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Projected Lineup: Blues vs. Predators

Predators Play First Regular-Season Game on NBC; Faceoff Set for 11 a.m. (CT)

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The Nashville Predators and St. Louis Blues are set to conclude their four-game season series with a matinee matchup at Bridgestone Arena (at 11 a.m. CT). 

The Predators (37-14-9) will be making their first regular-season appearance on NBC in franchise history. Nashville has won three-straight overall and three in a row over the Blues, including a comeback from 3-0 down in the third period on Feb. 13. 

The Preds held a full practice at Ford Ice Center on Saturday. Defenseman P.K. Subban was the only player absent due to a maintainence day. Mike Fisher was present. 

St. Louis (34-24-4) has not won since they lost to Nashville two weeks ago. The Blues have lost five in a row in total and are clinging to the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. 

Below is a Preds projected lineup based on Saturday's practice: 

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How to Watch, Live Stream Blues vs. Preds

Nashville Set for Sunday Morning Puck Drop with Chance for Season Sweep of St. Louis

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

It's time to rise and shine as the Nashville Predators are set to appear on NBC during a regular-season game for the first time in franchise history, an 11 a.m. CT matinee against the St. Louis Blues at Bridgestone Arena. It's the fourth and final meeting of the regular season against the Blues; Nashville will try for the season sweep against the Blues, having won all three meetings thus far.

The Predators have won three-straight contests, including a 7-1 thrashing of San Jose on Thursday. Goaltender Pekka Rinne collected his 300th career win, which was never really in doubt thanks to the score, but Head Coach Peter Laviolette and the Preds certainly don't expect today's contest to include a six-goal margin at any point.

[Read More: Preds Projected Lineup vs. Blues]

[Watch Video: Emotional Rinne on 300 Wins]

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Trending: Zetterberg gets milestone goal in victory

Daley scores in his 950th career game; Larkin matches career-best points

by Dana Wakiji and Art Regner @Dwakiji and @ArthurJRegner /

DETROIT -- It was a milestone night for Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg and it came in an important victory.

The Wings defeated the Carolina Hurricanes, 3-1, Saturday night at Little Caesars Arena.

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Red Wings defeat Hurricanes, end skid

Howard makes 28 saves; Carolina has lost five straight

by Dave Hogg / Correspondent

DETROIT -- Henrik Zetterberg scored, and Jimmy Howard made 28 saves to help the Detroit Red Wings defeat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 at Little Caesars Arena on Saturday.

Zetterberg's power-play goal in the second period was the 335th of his NHL career, tying Ted Lindsay for fifth in Red Wings history.

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Ovechkin scores 38th in Capitals win against Sabres

Maintains NHL lead with two goals, ties Washington record for games played

by Brian McNally / Correspondent

WASHINGTON -- Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 37th and 38th goals for the Washington Capitals in a 5-1 win against the Buffalo Sabres at Capital One Arena on Saturday.

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Lundqvist's new mask celebrates 50 years of Madison Square Garden moments

Rangers goalie pays homage to anniversary of fourth edition of legendary venue @NHL

Madison Square Garden recently had a special birthday, and Henrik Lundqvist unveiled a new mask to celebrate.

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Five Flames score to defeat Avalanche, gain in wild-card race

Gilles makes 27 saves for second win of season

by Aaron Vickers / Correspondent

CALGARY -- Mikael Backlund had a goal and two assists, and Jon Gillies made 28 saves to help the Calgary Flames defeat the Colorado Avalanche 5-1 at Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday.

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POSTGAME 5: High Five!

Flyers post five goals for 5-3 win over Ottawa for fifth straight victory

by @NHLFlyers /

The Flyers got on the board early and often, using two quick goals in the first period and three quick goals in the first 10 minutes of the third period to earn a 5-3 win over the Senators on Saturday in Ottawa.

The game opened up with Ivan Provorov scoring 28 seconds from puck drop, which was followed by Robert Hagg's goal at 13:46 to give the Flyers a 2-0 lead. Mike Hoffman scored on a power-play to bring the game within one after 20 minutes.

After a scoreless second period, the Flyers came out of the gates with a dazzling goal from Claude Giroux (watch it below) to make it 3-1. Nolan Patrick scored on a deflection adding to their lead, while Brandon Manning got one of the luckiest bounces you'll see to make it 5-1 midway through the third period.

The Sens scored twice late in the game, but Petr Mrazek held the charge off to earn his second straight win in as many starts as a Flyer with 25 saves. Craig Anderson stopped 34 of 39 shots to take the loss.

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Golden Knights defeat Canucks for best record in NHL

Karlsson scores twice, Smith has three assists for Vegas

by Danny Webster / Correspondent

LAS VEGAS -- The Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Vancouver Canucks 6-3 at T-Mobile Arena on Friday to give them the best record in the NHL.

William Karlsson scored twice, and Reilly Smith had an NHL career-high three assists to help Vegas (41-16-4) surpass the idle Tampa Bay Lightning (41-17-3).

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Notes: Mantha suffers facial fracture but can play with full shield

Abdelkader, Tatar take maintenance days; Kronwall gets 'surprise' in locker

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

DETROIT -- Anthony Mantha will now understand what Justin Abdelkader went through.

Mantha left Thursday night's game against Buffalo with about four and a half minutes remaining in the first period.

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