Predators visit the Stars after Forsberg’s 2-goal game
Nashville Predators (28-14-4, second in the Central) vs. Dallas Stars (23-18-2, fifth in the Central)
Dallas; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Nashville visits the Dallas Stars after Filip Forsberg scored two goals in the Predators’ 4-2 win against the Canucks.
The Stars are 10-10-2 in Western Conference games. Dallas ranks eighth in the Western Conference averaging 5.1 assists per game, led by Jason Robertson with 0.7.
The Predators are 10-3-1 against the rest of their division. Nashville has scored 143 goals and ranks seventh in the Western Conference averaging 3.1 goals per game. Forsberg leads the team with 24.
In their last meeting on Nov. 10, Nashville won 4-2.
TOP PERFORMERS: Roope Hintz leads the Stars with a plus-17 in 41 games this season. Tyler Seguin has five goals over the last 10 games for Dallas.
Forsberg leads the Predators with 24 goals and has 38 points. Roman Josi has nine assists over the last 10 games for Nashville.
LAST 10 GAMES: Stars: 5-5-0, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.3 assists, 2.9 penalties and 6.9 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game with an .887 save percentage.
Predators: 5-3-2, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.3 assists, 4.4 penalties and 11.1 penalty minutes while allowing 2.8 goals per game with a .918 save percentage.
INJURIES: Stars: Joel Kiviranta: day to day (lower body), Braden Holtby: day to day (lower body).
Predators: Thomas Novak: out (health protocols), Matt Benning: day to day (lower body).