Ottawa Senators: Winning once in their past five games gave Ottawa Senators head coach Jacques Martin good reason to shake up his line combinations and defensive pairings. Martin hopes the moves will energize the once-mighty Senators offense, which has scored just 13 goals in their past seven games, heading into the playoffs.
Nashville Predators: Pick six isn't a Nashville lottery, but the challenge Predators head coach Barry Trotz has in finding a winning combination among eight healthy defensemen. "It gets a lot tougher if they're playing well. It's a little easier if they're not playing well," Trotz told the Nashville Tennessean.
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