The Nashville Predators will go for a season sweep of the Philadelphia Flyers and at least a point in their fifth-straight game tonight (at 6 p.m. CT).
Nashville (3-2-1) pulled off a last-minute win on Oct. 10, topping Philadelphia (4-2-0), 6-5, with two goals in the final two minutes of regulation. The victory was the Predators' first of the season, a run which started their current four-game point streak. The Flyers have won their last two contests by a combined score of 13-3 (topping Washington 8-2 and Florida 5-1).
The Predators held an optional morning skate on Thursday. Nick Bonino (lower-body; day-to-day), Yannick Weber (Injured Reserve) and Roman Josi were absent from Wednesday's practice.
Below is a projected lineup based on Wednesday's practice:
Filip Forsberg - Ryan Johansen - Viktor Arvidsson
Scott Hartnell - Calle Jarnkrok - Miikka Salomaki
Kevin Fiala - Colton Sissons - Craig Smith
Cody McLeod - Frederick Gaudreau - Austin Watson
Roman Josi - Mattias Ekholm
Alexei Emelin - P.K. Subban
Anthony Bitetto - Matt Irwin
Note: The Predators have not announced a starting goaltender for tonight's game