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Projected Lineup: Predators at Rangers

Weber Could Return to the Lineup as Predators Visit Rangers in Afternoon Game

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The Nashville Predators will complete a two-game road trip with a daylight tilt against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden (at 11:30 a.m. CT). 

The Predators (4-2-1) have points in five-straight games and could see the return of defenseman Yannick Weber. Weber, who joined his teammates for practice on Friday, was activated from Injured Reserve. Center Nick Bonino, who made an early exit from a game in Chicago on Oct. 14, was added to IR on Friday. 

The Rangers (1-5-2) are headed in the opposite direction of Nashville, losing their fifth consecutive game on Thursday, a 4-3 shootout loss to the New York Islanders.

With today's contest being a matinee matchup, the Predators did not hold a morning skate. Below is a projected lineup based on Friday's practice: 

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Game Day: Preds vs. Rangers

Nashville Looks for Points in Five Straight Today in New York City

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Rise and shine, Smashville.

The Predators are in New York City today to close out their two-game trip and meet the Rangers at Madison Square Garden for an 11:30 a.m. CT puck drop. Nashville is in search of its third consecutive win and also has a chance at points in six-straight games today, the most-recent victory coming in Philadelphia on Thursday night.

After starting the season 0-2, Nashville Head Coach Peter Laviolette continues to see marked improvement in his club, something he and his team believed was only a matter of time.

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Projected Lineup: Predators at Flyers

Predators Complete Season Series with Flyers; Seeking First Road Win

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The Nashville Predators will go for a season sweep of the Philadelphia Flyers and at least a point in their fifth-straight game tonight (at 6 p.m. CT).

Nashville (3-2-1) pulled off a last-minute win on Oct. 10, topping Philadelphia (4-2-0), 6-5, with two goals in the final two minutes of regulation. The victory was the Predators' first of the season, a run which started their current four-game point streak. The Flyers have won their last two contests by a combined score of 13-3 (topping Washington 8-2 and Florida 5-1).

The Predators held an optional morning skate on Thursday. Nick Bonino (lower-body; day-to-day), Yannick Weber (Injured Reserve) and Roman Josi were absent from Wednesday's practice. 

Below is a projected lineup based on Wednesday's practice: 

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Game Day: Preds vs. Flyers

Nashville Heads to Philadelphia in Search of Their First Road Win of the Season

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

The Predators are back out east and looking for two points in the City of Brotherly Love tonight when they face the Flyers at Wells Fargo Center.

It's already the second and final meeting of the season between the two foes - Nashville won a wildly entertaining home opener against Philadelphia on Oct. 10, a 6-5 victory that saw the Preds allow five straight goals after being up 3-0, only to come back to score twice in the final two minutes of regulation.

That game started Nashville's current streak which has seen them collect points in four straight outings (3-0-1 record). Nashville Head Coach Peter Laviolette, who took the Flyers to the 2010 Stanley Cup Final, believes his team continues to improve in each game, and his players are pointing to one reason why.

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Projected Lineup: Avalanche vs. Predators

Former Preds Forward Colin Wilson Returns to Nashville; Roman Josi Could Be Back for Preds

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The Nashville Predators can pick up at least a point in their fourth-straight game when they host the upstart Colorado Avalanche tonight (at 7 p.m. CT).

Nashville (2-2-1) fell in overtime to Chicago on Saturday, but managed to pick up their fifth of a possible six points in their previous three games. On Monday, Preds Head Coach Peter Laviolette said he thinks his team's performance has improved in each subsequent game this season. 

After finishing last in the Central Division last season, a 4-2-0 start for the Avs is somewhat suprising. Colorado lost their last game to Dallas, which snapped a three-game winning streak. Former Preds forward Colin Wilson, now wearing No. 22, is expected to suit up for the Avalanche this evening. 

Prior to their morning skate, the Preds recalled forward Frederick Gaudreau and placed defenseman Yannick Weber on Injured Reserve. Center Nick Bonino and d-man P.K. Subban missed Monday's practice. Captain Roman Josi has been skating but remains day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

Tuesday's morning skate was optional, below is a projected lineup based on Monday's practice: 

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Game Day: Avalanche vs. Preds

Nashville Looks for Seventh-Straight Win Against Colorado

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

A three-game divisional tour concludes tonight for the Nashville Predators as they host the Colorado Avalanche at Bridgestone Arena. It's the first of four meetings between the Central Division foes scheduled for this season.

