The Predators will host the Canucks in Nashville for the only time this season (tonight at 7 p.m. CT).
Nashville (15-6-3) is looking for their sixth consecutive win and 11th in the month of November, which would equal a franchise record. The Predators knocked off their top rival on Tuesday, but beating the Blackhawks, 3-2. Following tonight's contest, the Preds will host two more games in their four-game home stand.
Vancouver (11-10-4) will complete a season-long, six-game road trip with tonight's game in Music City. The began the excursion with wins over Philadelphia (W, 5-2) and Pittsburgh (W, 5-2) but have lost the last three to the Devils (L, 3-2), Rangers (SOL, 4-3) and Islanders (L, 5-2).
The Predators held a full morning skate on Thursday and were joined by Scott Hartnell (Injured Reserve) and Yannick Weber (IR). Defenseman Ryan Ellis was also on the ice with the team for the first time since June as he recovers from knee surgery. Below is a projected lineup based on the session:
Filip Forsberg - Ryan Johansen - Viktor Arvidsson
Kevin Fiala - Kyle Turris - Craig Smith
Colton Sissons - Nick Bonino - Calle Jarnkrok
Miikka Salomaki - 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