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Projected Lineup: Panthers vs. Predators

Arvidsson (IR), Forsberg (IR) Join the Predators for Morning Skate, Ekholm Does Not

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

Part four of the Nashville Predators five-game home stand arrives tonight when they host the Florida Panthers (at 7 p.m. CT). 

Nashville has been perfect during their extended stay at Bridgestone Arena to this point. The Preds tied the game in the third period and prevailed in a shootout, 3-2, on Thursday night against the Arizona Coyotes in their most recent contest.

The Predators had a day off on Friday. Viktor Arvidsson (Injured Reserve; lower-body) and Filip Forsberg (IR; upper-body) have both missed the team's last two games (with Forsberg missing time since Dec. 30). Nashville held a full morning skate on Saturday and were joined by Arvidsson and Forsberg. Mattias Ekholm was absent.

Florida returned from their bye week last night and posted a 4-3 overtime win over the Vegas Golden Knights at home. Goaltender James Reimer made 33 saves in the victory; Roberto Luongo remains on IR.

[Update: Arvidsson Activated from IR; Gaudreau Assigned to Milwaukee]

Below is a projected lineup based on the Predators morning skate:

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Nashville Looks to Push Win Streak to Five Games

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

The homestand continues, and the Nashville Predators hope the winning will too as they host the Florida Panthers tonight at Bridgestone Arena.

It's the first of two meetings this season between the clubs; the Preds have victories in four straight and are currently on a five-game point streak, even without the services of forwards Filip Forsberg (Injured Reserve), and more recently, Viktor Arvidsson (IR).

Even so, Nashville has still managed to outscore their opponents 12-9 over the past five outings while missing two of their top three scorers.

[Update: Arvidsson Activated from IR; Gaudreau Assigned to Milwaukee]

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Projected Lineup: Coyotes vs. Predators

Predators Shake Up Forward Lines as They Seek Fourth Consecutive Win

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The Nashville Predators reach the midpoint of their five-game home stand when they host the Arizona Coyotes (tonight at 7 p.m. CT). 

Nashville (26-11-6) has won three in a row, including a 1-0 shutout of the Vegas Golden Knights. After taking a high hit during Tuesday's win, Ryan Johansen left the game in the second period but participated fully in Wednesday's practice. Filip Forsberg (Injured Reserve; upper-body) and Viktor Arvidsson (IR; lower-body) were absent from the group session.

Arizona (10-28-8) picked up one of their 10 wins on the season earlier this month when they beat the Predators 3-2 in overtime in the teams' first meeting of the season. Nashville has won six consecutive home games against Arizona.

The Preds held an optional morning on Thursday, below is a projected lineup based on Wednesday's practice:

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Nashville Looks to Extend Win Streak to Four Games with Arizona in Town

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

The Predators will try for their fourth-straight victory as their home stand continues tonight against the Arizona Coyotes. It's the second of three meetings between the two clubs this season - Nashville fell to the Coyotes in Arizona earlier this month.

There was a welcomed sight at Wednesday's practice at Bridgestone Arena as Preds centerman Ryan Johansen - who exited Tuesday's game after taking a high hit - joined his teammates on the ice and participated in the session. The hope is Johansen would play tonight as the Predators are already without top forwards Filip Forsberg (upper-body) and Viktor Arvidsson (lower-body), who are both on Injured Reserve.

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Projected Lineup: Golden Knights vs. Predators

Viktor Arvidsson Skates on First Line After Leaving Monday's Practice Early

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The Nashville Predators return from their five-day break to host the West's top team, the Vegas Golden Knights (tonight at 7 p.m. CT). 

The Preds received two polarizing developments at Monday's practice. First, Viktor Arvidsson needed assistance from two trainers as he left practice early with what appeared to be a lower-body injury. Secondly, Filip Forsberg, who remains on Injured Reserve and is expected to be out for 4-6 weeks from Jan. 3 with an upper-body injury, skated and stick-handled on his own at the far end of the ice. 

Nashville (25-11-6) went into their break with points in three-straight games. They've lost the first two meetings with the Golden Knights, one in a shootout and one in regulation. 

