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Projected Lineup: Blackhawks vs. Predators

Pollock Printing Projected Lineup: Predators Begin Three-Game Homestand

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

Back at home with a chance to end their losing streak, the Nashville Predators host the Chicago Blackhawks tonight (at 7 p.m. CT). 

The Preds (9-6-3) ended their four-game road trip with three-straight losses, including a 5-3 defeat at the hands of the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday. Nashville has since had two days to practice, with all 22 players taking the ice at Centennial Sportsplex on Friday, including Mikael Granlund after he took a maintenance day on Thursday. 

Chicago (7-7-4) has scored five goals in each of their last two games, winning both of them. Their last victory came on Wednesday, a 5-3 win over the Vegas Golden Knights. 

The Predators held an optional morning skate at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday. Below is a Preds projected lineup based on practices on Thursday and Friday: 

Forwards

Filip Forsberg - Ryan Johansen - Mikael Granlund

Calle Jarnkrok - Matt Duchene - Viktor Arvidsson

Rocco Grimaldi - Nick Bonino - Craig Smith

Austin Watson - Kyle Turris - Colton Sissons

Defense

Roman Josi - Ryan Ellis

Mattias Ekholm - Dante Fabbro

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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