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Projected Lineup: Predators at Sabres

Nashville Completes Three-Game Road Trip by Facing Former Assistant Coach

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The Predators conclude a three-game stint away from Nashville by beginning their two-game season series with the Buffalo Sabres (tonight at 6 p.m. CT). 

Nashville (47-14-10) has points in both 14 consecutive road games and overall; the road streak is a franchise record, while the latter ties Nashville's all-time mark. On Sunday, the Preds held a full practice at KeyBank Center with forward Austin Watson the only player missing the session due to a maintainence day. 

Buffalo (23-36-12) has points in three of their last four, including a 5-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday. Former Preds Assistant Coach Phil Housley is in his first season behind the bench as the Sabres' head coach. 

The Preds held an optional morning skate in Buffalo on Monday, below is a projected lineup based on Sunday's practice: 

Forwards

Filip Forsberg - Ryan Johansen - Viktor Arvidsson

Kevin Fiala - Kyle Turris - Craig Smith

Ryan Hartman - Nick Bonino - Colton Sissons

Scott Hartnell - Mike Fisher - Miikka Salomaki

Defense

Roman Josi - Ryan Ellis

Mattias Ekholm - P.K. Subban

Alexei Emelin - Yannick Weber

Goaltenders

Pekka Rinne

Juuse Saros

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

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