The sounds of Game 4 in Round 1 may still be echoing through the rafters as the Chicago Blackhawks return to Nashville for the first time since being swept by the Preds this spring.
Nashville (14-6-3) has points in four-straight games after falling in a shootout to the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday; they'd won three in a row previously.
Chicago (12-8-3) played last night and won big, blasting the Anahiem Ducks, 7-3. Goaltender Corey Crawford made 26 saves in the win and is expected to get the night off versus Nashville. Anton Forsberg is 1-1-2 on the season with a .904 save percentage and 3.81 goals-against average.
The Predators held a full morning skate on Tuesday. Both Yannick Weber (Injured Reserve) and Scott Hartnell (IR) joined the team for the session. Below is a projected lineup based on the skate:
Filip Forsberg - Ryan Johansen - Viktor Arvidsson
Kevin Fiala - Kyle Turris - Craig Smith
Pontus Aberg - Nick Bonino - Calle Jarnkrok
Miikka Salomaki - Colton Sissons - Austin Watson
Roman Josi - Mattias Ekholm
Alexei Emelin - P.K. Subban
Anthony Bitetto - Matt Irwin
Note: The Predators have not announced a starting goaltender for tonight's game