Nashville hosts Vegas after shootout win
Nashville, Tennessee; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Vegas Golden Knights visit Nashville after the Predators beat New Jersey 6-5 in a shootout.
The Predators are 13-11-4 against Western Conference opponents. Nashville ranks sixth in the NHL averaging 3.3 goals per game, led by Filip Forsberg with 18.
The Golden Knights are 17-11-3 in Western Conference play. Vegas has scored 32 power-play goals, converting on 22.2% of chances.
In their last meeting on Nov. 27, Vegas won 4-3.
TOP PERFORMERS: Roman Josi leads the Predators with 51 points, scoring 14 goals and collecting 37 assists. Forsberg has four goals and five assists over the last 10 games for Nashville.
LAST 10 GAMES: Golden Knights: 4-5-1, averaging 3.1 goals, 4.2 assists, three penalties and six penalty minutes while allowing 3.5 goals per game with a .877 save percentage.
Predators: 5-4-1, averaging three goals, 4.7 assists, 3.7 penalties and eight penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game with a .902 save percentage.
INJURIES: Predators: None listed.