The best team at home in the Western Conference, the Predators
have opened a four-game homestand with back-to-back shutouts,
both with Vokoun in net.
The 29-year-old netminder made 31 saves in a 5-0 rout of
Vancouver on Tuesday and followed it by stopping all 24 shots he
faced in Thursday's 2-0 victory over Phoenix.
Vokoun, who is 24-6-1 at home, has recorded all of his
career-high four shutouts this season at the Gaylord
Darcy Hordichuk and Adam Hall gave Vokoun all he needed in
Thursday's win as Nashville kept pace with first-place Detroit
in the Central Division. The Predators trail the Red Wings by
nine points with 16 games to play, three of which are between
the two clubs.
The third-lowest scoring team in the NHL, Calgary may present
another opportunity for Vokoun. However, it still holds the top
spot in the Northwest Division with a two-point lead on
The Flames opened a critical, season-high seven-game road trip
with a 3-2 overtime loss at Edmonton on Thursday. Matthew
Lombardi and Mike Leclerc scored to give Calgary a 2-1 lead
midway through the second period.
Nashville has won the first three meetings between the teams
this season, including a 3-2 triumph in Calgary on March 7.
Playing in his fourth game since returning from a knee injury
that robbed him of nearly three months of action, David Legwand
scored twice and Vokoun made 30 saves to lead the Predators.