Preds host game 5, Hartman will not play

The Nashville Predators are back on the ice tonight for Game Five as they look to close out their Western Conference quarterfinal series against the Colorado Avalanche at 8:30 in Bridgestone Arena. Nashville holds a commanding 3-1 advantage in the best-of-seven series. With a win, the Preds will advance to the Western Conference semifinals where they will host either the Winnipeg Jets or the Minnesota Wild.

The Preds will be without Ryan Hartman for tonight’s game as he is serving a suspension for an illegal check to the head of Colorado forward Carl Sodenberg in the second period of Wednesday night’s game.