PREDATORS (34-21-5) at GOLDEN KNIGHTS (31-24-4)
10 p.m. ET; ATTSN-RM, FS-TN, ESPN+, NHL.TV
The Nashville Predators will try to sweep the season series against the Vegas Golden Knights when they visit T-Mobile Arena on Saturday.
Nashville defeated Vegas 4-1 at Bridgestone Arena on Oct. 30 and won 2-1 at Vegas on Jan. 23.
Backup goalie Juuse Saros will start for Nashville, which is two points behind the first-place Winnipeg Jets in the Central Division. He is 3-0-0 against the Golden Knights with a goals-against average of 0.67 and a .983 save percentage.
Vegas is looking to end its team-record five-game home losing streak and a three-game losing streak overall. Backup goalie Malcolm Subban will start for the Golden Knights, who are 2-7-0 in their past nine games and are third in the Pacific Division, nine points behind the second-place San Jose Sharks.
Players to watch
Predators forward Viktor Arvidsson has four goals during a three-game point streak and has 13 points (12 goals, one assist) in his past 12 games.
Golden Knights center Paul Stastny has 12 points (two goals, 10 assists) in his past 12 games.
They said it
"We're always trying to fix things. It doesn't seem to take on the same identity … there's always things that we can get better at. There's a couple of areas we're trying to be better at, but it changes all the time." -- Predators coach Peter Laviolette
"He's played like a real big guy in net against us. He's been unbelievable against us. Sometimes you play real well against a certain team, and he's dominated against us. We'll see what happens tonight." -- Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant on Juuse Saros
Predators projected lineup
Filip Forsberg -- Ryan Johansen -- Viktor Arvidsson
Kevin Fiala -- Nick Bonino -- Craig Smith
Brian Boyle -- Colton Sissons -- Ryan Hartman
Rocco Grimaldi -- Kyle Turris -- Calle Jarnkrok
Roman Josi -- Ryan Ellis
Mattias Ekholm -- P.K. Subban
Dan Hamhuis -- Yannick Weber
Scratched: Frederick Gaudreau, Cody McLeod, Matt Irwin
Injured: Miikka Salomaki (upper body)
Suspended: Austin Watson
Golden Knights projected lineup
Jonathan Marchessault -- William Karlsson -- Reilly Smith
Max Pacioretty -- Cody Eakin -- Oscar Lindberg
Brandon Pirri -- Paul Stastny -- Alex Tuch
William Carrier -- Pierre-Edouard Bellemare -- Ryan Reaves
Brayden McNabb -- Nate Schmidt
Shea Theodore -- Deryk Engelland
Jon Merrill -- Colin Miller
Scratched: Jake Bischoff, Valentin Zykov, Tomas Nosek
Injured: Erik Haula (lower body), Nick Holden (undisclosed), Ryan Carpenter (undisclosed)
Ekholm (illness) and Salomaki participated at the morning skate. … Stastny and Tuch will move to the third line with Pirri, while Lindberg and Eakin will play with Pacioretty on the second line.
Johansen has two goals and seven assists during a season-long six-game point streak. … Subban is two points from 400 in the NHL. … Tuch has no points in his past seven games after getting 14 points (four goals, 10 assists) in his previous 13.