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Projected Lineup: Predators at Oilers

Back-to-Back Set Concludes with Nashville Looking for 10th Consecutive Win Over Edmonton

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The Predators will skate in their second game in two nights this evening in Edmonton (at 8 p.m. CT). 

Nashville (19-7-4) could retake the top spot in the Western Conference tonight with a victory (coupled with a St. Louis Blues' loss to the Anaheim Ducks) after they won, 7-1, in Vancouver on Wednesday evening. P.K. Subban scored twice, Craig Smith collected three points and Pekka Rinne made 25 saves in the victory.

The Edmonton Oilers (13-16-2) have won two of three but are currently mired in a very disappointing season and sit next-to-last in the West. The Oilers have also lost nine consecutive games to the Predators and have been held to two-or-fewer goals in eight of those games.  

The Preds did not hold a morning skate on Thursday; below is the lineup utilized in Wednesday's win:

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Nashville Finishes Back-to-Back Set in Edmonton

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Less than 24 hours after putting up seven goals against the Vancouver Canucks, the Nashville Predators will be back on the ice tonight against the Edmonton Oilers. It's the first of three scheduled meetings between the two clubs this season with Nashville in search of their 10th consecutive win against the Oilers.

Wednesday's game saw the Preds collect at least a point in their fifth consecutive outing and post their 14th win in their last 18 tries. Nashville has now scored at least four goals in 14 of their 30 contests this season.

The Predators got a boost to the lineup on Wednesday, as forwards Ryan Johansen and Scott Hartnell returned from Injured Reserve, leaving defenseman Ryan Ellis as the lone Nashville skater out of the lineup due to injury.

[Read More: Preds Projected Lineup vs. Oilers]

[Read More: Preds Show No Mercy, Beat Canucks 7-1]

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Preds Show No Mercy, Blast Canucks 7-1

Three Points for Smith, Two Goals for Subban Highlight Dominant Night for Nashville

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Recap: NSH 7, VAN 1

Predators score seven in rout of Canucks

P.K. Subban scored two goals, one of five multi-point performers for the Predators, to back Pekka Rinne in a 7-1 rout of the Canucks

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P.K. Subban scored twice and the Nashville Predators blasted the Vancouver Canucks by a 7-1 final on Wednesday night at Rogers Arena. The victory gives the Preds points in five consecutive games and 14 wins in their last 18 tries.

It was the perfect start to a three-game Western Canadian swing, as Nashville started strong and finished even stronger to complete one of their best efforts of the season, something that was built over the past three days with some time away from game action.

"They say you play how you practice," Preds Head Coach Peter Laviolette said. "I thought our guys practiced hard for two days, they came here and just continued on. Even the skate this morning was sharp. I thought the guys were ready to play. The last time we played Vancouver, I didn't think the execution was great and we lost some of the energy. Tonight, it was great to have energy and execution from start to finish."

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Infographic: Preds 7, Canucks 1

Predators' Offense Connects for Season-High, Seven-Goal Game

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The Predators explode for seven goals behind three points for Craig Smith and two tallies from P.K. Subban. 

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Projected Lineup: Predators at Canucks

Johansen, Hartnell Could Return for Nashville at the Start of Three-Game Trip

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The Predators could receive some added offensive punch as they begin a three-game Western Canada trip in Vancouver (tonight at 9 p.m. CT). 

Ryan Johansen and Scott Hartnell have joined the team for practice the last two days and skated on the first and fourth lines, respectively. They were then activated from Injured Reserve on Wednesday afternoon. Nashville (18-7-4) has points in all four of their December games, with their last regulation loss coming at the hands of tonight's opponent, the Vancouver Canucks (on Nov. 30).

Vancouver (14-13-4) has lost three games in a row and is 5-6-3 at Rogers Arena. Despite the recent skid, the Canucks sit just three points out of the Western Conference's final playoff spot.

On Wednesday morning, the Predators reassigned forward Frederick Gaudreau to the Milwaukee Admirals.

