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Projected Lineup: Blackhawks vs. Predators

Blackhawks Return to Nashville for First Time Since Being Swept

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

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:

Forwards

Filip Forsberg - Ryan Johansen - Viktor Arvidsson

Kevin Fiala - Kyle Turris - Craig Smith

Pontus Aberg - Nick Bonino - Calle Jarnkrok

Miikka Salomaki - Colton Sissons - Austin Watson

Defense

Roman Josi - Mattias Ekholm

Alexei Emelin - P.K. Subban

Anthony Bitetto - Matt Irwin

Goaltenders

Pekka Rinne

Juuse Saros

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

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