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Projected Lineup: Flames vs. Predators

Two of the West's Top Defensive Units Square Off as Nashville Looks to Start New Point Streak

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The Nashville Predators are back at Bridgestone Arena for a single contest against the Calgary Flames (at 7 p.m. CT) before heading back out on the road. 

Nashville (4-3-1) saw their five-game point streak snapped on Saturday in a 4-2 loss to the New York Rangers. Five of the Preds' eight games this season have been against Eastern Conference foes, but Nashville will now host two in a row against the West. The first of those opponents, Calgary (4-4-0), has lost two consecutive contests, dropping their most recent game, 4-2, to the Minnesota Wild. The Flames placed legendary forward Jaromir Jagr on Injured Reserve on Monday.

Winger Scott Hartnell was absent from the Predators' practice on Monday and was given a maintenance day. Center Nick Bonino remains on IR. 

Tuesday's morning skate was optional. Below is a projected lineup based on Monday's practice: 

Forwards

Filip Forsberg - Ryan Johansen - Viktor Arvidsson

Scott Hartnell - Calle Jarnkrok - Miikka Salomaki

Kevin Fiala - Colton Sissons - Craig Smith

Cody McLeod - Frederick Gaudreau - Austin Watson

Defense 

Roman Josi - Mattias Ekholm

Alexei Emelin - P.K. Subban

Matt Irwin - Yannick Weber

Goaltenders

Pekka Rinne

Juuse Saros

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

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