Predators visit the Kraken after Duchene’s 2-goal game
Nashville Predators (26-14-3, third in the Central) vs. Seattle Kraken (13-24-4, eighth in the Pacific)
Seattle; Tuesday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Nashville visits the Seattle Kraken after Matt Duchene scored two goals in the Predators’ 4-1 win over the Red Wings.
The Kraken are 6-19-0 in Western Conference games. Seattle is last in the Western Conference shooting 27.8 shots per game.
The Predators are 17-7-1 in conference matchups. Nashville has scored 133 goals and is sixth in the Western Conference averaging 3.1 goals per game. Filip Forsberg leads the team with 20.
In their last matchup on Oct. 14, Seattle won 4-3. Brandon Tanev recorded a team-high 2 points for the Kraken.
TOP PERFORMERS: Carson Soucy leads the Kraken with a plus-seven in 33 games this season. Mark Giordano has six assists over the last 10 games for Seattle.
Forsberg leads the Predators with 20 goals and has 32 points. Duchene has six goals and three assists over the last 10 games for Nashville.
LAST 10 GAMES: Kraken: 3-7-0, averaging 2.3 goals, four assists, 4.4 penalties and 10 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game with an .888 save percentage.
Predators: 6-3-1, averaging 3.3 goals, 5.4 assists, 5.7 penalties and 15.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .922 save percentage.
INJURIES: Kraken: Antoine Bibeau: out (health protocols), Chris Driedger: out (covid-19), Brandon Tanev: out for season (lower body), Jaden Schwartz: out (upper body).
Predators: Thomas Novak: out (health protocols), Dante Fabbro: out (upper body), Eeli Tolvanen: out (health and safety protocols).