Nashville enters tonight's game with a 2-2-1 record through their first five outings, and although the most recent contest was a 2-1 overtime loss to Chicago on Saturday night, the Preds say it was their best overall effort of the season with each subsequent game better than the last.

"Just from a speed standpoint, being ready to play, being competitive, fast legs, fast mind, that's the game you have to play right now," Nashville Head Coach Peter Laviolette said. "I thought [Saturday night] was our best execution of delivering that."

Update: The Predators have recalled forward Frederick Gaudreau and placed d-man Yannick Weber on Injured Reserve.

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Projected Lineup: Predators at Blackhawks

Predators Will Wait to See if Captain Roman Josi Can Return From Two-Game Absence

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The scene of Games 1 and 2 of Round One of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs is back at the forefront as the Nashville Predators visit the Chicago Blackhawk tonight (at 7:30 p.m. CT).

It was in the Windy City that Pekka Rinne and the Predators shut out the Blackhawks twice en route to a first round sweep of Chicago this past April. Tonight, the Central Division rivals will square off for the first of four times during the regular season. 

Nashville could see the return of Captain Roman Josi, who has missed the two previous contests with a lower-body injury. Josi returned to practice on Friday and skated alongside Matt Irwin. Calle Jarnkrok (maintenance day) and Yannick Weber (upper-body; day-to-day) were absent. 

Saturday's morning skate was optional. Below is a look at the Preds projected lineup based on Friday's practice: 

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Game Day: Preds vs. Blackhawks

Nashville Returns to Chicago for the First Time Since Their Postseason Meeting

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

For the first time since Round One of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Nashville Predators are back in the Windy City.

The Preds and Chicago Blackhawks get together tonight (at 7:30 p.m. CT) at the United Center in a Central Division showdown that saw Nashville sweep the Hawks in last spring's meeting. The Blackhawks will undoubtedly be ready to face a Predators team that had a hand in an offseason full of changes in Chicago, but Nashville is also excited for the challenge to prove they still have this opponent's number.

After dropping their first two games of the season, the Predators have now won two consecutive contests, picking up victories over Philadelphia and Dallas earlier in the week. It's those wins, Preds Head Coach Peter Laviolette says, that are giving his club an early boost in October.

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Projected Lineup: Stars vs. Predators

Nashville Begins First of Three Versus Central Division Opponents by Hosting Dallas

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The Nashville Predators begin the first of three-straight games versus Central Division opponents by hosting the Dallas Stars tonight (at 7 p.m. CT). 

Nashville (1-2-0) used a miraculous comeback to notch their first win of the season on Tuesday by topping the Flyers, 6-5, with two goals in the final two minutes. Dallas is also 1-2-0, beating Detroit, 4-2, on Tuesday for their first victory of the campaign. The Preds and Stars will face off four times during the 2017-18 regular season. 

The Predators held a full morning skate on Thursday, and were joined by Roman Josi (lower-body; day-to-day) and Colton Sissons (lower-body; day-to-day). Head Coach Peter Laviolette said last week that Pekka Rinne is expected to start in net tonight. Below is a projected lineup based on Thursday's morning skate: 

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Game Day: Stars vs. Preds

Nashville Hosts Dallas in Their First Central Division Matchup of the Season

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

After the high of a dramatic victory in their home opener, the Nashville Predators look for win No. 2 this evening when they host the Dallas Stars at Bridgestone Arena.

It's the first Central Division clash of the season for the Preds after starting out against three Eastern Conference opponents. And not that Nashville's first three outings didn't hold plenty of meaning, but when the divisional matchups roll around, success is essential.

"We know Dallas is a great team, so we have to be on our toes and build off the win we had Tuesday," defenseman Mattias Ekholm said. "I thought we played good to start the game yesterday being up 3-0. It's the start we want and the start we're going to look to have [tonight]."

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