WATCH LIVE: Wild visit Predators on NBCSN
NBCSN’s coverage of the 2018-19 NHL season continues with the Tuesday night’s matchup between the Minnesota Wild and Nashville Predators. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. You can watch the game online and on the NBC Sports app by clicking here.
This is the second half of a home-and-home series after the Predators defeated the Wild 3-2 in a shootout on Sunday in Minnesota. This is the third of four regular season meetings this season after Nashville won the first two. They will meet a final time on March 25 in Minnesota.
It was a momentous win for the Predators, who had lost three of their previous four games in regulation, all of them to Central Division opponents. The Predators are just one point behind the Jets for first in the Central, but Winnipeg has three games in hand.
After the loss on Sunday, Minnesota still has a six-game point streak (5-0-1) and occupies the second Wild Card spot in the West. Still, they do not have much breathing room with Arizona (two points back) and Colorado (three points back) nipping at their heels.
The Wild are tied with the Ducks for the second longest active playoff streak in the league. Right now, it is highly unlikely Anaheim makes the postseason and Pittsburgh’s playoff hopes, the only team ahead of them, are still in doubt in the East. [WATCH LIVE – COVERAGE BEGINS AT 7 P.M. ET – NBCSN]
What: Minnesota Wild at Nashville Predators Where: Bridgestone Arena When: Tuesday, March 5, 7 p.m. ET TV: NBCSN Live stream: You can watch the Wild-Predators stream on NBC Sports’ live stream page and the NBC Sports app.
PREDATORS Filip Forsberg - Ryan Johansen - Viktor Arvidsson Mikael Granlund - Kyle Turris - Craig Smith Rocco Grimaldi - Nick Bonino - Wayne Simmonds Frederick Gaudreau / Brian Boyle - Colton Sissons - Calle Jarnkrok
Roman Josi - Ryan Ellis Mattias Ekholm - P.K. Subban Matt Donovan - Matt Irwin
Starting goalie: Pekka Rinne
WILD Jordan Greenway - Eric Staal - Jason Zucker Zach Parise - Luke Kunin - Kevin Fiala Ryan Donato - Joel Eriksson Ek - Pontus Aberg Marcus Foligno - Eric Fehr - J.T. Brown
Ryan Suter - Jared Spurgeon Jonas Brodin - Brad Hunt Nick Seeler - Anthony Bitetto
Starting goalie: Devan Dubnyk
2017 NTT IndyCar Series champion and Nashville Predators fan Josef Newgarden will be an ‘Inside-the-Glass’ guest tonight during the first period of Wild-Predators. He will join Pierre McGuire and John Walton (play-by-play), who will have the call from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET with NHL Live, hosted by Kathryn Tappen alongside Keith Jones and Jeremy Roenick. * * *
NBC Sports will take fans inside the sounds and passion of hockey with a one-hour special – “Wired: Stadium Series – Penguins vs. Flyers” – that will utilize audio from players, coaches and referees from the 2019 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers on NBC. It airs March 5 at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN here.