Predators close in on playoff berth

Posted on April 5, 2011

Predators close in on playoff berth The Nashville Predators are focused on their position in the Western Conference, not just making the playoffs.

Jordin Tootoo and Sergei Kostitsyn each had two goals and an assist, and the Predators moved up the standings with a 6-3 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers on Tuesday night.

Matt Halischuk added a goal and an assist for Nashville, which improved to fourth in the West with 97 points as it closes in on its sixth playoff berth in the past seven seasons.

"That was still a big one for us," centre Mike Fisher said. "We're trying to move up and get that 4 spot if we can. That being said, we were playing a team that's out of it, so find a way to get up. We got some good bounces early and really put the game out of hand."


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