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2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs schedule: Predators' Wayne Simmonds week to week with injury

2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs schedule: Predators' Wayne Simmonds week to week with injury

It takes a lot to keep Wayne Simmonds off the ice.

If you recall, he missed only seven games in 2017-18 despite a tear in his pelvic area, a fractured ankle, pulled groin, busted mouth (twice) and a torn ligament in his thumb.

In Game 2 of the Predators-Stars 2019 first-round playoff series, Simmonds took a shot right to his knee. He is considered week to week with a lower-body injury.

We'll have to wait and see when Simmonds can rejoin the lineup for Nashville, which continues its series with Dallas on Monday night.

Below is the full schedule for Day 6 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs. You can watch the entire playoffs on the networks of NBC. 

Boston Bruins at Toronto Maple Leafs (tied 1-1)
Game 3, Eastern Conference first round
7 p.m. ET | TV: NBCSN | Live stream here

Washington Capitals at Carolina Hurricanes (WSH 2-0)
Game 3, Eastern Conference first round
7 p.m. ET | TV: CNBC | Live stream here

Nashville Predators at Dallas Stars (tied 1-1)
Game 3, Western Conference first round
9:30 p.m. ET | TV: NBCSN | Live stream here

Calgary Flames at Colorado Avalanche (tied 1-1)
Game 3, Western Conference first round
10 p.m. ET | TV: CNBC | Live stream here

2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs schedule: Wayne Simmonds, Predators try to get even

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2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs schedule: Wayne Simmonds, Predators try to get even

Four first-round series will heat up Saturday as the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs continue.

Wayne Simmonds and the Predators are trying to avoid a two-game deficit against the Stars. In his first playoff game for Nashville, Simmonds was a plus-1 with five hits in 13:35 ice time.

Below is the full schedule for Day 4 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs. You can watch the entire playoffs on the networks of NBC. 

Carolina Hurricanes at Washington Capitals (WSH 1-0)
Game 2, Eastern Conference first round
3 p.m. ET | TV: NBC | Live stream here

Dallas Stars at Nashville Predators (DAL 1-0)
Game 2, Western Conference first round
6 p.m. ET | TV: CNBC | Live stream here

Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston Bruins (TOR 1-0)
Game 2, Eastern Conference first round
8 p.m. ET | TV: NBC | Live stream here

Colorado Avalanche at Calgary Flames (CGY 1-0)
Game 2, Western Conference first round
10:30 p.m. ET | TV: NBCSN | Live stream here

Wayne Simmonds scores his first goal with Predators

Wayne Simmonds scores his first goal with Predators

Wayne Simmonds had gone goalless in his first eight games with the Predators.

Add on his final 16 games with the Flyers and Simmonds entered Tuesday night with just one goal over his last 24 games.

However, anyone would tell you the Predators acquired Simmonds from the Flyers at the Feb. 25 trade deadline for much more than goals. His impact goes beyond numbers. It's hard to find a better locker-room guy — and that's more than just a cliché; those type of players are valued, especially for contending teams eyeing advantages at the margins.

Jakub Voracek called Simmonds his best friend. Claude Giroux called him the "ultimate warrior" and "best teammate." The Flyers' captain was even at a loss for words when talking about Simmonds following the Feb. 23 Stadium Series win, their final game together.

That night, from the Eagles' locker room in Lincoln Financial Field, Simmonds took the time to shake the hands of media members, who wanted to wish him well.

Classy and respected by everyone.

But Simmonds can still put the puck in the net, too. He did so for the first time with his new team when he lit the lamp in Nashville's 3-0 victory Tuesday night over the Maple Leafs.

To see the joy on his face, it had to be a relief. 

The Predators have won three straight and are trying to catch the Jets for first place in the Central Division.

Soon, Simmonds will be playing postseason hockey.

Don't be surprised to see him right in the middle of things.

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