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Projected Lineup: Stars vs. Predators

Nashville Begins First of Three Versus Central Division Opponents by Hosting Dallas

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The Nashville Predators begin the first of three-straight games versus Central Division opponents by hosting the Dallas Stars tonight (at 7 p.m. CT). 

Nashville (1-2-0) used a miraculous comeback to notch their first win of the season on Tuesday by topping the Flyers, 6-5, with two goals in the final two minutes. Dallas is also 1-2-0, beating Detroit, 4-2, on Tuesday for their first victory of the campaign. The Preds and Stars will face off four times during the 2017-18 regular season. 

The Predators held a full morning skate on Thursday, and were joined by Roman Josi (lower-body; day-to-day) and Colton Sissons (lower-body; day-to-day). Head Coach Peter Laviolette said last week that Pekka Rinne is expected to start in net tonight. Below is a projected lineup based on Thursday's morning skate: 

Forwards

Filip Forsberg - Ryan Johansen - Viktor Arvidsson

Scott Hartnell - Nick Bonino - Pontus Aberg

Kevin Fiala - Calle Jarnkrok - Craig Smith

Cody McLeod - Austin Watson - Miikka Salomaki

Defense

Alexei Emelin - P.K. Subban

Mattias Ekholm - Samuel Girard

Matt Irwin - Yannick Weber

Goaltenders

Pekka Rinne

Juuse Saros

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