The Nashville Predators complete their three-game season series with the Anaheim Ducks tonight (at 7 p.m. CT).
The Preds (43-14-9) have won a franchise-record nine in a row and can reach double digits by sweeping their series with the Ducks. Nashville held a full morning skate on Thursday with forward Kyle Turris and d-man Anthony Bitetto joining in on line rushes. Roman Josi (upper-body injury; day-to-day) and Kevin Fiala - who both participated in the morning skate - appear to be out tonight.
Anaheim (34-21-12) has won three-straight games, including a 4-0 win over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday. The three wins in a row have vaulted the Ducks into second place in the Pacific Division.
Below is a Preds projected lineup based on Thursday's morning skate:
Filip Forsberg - Ryan Johansen - Viktor Arvidsson
Ryan Hartman - Kyle Turris - Craig Smith
Scott Hartnell - Nick Bonino - Calle Jarnkrok
Colton Sissons - Mike Fisher - Austin Watson
Mattias Ekholm - Ryan Ellis
Alexei Emelin - P.K. Subban
Anthony Bitetto - Yannick Weber
Note: The Predators have not announced a starting goaltender for tonight's game