Two of the top three teams in the Central Division face off in Denver tonight (at 8 p.m. CT).
The Nashville Predators (9-4-2) claimed two points to start their four-game road trip on Monday by winning 6-1 in Detroit over the Red Wings. Tonight, they'll face the Colorado Avalanche for the first of four times this season.
The Avalanche (8-5-2) have dropped five games in a row and were without Gabriel Landeskog, Mikko Rantanen and Colin Wilson in their last game.
The Preds held an optional morning skate on Thursday at Pepsi Center. Below is a Preds projected lineup based on Monday's game at Detroit:
Filip Forsberg - Ryan Johansen - Viktor Arvidsson
Calle Jarnkrok - Kyle Turris - Matt Duchene
Rocco Grimaldi - Nick Bonino - Craig Smith
Austin Watson - Colton Sissons - Mikael Granlund
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