BLACKHAWKS (12-8-3) at PREDATORS (14-6-3)
8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, NHL.TV
The Nashville Predators will attempt to win for the 10th time in their past 12 games when they host the Chicago Blackhawks at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday.
The Predators are 9-1-1 in their past 11 games and are 8-1-1 at home this season. Goaltender Pekka Rinne has won four consecutive starts and has held opponents to two goals or fewer in three of them.
The Blackhawks will try to extend their point streak to six games. They are 4-0-1 in their past five games and 5-1-1 in their past seven.
Goaltender Anton Forsberg could start for Chicago for the first time since making 35 saves in a 4-3 win at the Carolina Hurricanes on Nov. 11.
Players to watch
Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane has 11 points (four goals, seven assists) in a seven-game point streak.
Predators forward Filip Forsberg has 10 points (three goals, seven assists) in his past eight games. Defenseman Mattias Ekholm has eight points (five goals, three assists) in his past seven games.
They said it
"Tough building, going to be a good test for us, great test. Nashville is as hot as any team in the League right now. We've seen them, and we know how good you've got to be to beat them. We've got to be at our best [Tuesday] for the whole game. The importance of every shift is there. It should be a loud and a fun game." -- Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville
"I played with [center Ryan Johansen and forward Viktor Arvidsson] a lot last year, and we've just tried to play the same way this year and obviously that's helped my game a lot. At the same time, I feel good. I love everyone on this team, and obviously that brings the best out of everyone." -- Predators forward Filip Forsberg
Blackhawks projected lineup
Brandon Saad -- Jonathan Toews -- Richard Panik
Nick Schmaltz -- Artem Anisimov -- Patrick Kane
Patrick Sharp -- Ryan Hartman -- Alex DeBrincat
Lance Bouma -- Tommy Wingels -- John Hayden
Duncan Keith -- Cody Franson
Connor Murphy -- Brent Seabrook
Gustav Forsling -- Jan Rutta
Scratched: Michal Kempny, Tanner Kero, Jordan Oesterle
Injured: Michal Rozsival (concussion), Jordin Tootoo (upper body)
Predators projected lineup
Filip Forsberg -- Ryan Johansen -- Viktor Arvidsson
Kevin Fiala -- Kyle Turris -- Craig Smith
Pontus Aberg -- Nick Bonino -- Calle Jarnkrok
Miikka Salomaki -- Colton Sissons -- Austin Watson
Roman Josi -- Mattias Ekholm
Alexei Emelin -- P.K. Subban
Matt Irwin -- Anthony Bitetto
Scratched: Frederick Gaudreau, Cody McLeod
Injured: Ryan Ellis (knee), Scott Hartnell (lower body), Yannick Weber (lower body)
The Blackhawks did not hold a morning skate. … Hartnell and Weber participated in the morning skate but did not join line rushes.
Kane has 51 points (23 goals, 28 assists) in 55 career games against the Predators. … Arvidsson has 11 points (six goals, five assists) in his past 11 games.