PREDATORS (6-5-3) at MAPLE LEAFS (6-6-3)
7:30 p.m. ET; SNO, TVA Sports, FS-TN, NHL.TV
Predators team scope
Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne is day to day with a lower-body injury, so Marek Mazanec will make his second start of the season after he was recalled from Milwaukee of the American Hockey League on Monday. "It's part of my job," Mazanec told the Predators website. "They send you down and call you up the next day, and I have to be ready to play." The Predators are on a three-game winning streak and have points in each of their past six games (4-0-2) but have struggled on the road this season (1-4-2). It is the first game for defenseman P.K. Subban in his hometown as a member of the Predators. "I guess I approach it the same way," Subban said. "No big difference for me, I still have a lot of family and friends coming to the game tonight."
Maple Leafs team scope
The Toronto Maple Leafs are coming off a 4-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday. Forward Auston Matthews has no goals and two assists in his past nine games. "Obviously the last couple of weeks have been tough and frustrating offensively," Matthews said. Forward William Nylander is also without a goal in his past nine games (three assists). The Maple Leafs have been outshot in each of their past three games. Toronto is 5-2-0 at home this season.
Predators projected lineup
Viktor Arvidsson -- Ryan Johansen -- James Neal
Colin Wilson -- Mike Ribeiro -- Craig Smith
Filip Forsberg -- Mike Fisher -- Calle Jarnkrok
Cody Bass -- Colton Sissons -- Austin Watson
Roman Josi -- Ryan Ellis
Mattias Ekholm -- P.K. Subban
Matt Irwin -- Yannick Weber
Scratched: Pontus Aberg, Matt Carle
Injured: Pekka Rinne (lower body), Miikka Salomaki (upper body), Anthony Bitetto (upper body)
Maple Leafs projected lineup
Leo Komarov -- Nazem Kadri -- Connor Brown
James van Riemsdyk -- Tyler Bozak -- Mitchell Marner
Zach Hyman -- Auston Matthews -- William Nylander
Matt Martin -- Ben Smith -- Nikita Soshnikov
Morgan Rielly -- Nikita Zaitsev
Jake Gardiner -- Roman Polak
Martin Marincin -- Matt Hunwick
Scratched: Peter Holland, Connor Carrick, Frank Corrado
The Predators will dress the same forwards and defensemen they used in a 5-0 win against the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday. ... Polak will return after missing the game on Saturday.
Neal has a four-game goal streak (five goals) for the first time since the 2013-14 season. ... Hyman has scored in each of Toronto's past two games.