Daily Trends Now
Daily Trends Now

Predators' Hartnell back in lineup for Game 6

Predators' Hartnell back in lineup for Game 6

"A 1-0 lead means nothing, a 3-1 lead means nothing, 2-2 doesn't mean anything".

The Predators are 22-5 in their last 27 Monday games and 36-17 in their last 53 overall while the Jets are 11-4 in their last 15 against the Central and 5-2 in their last seven Monday games. On Saturday at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, the Jets trounced the Predators 6-2 in game five of their second round playoff series.

The victor of the series will advance to face the Vegas Golden Knights, who eliminated the San Jose Sharks in six games on Sunday night.

Games can be live-streamed on NBC Sports Live and NBC Sports app.

The teams with the two best records in the National Hockey League in 2017-18 combined for 41 goals in five regular-season meetings, and 25 more to open this series before Nashville clamped down Thursday. He had a hat trick against Vancouver in the conference semifinals.

Braden Holtby stopped 21 shots for the Capitals, who will face Tampa Bay in the Eastern Conference finals. However, if Nashville takes out the Jets, TDS will send Bass Berry & Sims a Manitoba gift package consisting of an assortment of Manitoba-made food and beverage products, some TDS branded "swag" and a postcard featuring Winnipeg's top tourist destinations. They played well. They have some big (defense) and big players.

"We're going to have to play much better", Trotz said.

Thus, heading into a potentially series- and season-deciding Game 6, Nashville is going to need Rinne to play like the soon-to-be Vezina victor that he is instead of the Vezina pretender that he has appeared to be. "We need to be better".

Speaking of Connor and Scheifele, the third member of that line Blake Wheeler also registered three assists in the win giving the trio a combined eight points (3 goals, 5 assists) on the evening.

This back-and-forth series has yet to see a team win consecutive games.

The result equaled the series at three games each.

The veteran winger will make his third appearance of the postseason in Monday's Game 6 against Winnipeg, wherein the Predators will look to avoid an early playoff exit.

Given how successful they've been against the Predators, the Jets should follow a simple strategy of trying to once again overwhelm their Central Division rival. Expect a new level of frenzy from Jets fans tonight at Bell MTS Place.

The same, however, can't be said for Rinne, for whom the Winnipeg offense has been about all he can handle, particularly on three occasions in this series. Typically its been balanced throughout the lineup in our wins. Rinne allowed six goals on 26 shots and took the loss in game five. Perhaps it's a function of how well these two teams are matched up... but... put all that aside and the fact is this... only one team HAS to win two straight to win this series.

Heading into the best-of-seven, we outlined a few matchups that were going of must-watch calibre in the second round, and chief among them was the tete-a-tete between two Vezina Trophy nominees: the Jets' Connor Hellebuyck and the Predators' Pekka Rinne.

Even with a defender as powerful as Subban patrolling the ice, the Jets may have too much in attack for the Predators to deal with, and if that's the case, Game 6 is going to be a repeat of Game 5.


editors' picks

May 05, 2018
Iowa governor signs 6-week abortion ban into law
Just before Reynolds signed the bill, the ACLU and an abortion rights groups in the state threatened to sue if the governor did. In a joint statement Friday morning, Archbishop Michael Jackels of Dubuque and Bishops Thomas Zinkula of Davenport, R.

May 05, 2018
New York Mets part ways with pitcher Harvey
He was the seventh overall draft pick in 2010, became an All-Star in 2013 and was the NL Comeback Player of the Year in 2015. Because of Harvey's $5,625,000 salary, a trade might be hard to make unless the Mets agree to send cash as part of a deal.

May 05, 2018
No justification for senseless act: White House on Kabul blasts
He also indicated the actual numbers of Afghan troops doesn't matter, rather, it's how capable they are in deterring the enemy.

May 04, 2018
Deportation targets for Indians, Pakistanis reason for UK Home Minister's resignation?
On Sunday, in an interview with the UK's Sunday Telegraph , Javid said his family could have been caught up in the Windrush saga. Dealing with the Windrush scandal , as well as the underlying problems around immigration , will be top of Javid's to-do list.

May 03, 2018
US Stocks Decline as Fed Keeps Rates Steady
The U.S. dollar bought 109.68 Japanese yen, lower than 109.80 Japanese yen of the previous session. The blue chip CSI 300 was up 0.8 per cent, but not far from an eight-month low hit in April.

May 03, 2018
Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War passes $800 million worldwide
And as Yahoo Entertainment learned from the cast of Avengers: Infinity War , numerous actors went around collecting autographs. Speaking to Buzzfeed , writer Christopher Markus said the untitled fourth Avengers movie "doesn't do what you think it does".

May 02, 2018
Facebook accidentally rolls out feature to flag any post as 'hate speech'
As of this morning, it would appear that they do not have definitive answers to these essential questions. The "hate speech" question appeared for less than 30 minutes before disappearing by noon ET.

April 30, 2018
Larry Harvey, Burning Man founder, dies at 70
Harvey, alongside co-founder John Law, began Burning Man in 1986 on Baker Beach in San Francisco. The report said that on April 4, Harvey suffered a massive stroke which has failed to recover.

April 30, 2018
Children Killed In History's Largest Mass Sacrifice Unearthed In Peru
Verano said the children's skeletons contained lesions on their breastbones, which were probably made by a ceremonial knife. More than 140 children were sacrificed at about the same time in Peru's northern coastal region, about 550 years ago.

April 29, 2018
FM Zarif condemns United States destructive role in region
Zarif also stressed that cooperation between Russian, Iran and Turkey in the Astana process was producing results. He noted that the White house statement of support for the territorial integrity of Syria is "just words".