nashville Predators News and Notes:
- David Legwand practiced Wednesday but Barry Trotz says he is out for Thursday’s night game. Legwand has missed the last three games.
- Shea Weber and Ryan Suter look to be back together on the same line. Good, because they have to shut Phil Kessel down.
Toronto Maple Leafs News and Notes:
- Cody Franson is to play his former team. Ron Wilson told the media that he will be playing 7 defenseman. Franson has only played 4 games in the season with the Leafs. It is very unfortunate for him.
- Ben Scrivens gets his 4th straight start. Toronto is having some goalie problems. They can’t wait until Reimer comes back.
- Tim Connolly returns to the line up