It’s time for your Preds and Kings LEFTGOVERS…

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LEFTOVER THOUGHTS:
* The two players that the Predators traded for on Monday were not able to meet the team in Nashville in time for the game.
Andrei Kostitsyn and Paul Gaustad will make their Pred debuts tonight in Carolina.
* Predators defenseman Kevin Klein was scratched with an upper-body injury.
Jack Hillen was in the lineup for he first time in seven games last night.
* Speaking of Hillen, he logged the most ice time among Predators in the first period (7:06). He also had a key blocked shot in each period.
* The Preds are 6-0-1 in the last seven games Hillen has played in.
* Rookie Craig Smith hasn’t found the back of the net since January 24.
* Los Angeles forward Jeff Carter is playing the Preds for the fifth time this season. He was formerly a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets before they traded him to Southern California last week.
* In those five games, Carter has five goals and two assists.
* Carter was held off the scoresheet last night.
* In the opening period, there were 20 shots taken by both teams. There were also 20 different shooters. Nobody had more than one shot through one.
Patric Hornqvist, who scored Nashville’s second goal, now has 11 points in his last 11 games.
* With his two helpers last night, David Legwand collected his 100th career multi-point game. (special thanks to Jacob Underwood for that stat)
* Only Martin Erat has more (102).
* The only Preds not to register a shot on goal were Ryan Suter, Francis Bouillon and Nick Spaling.
* Of the 15 Predators to have a shot on goal, 12 of them had two and nobody had three or more.
* Nashville has taken just one penalty in four of the last six games.

AROUND THE CENTRAL DIVISION:
* The St. Louis Blues (4th place, West) beat the Calgary Flames in regulation. Nashville is still four points back.
* All other Central Division teams were idle on Monday.

THE THREE STARS OF THE NIGHT:
1) David Legwand (NSH)
2) Pekka Rinne (NSH)
3) Roman Josi (NSH)