Panthers play the Predators, look for 7th straight victory

April 9, 2022 GMT

Florida Panthers (50-15-6, first in the Atlantic) vs. Nashville Predators (41-25-4, fourth in the Central)

Nashville, Tennessee; Saturday, 6 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Predators +111, Panthers -133; over/under is 6.5

BOTTOM LINE: Florida will try to prolong its six-game win streak with a victory over Nashville.

The Predators are 22-11-0 at home. Nashville ranks sixth in the Western Conference recording 9.2 points per game, averaging 3.3 goals and 5.9 assists.

The Panthers are 20-9-6 in road games. Florida is first in the Eastern Conference with 7.1 assists per game, led by Jonathan Huberdeau averaging 1.1.

In their last meeting on Feb. 22, Nashville won 6-4. Tanner Jeannot scored a team-high two goals for the Predators in the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Filip Forsberg leads the Predators with 38 goals, adding 32 assists and totaling 70 points. Roman Josi has 16 assists over the last 10 games for Nashville.


MacKenzie Weegar leads the Panthers with a plus-36 in 71 games this season. Aleksander Barkov has eight goals over the last 10 games for Florida.

LAST 10 GAMES: Predators: 6-4-0, averaging 3.9 goals, 7.4 assists, 5.3 penalties and 14.5 penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game with a .903 save percentage.

Panthers: 9-1-0, averaging 4.6 goals, 7.7 assists, 3.9 penalties and 8.1 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game with an .882 save percentage.

INJURIES: Predators: Michael McCarron: out (upper body).

Panthers: Noel Acciari: out (upper body), Jonas Johansson: out (covid-19), Markus Nutivaara: out (undisclosed).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.