Predators aim to keep win streak alive, visit the Panthers

Nashville Predators (40-25-4, fourth in the Central Division) vs. Florida Panthers (45-19-4, second in the Atlantic Division)

Sunrise, Florida; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The Nashville Predators seek to build upon a three-game win streak with a victory against the Florida Panthers.

Florida has a 21-10-2 record in home games and a 45-19-4 record overall. The Panthers have a 15-5-3 record in games decided by a goal.

Nashville has a 40-25-4 record overall and a 21-10-3 record in road games. The Predators have an 18-9-1 record in games they convert at least one power play.

Thursday's game is the second time these teams meet this season. The Panthers won the last meeting 4-1. Sam Reinhart scored two goals in the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Reinhart has 48 goals and 31 assists for the Panthers. Matthew Tkachuk has two goals and 10 assists over the last 10 games.

Filip Forsberg has 36 goals and 38 assists for the Predators. Gustav Nyquist has three goals and 11 assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Panthers: 7-3-0, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.3 assists, 5.9 penalties and 13.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game.

Predators: 8-0-2, averaging 4.3 goals, 7.5 assists, 2.9 penalties and 7.3 penalty minutes while giving up 1.9 goals per game.

INJURIES: Panthers: Aaron Ekblad: out (lower-body), Anthony Stolarz: day to day (illness), Sam Bennett: out (undisclosed), Evan Rodrigues: out (lower-body).

Predators: Spencer Stastney: out (upper-body), Jeremy Lauzon: out (lower body), Dante Fabbro: out (upper-body).


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