The Nashville Predators look to start a new win streak as they begin a four-game home stand tonight with the Chicago Blackhawks in town. Nashville has already seen the Blackhawks twice on the road, but it's the first meeting between the two at Bridgestone Arena since last April's postseason clash.
The Predators are 1-0-1 against Chicago this season, including a 2-1 win at the United Center on Oct. 27. Prior to Sunday's shootout loss at Carolina, the Preds had won four straight and still have points in 10 of 12 games in the month of November.
Nashville did not practice on Monday after returning home from their annual Fathers Trip on Sunday that saw them collect three of a possible four points.
[Read More: Preds Projected Lineup vs. Blackhawks]
[Read More: Doug Sissons on Hockey Dad Life]
Last Time Out:
The Predators fell in a shootout to the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday afternoon at PNC Arena, a 4-3 final. Viktor Arvidsson, Mattias Ekholm and Craig Smith all tallied in regulation time, while Juuse Saros made 33 saves through 65 minutes.
Filip Forsberg continues to lead the Predators in scoring with 11 goals and 24 points.
Video: Preds host Blackhawks for first time since playoffs
The Blackhawks will play the second half of a back-to-back set tonight after defeating the Anaheim Ducks by a 7-3 final on Monday night. Chicago has points in five straight games with Alex DeBrincat recording a hat trick last night.
Patrick Kane leads the team in scoring with 25 points, followed by DeBrincat with 17 Jonathan Toews with 16. Artem Anisimov has 11 goals on the season, DeBrincat has 10, while Kane and Brandon Saad have nine each. Corey Crawford started against Anaheim on Monday, meaning the Preds could face goaltender Anton Forsberg tonight.
The Predators are 47-47-4-9 all-time against the Blackhawks, including a 26-20-3-3 record at Bridgestone Arena. Nashville has played Chicago 107 times in the regular season, the most games it has played against a single opponent.
Video: Forsberg and Subban preview Hawks and Preds rematch
Notables Versus Chicago:
P.K. Subban is on an eight-game point streak (2g-6a) against the Blackhawks dating back to Dec. 5, 2014. Filip Forsberg has a point (2g-1a) in three of his last five games versus Chicago and Ryan Johansen has 16 points (4g-12a), including three multi-assist games, in 23 career meetings with the Blackhawks.
When You Go:
Bridgestone Arena doors will open at 5:30 p.m. CT in advance of tonight's 7 p.m. start.
The Nashville Predators Foundation, in partnership with Delaware North Concessions, is adding $1 buttons for all November home games. Add $1 onto any concession purchase at tonight's game and donate directly to a local organization.
Video: Laviolette previews rivalry between Preds and Hawks
Watch & Listen:
Tonight's game from Nashville comes with a 7 p.m. start time and can be seen nationally on NBCSN. The game can also be heard on 102.5 The Game and the Predators Radio Network. Plus, follow @PredsNHL on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat for updates from Bridgestone Arena.
Listen to a Live Radio Feed (only active during the game broadcast window).
Watch a Live Stream of the game on the NBC Sports App or Watch on NHL.TV.