GOLDEN KNIGHTS (11-11-4) at PREDATORS (11-9-3)
8 p.m. ET; FS-TN, ATTSN-RM, NHL.TV
Juuse Saros will make his third straight start for the Nashville Predators when they host the Vegas Golden Knights at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday.
It marks the first time this season the goalie will start three consecutive games in place of Pekka Rinne; Saros allowed two goals in each of his past two starts, each a victory in a home-and-home series with the St. Louis Blues on Saturday and Monday.
The Predators will try for their third straight win following a six-game winless streak (0-5-1).
Goalie Malcolm Subban is expected to start for the Golden Knights in place of Marc-Andre Fleury, who will miss the game because of personal reasons. Subban is 0-4-2 with a 3.55 goals-against average and .883 save percentage in six starts this season for Vegas, which is winless in three straight (0-2-1) and 2-6-2 in its past 10 games.
Players to watch
Golden Knights center Paul Stastny needs one point for 700 in the NHL.
Predators forward Calle Jarnkrok has four points (two goals, two assists) in a three-game point streak.
They said it
"They've got a lot of skill back there that like to jump in the play. They move the puck really well and they transition fast, so getting in on the forecheck and laying a body on their [defensemen] but then, when the puck turns over, to get back and make sure you're beating your [defensemen] back is crucial against this team." -- Golden Knights forward Ryan Reaves on playing against Nashville's defensemen
"I talked to [Rinne] yesterday. I think at the beginning of the year, [Rinne] was the guy that we were leaning on and he probably stole some of the starts from [Saros]. There's still a plan in place for these guys, but [Saros] played so well for a couple games and we've got games coming up this weekend that are back-to-back and will utilize the roster more, I think. [Saros] has played extremely well and he's going to go back in there." -- Predators coach Peter Laviolette
Golden Knights projected lineup
Jonathan Marchessault -- William Karlsson -- Reilly Smith
Max Pacioretty -- Paul Stastny -- Mark Stone
Alex Tuch -- Cody Eakin -- Cody Glass
William Carrier -- Tomas Nosek -- Ryan Reaves
Brayden McNabb -- Nate Schmidt
Nicolas Hague -- Shea Theodore
Nick Holden -- Deryk Engelland
Scratched: Jon Merrill, Marc-Andre Fleury
Suspended: Valentin Zykov
Predators projected lineup
Filip Forsberg -- Ryan Johansen -- Calle Jarnkrok
Daniel Carr -- Matt Duchene -- Mikael Granlund
Rocco Grimaldi -- Nick Bonino -- Craig Smith
Austin Watson -- Colton Sissons -- Mathieu Olivier
Roman Josi -- Ryan Ellis
Mattias Ekholm -- Dante Fabbro
Dan Hamhuis -- Matt Irwin
Scratched: Kyle Turris, Yannick Weber
Injured: Viktor Arvidsson (lower body)
The Golden Knights recalled Sparks on an emergency basis from Chicago of the American Hockey League on Tuesday. There is no timetable for Fleury's return. … Turris is expected to be a healthy scratch for the fifth consecutive game.
Saros is 3-1-0 with a 1.76 GAA and .958 save percentage in four games against Vegas.