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:
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)
Roman Josi - Ryan Ellis
Ben Harpur - Dante Fabbro
Mark Borowiecki - Matt Benning