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Projected Lineup: Stars vs. Predators

Pollock Printing Projected Lineup: NHL Winter Classic Preview in Nashville

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

An advanced screening of the 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic will be held in Nashville tonight (at 5:30 p.m. CT). 

The Preds (14-11-5) are hosting the Stars for the first meeting of the season between Nashville and Dallas in advance of the clubs' outing at the Cotton Bowl in the NHL Winter Classic on Jan. 1. The Predators have points in eight of their previous 10 games, but fell, 4-3, to the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday. Viktor Arvidsson (lower-body injury; Injured Reserve) remains Nashville's lone player out with injury. 

Dallas (18-11-4) played last night and lost in overtime to the Vegas Golden Knights; Stars goaltender Ben Bishop was in net. The Stars have points in four straight, including three wins. 

The Predators did not hold a morning skate on Saturday. Below is a Preds projected lineup based on Friday practice: 

Forwards

Filip Forsberg - Ryan Johansen - Calle Jarnkrok

Kyle Turris - Matt Duchene - Mikael Granlund

Rocco Grimaldi - Nick Bonino - Craig Smith

Colin Blackwell - Colton Sissons - Austin Watson

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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