CHICAGO -- The Nashville Predators again will try to stay alive in Game 6 of their Western Conference First Round series against the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, SN, TVA Sports 2).
Chicago has a 3-2 lead in the best-of-7 series and won the first two games at home. Nashville won 5-2 at home in Game 5 to stay alive.
Nashville played well in Games 3 and 4 at United Center but was not able to win.
"There's a lot of confidence in this room," Predators defenseman Roman Josi said. "I think we've been playing some really good hockey, even in the games we lost. It's definitely a confident room, and all we're worried about is tonight."
Predators forward Filip Forsberg had the first Stanley Cup Playoffs hat trick in their history in Game 5, and the first hat trick of his NHL career.
"It's the same situation coming in here," Forsberg said. "We have to win. I think we've just got to keep going on the attack. I think that's the biggest thing."
The Predators did a good job of making Blackhawks goaltender Scott Darling move side-to-side in Game 5 to create offense.
"He obviously covers a lot of the net, so if he doesn't have to move too much, he's going to save the puck," Josi said. "I think we did a pretty good job, made a couple of nice plays in the third. That goal Filip scored was a nice pass by [Mike Fisher]. That's always tough for a goalie."
Fisher returned to the lineup in Game 5 after missing Games 2-4 with a lower-body injury. He had an assist in his return and spent the majority of the time matched up with Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews.
Nashville said Friday that defenseman Shea Weber would miss the rest of the series with a lower-body injury. Weber sustained the injury in Game 2 on a hit behind the net from Chicago forward Brandon Saad.
Here are the projected lineups:
Filip Forsberg – Mike Ribeiro – James Neal
Colin Wilson – Mike Fisher – Craig Smith
Matt Cullen – Calle Jarnkrok – Viktor Stalberg
Mike Santorelli – Paul Gaustad – Taylor Beck
Roman Josi – Seth Jones
Mattias Ekholm – Cody Franson
Victor Bartley – Ryan Ellis
Scratched: Anton Volchenkov, Viktor Arvidsson, Gabriel Bourque, Kevin Fiala, Colton Sissons, Austin Watson, Johan Alm, Anthony Bitetto, Joe Piskula, Marek Mazanec, Magnus Hellberg
Injured: Eric Nystrom (lower body), Shea Weber (lower body)
Brandon Saad – Jonathan Toews – Marian Hossa
Kris Versteeg – Brad Richards – Patrick Kane
Bryan Bickell – Antoine Vermette – Patrick Sharp
Andrew Desjardins – Marcus Kruger – Andrew Shaw
Johnny Oduya – Niklas Hjalmarsson
Duncan Keith – Michal Rozsival
Kimmo Timonen – Brent Seabrook
Scratched: Joakim Nordstrom, Teuvo Teravainen, Kyle Cumiskey, David Rundblad, Michael Paliotta, Antti Raanta
Injured: Daniel Carcillo (upper body)
Status report: Bourque participated in the morning skate after missing Game 5. Wilson and Smith did not participate but are expected to play.
Who's hot: Forsberg has four goals; Wilson has five goals in the series, four on the power play.