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Projected Lineup: Avalanche vs. Predators

Former Preds Colin Wilson, Samuel Girard and Gabriel Bourque Could Dress for Opposition Tonight

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The Nashville Predators open a three-game home stand by hosting the Colorado Avalanche for the second time this season (at 7 p.m. CT). 

Nashville (10-6-2) lost a third-period lead and saw their five-game winning streak come to an end at the hands of the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night. With no changes in injury statuses or call-ups, the Preds are expected to dress the same lineup they've utilized for the past two games. 

The Avalanche (9-7-1) are making their second and final trip to Music City; they won their last contest 6-2 over the Washington Capitals, but lost their first visit to Nashville, 4-1, on Oct. 17. Former Preds Colin Wilson, Samuel Girard and Gabriel Bourque could suit up for the Avs, while Vladislav Kamenev was placed on Injured Reserve this week.

Saturday's morning skate was optional for the Preds, here's a projected lineup based on Friday's practice:

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How to Watch, Live Stream Avalanche vs. Preds

Nashville Begins Three-Game Home Stand In Search of Eighth-Straight Win Against Colorado

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

A three-game home stand begins tonight in Nashville as the Predators host the Colorado Avalanche at Bridgestone Arena. It's Colorado's second and final visit to the Music City this season; the Preds will visit the Avs twice in 2018.

Nashville will be looking to start a new streak tonight after a string of five-straight wins came to an end with a loss in Minnesota on Thursday night.

"You have to be as consistent as possible," Nashville center Ryan Johansen said after the loss. "We've been doing a good job of finding ways to get wins, and tonight, we just have to learn from it and move on."

[Read More: Preds Projected Lineup vs. Avalanche]

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Lindback Enjoying Second Stint with Preds Organization

Goaltender Making Most of Call-Up from AHL, Relishes Chance to Return to Nashville

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

No matter when Anders Lindback has owned a stall in the Predators locker room - either during the first two seasons of his NHL career beginning in 2010 or on Friday afternoon during his recent call up to Nashville - there's been a constant: Swedes.

"I guess we [Swedes] have a good reputation," Lindback laughed. "We've fooled everybody."

The Swedish contingent in Music City gained another member on Thursday morning when the goaltender was recalled from AHL Milwaukee with Juuse Saros being sent to the Admirals in a move designed to get Saros more playing time.

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Scott Hamilton to Host Skating Concert, Talks Hockey Fights Cancer

An Evening with Scott Hamilton and Friends Takes Place Sunday at Bridgestone Arena

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Hockey Fights Cancer: Hamilton

Scott Hamilton talks Hockey Fights Cancer

Scott Hamilton talks about his upcoming show, his partnership with the Preds and Hockey Fights Cancer

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Hockey Fights Cancer Week with the Nashville Predators is set to culminate with a spectacular finale.

After a successful debut last year, An Evening with Scott Hamilton and Friends returns to Bridgestone Arena on Sunday, Nov. 19 with a 5 p.m. showing, all with the goal of raising funds for cancer research, while combining ice skating and music for a one-of-a-kind experience.

Olympic Gold Medalist, cancer survivor and Nashville resident Scott Hamilton has brought together a who's who of stars from the skating and music worlds, including figure skaters like Peggy Fleming and Meryl Davis, plus, artists such as Sheryl Crow, Darius Rucker and Chris Young.

Needless to say, it figures to be a great time.

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Win Streak Ends as Preds Fall to Wild

Minnesota Scores Four Unanswered in Third Period to Beat Nashville

by Brooks Bratten & Thomas Willis @PredsNHL /

The Minnesota Wild scored four unanswered goals and came back to defeat the Nashville Predators by a 6-4 final on Tuesday night at Xcel Energy center. The result ends Nashville's win streak at five, only their second loss in the month of November.

In a game that saw the Preds hold a 3-0 lead in the second period, Minnesota stormed back to win their fourth straight and leave Nashville searching for answers as to what went wrong.

