Game 3 Preview: Nashville Predators vs. Vancouver Canucks 4/26/2024

Game 5 Preview: Nashville Predators vs. Vancouver Canucks 4/30/2024

The Nashville Predators will play game three of their series against the Canucks coming off a win on Tuesday night to tie the series at a game apiece.

Nashville Predators (1-1-0) vs. Vancouver Canucks (1-1-0)

When: Friday, April 26
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Where: Bridgestone Arena (Nashville, TN)
TV: TBS

Scoring Leaders

(2023-24 Regular Season Stats)

Nashville Predators

Points: Filip Forsberg – 94
Goals: Filip Forsberg – 48
Assists: Roman Josi – 62

Vancouver Canucks

Points: J.T. Miller – 103
Goals: Brock Boeser – 40
Assists: Quinn Hughes – 75

Expected Line Combinations

Nashville Predators

Filip Forsberg – Ryan O’Reilly – Gustav Nyquist
Mark Jankowski – Tommy Novak – Luke Evangelista
Anthony Beauvillier – Colton Sissons – Jason Zucker
Kiefer Sherwood – Michael McCarron – Cole Smith
Ryan McDonagh – Roman Josi
Jeremy Lauzon – Alexandre Carrier
Spencer Stastney – Luke Schenn

Vancouver Canucks

Pius Suter – J.T. Miller – Brock Boeser
Nils Hoglander – Elias Pettersson – Ilya Mikheyev
Dakota Joshua – Elias Lindholm – Conor Garland
Phil Di Giuseppe – Teddy Blueger – Sam Lafferty
Quinn Hughes – Filip Hronek
Carson Soucy – Tyler Myers
Ian Cole – Nikita Zadorov

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By The Numbers:

League Ranking

Nashville Predators

PP%: 12.5 (13)
PK%: 100.0 (1)
GF P/G: 3.00 (10)
GA P/G: 2.50 (6)
Faceoff %: 43.0 (16)

Vancouver Canucks

PP%: 0.0 (15)
PK%: 87.5 (4)
GF P/G: 2.50 (11)
GA P/G: 3.00 (7)
Faceoff %: 57.0 (1)

Predators Player to Watch: Filip Forsberg 

Forsberg this playoffs so far has three points on a goal and two assists. In the regular season in 82 games, he had 94 points on 48 goals and 46 assists. On the power play, he had 32 points on 13 goals and 19 assists. Forsberg finished tied for 12th in the league in points, seventh in points per game with a 0.59. On the Predators he finished first in points and goals and finished third in assists.

Forsberg’s Line Assignments

Forsberg will play wing on the top line with Ryan O’Reilly and Gustav Nyquist. He will also play on the top power play with O’Reilly, Nyquist, Roman Josi, and Luke Evangelista.

Forsberg’s career vs. Canucks

Forsberg in his career against Vancouver has played in 23 games recording 16 points on nine goals and seven assists. In the regular season, he had one point on an assist in the three matchups.

Between The Pipes

Nashville: Jusse Saros (1-10, 2.01 GAA)

Saros to start the series hasn’t looked bad combing to stop 34 of the 38 shots he faced. He finished the regular season going 35-24-5 with a 2.86 GAA and a .906 save percentage.

Vancouver: Casey DeSmith (0-1-0, 3.05 GAA)

DeSmith got game two with the Demko injury and allowed three goals on only 15 shots. He finished the regular season going 12-9-6 with a 2.89 GAA and a .896 save percentage.

Wrap Up

With a big game-two win by the Predators, they’ve secured home-ice advantage and with one of the loudest barns in all the league, they can use that to their advantage and rattle DeSmith whenever Nashville finds the back of the net with their infamous chant following goals. If they come out and play like they did on Tuesday they can certainly take the lead in this series and if that’s the momentum they build they can certainly win both games at Bridgestone Arena.

We Got The Jack Inside The Rink

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