Nashville Predators at Winnipeg Jets 4/8/23 Preview: Danger Zone

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Nashville Predators

The Predators are trucking right along. New guy Spencer Stastney has two assists, and the other new guy Jake Livingstone made his NHL debut on Thursday. The Preds are within three points of the Jets/Flames for the second wildcard. It's nerve-wracking. It's scary. It's confusing. They're all-in.

"It's huge. We know what position we're in and we take our guys against anyone. We're not backing down. We see who's across the ice and we're not backing down from anyone. We believe in this group no matter who we're playing against." - Preds forward Mark Jankowski

Winnipeg Jets

This quote from Nino Neiderreiter is very telling: "They play Carolina tonight and obviously are our next opponent, so it will be a big test for us," he said. "They're definitely hanging around. The thing with them is they have no expectations right now. They sold quite a lot of players, traded away quite a lot of players. Now they can play with no pressures knowing they don't have to make the playoffs."

The Jets will only have themselves to blame if they fail to make the playoffs. They have a stud goaltender and a talented lineup, but it's a weird time to be in Winnipeg right now. A new coach, new players, and a lot of weirdness.

The Jets play the Predators, the Sharks, the Wild, and the Avalanche in the next week and a half. Can they grab points from some of that lineup? Let's hope not.

Reasons to Watch

  • A playoff push after a trade deadline sale is just really fun entertainment.
  • Juuse Saros

Keep Your Eye on This Guy

  • I have a feeling Egor Afanasyev scores a massive goal tonight.
  • Will we see Jake Livingstone back in the lineup?

How to Watch

Puck drop is at 6:00 Central. Today is a chaotic day in the League with 16 games happening throughout Saturday. Bally Sports South has the broadcast and 102.5 The Game has the radio call.