NASHVILLE TN - DECEMBER 11: Shea Weber #6 and Joel Ward #29 of the Nashville Predators celebrate after defeating the Florida Panthers 3-0 on December 11 2010 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
After a lengthy layoff, we now return with our power ranking roundup, just in time for the Predators to move up in the world. With points in their last 8 games (6-0-2), Nashville now sits in 4th place in the West with 36 points.
The mainstream media doesn't apparently watch too many of the Preds' games, as evidenced by the comments below, but follow after the jump for more anyway.
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What They're Saying
Preds have picked up points in 11 of 12 home games so far and have gotten into the thick of things out West with a 5-0-2 mark in their last seven games.
A knee injury knocking Pekka Rinne out of action for 2-4 weeks will be a good test for Barry Trotz and his Preds. Rookie goalie Anders Lindback has a great hockey name.
The Predators have won five of six games despite their list of injuries.
Nashville rookie puck-stopper Anders Lindback has performed like a seasoned vet of late for the Predators. The 22-year-old Swede has recorded four wins in his last five starts, including back-to-back shutouts in Week 10.
Marcel Goc has Preds' lone shorthanded goal this season.
Predators have earned points in eight straight games (6-0-2). Center David Legwand expected to be out this week because of a recurring lower-body injury.
Anders Lindback makes 22 saves in recording his first big league shutout in a 3-0 victory over the Florida Panthers. Lindback owns an impressive 6-1-2 record.
3-0-1 since Anders Lindback stepped in for an injured Pekka Rinne, the Predators have been getting production from Sergei Kostitsyn, who has six points and a plus-7 rating in the last five games.
Trotz-led Preds picking up pace.
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