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Projected Lineup: Panthers vs. Predators

Ryan Johansen to Miss First Game of Two-Game Suspension; Zac Rinaldo on Injured Reserve

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The Nashville Predators will host their final home game of the month as the Florida Panthers come to town (at 7 p.m. CT). 

The Preds (28-17-4) will be without top center Ryan Johansen, who was suspended for two games on Friday after high-sticking Mark Scheifele during a 5-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets. Additionally, Nashville placed winger Zac Rinaldo on Injured Reserve on Friday. He joins Kyle Turris and Miikka Salomaki on IR. Preds General Manager David Poile said he doesn't expect Turris or Salomaki back in the lineup until after the All-Star Break and Bye Week. 

The Preds recalled forward Colin Blackwell on Saturday. The 25-year-old should make his NHL debut tonight. 

Florida (18-20-8) picked up a huge win on home ice on Friday night, topping the Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-1. The Panthers will host the Predators in both teams' return from the All-Star Break and Bye Week on Feb. 1. 

Nashville held a full morning skate on Saturday. Below is a projected lineup based on the session: 

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Preds Official Podcast: The Hidden Side of Hockey, Preds' Wives

Podcast Visits with Julie Turris, Ida Bjornstad on Their View of the NHL; Show Debates Future of Preds, Jets

by Thomas Willis & Brooks Bratten @PredsNHL / NashvillePredators.com

It's an all-ladies edition of the show as Julie Turris and Ida Bjornstad discuss the hidden side of the NHL as significant others of Kyle Turris and Mattias Ekholm and their new podcast. NWHL Deputy Commissioner Hayley Moore talks about the upcoming NWHL All-Star Weekend in Nashville. Plus, Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis debate what's in store for the Predators and Jets. 

Highlights Include: 

  • How do the Preds respond after a loss to the Jets?
  • Interview with Julie Turris and Ida Bjornstad
  • Interview with NWHL's Hayley Moore
  • Do the Preds need to make a trade at the deadline?
  • Answering your Twitter questions
  • Giveaway opportunity of tickets to GnashVegas; listen to see how to enter!

Visit NashvillePredators.com/Podcast to subscribe through iTunes, Google Play, iHeartRadio, Spotify and others.

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How to Watch, Live Stream Panthers vs. Preds

Nashville Set to Conclude Three-Game Homestand Without Ryan Johansen

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

The Nashville Predators will try to bounce back and conclude their homestand on the right side of the ledger tonight as they host the Florida Panthers at Bridgestone Arena. It's the first of two meetings between the two clubs season; the Preds will travel to Sunrise, Florida, on Feb. 1 as they exit their bye week.

After a convincing 7-2 win over the Capitals on Tuesday night, Nashville dropped a 5-1 decision to the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday in a meeting between the top two teams in the Central Division.

The Preds say they were simply outplayed by their opponents in the meeting, and although they'll have to wait until March for another crack at the Jets, a successful result tonight against the Panthers would still deliver a sense of satisfaction in the final home game of January.

[Read More: Preds Projected Lineup vs. Panthers]

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Preds Fall to Jets in Divisional Clash

Arvidsson Scores Lone Goal for Nashville as Winnipeg Extends Lead in Central

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Predators fall to Jets, 5-1

NSH Recap: Arvidsson stays hot in 5-1 loss to Jets

Viktor Arvidsson found the back of the net once again, but the Predators fell at home to the Jets, 5-1

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In a test between the top two teams in the Central Division, it was the visitors who passed.

The Nashville Predators fell to the Winnipeg Jets by a 5-1 final on Thursday night at Bridgestone Arena, their first loss in two games against the Jets this season.

In a game that presented a potential postseason matchup between two of the behemoths in the Western Conference, it was Winnipeg who prevailed by playing quicker than the Preds and capitalizing on their chances.

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Trade Coverage

Niederreiter traded to Hurricanes by Wild for Rask

Carolina adds 'proven goal-scorer' in exchange of forwards

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Nino Niederreiter was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes by the Minnesota Wild for Victor Rask on Thursday.

