PREDATORS (3-2-0) at GOLDEN KNIGHTS (4-2-0)
10 p.m. ET; ESPN+, ATTSN-RM, FS-TN, NHL.TV
Center Matt Duchene and forwards Ryan Johansen and Filip Forsberg each look to tie the longest season-opening point streak in Nashville Predators history when they play the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena on Tuesday.
Duchene has nine points (two goals, seven assists), Johansen has seven points (two goals, five assists) and Forsberg has seven points (four goals, three assists) during their respective five-game point streaks to begin the season; each is one game shy of the Predators record, a six-game season-opening streak by Marek Zidlicky from Oct. 9-23, 2003.
Nashville can win for the third time in four games (2-1-0).
The Golden Knights eye their third straight win. Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury will make his third consecutive start; he's 4-1-0 with a 2.13 goals-against average and .933 save percentage.
Players to watch
Predators center Matt Duchene's seven assists are the most by any player through the first five games of a season in Nashville history.
Golden Knights forward Max Pacioretty has seven points (two goals, five assists) in his past four games.
They said it
"I feel like everyone's been contributing, which is a good thing. Not only does it build our success as a team, but it builds confidence inside the room. I think that's been backed up by some wins, which is good." -- Predators coach Peter Laviolette
"We're just moving the puck around a lot. Especially having [forward Mark Stone] and [Pacioretty] on the flanks, that helps a lot. They're very intelligent players. I feel like we communicate a lot and with us moving the puck quite a bit, it's easy for us." -- Golden Knights forward Cody Glass on the Vegas power play, which went 3-for-3 in a 5-2 win at the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday
Predators projected lineup
Calle Jarnkrok -- Ryan Johansen -- Viktor Arvidsson
Filip Forsberg -- Matt Duchene -- Mikael Granlund
Colton Sissons -- Nick Bonino -- Craig Smith
Rocco Grimaldi -- Kyle Turris -- Austin Watson
Roman Josi -- Ryan Ellis
Mattias Ekholm -- Dante Fabbro
Dan Hamhuis -- Yannick Weber
Scratched: Matt Irwin
Golden Knights projected lineup
Jonathan Marchessault -- William Karlsson -- Reilly Smith
Max Pacioretty -- Paul Stastny -- Mark Stone
Valentin Zykov -- Cody Eakin -- Cody Glass
William Carrier -- Tomas Nosek -- Ryan Reaves
Brayden McNabb -- Shea Theodore
Jon Merrill -- Nick Holden
Nicolas Hague -- Deryk Engelland
Scratched: Brandon Pirri, Jake Bischoff
Injured: Nate Schmidt (lower body), Alex Tuch (upper body), Zach Whitecloud (upper body), Malcolm Subban (lower body)
Grimaldi is expected to return after missing two games because of a lower-body injury. … Nashville placed forward Daniel Carr on waivers Tuesday. … No lineup changes are expected for Vegas.
The Predators' 23 goals are their most through the first five games of a season in their history. … Nashville has scored a power-play goal in four straight games. … Stastny has five points (three goals, two assists) in his past two games. … Fleury is two wins from tying Terry Sawchuk (445) for seventh place on the NHL all-time list. … Theodore will play in his 200th NHL game.