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Nashville Tries for Split in Second Half of Preseason Home-and-Home

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Less than 24 hours after the Predators and Lightning got together in Nashville, the two clubs will change venues tonight as they head south to Tampa Bay to finish off their preseason home-and-home set.

The Lightning emerged victorious last night at Bridgestone Arena with Preds Captain Roman Josi scoring the lone Nashville tally in a 5-1 loss.

With 52 players still on the roster, the Predators will ice an almost entirely different lineup tonight than the one that skated on Friday. But, even though the personnel won't be the same, the Preds would still like to make corrections to their overall game after surrendering five goals last night.

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Nashville Hosts Tampa Bay to Start Preseason Home-and Home Matchup

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

After completing a doubleheader sweep on Monday, the Nashville Predators continue their preseason schedule tonight when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning at Bridgestone Arena.

It's the first of two exhibition contests in Nashville this season and tonight's outing kicks off a home-and-home set with the Bolts. The Preds scrimmaged on Wednesday afternoon at Centennial Sportsplex and opted for a day of off-ice workouts on Thursday after six consecutive days of some sort of on-ice participation across training camp.

Following Monday's doubleheader in Florida, Predators Head Coach Peter Laviolette put an emphasis on seeing his players in game action as much as possible during camp, as the situations allow his staff the best opportunities to evaluate.

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Predators Embark on 2018 Preseason Slate with Doubleheader in Florida; Watch on NashvillePredators.com

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Hockey is back, and there's a double serving to start.

The Nashville Predators begin their preseason schedule today with their annual doubleheader against the Florida Panthers at 2:30 p.m. (CT) and 6 p.m. from the BB&T Center in Sunrise.

It'll be the first time the Preds have been on the ice as a team since May, with rosters for both games likely to have a mix of veteran skaters and those trying to prove themselves worthy of further opportunities as training camp rolls along. With 20 players dressed for each game - and only 52 in total on the Nashville roster - a majority of the Preds will dress for one of the contests today in South Florida.

Full rosters for both games are available here.

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Game 7 Projected Lineup: Jets vs. Predators

Ryan Hartman Could Enter Preds Lineup for First Game 7 in Nashville

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

For the first time ever, the Nashville Predators will host a Game 7 when they face the Winnipeg Jets (tonight at 7 p.m. CT).

The Preds rebounded from a 6-2 loss in Game 5 by shutting out the Jets at Bell MTS Place in Game 6, 4-0. Nashville will now play in their third Game 7 in franchise history (both in 2016), but first at home at Bridgestone Arena. 

The Predators held an optional morning skate on Thursday. Forward Mike Fisher was absent from Wednesday's full practice; he is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. Defenseman Matt Irwin left yesterday's practice early, Alexei Emelin filled in on the third pairing after that. 

Below is a Preds projected lineup based on Wednesday's practice: 

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Preds vs. Jets, Game 7: How to Watch, Live Stream

Final Contest of Round Two Series Comes with Winner Set to Advance to Western Conference Final

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

There will be a handshake line tonight at Bridgestone Arena, and only one side will advance to the Western Conference Final.

Game 7 between the Predators and Jets comes this evening from Nashville, the first time the team has hosted such a contest in its 20 seasons of existence, and the winner will advance to face the Vegas Golden Knights in the conference final, while the other will see their season come to an end.

Nashville has already been victorious once in a must-win situation in this series, taking Game 6 in Winnipeg by a 4-0 final after suffering a 6-2 defeat in Game 5. The teams with the two best point totals during the 2017-18 regular season, Nashville versus Winnipeg has lived up to the billing, and now the two will face off one more time in a winner-take-all skirmish.

"In Game 7, goals aren't the only thing that will win the game," center Nick Bonino said. "Defense is the biggest factor. If we can defend well, if we can block shots and keep them out of our zone as much as we can, the little things like that will win the game. Hopefully we get a lot of goals, but it might be one or two goals that wins it and we need to find those."

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Game 6 Projected Lineup: Predators at Jets

Calle Jarnkrok, Scott Hartnell May Return as Predators Face Must-Win Game in Winnipeg

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The Predators' season is on the line as they challenge the Jets at Bell MTS Place tonight in Game 6 (at 8:30 p.m. CT). 

