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Projected Lineup: Avalanche vs. Predators

Former Preds Colin Wilson, Samuel Girard and Gabriel Bourque Could Dress for Opposition Tonight

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The Nashville Predators open a three-game home stand by hosting the Colorado Avalanche for the second time this season (at 7 p.m. CT). 

Nashville (10-6-2) lost a third-period lead and saw their five-game winning streak come to an end at the hands of the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night. With no changes in injury statuses or call-ups, the Preds are expected to dress the same lineup they've utilized for the past two games. 

The Avalanche (9-7-1) are making their second and final trip to Music City; they won their last contest 6-2 over the Washington Capitals, but lost their first visit to Nashville, 4-1, on Oct. 17. Former Preds Colin Wilson, Samuel Girard and Gabriel Bourque could suit up for the Avs, while Vladislav Kamenev was placed on Injured Reserve this week.

Saturday's morning skate was optional for the Preds, here's a projected lineup based on Friday's practice:

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Nashville Begins Three-Game Home Stand In Search of Eighth-Straight Win Against Colorado

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

A three-game home stand begins tonight in Nashville as the Predators host the Colorado Avalanche at Bridgestone Arena. It's Colorado's second and final visit to the Music City this season; the Preds will visit the Avs twice in 2018.

Nashville will be looking to start a new streak tonight after a string of five-straight wins came to an end with a loss in Minnesota on Thursday night.

"You have to be as consistent as possible," Nashville center Ryan Johansen said after the loss. "We've been doing a good job of finding ways to get wins, and tonight, we just have to learn from it and move on."

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Projected Lineup: Predators at Wild

Predators Start First of Three in a Row Against Central Division; Nashville, Minnesota Both Hot

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The Nashville Predators start the first of three games in a row versus the Central Division with a one-game trip to Minnesota (at 7 p.m. CT).

The Predators (10-5-2) bring a five-game winning streak with them into a contest against the Minnesota Wild (8-7-2), who along with goaltender Devan Dubnyk, have recorded three consecutive shutouts. Nashville most recently knocked off the Washington Capitals, 6-3, on Tuesday night, while the Wild blanked the Philadelphia Flyers for the second time in four days.

Prior to their morning skate, the Predators switched goaltenders by sending Juuse Saros to the Milwaukee Admirals (AHL) and recalling Anders Lindback. Nashville held a full morning on Thursday at Xcel Engery Center. 

Below is a look at their projected lineup based on the session:

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Nashville Heads to Minnesota Seeking Sixth Consecutive Win

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

The Nashville Predators are in the State of Hockey in search of their sixth-straight win. The Preds and Minnesota Wild get together tonight at the Xcel Energy Center, a quick one-game road trip for Nashville.

Five victories in a row for the Predators have seen them score 23 goals over the span, receiving contributions throughout the lineup. Although they'll be without defenseman Yannick Weber for two to four weeks and winger Scott Hartnell for three to five weeks - both out with lower-body injuries - the Preds are confident in what they've been doing as of late, no matter who is putting the puck in the net.

"I think it's been coming, even when it wasn't there," Preds Head Coach Peter Laviolette said. "The chances are going to go at some point… The chances were there, if you continue to push through [missed opportunities]. I think the contributions helps build the guys' confidence. When you score some goals, you can build something off of that."

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Update: The Predators have recalled goaltender Anders Lindback from the Milwaukee Admirals and assigned goaltender Juuse Saros to Milwaukee.

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Projected Lineup: Capitals vs. Predators

Bonino Set to Return as Predators Host Capitals for First Hockey Fights Cancer Night

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The Nashville Predators welcome their former head coach, Barry Trotz, and the Washington Capitals to town tonight (at 7 p.m. CT).

Nashville (9-5-2) has won four games in a row and could see the return of center Nick Bonino. The Preds aren't totally free of the injury bug yet, however. At yesterday's practice, defenseman Yannick Weber (lower-body injury) and winger Scott Hartnell (lower-body injury) were described as "out right now" by Nashville Head Coach Peter Laviolette.

