The Nashville Predators will look to extend their win streak to five games as they host the Washington Capitals on Hockey Fights Cancer Night at Bridgestone Arena.
Kyle Turris made his Preds debut on Saturday night and did not disappoint, tallying a goal and an assist as the Preds defeated Pittsburgh in a shootout. Turris skated on a line with Craig Smith and Kevin Fiala, with all three players putting up solid performances in the win.
However, the Predators are expected to be without the services of forward Scott Hartnell and defenseman Yannick Weber this evening. Both were injured during Saturday's game and did not practice on Monday, with Head Coach Peter Laviolette stating they are both out with lower-body injuries.
Update: Weber and Hartnell have been placed on Injured Reserve and are expected to be out for 2-4 weeks and 3-5 weeks, respectively. Bonino has been activated from IR and is expected to play tonight.
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Last Time Out:
The Predators hosted the Penguins on Saturday night in a Stanley Cup Final rematch, with the home team coming away with a 5-4 victory in a shootout. Kyle Turris, P.K. Subban, Craig Smith and Calle Jarnkrok tallied in regulation before Kevin Fiala and Filip Forsberg found twine in the shootout to give the Preds their fourth consecutive victory. Pekka Rinne got the win in net, his eighth of the season.
Former Capitals property Filip Forsberg recorded two assists in the win and is one goal away from No. 100 for his NHL career. Forsberg leads Nashville with 16 points (8g-8a).
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The Capitals have lost just once in six tries during the month of November, including a 2-1 shootout win over Edmonton on Sunday. Alex Ovechkin leads the team with 13 goals and 19 points; Evgeny Kuznetsov has 16 assists and 19 points. Nicklas Backstrom and John Carlson have 13 points apiece and goaltender Braden Holtby is 10-3-0 on the season.
The Predators are 11-9-1-4 all-time against the Capitals, including a 7-3-1-2 record versus Washington at Bridgestone Arena. The Preds have won two straight over the Caps and have taken four of the last five meetings between the two teams at home. The last transaction between the two clubs saw Filip Forsberg come to Nashville in exchange for Martin Erat and Michael Latta on April 3, 2013.
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Notables Against Washington:
Filip Forsberg has nine points (5g-4a) in six career games against the Capitals. Matt Irwin set a career high for goals in a game with two vs. Washington on Oct. 14, 2014. Captain Roman Josi has points in four consecutive games against Washington, recording three goals and two assists in the streak.
Hockey Fights Cancer Night:
Tonight, marks the first of three Predators Hockey Fights Cancer Nights this season. The evening will highlight the strong relationship between the 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund presented by Twice Daily and Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.
Fans are encouraged to wear lavender to show support and can bid on a number of unique items, including special Hockey Fights Cancer warm-up jerseys and Ryan Johansen's game-used sticks from Tuesday's game. For more information, visit the Nashville Predators Foundation are outside of sections 104-105 on the main concourse or click here.
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When You Go:
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 Tuesday's game and donate directly to the 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund presented by Twice Daily.
Arena doors for tonight's game will open at 5:30 p.m. CT.
Watch & Listen:
Tonight's game from Bridgestone Arena comes with a 7 p.m. CT start time with national television coverage 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 Nashville.
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.