The Nashville Predators play an afternoon home game for the second-straight day, this time against the Edmonton Oilers (at 4 p.m. CT).
On Saturday, Nashville (30-22-9) topped the League-leading Capitals, 5-2, behind three more points from Filip Forsberg. The 22-year-old Swede has nine points (7g-2a) in his past three games and has seven points (4g-3a) in his last seven contests versus the Oilers. Edmonton (33-21-8) also faced the Caps in their most recent game, dropping the contest 2-1 at Verizon Center.
The Oilers have lost eight games in a row to the Preds, including two this season. With a win, Nashville would secure their third consecutive season sweep of Edmonton. Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne has won eight consecutive games versus the Oilers, including three shutouts. He's also posted a .980 goals-against average and .966 save percentage during the eight games.
Nashville did not hold a morning skate on Sunday. Below is their projected lineup based on Saturday's game:
Filip Forsberg - Ryan Johansen - Viktor Arvidsson
Kevin Fiala - Mike Fisher - Craig Smith
Colin Wilson - Calle Jarnkrok - Austin Watson
Harry Zolnierczyk - Vernon Fiddler - James Neal
Roman Josi - Ryan Ellis
Mattias Ekholm - P.K. Subban
Matt Irwin - Yannick Weber
Note: The Predators have not announced a starting goaltender for today's game