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

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

The Nashville Predators will play game five of their series against the Canucks coming off a 4-3 overtime loss on Sunday.

Nashville Predators (1-2-1) vs. Vancouver Canucks (3-1-0)

  • Game 1: Vancouver wins 4-2
  • Game 2: Nashville wins 4-1
  • Game 3: Vancouver wins 2-1
  • Game 4: Vancouver win 4-3 OT

When: Tuesday, April 30
Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
Where: Rogers Arena (Vancouver, BC)
TV: TBS

Scoring Leaders

(Playoff Stats)

Nashville Predators

Points: Filip Forsberg – 4
Goals: Filip Forsberg – 2
Assists: Roman Josi – 2

Vancouver Canucks

Points: J.T. Miller – 6
Goals: Brock Boeser – 4
Assists: J.T. Miller – 5

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
Roman Josi – Dante Fabbro
Jeremy Lauzon – Alexandre Carrier
Ryan McDonagh – 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%: 6.7 (15)
PK%: 81.8 (5)
GF P/G: 2.50 (11)
GA P/G: 2.75 (7)
Faceoff %: 48.5 (10)

Vancouver Canucks

PP%: 18.2 (11)
PK%: 93.3 (2)
GF P/G: 2.75 (10)
GA P/G: 2.50 (5)
Faceoff %: 51.5 (7)

Predators Player to Watch: Ryan O’Reilly 

O’Reilly this playoff so far has two points coming on a goal and an assist. In the regular season in 82 games, he had 69 points on 26 goals and 43 assists. On the power play, he had 28 points on 14 goals and 14 assists. O’Reilly finished fourth on the team in points and assists and second in goals. The season is on the line and you need your player with deep playoff run experience to step up and extend your season.

O’Reilly’s Line Assignments

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

O’Reilly’s career vs. Canucks

O’Reilly in his career against Vancouver has played in 46 games recording 19 points on one goal and 18 assists. In the regular season, he recorded one point on an assist in three games.

Between The Pipes

Nashville: Jusse Saros (1-2-1, 2.52 GAA)

Saros in game four gave up four goals on 21 shots. These playoffs he is 1-2-1 with a 2.52 goals against average and an .857 save percentage. In the regular season, he was 35-24-5 with a 2.86 goals-against average and a .906 save percentage.

Vancouver: Arturs Silovs (1-0-0, 3.05 GAA)

Silovs got the start in game four and he got the win stopping 27 of the 30 shots he faced. These playoffs he is 1-0-0 with a 3.05 goals against average and a .900 save percentage. In the regular season, he made four starts going 3-0-1 with a 2.47 goals against average and an .881 save percentage.

Wrap Up

The Predators really should have this series tied up, but they just couldn’t stop Brock Boeser in game four with him recording the hat trick and the goal to force overtime in the closing seconds of the game, and the Canucks got the winning goal in overtime. Now, it’s win or go home for the Predators tonight. With Demko out Nashville has the best goalie on the ice, but he hasn’t played like it this series, if the Predators want to keep their season going and force a game six at home they need Jusse Saros to have the best game of the season tonight.

We Got The Jack Inside The Rink

In episode 8 of the Inside The Rink podcast, Matty and Smitty are joined by new co-host Conrad Jack. After the long hiatus, we get back to hockey with a PACKED episode!Matt Rempe & the Devils vs. Rangers Line BrawlCould the Vancouver Canucks squander a playoff opportunity? Have the Winnipeg Jets finally figured out their lines?Flyers Head Coach John Tortorella is a sound byte MACHINEOvechkin is on his way to 895, Who is next?McDavid joins elite company with 100 Assists in a seasonRyan Hartman was suspended 3 Games, was it worth 3 games??Can Auston Matthews hit 70 Goals this season?The Eastern Conference Wild Card race is heating up, who lands the two playoff berths?For all of your hockey news and more from the show, visit us at insidetherink.com and watch us on YouTube! How to support us and our sponsors:TicketmasterColumbia Sports ApparelESPN+ SubscriptionFanaticsDraft Kings – CODE ITR
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