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Projected Lineup: Predators at Golden Knights

Rocco Grimaldi May Return to Predators Lineup After Missing Two Games

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Director of Digital & Radio Content

The Predators are seeking their first road win of the season as they visit T-Mobile Arena and the Vegas Golden Knights (at 9 p.m. CT).

Nashville (3-2-0) nearly pulled off their second-straight, improbable comeback when they scored three times in the third period to tie Saturday's game against the Kings, but Los Angeles answered with three of their own for a 7-4 triumph. The Preds practiced on Monday in Las Vegas and saw Rocco Grimaldi, who has missed the previous two games with a lower-body injury, skate on the fourth line. Additionally, Daniel Carr was put on waivers on Tuesday, according to Preds General Manager David Poile. 

Vegas (4-2-0) beat the Kings in their most recent game, a 5-2 win in L.A. on Sunday. 

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

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How to Watch, Live Stream Preds at Golden Knights

First Road Trip of Season Continues as Nashville Visits Vegas

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

The second contest of Nashville's three-game road trip comes tonight in Las Vegas when the Predators face the Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena. It's the first of three meetings on the season between the two clubs; the Preds will host Vegas twice this season in Tennessee.

The Predators began their trip with a defeat at the hands of the Kings on Saturday. Nashville entered the third period down 4-1 but scored three times to tie the game midway through the period. However, Los Angeles got the winner with less than a minute to play in regulation before adding two more late to hand the Preds a loss in their first road game of the season.

"If you're going to shoot yourself in the foot, it's better to do it at the start of the year and learn from it than do it at the end of the year," Preds forward Matt Duchene said following the loss. "We've got to take the lessons from tonight."

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Smashville Scope: October 14

Forsberg and Jarnkrok Hit 400 Games, Follow the Preds On the Road and More in This Week's Smashville Scope

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

It's rare for two players to reach the same milestone in the same game, but a pair of Swedes did just that on Saturday in Los Angeles.

Predators forwards Filip Forsberg and Calle Jarnkrok appeared in their 400th NHL game together, impressive timing for the good friends. 

Both drafted elsewhere - Jarnkrok to the Red Wings, Forsberg to the Capitals - the two have only skated for the Preds in their careers. The 25-year-old Forsberg was acquired in a deal at the 2013 NHL Trade Deadline from Washington, and Jarnkrok joined the club under similar circumstances from Detroit one year later. 

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Preds Stage Another Comeback, Ultimately Fall in Los Angeles

Bridgestone Recap: Nashville Scores Three in Third to Tie Game Before Kings Win It Late

by Brooks Bratten & Thomas Willis @PredsNHL /

Predators fall to Kings

NSH Recap: Predators' rally falls short in 7-4 loss

Viktor Arvidsson, Matt Duchene and Colton Sissons helped tie the game in the 3rd period, but the Predators fell to the Kings, 7-4

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That's not how the story is supposed to end. 

Trailing 4-1 in the third period, the Nashville Predators seemed destined to pull off a herculean effort again, just two days after they'd done the very same thing in their previous game. Viktor Arvidsson, Matt Duchene and Colton Sissons scored to tie the game, 4-4, in the first nine minutes of the final frame, but the Los Angeles Kings found the game-winner in the final minute of regulation on Saturday in California.

Two empty-net goals for L.A. inflated the final score to 7-4, but Duchene didn't shy away from calling the loss a "wake-up call" for the Preds. The loss drops the Predators' record to 3-2-0 and starts their three-game road trip off on a frustrating note. 

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Projected Lineup: Predators at Kings

Pollock Printing Projected Lineup: Dan Hamhuis May Re-enter Lineup; Rocco Grimaldi Day-to-Day with Injury

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Director of Digital & Radio Content

The Predators' first road game of the 2019-20 season will take place in Los Angeles against the Kings today (at 5 p.m. CT). 

Nashville (3-1-0) completed a dramatic comeback win on Thursday by scoring four goals in the third period to top the Washington Capitals, 6-5. Daniel Carr made his Preds' debut in the contest, taking the place of Rocco Grimaldi, who is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. Grimaldi skated during Friday's full practice in Nashville. Dan Hamhuis lined up on the third pairing alongside Yannick Weber for the session. 

