Ny Islanders (18-21-2) at Nashville (26-12-3) 8:00 pm EST
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Ticker) - One of the dominant home teams
in the league in the early-going, the Nashville Predators will
take aim at their first victory at the Gaylord Entertainment
Center in nearly a month when they host the New York Islanders
The Predators have lost their last two here for the first time
this season and, due to a heavy dose of road games of late, have
not tasted victory at home since a 3-2 triumph over Colorado on
However, they have enjoyed recent success on the road, claiming
a 5-1 victory at Chicago on Sunday.
The club was bolstered by the return of right wing Scott Walker,
who had missed the last 33 games with a sports hernia. Walker
was the Predators' second-leading scorer in 2003-04 with 25
goals and 42 assists.
The Islanders limp into the contest with losses in seven of
their last eight games. They have scored just two goals in
three setbacks this month and were shut out for the second time
this season with Saturday's 3-0 setback against Carolina.
Wade Dubielewicz surrendered all three goals in just over a
six-minute span of the second period and New York's meager
attack was no match.