Vegas (29-10-3) is 8-1-1 in their last 10, including a win over the Preds in Las Vegas earlier in the month. 

The Predators held a full morning skate on Tuesday. Below is a projected lineup based on the session:

[Update: Arvidsson has been placed on Injured Reserve, Frederick Gaudreau has been recalled]

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Nashville Returns from Bye Week in Search of First Win Against Golden Knights

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

The Nashville Predators return from their five-day break tonight to host the best in the West as the Vegas Golden Knights come to town for the second time. It's the third and final meeting between the two this season; Nashville is winless (0-1-1) against Vegas thus far after suffering a 3-0 loss in Nevada on Jan. 2.

After that matchup, however, the Predators rattled off points in three straight, including two wins before heading into their break, and they'll welcome the challenge of seeking their first-ever win against the Golden Knights this evening.

"They're a quick team and they've obviously come together… and we haven't beaten them yet," Preds forward Scott Hartnell said. "We just need to get after them. We're a top team in this Western Conference, we need to catch them and we need to smoke them [tonight]."

[Update: Arvidsson has been placed on Injured Reserve, Frederick Gaudreau has been recalled]

[Read More: Preds Projected Lineup vs. Golden Knights]

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Projected Lineup: Oilers vs. Predators

Predators Skate Similar Lineup on Tuesday After Re-Signing Three Defensemen

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The Nashville Predators will host the Edmonton Oilers in a final game (tonight at 7 p.m. CT) before a five-day break.

The Preds (24-11-6) will technically embark on a five-game home stand across 14 days. Nashville won their last game of a three-game road trip, 4-3 over the Los Angeles Kings, to reach 54 points at the season's midpoint. 

Edmonton (18-22-3) has lost two in a row and were shut out by Nashville, 4-0, on Dec. 14 in the team's first of three total meetings. Overall, the Oilers have lost 10 consecutive games to the Predators and have been held to two or fewer goals in nine of those contests, including four shutouts. 

Nashville held a optional morning skate on Tuesday, below is a projected lineup based on Monday's practice:

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Nashville Plays Final Game Before Bye Week in Search of 11th-Straight Win Over Oilers

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

A five-day break is on the horizon, but the Nashville Predators have one more task ahead of them when they host the Edmonton Oilers tonight at Bridgestone Arena. It's the final contest before the Preds take their annual bye week with their next game coming a week from tonight when the Vegas Golden Knights come to town.

Nashville is coming off a three-game road trip that saw them go 1-1-1 to start the new year, including a win on Saturday night in Los Angeles. Saturday's victory is likely to give the Preds some confidence, as they try to work their way out of their current 3-4-2 stretch, especially against an Edmonton club that is dealing with their own struggles.

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Projected Lineup: Predators at Kings

Calle Jarnkrok Could Center Top Line as Predators Seek a Road Trip Finale Win

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

A final journey to California represents the finale of a three-game road trip for the Nashville Predators when they face the Los Angeles Kings tonight (at 9:30 p.m. CT). 

Nashville (23-11-6) has dropped two games in a row (0-1-1), including a loss in overtime to the last-placed Arizona Coyotes on Thursday evening in Glendale. Ryan Ellis scored in the contest, his second back since missing the first 38 games of the season due to offseason knee surgery. 

The Kings (24-12-5) fell in the first meeting of the season with the Preds, 4-3, in overtime on Nov. 4. Los Angeles also saw their three-game point streak snapped in a 4-3 loss to the Calgary Flames in their most recent game. 

The Predators did not hold a morning skate on Saturday. Below is a projected lineup based on Friday's practice: 

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Nashville Looks to Conclude Road Trip with First Win of 2018

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

The Nashville Predators will attempt to end their road trip on a high note when they meet the Los Angeles Kings tonight at the STAPLES Center. The Preds are 0-1-1 on their current three-game excursion with losses to Vegas and Arizona over the past week.

Tonight will provide a test against one of the best in the Western Conference, with Los Angeles owning 24 wins and 53 points, each one ahead of the Preds in the respective categories. Nashville is looking to bust their own slump, currently possessing a 2-4-2 mark in their last eight outings.

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