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Pollock Printing Projected Lineup: John Hynes Begins Tenure as Predators Head Coach

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Director of Digital & Radio Content

A new era begins in Nashville as head coach John Hynes manages his first game with the Predators tonight (at 7 p.m. CT). 

The Predators (19-15-7) announced Hynes as their third head coach in franchise history on Tuesday morning. Nashville relieved Peter Laviolette and Kevin McCarthy of coaching duties on Monday evening. Whether Hynes will have Matt Duchene (illness) or Dante Fabbro (upper-body injury; day-to-day) at his disposal remains to be seen. Duchene participated in Tuesday's morning skate. Nick Bonino and Fabbro were absent. 

The Bruins (24-8-11) sit atop the Atlantic Division. Boston fell to Nashville in overtime on Dec. 21. 

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

Forwards

Filip Forsberg - Ryan Johansen - Viktor Arvidsson

Calle Jarnkrok -  Matt Duchene - Mikael Granlund

Rocco Grimaldi - Colin Blackwell - Craig Smith

Yakov Trenin - Kyle Turris - Austin Watson

Defense

Roman Josi - Yannick Weber

Jarred Tinordi - Mattias Ekholm

Dan Hamhuis - Matt Irwin

Goaltenders

Pekka Rinne

Juuse Saros

Note: The Predators have not announced a starting goaltender for tonight's game

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