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Projected Lineup: Predators at Red Wings

Vanderbilt Health Projected Lineup: Pekka Rinne to Start, Nashville Seeking First Three-Game Winning Streak

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Director of Digital & Radio Content

The Predators are in quest of their first three-game winning streak of the season tonight in Detroit (6:30 p.m. CT).

Nashville (8-10-0) topped the Red Wings, 2-0, on Thursday behind a 24-save shutout from Pekka Rinne and two power-play goals from Filip Forsberg and Eeli Tolvanen. Ryan Johansen returned from a seven-game absence due to injury and centered the third line. 

Predators Head Coach John Hynes said on 102.5 The Game that Rinne will get his third consecutive start in net tonight and the top three forward lines will remain the same as they were in Thursday's game. Brad Richardson (Injured Reserve) practiced in full on Wednesday. 

Detroit (5-13-3) will conclude a six-game homestand this evening. They are 1-3-1 so far. 

The Predators did not hold a morning skate on Thursday. Below is a projected lineup based on Wednesday's practice and comments from Coach Hynes: 

Forwards

Filip Forsberg - Mikael Granlund - Viktor Arvidsson

Calle Jarnkrok - Matt Duchene - Rocco Grimaldi

Nick Cousins - Ryan Johansen - Eeli Tolvanen

Erik Haula - Colton Sissons - Luke Kunin / Brad Richardson (IR)

Defense

Roman Josi - Ryan Ellis

Ben Harpur - Dante Fabbro

Mark Borowiecki - Matt Benning

Goaltenders

Pekka Rinne

Juuse Saros

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