In their last home game before their yearly CMA road trip, the Nashville Predators will try to defeat fatigue and the New York Islanders Saturday night in Bridgestone Arena.
Less than 24 hours after getting 43 saves from Pekka Rinne in a 2-1 victory at Chicago, Nashville (5-3-2) takes on a New York team that practiced in Nashville Friday after suffering a 6-4 defeat Thursday night in Minnesota.
The Islanders (5-4-1) continued two early-season trends with one loss -- poor special teams play and the inability to win on the road. New York coughed up two short-handed goals and went 0-for-5 with the man advantage. It has permitted five goals while on the power play and is last in the NHL with a 6.1 success rate with the extra skater. >> Read more