After suffering a 3-1 loss last night in Tampa Bay, the Predators return to Nashville to host the Lightning tonight at Bridgestone Arena. This evening's contest will close out a home-and-home set between the two clubs, with the Preds looking to move to 3-1-0 in the preseason.
Tonight marks the fourth preseason contest for both teams, and for Nashville, it will mean the debut of some players who have yet to see game action. Forwards Matt Duchene, Ryan Johansen, Filip Forsberg and Viktor Arvidsson, Captain Roman Josi and goaltender Pekka Rinne are all set to make their preseason debuts tonight for the Preds.
"At some point, we're going to start putting our team together," Predators Head Coach Peter Laviolette said Friday night. "There's still a lot of young kids in here, and we're just evaluating them. We'll go home [tonight] against the same team with a chance for some of the players who haven't seen any action yet to get in there."
The Predators won their first two games of the preseason, a doubleheader sweep of the Florida Panthers on Monday.
A full roster for tonight's game may be seen here.
Last Time Out:
Calle Jarnkrok scored a power-play goal and Juuse Saros made 29 saves in a 3-1 loss at Tampa Bay on Friday night. Nick Bonino and Kyle Turris assisted on Jarnkrok's tally, and Bonino now has four points through his two preseason outings.
Friday's 3-1 win by the Lightning was their first in three tries this preseason. Nikita Kucherov scored twice for Tampa Bay on Friday evening.
When You Go:
Bridgestone Arena doors open at 5:30 p.m. CT ahead of tonight's 7 p.m. puck drop.
Please note the updated Bridgestone Arena bag policy for the Predators' 2019-20 season:
The fastest way to enter Bridgestone Arena is to not bring a bag at all. However, clear, clutch or no bags grant guests access to our Express Lanes. Bags that are made of solid material that fit within the 12-inch-by-12-inch-by-6-inch size requirement will be placed through an X-ray scanner upon entry. Backpacks and large bags are prohibited from Bridgestone Arena. All clear bags must be completely clear and may not have any color tinting, printed designs or panels of fabric. All items brought are subject to a security search. Diaper bags that fit within the guidelines of the approved bags will be permitted.
Watch & Listen:
Tonight's game may be heard on 102.5 The Game and the Preds Radio Network with Pete Weber and Hal Gill on the call. In addition, fans in the Predators television viewing area may watch a live stream on NashvillePredators.com. If you're experiencing blackout issues, it's recommended to try a different IP address (usually through a mobile device on cellular data).