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:
Filip Forsberg - Ryan Johansen - Mikael Granlund
Calle Jarnkrok - Matt Duchene - Viktor Arvidsson
Rocco Grimaldi - Nick Bonino - Craig Smith
Austin Watson - Kyle Turris - Colton Sissons
Roman Josi - Ryan Ellis
Mattias Ekholm - Dante Fabbro
Dan Hamhuis - Matt Irwin
Note: The Predators have not announced a starting goaltender for tonight's game