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Projected Lineup: Oilers vs. Predators

Preds Close Out Home Stand With Opportunity for Third-Straight Sweep of Oilers

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

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:

Forwards

Filip Forsberg - Ryan Johansen - Viktor Arvidsson

Kevin Fiala - Mike Fisher - Craig Smith

Colin Wilson - Calle Jarnkrok - Austin Watson

Harry Zolnierczyk - Vernon Fiddler - James Neal

Defense

Roman Josi - Ryan Ellis

Mattias Ekholm - P.K. Subban

Matt Irwin - Yannick Weber

Goaltenders

Pekka Rinne

Juuse Saros

Note: The Predators have not announced a starting goaltender for today's game

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