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Projected Lineup: Senators vs. Predators

Preds, Sens to Play Season Series in a Week; Kyle Turris Back on the Ice

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

Starting tonight, the Predators and Senators will play their two-game season series over the next six days. 

Nashville (19-10-1) has dropped their last two games, both on the road in Western Canada. Kyle Turris (Injured Reserve) was on the ice for the practice on Monday wearing a non-contact sweater, while Austin Watson and Ryan Ellis missed the session. 

Ottawa (13-14-4) has recently had some injury trouble of their own, losing top forwards Matt Duchene and Bobby Ryan. The Senators will face the Predators tonight and then host Nashville in Ottawa on Monday.

The Predators held an optional morning skate on Tueday. Below is a Preds projected lineup based on Monday's practice:

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Nashville Begins Three-Game Homestand with Ottawa in Town

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

The Nashville Predators will try to get back in the win column tonight as they begin three-game homestand with the Ottawa Senators in town. It's the first of two meetings between the two clubs this season, both of which will come in the next week.

After dropping both contests of a two-game trip to Western Canada, the Predators are hoping some time at home can bring success once more. Nashville continues to be without four key players - Filip Forsberg, Viktor Arvidsson, Kyle Turris and P.K. Subban - all of who remain on Injured Reserve.

The Senators are also dealing with the own injury troubles as top players Matt Duchene and Bobby Ryan are on IR with groin and concussion injuries, respectively.

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Projected Lineup: Predators at Flames

Juuse Saros Could Make First Start Since Nov. 23 in St. Louis

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The third and final act between the Predators and Flames comes tonight in Calgary (at 9 p.m. CT). 

Nashville (19-9-1) dropped the opening game of their two-game road trip, 5-3, to the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday evening. Goaltender Pekka Rinne started the contest, but was replaced by Juuse Saros to start the third. The Preds are expected to be without their four players on Injured Reserve (Viktor Arvidsson, Filip Forsberg, Kyle Turris and P.K. Subban) again tonight. 

Calgary (18-9-2) is 1-1-0 against Nashville so far this season. The Flames have won four in a row, but saw captain Mark Giordano and Ryan Lomberg suspended following their 2-0 win over the Wild on Thursday. Mikael Backlund was also injured in the contest. All three will miss tonight's game. 

The Predators held a full morning skate on Saturday at Scotiabank Saddledome. Austin Watson was not on the ice for the session. Below is a Preds projected lineup based on the session:

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Nashville Set to Conclude Season Series with Flames Tonight in Calgary

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

After falling in Vancouver on Thursday night, the Nashville Predators are looking to close out their two-game trip with a win over the Flames tonight in Calgary. It's the third and final meeting of the season between the two clubs; Nashville dropped a 3-0 decision to the Flames in their home opener before winning 5-3 in Calgary on Oct. 19.

The Predators made things competitive in the final period on Monday night in Vancouver, but a sluggish start allowed the Canucks to jump out to a 4-1 lead after 40 minutes, a deficit Nashville was unable to overcome.

"We pushed back in the second half of the game, but it was too late," Preds Head Coach Peter Laviolette said. "The start wasn't good, and it ended up costing us the game."

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Projected Lineup: Predators at Canucks

Nashville Faces Vancouver for First of Two Times in a Week, Starts Two-Game Trip

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The Nashville Predators begin a short trip to Western Canada with a contest in Vancouver (tonight at 9 p.m. CT). 

The Preds (19-8-1) concluded a five-game homestand with two wins, and three overall, despite missing half of their top six forwards. Viktor Arvidsson, Filip Forsberg and Kyle Turris remain on Injured Reserve. P.K. Subban has resumed skating but is also still on IR. 

Vancouver (11-16-3) hosts Nashville tonight and will then face the Preds in Music City next Thursday as well. The clubs will meet for a third and final time in Nashville on April 4. The Canucks have dropped four-straight games and 12 of their last 13.

The Predators held an optional morning skate at Rogers Arena on Thursday. Below is a projected lineup based on the session: 

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Nashville Begins Two-Game Trip to Western Canada with Meeting in Vancouver

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

With their longest homestand of the season complete, the Nashville Predators have trekked to Western Canada for a pair of contests, beginning tonight in Vancouver against the Canucks. It's the first of three meetings between the two clubs this season.