Nashville fell 6-2 in Game 5 as Winnipeg took the series lead in the teams' Round Two matchup for the third time. In order to advance, the Predators must replicate a feat they accomplished in Round One in 2016 against the Anaheim Ducks - winning Games 6 and 7 after dropping Game 5 by at least three goals. 

The Preds held a full morning skate on Monday and were joined by Calle Jarnkrok, who has missed three-straight games and last played in Game 2. Harry Zolnierczyk also participated in the session. 

Below is a Predators projected lineup based on Monday's full morning skate: 

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Preds at Jets, Game 6: How to Watch, Live Stream

Nashville Faces Elimination in Must-Win Game 6 in Winnipeg

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

The Predators have reached a must-win scenario.

Game 6 between the Preds and Winnipeg Jets comes tonight from Bell MTS Place with Nashville needing a victory to keep their season alive and force a Game 7.

The Predators fell to the Jets by a 6-2 final on Saturday night in Nashville to go down 3-2 in the series and face elimination for the first time in these playoffs. For the Preds, it now simply comes down to erasing the past and blocking out the future - it's all about one game, a game they fully intend on winning.

"Through the years, and certainly through this year and what we've built, I think the confidence and the belief of the guys is to answer that one question again," Predators Head Coach Peter Laviolette said Sunday. "Can we go there and win one hockey game? Are we good enough to beat the Winnipeg Jets? The answer is yes, we are. Now we've got to go there and do it."

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Game 5 Projected Lineup: Jets vs. Predators

Kevin Fiala May Return to the Predators Lineup for Game 5

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The winner of Game 5 in a series tied 2-2 goes on to win the playoff matchup more than 79 percent of the time. The Predators and Jets find themselves with the chance to play out that scenario in Game 5 at Bridgestone Arena tonight (at 8:30 p.m. CT). 

Nashville won Game 4 by a 2-1 final score to tie their series with Winnipeg. Forward Scott Hartnell and defenseman Yannick Weber entered the Predators' lineup for the first time in the series in the win. The game was Weber's first action since March 24. 

The Preds held a full morning skate and were joined by Calle Jarnkrok and Kevin Fiala. Based on line rushes, it appears Fiala could return to the Nashville lineup tonight. 

Below is a Predators projected lineup based on the session: 

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Preds vs. Jets, Game 5: How to Watch, Live Stream

Series Now Best-of-Three as Nashville Tries for 3-2 Lead

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

The best-of-seven series has turned into a best-of-three.

With a 2-1 win over Winnipeg in Game 4, the Nashville Predators evened their Round Two series at two games apiece and now return to Bridgestone Arena tonight for Game 5, presented by Ford, with a chance to take their first lead of the series.

The Preds would prefer to limit Winnipeg's chances much like they did in Game 4's victory. It was the first time in the series Nashville held the Jets to less than four goals. Now, the Predators have returned home looking to harness the energy of the 7th Man and head back up to Winnipeg with a chance to advance.

"Our guys, we don't need to talk numbers," Preds Head Coach Peter Laviolette said. "They know how many games are left, they know how many games are at Bridgestone Arena, so there's not a lot of time left in this series to win two hockey games… I know they realize they're valuable opportunities."

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Game 4 Projected Lineup: Predators at Jets

Calle Jarnkrok Could Return to the Predators Lineup After Missing Game 3

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The result of Game 4 will dramatically shift the Round Two series between the Predators and Jets (tonight at 8:30 p.m. CT).

A Predators' win on Thursday night evens the series at 2-2 and turns it into a best-of-three with two of the games at Bridgestone Arena. Nashville is looking to rebound from a loss in Game 3 that saw them take a 3-0 lead in the first period before falling 7-4. On the other hand, a 14th consecutive home win for Winnipeg would give them a commanding 3-1 lead in the series. 

Preds winger Calle Jarnkrok missed Game 3 with what Head Coach Peter Laviolette described as "maintenance." The forward participated in Thursday's full morning skate and could return tonight. 

Below is a Predators projected lineup based on Thursday's skate: 

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