Preview: The Wild is coming off its first 2-0 start since 2008-09, while the Predators lost 4-3 in a shootout against visiting St. Louis on Monday after losing in a shootout opening night against Columbus. The Wild lost three of four to the Predators last season but are 12-7-3 all-time against them at home.
Players to watch: The Wild didn't practice Monday, so it's uncertain which goalie Mike Yeo will start. Niklas Backstrom beat Colorado and is 7-4-1 against Nashville, but Josh Harding is coming off a 1-0 shutout over Dallas. He also was in goal for last year's Jan. 31 four-goal, third-period meltdown against Nashville. ... Predators RW Martin Erat has 26 points in 33 games vs. the Wild.
Numbers: In Predators history, new Wild D Ryan Suter ranks fourth with 542 games, fourth with 200 assists, tied for eighth with 238 points and second with a plus-43. He scored a career-high 46 points last season and averaged 26 minutes, 30 seconds a game -- third-most in the NHL.
Injuries: Predators C Paul Gaustad (upper body) and LW Gabriel Bourque (lower body) are out.
|San Diego - LP: J. Lane||0||FINAL|
|Atlanta - WP: E. Santana||2|
|Washington - LP: R. Soriano||6||FINAL|
|Miami - WP: M. Dunn||7|
|Philadelphia - LP: A. Burnett||1||FINAL|
|NY Mets - WP: B. Colon||7|
|Milwaukee - LP: K. Lohse||1||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - WP: J. Odorizzi||2|
|Toronto - WP: R. Dickey||14||FINAL|
|Boston - LP: C. Buchholz||1|
|Arizona - WP: O. Perez||2||FINAL|
|Cincinnati - LP: J. Hoover||1|
|Colorado - LP: Y. Flande||1||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: T. Wada||4|
|NY Yankees - LP: D. Phelps||2||FINAL|
|Texas - WP: Y. Darvish||4|
|Oakland - LP: J. Chavez||3||FINAL|
|Houston - WP: B. Oberholtzer||7|
|Pittsburgh||5||Bottom 6th Inning|
|NY Giants||8/3/14 7:00 PM|
|Los Angeles||3||2nd Half 10:00|
|Indiana||43||3rd Qtr 2:50|