Predators look to sweep road trip

17 December 2017 06:01:17 GMTPlus11

The Nashville Predators are in Calgary on Saturday evening as they play the finale of their three-game road swing against the Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

Winners of five of their past six, with only a shootout loss to the Vegas Golden Knights, the Predators defeated the Vancouver Canucks 7-1 on Wednesday before blanking the Oilers 4-0 in Edmonton on Thursday.

Nashville exploded for four goals in the second period at the Rogers Arena on just nine shots and had Finnish netminder Juuse Saros to thank as the 22-year old turned away 46 shots for the game.

Pontus Aberg scored the only goal that Saros would need with Kevin Fiala, Kyle Turris and Roman Josi also on target.

Tuesday the Predators are back home for a potentially fascinating encounter with the Winnipeg Jets at the Bridgestone Arena.

Winnipeg sits in third place in the Central Division, three points behind Nashville and the St. Louis Blues who are tied for first.

The Scottrade Center is their destination on Saturday in the front end of their back-to-back, home and home series with St. Louis.

Down in fifth place in the Central Division the Chicago Blackhawks have quietly won four in a row to follow on from a five-game losing streak.

Chicago knocked off the Jets in Winnipeg earlier in the week and plays the Minnesota Wild at the United Center on Sunday before heading out of town on a six-game road trip through the end of the calendar year.

Nashville are 4.00 to win the Western Conference, where the LA Kings are 15.00 and the St Louis Blues are 15.00.

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