By Josh Cooper in Glendale, Ariz.
THREE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
Forward Colin Wilson could jump into the lineup for the Predators on Sunday. Wilson has yet to play this postseason. He has played in just two games since March 15, one of which was the Predators' season finale where most of the top players were healthy scratches. Last year he played in all 82 games but just three of the Predators' nine playoff games.
"I remember having the year-end meeting with the coaches last year and saying 'we don't want this to happen again,'" Wilson said. "I did a lot this season or felt like I did a lot. They went with the lineup they thought was best and I had a couple of bad games."
The Predators have been vocal the last day that they thought they were the better team in Game 1. It was tough to argue with them, since they out-shot Phoenix 42-24. Has this turned into bulletin board material for the Coyotes?
"I don't read any of that stuff," Phoenix coach Dave Tippett said. "I have my own thoughts on what is written. Really, we concentrate on what we have to do. It hasn't changed from Game 1 of the season to Game 8 of the playoffs."
Trotz said he was contemplating some lineup changes. He said Wilson and defenceman Ryan Ellis could be in the lineup tonight. Ellis was a healthy scratch in Game 1. He could replace Roman Josi or Hal Gill - if Gill is still feeling pain from his "lower body" injury.
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Andrei Kostitsyn-Nick Spaling-Patric Hornqvist
Craig Smith-Paul Gaustad-Brandon Yip
Ryan Suter-Shea Weber
Roman Josi-Kevin Klein
Francis Bouillon-Hal Gill
Ray Whitney-Martin Hanzal-Radim Vrbata
Mikkel Boedker-Antoine Vermette-Lauri Korpikoski
Taylor Pyatt-Boyd Gordon-Shane Doan
Kyle Chipchura- Daymond Langkow- Gilbert Brule
Derek Morris-Keith Yandle
Oliver Ekman-Larsson-David Schlemko
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Josh Cooper reports for The Tennessean. Follow him on Twitter @JoshuaCooper
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