Injuries could become a major problem for the Nashville Predators. Steve Sullivan recently underwent sports hernia surgery, and Marcel Goc is out for the remainder of the season after shoulder surgery.
With the bevy of injuries sustained by the Predators, young players begin to step up into a starting role. Blake Geoffrion scored his first career NHL goal March first against the Edmonton Oilers. Geoffrion then netted the game winner in Nashville’s 3-0 defeat of the first place Vancouver Canucks.
Jonathan Blum, the young defenseman from Long Beach, California potted his first career goal last month against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Nashville hosts the struggling Colorado Avalanche tomorrow night. The Predators are 2 and o against the Avalanche, and desperately need a win to climb back into the playoff picture.
The Predators are currently in ninth, but in the air tight Western Conference things change quickly. Nashville is only 3 points behind fourth place, and a win out of seventh.
Opening Faceoff is at 7:00pm