STARS (18-11-4) at PREDATORS (14-11-5)
6:30 p.m. ET; FS-TN, FS-SW+, NHL.TV
The Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators will face each other for the first time this season in a preview of the 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic when they play at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday.
The Stars, who will host the Predators at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas on Jan. 1, lost 3-2 in overtime to the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday and are 3-0-1 in their past four games following a four-game winless streak (0-3-1).
Dallas defeated Nashville in six games in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs last season.
Peter Laviolette will coach his 1,200th NHL game, becoming the 20th coach in history to reach the milestone. He has a record of 243-139-58 with the Predators, who are 5-2-2 in their past nine games.
Players to watch
Stars forward Tyler Seguin has three assists in his past eight games and has no goals in his past 10 games.
Predators forward Calle Jarnkrok has five points (two goals, three assists) in a four-game point streak and 10 points (five goals, five assists) in his past 10 games.
They said it
"It's the playoffs that create rivalries, it's not the regular season. We played them last year in the playoffs and this is their first kick at us. I'm sure they're going to come out and recreate that rivalry. It's a big divisional game and we've got to be ready for it." -- Stars coach Rick Bowness
"We played them in the playoffs last year, we're playing the Winter Classic against them, it's a Central Division rival. It's a huge game for us and it's a huge game for them so, yeah, it definitely means a lot." -- Predators captain Roman Josi
Stars projected lineup
Jamie Benn -- Mattias Janmark -- Tyler Seguin
Alexander Radulov -- Roope Hintz -- Joe Pavelski
Andrew Cogliano -- Radek Faksa -- Blake Comeau
Denis Gurianov -- Jason Dickinson -- Corey Perry
Esa Lindell -- John Klingberg
Jamie Oleksiak -- Miro Heiskanen
Andrej Sekera -- Roman Polak
Scratched: Justin Dowling, Taylor Fedun
Injured: Stephen Johns (post-traumatic headaches)
Predators projected lineup
Filip Forsberg -- Ryan Johansen -- Calle Jarnkrok
Kyle Turris -- Matt Duchene -- Mikael Granlund
Rocco Grimaldi -- Nick Bonino -- Craig Smith
Daniel Carr -- Colton Sissons -- Austin Watson
Roman Josi -- Ryan Ellis
Mattias Ekholm -- Dante Fabbro
Dan Hamhuis -- Yannick Weber
Scratched: Matt Irwin, Yakov Trenin
Injured: Viktor Arvidsson (lower body)
Klingberg was a late scratch Friday because of a family illness but is expected to play.
Turris is three points from 400 in the NHL. … Granlund needs two goals to reach 100. …. The Stars are 12-for-12 on the penalty kill in their past five games. … Janmark is one point from 100 in the NHL.