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Game 1 Projected Lineup: Stars vs. Predators

Predators Likely to Keep Same Lineup from Winning Streak

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs arrive tonight (at 8:30 p.m. CT) in Nashville when the Predators host the Dallas Stars for Game 1. 

The Predators won their final three games of the regular season to claim the Central Division and set the stage for their first-ever postseason matchup with the Stars. Nashville has kept the same lineup for each of their last three games and in two days of practice this week. 

Dallas returns to the postseason for the first time since 2016. Trade deadline acquisition Mats Zuccarello returned to the Stars' lineup on April 2 after missing more than a month with a broken arm. 

Nashville held an optional morning skate on Wednesday ahead of Game 1. Below is a Preds projected lineup based on Tuesday's practice:


Filip Forsberg - Ryan Johansen - Viktor Arvidsson

Mikael Granlund - Kyle Turris - Craig Smith

Colton Sissons - Nick Bonino - Austin Watson

Brian Boyle - Calle Jarnkrok - Wayne Simmonds


Roman Josi - Ryan Ellis

Mattias Ekholm - P.K. Subban

Dan Hamhuis - Dante Fabbro


Pekka Rinne

Juuse Saros

Note: The Predators have not announced a starting goaltender for tonight's game.

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