Nashville faces non-conference foe Detroit
Detroit Red Wings (18-17-6, 5th in the Atlantic) vs. Nashville Predators (25-14-3, 3rd in the Central)
Nashville, Tennessee; Saturday, 8:30 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTS LINE: Predators -197, Red Wings +164; over/under is 5.5
BOTTOM LINE: Nashville and Detroit face off in an out-of-conference matchup.
The Predators are 12-7-0 on their home ice. Nashville averages 12.4 penalty minutes per game, the second-highest in the Western Conference. Mark Borowiecki leads the team serving a total of 83 minutes.
The Red Wings are 5-11-3 in street games. Detroit averages 9.2 penalty minutes per game, the eighth most in the Eastern Conference. Givani Smith leads the team, serving a total of 68 minutes.
At their last meeting on December 7th, Nashville won 5-2.
HIGH PERFORMER: Roman Josi has 42 total points for the Predators, 13 goals and 29 assists. Ryan Johansen has provided five assists in his last 10 games for Nashville.
Tyler Bertuzzi leads the Red Wings with 19 goals and 35 points. Dylan Larkin has 8 points in his last 10 games for Detroit.
LAST 10 GAMES: Predators: 6-3-1, averaging 3.5 goals, six assists, 5.5 penalties and 14.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .924 save rate.
Red Wings: 3-4-3, averaging 2.4 goals, 3.9 assists, 4.6 penalties and 13.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a .913 save rate.
INJURIES: Predators: Thomas Novak: off (health logs), Dante Fabbro: off (torso).
Red Wings: Thomas Greiss: out (covid-19).
The Associated Press created this story using Data Skrive technology and data from Sportradar.