After dropping two straight in regulation, the Predators rebounded to win their last two outings, including a 2-1 victory over Buffalo on Monday night. Nashville remains without forwards Viktor Arvidsson, Filip Forsberg and Kyle Turris, as well as defenseman P.K. Subban, all of whom are on Injured Reserve.

The Preds just completed a stretch of 13 games in 24 days, and even with the injuries, the club managed to post a 7-5-1 record during that period. Now, it's a matter of continuing to find success, even without some of their star players.

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Projected Lineup: Sabres vs. Predators

Predators Could Get Bonino Back in the Lineup to Face Red-Hot Sabres

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

A Monday night meeting between the Buffalo Sabres and Nashville Predators has turned into a game circled on the calendar with both teams in the top five in the NHL standings. 

Nashville (18-8-1) rebounded on Saturday night to defeat the Chicago Blackhawks despite missing many of their top players. Viktor Arvidsson, Filip Forsberg, Kyle Turris and P.K. Subban remain on Injured Reserve. Nick Bonino missed the last game due to illness. 

Buffalo (17-7-3) has dropped their last two after winning 10 consecutive games. The Sabres are led by former Predators Assistant Coach Phil Housley with former Preds goaltender Carter Hutton in net. 

Prior to Monday's morning skate, the Preds reassigned forward Anthony Richard to Milwaukee. 

The Predators held a full morning skate on Monday at Bridgestone Arena and were joined by Bonino. Below is a projected lineup based on the session: 

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Nashville Concludes Five-Game Homestand as Buffalo Comes to Town

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

The Nashville Predators conclude their season-long, five-game homestand tonight as the Buffalo Sabres come to town. It's the first of two meetings between the clubs on the schedule; Nashville will head to upstate New York in early April.

The Preds snapped a two-game skid with an impressive bounce back effort on Saturday, a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. Nashville scored three goals in the first five minutes of a game for the first time in franchise history and stayed strong to collect their 18th win of the season.

"Tonight was 100 percent on the players for their response," Predators Head Coach Peter Laviolette said following the game. "For me, the leadership group and the players get the credit. It was a much better game, and I thought under the circumstances, it was one of our best team wins of the year."

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Projected Lineup: Blackhawks vs. Predators

Rival Hawks Meet Preds for First Time in Many Months; Ryan Hartman Faces Club That Drafted Him

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

After nearly a year apart, two arch-rivals in the Central Division will meet in Nashville. 

The Nashville Predators (17-8-1) are 1-2-0 so far on their five-game homestand and will face the Chicago Blackhawks for the first time in roughly 10 months. Tonight will also mark Preds winger Ryan Hartman's first contest against his former team, and Nashville's first time seeing Jeremy Colliton as the Hawks' head coach after he took over for Joel Quenneville in early November. The Hawks have dropped their last two games, giving up 14 goals in the process.

On Saturday morning, the Preds recalled forward Eeli Tolvanen from Milwaukee. Tolvanen has 11 points in 21 games for the Admirals this season. 

The Predators held an optional morning skate on Saturday. Therefore, the below projected lineup is based on Thursday's game against the Arizona Coyotes: 

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Nashville Looks to Rebound as Chicago Comes to Town

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

The Nashville Predators will look to end their two-game skid tonight when they host the Chicago Blackhawks tonight at Bridgestone Arena. It's the first of four meetings between the two divisional rivals this season.

It won't be difficult for the Preds to find motivation this evening - not only does a Saturday night meeting with the Blackhawks deliver plenty of animosity to begin with, but the home team wants to avenge an effort from Thursday night's 3-0 loss to Arizona that they say simply wasn't good enough.

"You have to stay positive," Preds Captain Roman Josi said following Thursday's outing. "You never want to lose games. You always want to play well. It's a long season and if you go through a stretch like that you have to find your way out of it as quick as possible. That's by staying positive, not getting frustrated, and working on things that we can do a lot better. You have to take some positives out, too."

Update: The Preds have recalled forward Eeli Tolvanen from Milwaukee. 

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