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Make no mistake about it Youth Christian Djoos Jersey , tare a shorthanded team. They are currently operating without All-Star defenseman P.K. Subban, as well as top six forwards Filip Forsberg, Viktor Arvidsson and Kyle Turris.But they also know they’re capable of playing better hockey than they did in 5-3 and 5-2 road losses on a road trip to Vancouver and Calgary, respectively. Those outcomes dropped them out of the top spot in the Western Conference and left them in a tie for first place in the Central Division with Colorado.Nashville will try to get well at home this week, starting a three-game homestand in Bridgestone Arena Tuesday night against the Ottawa Senators.Article continues below ...“This team is good at staying within the day,” forward Craig Smith said of the Predators. “We’ve done a great job of not looking in the rearview mirror. But the results in the last couple of games is not where we want it. We’ll take ownership of it and make the right corrections.”One of those corrections will presumably be on defense, where Nashville needs to be stronger with so many proven scorers unavailable. Allowing five goals in consecutive road games is not the recipe for success with most teams, but especially so for one with four core players on injured reserve.To that end http://www.officialcapitals.com/authentic-adidas-andre-burakovsky-jersey , defenseman Ryan Ellis says the Predators have to simplify their game and not get caught out of position as much.“They wanted it more,” he said of the loss in Calgary Saturday night. “At times, we played well and at times they outplayed us, so it’s just about getting back to basics. We’ve obviously been hit with the injury bug, and when that happens, you have to play very predictable for your teammates.”Nashville (19-10-1) is only 8-7-1 in its last 16 games, its depth being eroded by injuries. But it has won seven of its last nine at home, and in Ottawa http://www.officialcapitals.com/authentic-adidas-evgeny-kuznetsov-jersey , it has appeared to draw a favorable foil to open its final stretch of home games before Christmas.The Senators (13-14-4) are coming off a 2-1 overtime loss Sunday to Boston, and are starting a three-game road trip. Life away from the Canadian capital hasn’t been kind to Ottawa, which is only 3-9-1 on the road. Only New Jersey owns a worse road record at 3-10-2.Backup goalie Mike McKenna gave the Senators a chance to steal two points by making 42 saves, but he couldn’t stop Torey Krug’s one-timer at 3:07 of overtime that led to Ottawa’s third loss in four games.“We’re still making strides to get where we want to be defensively,” Senators forward Zack Smith said. “We have to figure that out pretty quick here … Mike stood on his head for a lot of the saves tonight.”Ottawa will also bring a shorthanded roster to Nashville. Defenseman Dylan DeMelo (upper-body injury) won’t go on the road trip, while forward Bobby Ryan (concussion) and center Matt Duchene (lower-body injury) presently reside on IR.This will be the teams’ first meeting of the season. They’ll conclude their season series on December 17 in Ottawa. The Los Angeles Kings and Vegas Golden Knights will get together Saturday afternoon at Staples Center for the first time since they met in the first round of the playoffs last spring.The Golden Knights swept the Kings en route to advancing to the Stanley Cup Finals.Vegas is rolling again after a slow start to the season, and Los Angeles is still trying to pick itself back up.Article continues below ...The Kings (10-18-1) have lost four of their past five games and have yet to win three in a row this season. Tension has been growing in the locker room, and veteran defenseman Drew Doughty had plenty to say after a 6-3 loss Thursday night to the visiting New Jersey Devils Jakub Vrana Jersey , who came in last in the Eastern Conference.“I just don’t see enough emotion from the entire group to get us out of this,” Doughty told reporters. “It’s not going to take three or four different guys every night. It’s got to take the entire group, and I know that no one’s seeing the emotion out there. … We’re playing with a lack of emotion, and that’s the bottom line.”The Golden Knights (16-13-1) have won seven of eight to move into the second wild-card spot from the Western Conference.Vegas has received 14 goals from 11 different players in the past four games.“We’re finding scoring coming from a lot of different places and that’s huge,” said Vegas right wing Reilly Smith, who scored in a 4-3 win over the visiting Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday. “That gave us a lot of success last year, and I think that’s what you’re starting to see right now. A lot of different people are contributing right now, and it’s easy to win games when we’re a balanced team and rolling over lines.”The Golden Knights are scheduled to turn around and host the Dallas Stars on Sunday evening before embarking on a four-game Eastern Conference road trip.Marc-Andre Fleury has started the past eight games in goal for Vegas Derek Ryan Jersey Womens , and coach Gerard Gallant will likely opt to save Fleury for Sunday’s matchup against Dallas, which came into Friday tied in points with the Golden Knights (33).That would give Malcolm Subban his first start since Nov. 19, when he allowed seven goals in a 7-2 loss to the Calgary Flames. Subban has lost all four of his starts this season and owns a 4.02 goals-against average and .859 save percentage.The Kings haven’t been making games tough on many goalies this season.They rank last in the NHL at 2.10 goals per game and had been held to two or fewer before scoring three against the Devils on Thursday. New Jersey had given up 28 goals while losing their previous six games, however.Doughty said the Kings need to improve more than just their scoring. They need to be a more difficult team to play against physically.“We’re not as skilled as the other teams. That’s just the bottom line,” he said. “We have to be a physical team. We have to be a hard team to play against. We have to have teams come in here and be like, ‘Oh, no, we’ve got to play the LA Kings again in their arena John Carlson Jersey ,’ you know?“I don’t see enough physicality from our team. I don’t see enough compete, and that’s why we’re losing these games to teams that are fighting for the last spot with us in the standings too.”

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