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(SportsNetwork.com) - Barry Trotzs highly anticipated return to Music City is on tap Friday as the Nashville Predators welcome their former longtime head coach and his Washington Capitals to Bridgestone Arena. Trotz served 15 seasons as head coach in Nashville, beginning with the franchises inaugural campaign in 1998-99, until parting ways with the club last spring. He amassed 557 wins in 1,196 regular-season games with the Predators, but was let go after Nashville missed the playoffs for a second straight season. Trotz had led Nashville to the postseason in seven of the previous eight campaigns. Im excited, Trotz said in a conference call earlier this week. Im excited to get back home and see some friends, and I get to see my family for a little bit. Its good to get to go back home. Nashvilles decision to part ways with the only head coach it had ever known has proved beneficial for both Trotz and Peter Laviolette, the man who took his place behind the Predators bench. Laviolette was tasked with transitioning the Preds from Trotzs defense-first style to a more up-tempo strategy and to say it has been a success would be an enormous understatement. Nashville, which is tied with Anaheim for the most points in the NHL this season, has gone from an average of 2.61 goals per game in 2013-14 to 3.00 goals per game this season, and it has done so while somehow improving on defense. The Preds were 23rd in the league in team defense (2.84 GPG) in Trotzs last season in Music City and are currently first with only 2.17 goals surrendered per contest. The Preds have yet to lose consecutive games under Laviolette, but Trotzs Capitals have been no slouch either. It took a little longer for Trotz to successfully implement his style of play in D.C., but Alex Ovechkin and his Washington teammates are thriving under the system now. The Caps enter Fridays action third in the Metropolitan Division. They are three points behind the first-place New York Islanders and two in back of the Pittsburgh Penguins for second. The Isles and Pens face each other tonight on Long Island. Washington is 6-0-1 this month and only has suffered one regulation loss over its last 19 trips to the ice, going 14-1-4 during that stretch. The Caps only loss in January came in a 3-2 overtime setback in Philadelphia on Jan. 8, but Trotzs club exacted revenge for that defeat with a 1-0 home win over the Flyers on Wednesday. It was Washingtons third straight victory. Braden Holtby recorded his 15th career shutout by stopping all 21 shots sent his way on Wednesday. It was Holtbys fourth shutout of the season in his 20th straight start between the pipes for the Caps. Jason Chimera supplied the necessary offense early in the first period for the Capitals. Holtby expects to get the call tonight and he won his only career outing against the Preds, stopping 34-of-36 shots in a 5-2 home victory on Dec. 7 of last season. Justin Peters will give Holtby a rare rest on Saturday, when Washington visits the Dallas Stars. Nashville, meanwhile, will be without its franchise goaltender for the next few weeks. Pekka Rinne, a candidate for the Hart and Vezina Trophies, is expected to be sidelined with a sprained knee until after the NHLs All-Star festivities, which takes place next weekend in Columbus. Rinne has posted a 29-6-2 record in 37 games this season while sporting a 1.96 goals against average and .931 save percentage. Carter Hutton, who is 0-3-2 with a 2.60 GAA in six games this season, will start tonight with AHL call-up Marek Mazanec serving as the backup. Rinne stopped 20-of-21 shots on Tuesday before exiting Nashvilles eventual 5-1 victory over Vancouver early in the third period. The Finnish netminder was knocked backwards into the end boards in a collision between Vancouvers Chris Higgins and defenseman Anton Volchenkov. Hutton finished the final 17-plus minutes with 10 stops. They came right away, I didnt have much chance to get ready, said Hutton. Thats your job as a backup, always be ready to go out there at any minute of the game. Colin Wilson registered a season high of four points thanks to two goals and two assists to help the Preds rout the visiting Canucks. Craig Smith, Filip Forsberg and Mike Fisher also tallied for Nashville, which has won four in a row and six of its last seven. Nashville, which owns a four-point lead over Chicago for first place in the Central Division, is 17-2-1 as the host this season and is completing a brief two-game homestand tonight. The Caps and Preds have split the last four meetings in this series, but Washington has claimed seven of nine overall. Nashville has taken the past two encounters at Bridgestone Arena. 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Cheap Nike Air Max Outlet . - Titans quarterback Jake Locker will miss the rest of the season with a Lisfranc injury to his right foot, leaving Tennessee trying to rally with Ryan Fitzpatrick.LONDON, Ont. -- Second-ranked Western kept its undefeated season in tact by using its dominant ground game to run past No. 3 Queens 50-31 in Canadian Interuniversity Sport action on Saturday. Quarterback Wil Finch and running backs Yannick Harou and Adam Sinclair all rushed in touchdowns for Western (6-0). Finch also passed for two TDs, with Sinclair catching one of the scores. Finch was impressive on the ground, running for 114 yards while also racking up 254 passing yards on the day. Harous 153 rushing yards was the most among Mustangs running backs. Ryan Granberg broke a career rushing record for the Gaels (4-1), hitting and surpassing the 3,000-yard plateau by rushing for 117 yards. Granberg passed Mike Giffins record of 3,035 yards in his Queens career. Gaels quarterback Billy McPhee was 22-for-36 with 336 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Daniel Heslop led all Queens receivers with 87 yards. Also in CIS football action: McGill 53 Concordia 52 (OT); Laval 46 Bishops 38; Guelph 41 Waterloo 19; Ottawa 46 York 16; Windsor 26 Laurier 25 (OT); Manitoba 34 Regina 15; Saskatchewan 17 UBC 12; Calgary 76 Alberta 21; and Acadia 40 Mount Allison 9. -- McGill 53 Concordia 52 (OT) At Montreal, Luis Guimont-Mota ran in a touchdown from one yard out and Samy Rassy kicked the conversion as the Redmen (3-2) slipped past the Stingers (0-5) in overtime. -- No. 1 Laval 46 No. 8 Bishops 38 At Lennoxviille, Que.dddddddddddd, quarterback Alex Skinner completed 19 of 24 passes for 281 yards and two touchdowns as the top-ranked Rouge et Or (5-0) dispatched the Gaiters (3-2). -- No. 6 Guelph 41 Waterloo 19 At Waterloo, Ont., quarterback Jazz Lindsey threw 249 yards and four touchdowns as the Gryphons (5-0) bested the Warriors (1-4). -- Ottawa 46 York 16 At Toronto, QB Derek Wendel passed for 297 yards and four TDs as the Gee-Gees (3-3) thumped the Lions (2-3). --- Windsor 26 Laurier 25 (OT) At Waterloo, Ont., kicker Dan Cerino scored a rouge in overtime as the Lancers (4-2) edged the Golden Hawks (1-5). --- No. 10 Manitoba 34 Regina 15 At Winnipeg, quarterback Jordan Yantz passed for 134 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Bisons (3-2) past the Rams (1-4). --- No. 7 Saskatchewan 17 UBC 15 At Vancouver, Shane Buchanan rushed for 67 yards and a touchdown and quarterback Drew Burko put up 231 passing yards as the Huskies (4-1) downed the Thunderbirds (2-3). --- No. 5 Calgary 76 Alberta 21 At Edmonton, Andrew Buckley completed 22 of 26 passes for 336 yards and three touchdowns, and running back Mercer Timmis carried for 214 yards and four TDs as the Dinos (5-0) decimated the Golden Bears (0-5). --- Acadia 40 Mount Allison 9 At Wolfville, N.S., Zack Skibin rushed for 105 yards and a touchdown, and the Axemen (2-2) defence held the Mounties (1-3) to just three field goals. 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