A tilt in St. Louis today between the Predators and Blues precedes a matchup the next day in Nashville between the same clubs.
The Predators (27-22-7) are three points out from the Western Conference's second Wild Card with four games in hand. A 5-0 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday snapped a two-game skid for Nashville and has them encouraged as they start their second home-and-home set with the Blues this season. The Predators beat the Blues twice on Nov. 23 and Nov. 25.
The Blues (32-15-10) are 0-1-2 in their last three games and had their contest with the Anaheim Ducks postponed.
Nashville did not hold a morning skate in advance of today's matinee game (at 2 p.m. CT). Below is a Preds projected lineup based on Friday's practice:
Viktor Arvidsson - Ryan Johansen - Mikael Granlund
Filip Forsberg - Matt Duchene - Kyle Turris
Rocco Grimaldi - Nick Bonino - Craig Smith
Calle Jarnkrok - Colton Sissons - Austin Watson
Roman Josi - Yannick Weber
Jarred Tinordi - Mattias Ekholm
Dan Hamhuis - Dante Fabbro
Note: The Predators have not announced a starting goaltender for today's game