Nashville, Tennessee; Saturday, 6 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Nashville hosts Dallas in a matchup of Central Division teams.
The Predators are 9-7-3 in Western Conference games. Nashville is sixth in the NHL averaging 5.6 assists per game, led by Roman Josi with 0.6.
The Stars are 6-4-2 against the rest of their division. Dallas has converted on 16.8% of power-play opportunities, scoring 16 power-play goals.
The teams match up Saturday for the first time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Josi leads the Predators with 19 assists and has collected 26 points this season. Calle Jarnkrok has scored five goals over the last 10 games for Nashville.
LAST 10 GAMES: Stars: 5-3-2, averaging 1.9 goals, 3.5 assists, three penalties and 6.3 penalty minutes while allowing two goals per game with a .940 save percentage.
Predators: 5-3-2, averaging 2.9 goals, 5.1 assists, 4.4 penalties and 11.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .901 save percentage.
INJURIES: Predators: None listed.
Stars: None listed.
Source: Fox Sports