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Game Day: Flames vs. Preds

Nashville Hosts Calgary Looking to Remain Perfect at Home

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

After a two-game, East Coast trip, the Predators return home tonight to host the Calgary Flames at Bridgestone Arena.

Nashville saw their five-game point streak end on Saturday afternoon against the Rangers but have still won four of their last six coming into this evening. Forward Scott Hartnell was the only player not on Injured Reserve to miss practice on Monday and was given a maintenance day.

Tonight, the Preds will meet a Calgary team with four wins, three of them coming on the road.

[Click here to see the Predators projected lineup for tonight's game]

Last Time Out:

The Predators got goals from Mattias Ekholm and Filip Forsberg but ultimately fell 4-2 to the New York Rangers on Saturday. Juuse Saros stopped 11 shots in the loss.

Forsberg continues to lead the Preds in goals (6) and points (11), followed by P.K. Subban with seven points, then Viktor Arvidsson and Ryan Johansen with five points apiece.

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The Opposition:

The Flames have lost two straight, including a 4-2 defeat to Minnesota on Saturday, after winning three of their first four. Johnny Gaudreau leads the team with 11 points, while Sean Monahan has scored five goals. Former Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith has been the goaltender of record in all eight of Calgary's games thus far, going 4-4-0. He is expected to start again tonight.

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All-Time Meetings:

Nashville is 32-22-4-10 all-time against Calgary and have earned at least a point in three straight and in 11 of their last 12 home games vs. the Flames. In addition, the Preds have not lost to the Flames in regulation since March 29, 2015, and have picked up at least one point in 16 of their last 20 games overall.

When You Go:

Bridgestone Arena doors open at 5:30 p.m. CT in advance of tonight's 7 p.m. start. Still looking for tickets to the game? Fans may purchase tickets and use special promo code "Dunkin" to receive a $10 discount and a free premium item courtesy of Dunkin' Donuts. This offer is available for every Tuesday night home game during the 2017-18 regular season.

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Take It In:

The Predators Live pregame show begins at 6:30 p.m. CT on Fox Sports Tennessee with Lyndsay Rowley and Terry Crisp before Willy Daunic, Chris Mason and Kara Hammer take over at 7 p.m. Pete Weber and Hal Gill call the action on 102.5 The Game and the Predators Radio Network - plus, follow along with @PredsNHL on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

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