Antti Niemi was pulled in favor of Thomas Greiss after allowing three goals on seven shots in the first period in Nashville, where the Predators rolled to a 6-2 win over the road-weary San Jose Sharks.
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Pekka Rinne and the Predators haven't taken a home loss in regulation in their past 10 games. The Sharks need to close out their road trip strong. Pregame Live airs at 4:30 p.m.
Thirteen of the last 16 games between the Sharks and Predators have been decided by one goal, but Nashville coach Barry Trotz thinks he has the key to victory.
Brad Winchester has played in all but one game for the Sharks, contributed six goals and four assists, is second on the team in penalty minutes, and wants to stay in San Jose if a long-term contract opportunity arises.
For the first time in ten games, the Sharks held their opponent to less than three goals. The result? A much-needed 2-1 win over the Maple Leafs.
San Jose, 1-4-1 on the trip so far, will try and right the ship against the Maple Leafs and put an end to its four-game losing streak. More: Trade rumors Plays of the week
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Douglas Murray remains in San Jose and wont play in the final two games of the trip in Nashville or Minnesota with a fractured Adams apple. Dominic Moore has a lower body injury and is day-to-day.
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An emotional Ryane Clowe was in no mood to discuss his unsportsmanlike conduct penalty after the loss to Columbus, but the power forward opened up Wednesday in Toronto.
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Antti Niemi didn't even make it out of the first period, as Thomas Greiss replaced the Sharks' starting goaltender after he allowed three early goals as the Sharks fell to the Blue Jackets 6-3.