Nashville Predators Schedule 2013: Blackhawks, Lightning & Canadiens Await in the Week Ahead

USA TODAY Sports

One week they go 0-for-3, the next they win three in a row. Will the real Nashville Predators please stand up?

Let's take a look at what's on the menu for this week...

Tuesday vs Chicago Blackhawks

Everybody's least favorite traveling fan base makes another visit to Bridgestone Arena as the Chicago Blackhawks bring their high-flying offense to combat the Preds. If you thought the boys did a good job shutting down Joe Thornton & Patrick Marleau Saturday night, against Chicago they'll face a team with six(!) double-digit goal scorers to date, led by the NHL's #2 scorer in Patrick Kane.


Patrick Kane

#88 / Right Wing / Chicago Blackhawks

5-11

181

Nov 19, 1988

SB Nation site: Second City Hockey



GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG
SOG PCT
2013 - Patrick Kane 35 19 25 44 +5 10 8 0 5 113 16.8

Thursday at Tampa Bay Lightning

Despite losing superstar goal scorer Steven Stamkos to a broken leg, the Lightning are hanging around in the Atlantic Division, currently standing in 3rd place with a 19-11-3 record (5-6-3 without Stamkos). Tampa fans are anxiously following every aspect of Stamkos' recovery, but, in the meantime they look to the ageless Martin St. Louis to lead the way, along with goaltender Ben Bishop, who is enjoying a breakout season:


Ben Bishop

#30 / Goalie / Tampa Bay Lightning

6-7

214

Nov 21, 1986

SB Nation site: Raw Charge



GP MIN W L OTL GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
2013 - Ben Bishop 24 1404 16 5 2 48 2.05 693 645 .931 2

Saturday vs Montreal Canadiens

Les Canadiens de Montreal visit Nashville for the first time in two years on Saturday, and my youngest son will be happy because he'll get a chance to wear his #9 Rocket Richard jersey to a game. Currently cruising along in 2nd place of the Atlantic just ahead of Tampa Bay, the Habs are 6-3-1 in their last 10 games, but the biggest story in Montreal may be whether or not the reigning Norris Trophy winner will be included on Canada's team at the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi:


P.K. Subban

#76 / Defenseman / Montreal Canadiens

6-0

216

May 13, 1989

SB Nation site: Eyes On The Prize



GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG
SOG PCT
2013 - P.K. Subban 34 4 20 24 +8 35 2 0 0 97 4.1

So how do you think the Predators will perform against these three playoff-caliber teams this week? Vote in the poll and sound off in the comments below!


Central Standings

GP W L OTL PT
Chicago 35 23 7 5 51
St. Louis 31 22 6 3 47
Colorado 31 21 9 1 43
Minnesota 35 19 11 5 43
Dallas 31 15 11 5 35
Nashville 33 16 14 3 35
Winnipeg 34 14 15 5 33

(updated 12.15.2013 at 7:37 PM CST)

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join On the Forecheck

You must be a member of On the Forecheck to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at On the Forecheck. You should read them.

Join On the Forecheck

You must be a member of On the Forecheck to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at On the Forecheck. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker