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Projected Lineup: Capitals vs. Predators

Pollock Printing Projected Lineup: Matt Duchene Tied for NHL Lead in Assists with Six

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

The Nashville Predators conclude their second-longest homestand of the season when they host the Washington Capitals. 

Center Matt Duchene has racked up six assists in the Preds' (2-1-0) first three games and is tied for the NHL lead in the category. His line - along with Filip Forsberg and Mikael Granlund - has remained intact throughout the homestand. Nashville topped San Jose, 5-2, in their last time out. 

The Capitals have points (2-0-2) in all four of their games this season, including a 4-3 overtime loss to the Stars on Tuesday. 

The Preds held a full morning skate on Thursday. Rocco Grimaldi was not present. Below is a projected lineup based on the session: 


Calle Jarnkrok - Ryan Johansen - Viktor Arvidsson

Filip Forsberg - Matt Duchene - Mikael Granlund

Colton Sissons - Nick Bonino - Austin Watson

Daniel Carr - Kyle Turris - Craig Smith


Roman Josi - Ryan Ellis

Mattias Ekholm - Dante Fabbro

Matt Irwin - Yannick Weber


Pekka Rinne

Juuse Saros

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

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