Nashville Predators (22-11-2) vs Philadelphia Flyers (13-15-4) Live | NHL Hockey on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm in Wells Fargo Center.
The Nashville Predators heard many negative comments outside of Music City, as the club had a better franchise start with an 8-0-0 score outside Bridgestone Arena with a 0-6-2 mark on the road. The Predators will be looking to change the tone on Thursday as they continue their four-game trip against the Philadelphia Flyers.
“We have to leave early and start the game,” said Nashville captain Roman Josi. “Just go and try to reach the first goal: we should have this mentality more often on the road.” The Predators did this feat on Tuesday, as Kevin Fiala scored at the end of the first period, but the team could not resolve again Cam Ward, who fell to 0-1-1 on his trip to Canada. However, the road with a 2-1 reverse in Chicago. Philadelphia faced a four-game loss by opening all three games with a 3-2 victory Tuesday in Detroit, while Carter Hart, 20, lost 20 shots in his NHL début to present Scott Gordon. first victory Acting coach. “The guy is giving us something now, it gives us energy, a jolt, something this team desperately needs,” said defender Shayne Gostisbehere, who scored her first goal in 16 games.
TV: 7 pm Eastern Time, FS Tennessee (Nashville), ESPN-Plus, NBCS Philadelphia
Nashville Predators vs Philadelphia Flyers: Odds Line
The Line: Philadelphia Flyers +115 / Nashville Predators -130 — Over/Under: 6
Nashville Predators vs Philadelphia Flyers: News
THE PREDATORS (22-11-2):
Colton Sissons’ availability for Thursday’s tilt questioned after he rolled his ankle against the Blackhawks. The 25-year-old scored six of his seven goals this season on the road and found the net in the third period on October 19, 2017, when the Predators left Philadelphia with a 1-0 victory. The winner of the Vezina Trophy, Pekka Rinne, ruled out the 28 shots he faced in this competition and has a mark of 6-2-2 with an average of 2.63 goals scored and a saving percentage of .914. In his race against the Flyers.
THE FLYERS (13-15-4):
James van Riemsdyk joined Gostisbehere with a goal and an aid against the Red Wings, bringing the total number of points in the offseason acquisition to nine, with five (three goals, two assists). ) to come in the last six games. Van Riemsdyk, 29, hopes to keep pace with Nashville, where he scored two goals and set up another in two games with Toronto last season. Captain Claude Giroux, who has 12 points (three goals, nine assists) in his last nine games, has 14 (six goals, eight assists) in 15 career games against the Predators.
Nashville Predators vs Philadelphia Flyers: Beeting Line
- Nashville scores 10-0-1 against the Eastern Conference, including 5-0-0 against the Metropolitan Division.
- The Philadelphia power game, ranked 29, is a grim 1 to 27 in its last 12 games.
- Predators C Ryan Johansen, who leads the team with 30 points, has accumulated four of his 25 assists in his last two games.
Nashville Predators vs Philadelphia Flyers: Prediction
Predators 4, Flyers 1