PREDATORS (9-5-2) at SHARKS (6-10-1)
10:30 p.m. ET; NBCSCA, FS-TN, NHL.TV
The Nashville Predators will look to bounce back after allowing nine goals in their last game when they play the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on Saturday.
Nashville lost 9-4 to the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday, including allowing six goals in eight minutes in the second period, and is 1-2-1 in its past four games.
San Jose has won two in a row and is looking to win three straight for the first time since Oct. 10-16. Goalie Martin Jones is expected to make his third straight start and seventh in the past eight games.
The Predators defeated the Sharks 5-2 in their first meeting Oct. 8.
Players to watch
Predators forward Filip Forsberg has four points (two goals, two assists) in the past three games.
Sharks center Tomas Hertl has five points (two goals, three assists) in the past two games.
They said it
"We're a veteran team and we know how to play the game the right way. … We have to have a short memory whether we win or lose. I think it's a good lesson if you're going to look for a silver lining." -- Predators forward Matt Duchene after the loss to the Avalanche
"This is an elite team, we talked about it this morning. I think we're ready to put our game up against an elite team and see where we sit. I think we're trending in that direction. We'll see tonight. Tonight's a test." -- Sharks coach Peter DeBoer
Predators projected lineup
Filip Forsberg -- Ryan Johansen -- Viktor Arvidsson
Calle Jarnkrok -- Kyle Turris -- Matt Duchene
Rocco Grimaldi -- Nick Bonino -- Craig Smith
Austin Watson -- Colton Sissons -- Mikael Granlund
Roman Josi -- Ryan Ellis
Mattias Ekholm -- Dante Fabbro
Dan Hamhuis -- Yannick Weber
Scratched: Miikka Salomaki, Matt Irwin
Sharks projected lineup
Evander Kane -- Logan Couture -- Kevin Labanc
Timo Meier -- Tomas Hertl -- Barclay Goodrow
Marcus Sorensen -- Joe Thornton -- Patrick Marleau
Noah Gregor -- Dylan Gambrell -- Melker Karlsson
Marc-Edouard Vlasic -- Erik Karlsson
Radim Simek -- Brent Burns
Brenden Dillon -- Mario Ferraro
Scratched: Lukas Radil, Dalton Prout
Injured: Jacob Middleton (shoulder)
Melker Karlsson will return to the lineup after missing the past two games because of an upper-body injury. … Ferraro is a game-time decision. … Prout was a full participant at morning skate. … Middleton skated in a non-contact jersey at morning skate.
Josi has four assists in a three-game point streak. … Kane has scored a goal in three straight games and has five points (three goals, two assists) in a four-game point streak. … Duchene has scored three goals in the past two games. … Meier has four points (two goals, two assists) in the past two games.