BRUINS (24-8-11) at PREDATORS (19-15-7)
8 p.m. ET; ESPN+, NESN, FS-TN, NHL.TV
John Hynes will coach his first game with the Nashville Predators when they host the Boston Bruins at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday.
Hynes, who was named coach Tuesday after the Predators fired coach Peter Laviolette and associate coach Kevin McCarthy on Monday, was 9-13-4 with the New Jersey Devils this season before he was fired on Dec. 3.
The Bruins are 0-1-2 in their past three games and 4-5-6 in their past 15 games.
Players to watch
Bruins forward David Pastrnak has 15 points (five goals, 10 assists) in a 10-game point streak.
Predators defenseman Roman Josi has 18 points (seven goals, 11 assists) in a 10-game point streak.
They said it
"I think that we're all trying to make that right play at the right time. It's not always going to happen. We're always going to push and strive for the positive result and the two points, but I think that we've been in those close games where some of the games we inflicted those mistakes on our end and some nights we played solid games and probably deserved to win those games." -- Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara
"I'm very excited to be able to work with this team. Having the opportunity to coach in the League and coach against Nashville and have a lot of prior relationships with people who know [Predators general manager David Poile] and [assistant general manager Jeff Kealty] and the organization in general, they've put together an excellent hockey team." -- Predators coach John Hynes
Bruins projected lineup
Brad Marchand -- Patrice Bergeron -- David Pastrnak
Jake DeBrusk -- David Krejci -- Anders Bjork
Danton Heinen -- Charlie Coyle -- Brett Ritchie
Sean Kuraly -- Par Lindholm -- Chris Wagner
Zdeno Chara -- Charlie McAvoy
Torey Krug -- Brandon Carlo
John Moore -- Matt Grzelcyk
Scratched: David Backes, Joakim Nordstrom, Steven Kampfer
Injured: Connor Clifton (upper body), Kevan Miller (knee)
Predators projected lineup
Filip Forsberg -- Ryan Johansen -- Viktor Arvidsson
Calle Jarnkrok -- Matt Duchene -- Mikael Granlund
Rocco Grimaldi -- Colin Blackwell -- Craig Smith
Yakov Trenin -- Kyle Turris -- Austin Watson
Roman Josi -- Yannick Weber
Mattias Ekholm -- Jarred Tinordi
Dan Hamhuis -- Alexandre Carrier
Scratched: Nick Bonino
Injured: Dante Fabbro (upper body), Colton Sissons (lower body), Ryan Ellis (upper body)
Ritchie likely will play in place of Nordstrom. … Bonino did not participate in the morning skate.
Pastrnak and Josi are tied for the longest current point streak in the NHL. … Rask is 4-1-2 with a 2.30 goals-against average and .919 save percentage in nine games against the Predators. … Rinne is 7-3-1 with a 2.31 GAA and .927 save percentage in 11 games against the Bruins. … Smith has 11 points (eight goals, three assists) in his past nine games. … Marchand has nine points (two goals, seven assists) in his past six games.