Philadelphia visits Josi and the Predators
Philadelphia Flyers (21-33-11, seventh in the Metropolitan) vs. Nashville Predators (37-24-4, fourth in the Central)
Nashville, Tennessee; Sunday, 6 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Roman Josi and Nashville square off against Philadelphia. Josi is eighth in the league with 79 points, scoring 18 goals and recording 61 assists.
The Predators are 19-11-0 at home. Nashville ranks eighth in the league averaging 5.7 assists per game, led by Josi with 1.0.
The Flyers are 8-18-5 on the road. Philadelphia averages 8.9 penalty minutes per game, the eighth-most in the Eastern Conference. Zack MacEwen leads the team serving 96 total minutes.
Philadelphia took down Nashville 5-4 in the last meeting between these teams on March 17.
TOP PERFORMERS: Filip Forsberg leads the Predators with 36 goals and has 64 points. Josi has four goals and 16 assists over the last 10 games for Nashville.
Cam Atkinson has 49 total points while scoring 23 goals and totaling 26 assists for the Flyers. Kevin Hayes has 11 points over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.
LAST 10 GAMES: Predators: 6-4-0, averaging 3.8 goals, 7.1 assists, 4.4 penalties and 10.9 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game with a .904 save percentage.
Flyers: 4-5-1, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.9 assists, 3.9 penalties and 10.6 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with a .913 save percentage.
INJURIES: Predators: Thomas Novak: out (health protocols), Mark Borowiecki: out (upper body), Dante Fabbro: out (upper-body).
Flyers: Oskar Lindblom: day to day (undisclosed).