Nashville (33-28-4) at Philadelphia (34-19-10) 7:00 p.m. EST
PHILADELPHIA (Ticker) — The Nashville Predators hope to take
their winning ways at home on the road Saturday when they visit
the Philadelphia Flyers.
After finishing off a perfect five-game homestand, Nashville has
catapulted itself into the Western Conference playoff picture.
With Thursday’s 4-2 win over Columbus, their season-high sixth
straight, the Predators pulled into a tie for sixth place with
the Blue Jackets.
Ryan Jones and Steve Sullivan both scored late in the second
period to turn a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 advantage en route to
Nashville has scored 27 goals in its last five games while
rookie goaltender Pekka Rinne has allowed only 11 goals in that
Philadelphia has lost three of four (1-2-1) and opened a
five-game homestand of its own with a 5-1 loss to Calgary on
Mike Knuble scored his 23rd goal of the season but netminder
Antero Niittymaki allowed four goals on 19 shots before being
pulled in favor of Martin Biron.