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Projected Lineup: Predators at Canadiens

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

The Predators' five-game road trip takes a swing east for games two, three and four, as Nashville will make stops in Montreal, Toronto and Columbus. 

The Preds (34-26-8) and Juuse Saros boast consecutive shutouts and two-straight wins after facing the Dallas Stars in consecutive games. Tonight against Montreal, they'll be seeking their third three-game winning streak under Head Coach John Hynes. 

Nashville practiced on Monday and were without Mikael Granlund and Calle Jarnkrok. Colin Blackwell and Austin Watson filled in during the skate. Other than those temporary changes, the Preds appeared to keep the same lineup and lines they've used the past two games. Hynes said on Tuesday that Jarnkrok will be a game-time decision and Saros will start in net. 

The Canadiens (31-30-9) have dropped their last two games, which were both in Florida, falling 4-1 to the Panthers and 4-0 to the Lightning. 

The Predators did not hold a morning skate on Tuesday. Below is a Preds projected lineup based on Monday's practice and updates provided to the media today:

Forwards

Colton Sissons - Ryan Johansen - Calle Jarnkrok

Filip Forsberg - Matt Duchene - Mikael Granlund

Rocco Grimaldi - Nick Bonino - Craig Smith

Yakov Trenin - Kyle Turris - Viktor Arvidsson

Defense

Roman Josi - Ryan Ellis

Mattias Ekholm - Dante Fabbro

Jarred Tinordi - Korbinian Holzer

Goaltenders

Juuse Saros

Pekka Rinne

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