Flames visit the Predators after Monahan’s 2-goal game
Nashville, Tennessee; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Nashville Predators host Calgary after Sean Monahan scored two goals in the Flames’ 5-2 victory against the Bruins.
The Predators are 17-14-5 against Western Conference opponents. Nashville has scored 34 power-play goals, converting on 16.7% of chances.
The Flames are 12-9-1 against opponents from the Pacific Division. Calgary has given up 32 power-play goals, killing 82.4% of opponent chances.
In their last matchup on Feb. 6, Nashville won 3-2. Kyle Turris recorded a team-high 2 points for the Predators.
Matthew Tkachuk has collected 54 total points while scoring 21 goals and totaling 33 assists for the Flames. Mikael Backlund has totaled eight goals and six assists over the last 10 games for Calgary.
LAST 10 GAMES: Flames: 6-4-0, averaging 4.5 goals, 6.9 assists, 2.8 penalties and 7.6 penalty minutes while allowing 3.1 goals per game with a .901 save percentage.
Predators: 6-3-1, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.3 assists, 3.7 penalties and 10.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .926 save percentage.
INJURIES: Predators: Pekka Rinne: day to day (illness).
Flames: None listed.