"We weren't good," Predators Head Coach Peter Laviolette said. "We stopped playing after 20 minutes."

"You can't sit back," Captain Roman Josi said. "Teams are too good, and if you sit back, they're going to make you pay."

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Infographic: Preds 4, Wild 6

Three-Goal Lead Disappears into Third-Period Deficit as the Predators Fall in Minnesota

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The Predators open up a 3-0 lead in the second period, but take their foot off the gas and fall, 6-4, to the Wild. 

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Projected Lineup: Predators at Wild

Predators Start First of Three in a Row Against Central Division; Nashville, Minnesota Both Hot

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The Nashville Predators start the first of three games in a row versus the Central Division with a one-game trip to Minnesota (at 7 p.m. CT).

The Predators (10-5-2) bring a five-game winning streak with them into a contest against the Minnesota Wild (8-7-2), who along with goaltender Devan Dubnyk, have recorded three consecutive shutouts. Nashville most recently knocked off the Washington Capitals, 6-3, on Tuesday night, while the Wild blanked the Philadelphia Flyers for the second time in four days.

Prior to their morning skate, the Predators switched goaltenders by sending Juuse Saros to the Milwaukee Admirals (AHL) and recalling Anders Lindback. Nashville held a full morning on Thursday at Xcel Engery Center. 

Below is a look at their projected lineup based on the session:

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Broadcaster Blog: Interview with Preds Assistant GM Paul Fenton

Willy Daunic and 3D Chat with Assistant GM About Turris Trade, Preds Prospects

by Willy Daunic @WillyD1025 / Television Play-By-Play

The perspective of any NHL assistant general manager is unique. Paul Fenton of the Predators must not only know everything about his NHL team, but also be tuned into each prospect in the system, the next wave of amateurs and the beat of what is going on around the League. He may be in Nashville watching the Predators one day, taking in a Milwaukee Admirals game the next, then scouting two college games a few nights later.

I caught up with Fenton on "3D" on the Preds flagship station, 102.5 The Game, prior to Tuesday's game at Bridgestone Arena, a 6-3 Predators victory over Washington. He provided detailed insight on some familiar subjects, but also some important Predator news that is under the radar. I hope you will listen to it - here is your roadmap on just a few of the subjects discussed in the interview.

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Predators Recall Anders Lindback

Lindback Leads American Hockey League with Eight Wins

by Press Release @PredsNHL / Nashville Predators

Nashville, Tenn. (November 16, 2017) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Thursday that the club has recalled goaltender Anders Lindback from the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals. Additionally, the club has assigned goaltender Juuse Saros to Milwaukee.

Lindback leads the American Hockey League in wins with eight and has helped the Admirals jump out to a Central Division-leading 8-5-0 record. He's posted a 2.46 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage in 11 games with Milwaukee while recording one shutout on Nov. 8 vs. the Chicago Wolves.

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How to Watch, Live Stream Preds at Wild

Nashville Heads to Minnesota Seeking Sixth Consecutive Win

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

The Nashville Predators are in the State of Hockey in search of their sixth-straight win. The Preds and Minnesota Wild get together tonight at the Xcel Energy Center, a quick one-game road trip for Nashville.

Five victories in a row for the Predators have seen them score 23 goals over the span, receiving contributions throughout the lineup. Although they'll be without defenseman Yannick Weber for two to four weeks and winger Scott Hartnell for three to five weeks - both out with lower-body injuries - the Preds are confident in what they've been doing as of late, no matter who is putting the puck in the net.

"I think it's been coming, even when it wasn't there," Preds Head Coach Peter Laviolette said. "The chances are going to go at some point… The chances were there, if you continue to push through [missed opportunities]. I think the contributions helps build the guys' confidence. When you score some goals, you can build something off of that."

[Read More: Preds Projected Lineup vs. Wild]

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Update: The Predators have recalled goaltender Anders Lindback from the Milwaukee Admirals and assigned goaltender Juuse Saros to Milwaukee.

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