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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.

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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).

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