Los Angeles (1-2-0) will host the Predators in their home opener today. The Kings dropped two games during their recent three-game road trip, including an 8-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday. 

The Preds did not hold a morning skate on Saturday. Below is a Preds projected lineup based on Friday's practice: 

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Preds Official Podcast: NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman

Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman Joins the Show as the Preds Set Offensive Records During Week One

by Thomas Willis & Brooks Bratten @PredsNHL /

NHL insider of Sportsnet Elliotte Friedman provides insight into Matt Duchene finally playing for the Predators, the Central Division and Roman Josi's contract status. Plus, Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten take a deep dive into Nashville's hot start to the season and evaluate the changes to the team's offense and power play.

Highlights Include: 

  • Interview with NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman
  • Predators setting franchise records on offense
  • Matt Duchene's impact in Nashville
  • Giveaway - USA Hockey hat autographed by David Poile
  • Answering your Twitter questions

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How to Watch, Live Stream Preds at Kings

Nashville Begins First Road Trip of 2019-20 Season Today in Los Angeles

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

After compiling a 3-1-0 record on their four-game homestand, the Nashville Predators are on the road for the first time this season, and their three-game trip begins today in Los Angeles against the Kings with a 5 p.m. CT start.

It's the first of three meetings between the two this season; Nashville will travel back to L.A. following the 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on New Year's Day, and the Kings will visit Tennessee in March.

The Predators have scored a franchise-record 19 goals through their first four games, and six of those came in a thrilling victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night. Nashville tallied four times in the third period, including Matt Duchene's first goal as a member of the Preds, as they provided the home crowd with one of the most entertaining games in recent memory.

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Preds Ready to Make First Road Trip of the Season Memorable

Nashville Embarks Away from Home for First Time in 2019-20 with High-Powered Offense

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

The opening homestand produced 19 goals in four games, and now, for the first time in 2019-20, it's time for the Nashville Predators to take their show on the road.

After posting a 3-1-0 record to begin the campaign, dates in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Arizona await the Preds over the course of the next week. It begins on Saturday against the Kings at Staples Center, and although it's certainly possible, it'll be hard for the Predators to top their most recent outing.

Nashville scored four goals in the third period on Thursday night to come back and beat Washington by a 6-5 final in one of the more thrilling contests in recent memory. Now, the Predators hope to continue their torrid offensive pace away from Bridgestone Arena.

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Preds Score Four in Third to Complete Thrilling Comeback Over Capitals

Bridgestone Recap: Johansen Tallies Twice, Duchene Scores First as a Predator as Nashville Finishes Homestand Victorious

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Recap: WSH 5, NSH 6

Ekholm, Bonino power Predators to wild 6-5 victory

Nick Bonino tied the game and Mattias Ekholm scored the go-ahead goal in the 3rd to help the Predators beat the Capitals at home, 6-5

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Are you not entertained?

The Nashville Predators scored four times in the third period, including Mattias Ekholm's winner with less than five minutes to play, as they came back to beat the Washington Capitals in a 6-5 thriller on Thursday night at Bridgestone Arena.

The result gives the Preds a 3-1-0 record to conclude their four-game homestand on the opening week of the season, and although it was only the fourth contest of an 82-game schedule, it's already a leading candidate for game of the season.

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Projected Lineup: Capitals vs. Predators

Pollock Printing Projected Lineup: Matt Duchene Tied for NHL Lead in Assists with Six

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Director of Digital & Radio Content

The Nashville Predators conclude their second-longest homestand of the season when they host the Washington Capitals. 

Center Matt Duchene has racked up six assists in the Preds' (2-1-0) first three games and is tied for the NHL lead in the category. His line - along with Filip Forsberg and Mikael Granlund - has remained intact throughout the homestand. Nashville topped San Jose, 5-2, in their last time out. 

The Capitals have points (2-0-2) in all four of their games this season, including a 4-3 overtime loss to the Stars on Tuesday. 

The Preds held a full morning skate on Thursday. Rocco Grimaldi was not present. Below is a projected lineup based on the session: 

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