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Projected Lineup: Penguins vs. Predators

Pollock Printing Projected Lineup: Preds Play Home-and-Home Prior to NHL Winter Classic

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

The three-day respite is over and the Nashville Predators return to action with a home-and-home set with the Pittsburgh Penguins. 

The Preds (18-12-6) have climbed the standings recently with points in five consecutive games. A win on Friday night (combined with a Calgary Flames loss) would put the Predators into a Wild Card spot. The Preds recalled forward Colin Blackwell and defenseman Jarred Tinordi from the Milwaukee Admirals (AHL) on Friday morning. 

The Penguins (21-11-4) have won four out of their last five games, including a 4-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Dec. 21. 

Nashville held a full morning skate at Bridgestone Arena on Friday. Below is a Predators projected lineup based on the session:

Forwards

Calle Jarnkrok - Ryan Johansen - Viktor Arvidsson

Filip Forsberg - Matt Duchene - Mikael Granlund

Rocco Grimaldi - Kyle Turris - Craig Smith

Colton Sissons - Nick Bonino - Austin Watson

Defense

Roman Josi - Ryan Ellis

Mattias Ekholm - Dante Fabbro

Dan Hamhuis - Matt Irwin

Goaltenders

Pekka Rinne

Juuse Saros

Note: The Predators have not announced a starting goaltender for tonight's game

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