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Projected Lineup: Jets vs. Predators

Predators Continue Homestand as Nashville Hosts Rival Winnipeg

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

Everything seems a little bit bigger when the Nashville Predators and Winnipeg Jets get together these days and they'll do so again tonight (at 7 p.m. CT). 

The Predators (28-16-4) won big in their first contest of a three-game homestand, topping the Washington Capitals, 7-2. Defenseman Yannick Weber made his return to the lineup for the win after missing the previous 10 games with a lower-body injury. 

Winnipeg (30-14-2) and Nashville also faced off in the Predators' first home win of the season, a 3-0 victory on Oct. 11. The Jets will host the Preds on March 1 and March 23 to complete the clubs' four-game season series. 

The Preds held a full morning skate on Thursday. Below is a projected lineup based on the session:

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How to Watch, Live Stream Jets vs. Preds

Top Two Teams in the Central Division Meet Tonight in Nashville

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

The top two clubs in the Central Division clash tonight at Bridgestone Arena as the Nashville Predators host the Winnipeg Jets. It's the second of four meetings between the two rivals this season; the Preds shut out the Jets at home back in October and will visit Winnipeg twice in March.

Nashville began their three-game homestand with a bang on Tuesday night when they crushed the Capitals by a 7-2 final. Viktor Arvidsson recorded his second-career hat trick in the rout to get the Preds to the 60-point mark, just two behind the Jets for the lead in the Central.

The Predators will face another Western powerhouse like themselves, while also participating in what could end up being another playoff rematch. It didn't go Nashville's way back in May, and although that series isn't top of mind for the Preds, they haven't erased it, either.

[Read More: Preds Projected Lineup vs. Jets]

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Projected Lineup: Capitals vs. Predators

Yannick Weber Could Return to the Lineup as Preds Change Defensive Pairings

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The Nashville Predators begin their only homestand in January when they host the Washington Capitals tonight (at 7 p.m. CT). 

The Preds (27-16-4) completed their longest road trip of the season, a six-game trip to the east, on Sunday in North Carolina with a 6-3 loss to the Hurricanes. Nashville will now start a three-game homestand, their only extended stay at home during the month. Defenseman Yannick Weber logged Monday's full practice alongside Dan Hamhuis and could be nearing a return.

The Capitals (27-13-5) played and lost last night to the St. Louis Blues, 4-1. Washington also fell to Nashville in the teams' first meeting of the season, 6-3, on Dec. 31. 

Update: Weber has been activated from Injured Reserve. 

The Predators held an optional morning skate on Tuesday. Below is a projected lineup based on Monday's practice: 

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How to Watch, Live Stream Capitals vs. Preds

Preds Return to Nashville to Begin Three-Game Homestand Against Defending Champs, Presented by UnitedHealthcare

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

After collecting eight out of a possible 12 points on a six-game road trip, the Nashville Predators are finally back in their own building tonight to begin a three-game homestand, first with a visit from the Washington Capitals, presented by UnitedHealthcare. It's the second and final meeting between the two clubs this season; the Preds defeated the Caps 6-3 on New Year's Eve in D.C.

Nashville concluded their road trip on Sunday afternoon in Carolina with a 6-3 loss to the Hurricanes. The result ended a seven-game point streak for the Preds, and while there was disappointment in the effort, there was also a readiness to get back to Bridgestone Arena once more.

"It was a long trip, just even with the break in the road games, but it's good to get back in our building," Preds Head Coach Peter Laviolette said Monday. "We had a good practice today. We don't get to practice too much and work on some things, and all of its positive."

[Read More: Projected Lineup: Capitals vs. Predators]

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How to Watch, Live Stream Preds at Hurricanes

Nashville Concludes Season-Long, Six-Game Road Trip with Stop in Carolina

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Five down, one to go.

The Predators had time to make a quick stop in Nashville to rest and recuperate for a day, but they're back out once more to conclude their season-long, six-game road trip with an 11:30 a.m. CT start against the Carolina Hurricanes. It's the first of two meetings between the two clubs; the Preds will host the Canes in March.

Nashville has collected eight out of a possible 10 points on the trip this far, including their most recent outing, a 4-3 overtime loss to Columbus on Thursday. Although there was disappointment in the overall result against the Blue Jackets, the Predators are still rather pleased with how the excursion has gone to this point.

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