The Predators are a team that has had a couple of wins coming into this game. The best part for the Preds is the fact the team was able to score 4 goals in each of the last 2 games and that includes a shut out win over the Maple Leafs. In the last 2 games the Predators have only given up a single goal on the year so far.
The Predators on the season have been able to score 3.05 goals a game. However, the Predators defense is giving up 2.45 goals a game. The Predators have converted on the power play at 15.1%, but have killed off 82%.
With the Blue Jackets the team has been playing strong and for a while was sitting in first place in the Metro Division. Now, the Blue Jackets are starting to have some issues in closing out the games and that is going to be a major issue for the Blue Jackets who really need to win to seal the playoffs.
The Blue Jackets have been able to score a total of 3.21 goals a game, but the defense has given up 3.07 goals a game. The Blue Jackets have ended up getting a horrible conversion on the power play at 12.8%, but have a decent penalty kill that sits at 80.5%.