NHL Preview from The Sports Network |
Wednesday, November 1st
(All times eastern)
Nashville Predators (7-3-1) at Edmonton Oilers (7-4-0), 10 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Edmonton Oilers put their home unbeaten streak on the
line tonight against the Nashville Predators in a battle between two surging
teams at Rexall Place.
Edmonton ran its season home record to 6-0 and won its ninth consecutive
regular-season game at Rexall Place dating back to last season with Saturday's
4-0 blanking of Washington. Dwayne Roloson needed to make just 19 saves to
record his first shutout of the year.
Ryan Smyth and Joffrey Lupul each had a goal and an assist for the Oilers, who
stopped an overall two-game slide.
Edmonton will be facing a Nashville squad which has won five in a row on the
road and three straight overall. The Predators were victorious again on
Tuesday, as Steve Sullivan had a goal and an assist to lead Nashville to a 3-2
triumph at Vancouver.
Alexander Radulov and Ryan Suter also scored goals and Tomas Vokoun made 22
saves for the red-hot Predators, who are 7-0-1 over their last eight games.
Nashville is playing the third contest of a five-game road swing. The
Predators started off the trip with a 3-2 decision over Calgary on Saturday.
On the milestone watch, Nashville's Paul Kariya needs just one more point to
reach 800 for his career.
Edmonton took three of the four meetings between these teams last season and
is 4-1-1 (one tie) in its last six games played against the Predators.
Nashville has also lost three straight and four of its last five in Edmonton.
11/01 10:57:04 ET