The Capitals (10-7-1) sit third in the Metropolitan Division and have won two straight; plus, five of six in the month of November. 

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. 

The Predators held a full morning skate on Tuesday, but did not take line rushes. Below is a projected lineup based on Monday's practice:

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Nashville Hosts Washington in Search of Five Consecutive Wins

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

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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Projected Lineup: Penguins vs. Predators

Kyle Turris Expected to Make Predators Debut in Cup Final Rematch

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

Kyle Turris's debut for the Predators comes in a Stanley Cup Final rematch in Nashville (tonight at 7 p.m. CT).

Nashville (8-5-2) is coming off their third consecutive victory, a 3-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets, and is looking for revenge after falling in the 2017 Stanley Cup Final to the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Preds acquired Turris from the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday and expect the center to make his debut tonight. 

The Penguins (9-7-2) fell last night to the Washington Capitals, 4-1, and have lost five of seven. With the Penguins playing the second half of a back-to-back set, it's expected that goaltender Tristan Jarry will start in net for the Pens.

Nashville held a full morning skate on Saturday, and before the session, assigned forward Frederick Gaudreau to the Milwaukee Admirals (AHL) and sent winger Pontus Aberg on a conditioning assignment. 

Center Nick Bonino (Injured Reserve) was on the ice for morning skate. The Predators did not take line rushes on Saturday morning. Below is a projected lineup based on Friday's practice:

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Nashville Hosts Pittsburgh in Stanley Cup Final Rematch

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

It's only worth two points in the standings, but tonight's game is just about as big as one can be in the regular season.

The Nashville Predators, winners of three-straight games, return to Bridgestone Arena tonight after a four-game road trip to host the Pittsburgh Penguins, the first meeting between the two teams in Nashville since the 2017 Stanley Cup Final.

And if the matchup wasn't enough, tonight will also mark the Predators debut of newly acquired centerman Kyle Turris, the latest addition to a Nashville club looking to add just two more wins than they saw last postseason.

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Projected Lineup: Predators at Blue Jackets

Turris Unlikely to Make Predators' Debut; Bonino (IR) Continues to Progress

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

One of the longest road trips of the season ends tonight (at 6 p.m. CT) in Columbus for the Nashville Predators. 

The Predators (7-5-2) went 2-1-0 in California during the first three games of their four-contest excursion. Their focus now shifts to the Eastern Conference as they visit former Pred Seth Jones and the Blue Jackets (9-5-1). 

Nashville could get reinforcements to their forward group soon, but perhaps not from the expected place. The Predators acquired center Kyle Turris from the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday, but due to immigration paperwork, it's unlikely Turris will suit up for the Preds tonight. 

"I'm not sure how long the immigration process is going to take," Turris said via conference call on Monday. "Depending on how it goes, but I definitely will be in Nashville by the middle of this week, for sure. I, hopefully, will be getting a few practices in before the game on Saturday.

Nashville could also have centerman Nick Bonino (Injured Reserve) return to action soon. Bonino has missed the last nine games but has joined the Predators for their previous four morning skates (including on Tuesday in Columbus). Bonino did not participate line rushes this morning. 

The Preds held a full morning skate on Tuesday, below is a projected lineup based on the session:

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Nashville Concludes Four-Game Trip in Columbus

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

With four out of a possible six points collected in California, the Nashville Predators are set to conclude their four-game trip tonight in Columbus against the Blue Jackets.

After falling to San Jose on Wednesday, Nashville posted back-to-back wins over Anaheim and Los Angeles on Friday and Saturday for wins six and seven on the season.

Then on Sunday, Preds GM David Poile swung a deal to acquire center Kyle Turris as part of a three-team trade with Ottawa and Colorado. Next, Turris signed a six-year, $36 million contract with the Predators, and although it is unlikely Turris will be available to play tonight due to the immigration process, he hopes to make his debut on Saturday night in Nashville.

"I'm not sure how long the immigration process is going to take," Turris said via conference call on Monday. "Depending on how it goes, but I definitely will be in Nashville by the middle of this week, for sure. I, hopefully, will be getting a few practices in before the game on Saturday.

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