PREDATORS (18-14-6) at STARS (22-14-4)
2 p.m. ET; NBC, SN, TVAS
The Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators will each play in their first NHL outdoor game when they meet in the 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas on Wednesday.
Dallas has won two straight games, including scoring four goals in the third period to rally for a 4-2 victory at the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday. The Stars defeated the Predators 4-1 in their only previous meeting this season on Dec. 14.
Nashville is coming off consecutive losses in a home-and-home series with the Pittsburgh Penguins after going 4-0-1 in its previous five games.
Players to watch
Predators defenseman Roman Josi has 13 points (seven goals, six assists) in a seven-game point streak.
Stars forward Alexander Radulov has 11 points (three goals, eight assists) in an eight-game point streak.
They said it
"Just a business-like mentality. There's so much going into this and behind the scenes, but at the end of the day, we came here to win a hockey game. Hopefully we have a little bit of time with our families, get ready to regroup, and put on a good performance." -- Predators defenseman Dante Fabbro
"I don't think I can fully imagine it. When you first step out there, you try to imagine 80,000 people cheering and yelling. We're looking up and the stands are higher than I've ever seen them for a hockey game. It's going to be unbelievable to actually be down there and feel the excitement and emotion that's in the stadium." -- Stars forward Jason Dickinson
Predators projected lineup
Calle Jarnkrok -- Ryan Johansen -- Viktor Arvidsson
Filip Forsberg -- Matt Duchene -- Mikael Granlund
Rocco Grimaldi -- Nick Bonino -- Craig Smith
Colin Blackwell -- Kyle Turris -- Austin Watson
Roman Josi -- Ryan Ellis
Mattias Ekholm -- Dante Fabbro
Dan Hamhuis -- Matt Irwin
Scratched: Yannick Weber, Jarred Tinordi, Yakov Trenin
Injured: Colton Sissons (lower body)
Stars projected lineup
Jamie Benn -- Tyler Seguin -- Alexander Radulov
Denis Gurianov -- Roope Hintz -- Joe Pavelski
Andrew Cogliano -- Radek Faksa -- Blake Comeau
Mattias Janmark -- 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)
Hamhuis is expected to play after missing the Predators last game because of an upper-body injury. … Gurianov played on a line with Hintz and Pavelski at practice Tuesday while Janmark moved to a line with Dickinson and Perry.
Josi has 25 points (10 goals, 15 assists) in 33 games against the Stars. … Benn has 34 points (13 goals, 21 assists) in 43 games against the Predators. … Seguin has nine points (five goals, four assists) in his past eight games.