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