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Projected Lineup: Predators at Oilers

Predators Try for 12th Consecutive Win Over Oilers; Ryan Hartman Could be on Top Line

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The Nashville Predators and Edmonton Oilers meet for the third and final time this season tonight in Alberta (at 8 p.m. CT).

In tonight's contest, Nashville (39-14-9) will be trying for a season-high sixth consecutive win and their 12th win in a row over Edmonton. The Preds' 11 consecutive wins over the Oilers is their longest active winning streak versus any opponent.

The Predators received the game-winning goal from Ryan Hartman, who was making his Preds' debut, in Tuesday night's 6-5 win over the Winnipeg Jets. He could be on the top line tonight. It appears Nashville will continue to wait on the debut of former captain Mike Fisher. 

The Oilers (27-32-4) have played better of late, winning three of four games to conclude February. Edmonton has dropped the first two meetings of the season with Nashville, 4-0 on Dec. 14 and 2-1 on Jan. 9. 

Below is a projected lineup for the Preds based on their full morning skate on Thursday at Rogers Place: 

Forwards

Filip Forsberg - Ryan Johansen - Ryan Hartman

Kevin Fiala - Kyle Turris - Craig Smith

Scott Hartnell - Nick Bonino - Calle Jarnkrok

Austin Watson - Colton Sissons - Viktor Arvidsson

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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