The Nashville Predators play the second part of their homestand when they host the Detroit Red Wings (at 7 p.m. CT).
Helped by three assists from Matt Duchene in his team debut, Nashville (1-0-0) opened the 2019-20 season with a 5-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild. Duchene was the only player absent from Friday's practice; Daniel Carr took his spot on the second line.
Interestingly enough, Detroit (0-0-0) will be playing their first game of the season on Saturday night, before heading back to the Motor City to host the Dallas Stars in their home opener on Sunday. Nashville is seeking their first win over Detroit on home ice since Dec. 30, 2013, a span of five games.
The Preds held an optional morning skate on Saturday and were joined by Duchene. Below is a Predators projected lineup based on Friday's practice:
Craig Smith - Ryan Johansen - Viktor Arvidsson
Filip Forsberg - Matt Duchene - Mikael Granlund
Rocco Grimaldi - Kyle Turris - Calle Jarnkrok
Colton Sissons - Nick Bonino - Austin Watson
Roman Josi - Ryan Ellis
Mattias Ekholm - Dante Fabbro
Dan Hamhuis - Yannick Weber
Note: The Predators have not announced a starting goaltender for tonight's game