NHL Predictions: April 24 with Nashville Predators vs Minnesota Wild

Nashville Predators vs Minnesota Wild
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Welcome back to another day of NHL Predictions. Each day, Last Word on Hockey takes a look at the games that are happening and gives our predictions for each one, breaking down head-to-head and other factors that may play in. We also have a featured game of the day, which is considered must-watch TV. Today’s featured game is the Nashville Predators vs Minnesota Wild.

NHL Predictions with Nashville Predators vs Minnesota Wild

Nashville Predators vs Minnesota Wild

Head-to-Head: Predators 3-0 Wild

The last time they played each other, Nashville came out on top 6-2 on April 5. Ryan Johansen had a hat trick. The Predators won by the same score March 13. Roman Josi had a four-point game. Nashville also won 5-2 on Oct. 24. Josi had another four points.

This is the second game of a back to back for the Predators. They played the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night. Before that, they beat the Calgary Flames in a shootout Tuesday. Josi and Matt Duchene lead Nashville in points.

The Wild come into the game on a four-game winning streak. Kirill Kaprizov leads Minnesota with 101 points in 77 games. Kevin Fiala is next with 82 points in 78 games.

Both teams are currently in playoff spots, but only the Wild have clinched one. The Predators are currently fighting to remain in a wild-card spot. Nashville needs the win more, but it seems about time for Minnesota to get a win against the Predators this season.

Prediction: 4-2 Wild

Anaheim Ducks vs. St. Louis Blues

Head-to-Head: Ducks 2-0 Blues

The last time the two teams played each other, the Ducks won 3-2 in overtime Dec. 12. Troy Terry had two goals. Before that, Anaheim beat St. Louis 4-1 on Nov. 7.

This is the second game of a back to back for the Ducks. They played the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night. Before that, they lost their last game against the Kings. Terry and Trevor Zegras lead Anaheim in points.

This is also the second game of a back to back for the Blues. They played the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night. Before that, they won their last game over the Sharks. Vladimir Tarasenko, Robert Thomas and Pavel Buchnevich lead St. Louis in points.

The Blues have clinched a playoff spot, while the Ducks will miss the playoffs. Like with Minnesota, it seems about time for St. Louis to beat Anaheim.

Prediction: 3-2 Blues

Vegas Golden Knights vs. San Jose Sharks

Head-to-Head: Golden Knights 2-0 Sharks

The last time they played, the Golden Knights came out on top 3-1 on March 1. Reilly Smith had two goals. Before that, Vegas won 4-1 on Feb. 20.

The Golden Knights won their last game in overtime over the Washington Capitals. Jonathan Marchessault leads Vegas with 64 points in 72 games. Chandler Stephenson is next with 59 points in 75 games.

This is the second game of a back to back for the Sharks. They played the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night. Before that, they lost their last game to the Blues. Timo Meier and Tomas Hertl lead San Jose in points.

The Sharks will miss the playoffs, but the Golden Knights still have a chance at making it as a wild-card team.

Prediction: 3-1 Golden Knights

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