Nashville held a full morning skate on Wednesday; below is a projected lineup based on the session: 

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Bridgestone Extends Naming Rights Agreement with Preds to 2025

Top-Ranked Venue to Continue Bearing Bridgestone Brand Name Through 2025

by Press Release @bridgestoneus / Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

Bridgestone Extends Naming Rights

Bridgestone extends arena's naming rights to 2025

Bridgestone extends naming rights for Predators' Bridgestone Arena to 2025

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Nashville, Tenn. (Dec. 13, 2017) ― In conjunction with the official grand opening of its Americas headquarters, Bridgestone Americas, Inc. and the Nashville Predators announced Wednesday an additional five-year extension of the naming rights agreement for Bridgestone Arena, home of the Nashville Predators. First signed in March of 2010, the extended terms will ensure Nashville's premier downtown arena continues to bear the Bridgestone brand through 2025.

"Bridgestone is a proud supporter of the Nashville Predators, and it continues to be a great source of pride for our company and our teammates to have the arena bear our name," said Bridgestone Americas President and CEO Gordon Knapp. "Now that our new headquarters building is located across the street from the arena, there's even more of a connection to our city and pro hockey team. Like the rest of the world, we've witnessed the success of both the arena and the Preds, and we are excited to continue our partnership with a local landmark that has helped transform downtown Nashville into one of the top destinations in the country. We look forward to keeping the Bridgestone brand front and center with so many passionate fans of sport, music and the countless other world-class entertainment events hosted by this celebrated venue."

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Predators Reassign Frederick Gaudreau to Milwaukee

Forward has Appeared in 17 Games for the Preds this Season

by Press Release @PredsNHL /

Nashville, Tenn. (December 13, 2017) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Tuesday that the club has reassigned forward Frederick Gaudreau to the American Hockey League's Milwaukee Admirals.

Gaudreau has skated in 17 games with Nashville this season, tallying three assists and averaging 9:34 of ice time per game. He recorded his first career multi-point game on Nov. 3 at Anaheim when he picked up two assists in Nashville's 5-3 victory and had an assist on Dec. 5 at Dallas. In seven games with the Admirals in 2017-18, Gaudreau has four points (1g-3a) and is +3 with 15 shots on goal.

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How to Watch, Live Stream Predators at Canucks

Nashville Begins Western Canada Swing in Vancouver

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

After a well-earned, four-day break between games, the Nashville Predators are back tonight and set to face the Canucks in Vancouver to begin a Western Canada swing.

It's the first game for the Preds since Friday night, which saw them fall to Vegas in a shootout - but that contest concluded a 25-day stretch that saw the Preds play 13 games, going 9-2-2 over the span.

Not only does Nashville remain one of the League's hottest teams, they could get even stronger with the possible return of forwards Ryan Johansen and Scott Hartnell to the lineup. Both players have practiced with the team this week and taken line rushes as well.

Predators Head Coach Peter Laviolette stated the team will bring "everyone" on the current road trip and "game-time decisions" will be made when it comes to the lineup.

[Read More: Preds Projected Lineup at Canucks]

[Read More: Bridgestone Extends Arena Naming Rights to 2025]

Update: The Predators reassigned forward Frederick Gaudreau to the Milwaukee Admirals on Wednesday morning. Ryan Johansen and Scott Hartnell were activated from Injured Reserve on Wednesday afternoon. 

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My Favorite Things: Kyle Turris

Predators Newest Forward Reveals His Picks for Best TV Show, Dessert and Vacation Spot

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

As far as mid-season trades go, it's been about as seamless as possible for Kyle Turris.

Acquired from Colorado in a three-team deal on Nov. 5, the 28-year-old centerman has posted three goals and 13 points in 14 games with the Predators, fitting in brilliantly between wingers Craig Smith and Kevin Fiala on a line that seems to make something happen just about every time they're on the ice. 

Over the past month, Preds fans have learned just how much speed and skill Turris possesses - but did you know he fancies putting up points about as much as he does a good chocolate chip cookie?

We asked Turris about his love for desserts, among other topics.

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Ryan Johansen, Scott Hartnell Expected Back Very Soon

Both Players are on Injured Reserve But Have Skated on Forward Lines Last Two Practices

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

The Predators could have some reinforcements joining the ranks as they head to Western Canada.

Forwards Ryan Johansen and Scott Hartnell, both of whom remain on Injured Reserve, practiced and skated in line rushes for the second consecutive session on Tuesday before the team jetted off to Vancouver in advance of Wednesday game against the Canucks. Johansen participated with Nick Bonino and Viktor Arvidsson alongside, while Hartnell skated with Colton Sissons and Austin Watson.

In addition, center Kyle Turris, who left Monday's practice after taking a deflected shot to the face, was also back on the ice for Tuesday's practice.

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