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Projected Lineup: Predators at Wild

Nashville Seeks Fourth Win as Five-Game Road Trip Reaches Finale

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The Predators are seeking their fourth win of a five-game road trip during tonight's contest (at 7 p.m. CT) in Minnesota. 

Nashville (22-17-7) is playing their third game in four nights after winning the first two in Calgary and Edmonton. Minnesota (30-10-5) skated on home ice yesterday against the Ducks, rallying for a 5-3 victory. The Preds and Wild will be meeting for the third time this season on Sunday, Minnesota won each of the first two matchups in Music City.

After P.K. Subban returned from injury on Friday night, the next question on the injury front appears to be if Colin Wilson (Injured Reserve; lower-body) can return to action soon. Wilson has been skating with the team and participated in Sunday's morning skate in St. Paul. 

The Preds held a full morning skate on Sunday at Xcel Energy Center. Below is a projected lineup based on the session:

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Game Day: Preds at Wild

Nashville Concludes Their Five-Game Trip in St. Paul Tonight

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

After a perfect swing through the province of Alberta, the Nashville Predators are back in the United States to conclude their five-game trip tonight in St. Paul, Minnesota, against the Wild. It's the third meeting between the two clubs this season, with Minnesota coming away with two wins with one of them in overtime.

It was a productive 48 hours for the Predators in Calgary and Edmonton, sweeping a back-to-back set over the Flames and Oilers on Thursday and Friday. Nashville prevailed 4-3 in Calgary before topping the Oilers 3-2 in a shootout at Rogers Place. Defenseman P.K. Subban returned to the lineup on Friday night in Edmonton after missing the previous 16 games with an upper-body injury.

With two assists on Friday, Ryan Johansen continues to pace the Preds in scoring with 32 points, including 25 helpers. Filip Forsberg sits second on the club in points with 29, followed by Viktor Arvidsson with 28 and Mike Fisher with 27. James Neal leads the team in goals with 15 on the season; Forsberg and Fisher have each found the back of the net 12 times. Pekka Rinne owns a 17-12-6 mark between the pipes; Juuse Saros is 5-3-1 with a .952 save percentage.

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Game Day: Preds at Oilers

Nashville Makes Their First and Only Visit to Edmonton This Season

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

The Nashville Predators remain in the province of Alberta, as they've traveled north to Edmonton to take on the Oilers at Rogers Place tonight. It's the first of three meetings between the two this season; the Oilers will make two trips to Nashville in the month of February.

The Predators were victorious last night in Calgary, producing a 4-3 win over the Flames. Ryan Ellis scored twice and Juuse Saros made 32 saves in net to help put the Preds back into the second Wild Card spot in the Western Conference.

Ryan Johansen continues to lead the Predators in scoring with 30 points, followed by Filip Forsberg who has 12 goals and 28 points. Captain Mike Fisher and forward Viktor Arvidsson have 27 points apiece, and James Neal leads the team in goals with 15. Goaltender Pekka Rinne is 16-12-6 on the season.

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Projected Lineup: Predators at Oilers

Rinne, Preds Visit New Rogers Place for First Time and Complete Back-to-Back Set

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The Nashville Predators will skate in the new Rogers Place for the first time when they face the Edmonton Oilers tonight (at 8 p.m. CT). 

The Preds (21-17-7) sprinted out to a 4-0 lead yesterday and then staved off a late advance by the Flames to preserve a 4-3 victory. Goaltender Juuse Saros made 32 saves in the win and Pekka Rinne is likely to get the start tonight. The Oilers (25-15-7) are third in the Pacific Division and the owners of a four-game winning streak. Their last victory came on Jan. 18, a 4-3 overtime triumph over the Panthers. 

The Preds did not hold a morning skate on Friday. Defensemen Roman Josi and Petter Granberg are both on Injured Reserve and will be out of the lineup tonight. Colin Wilson and P.K. Subban are also on Injured Reserve, but skated with the team during their optional morning skate on Thursday in Calgary. 

Update: Subban has been activated from Injured Reserve and is expected to be in the Predators lineup tonight. 

The projected lineup below is based on Thursday's game: 

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Preds Hang on for 4-3 Win Over Flames

Ellis Nets Two as Preds Claim Big Lead and Then Hang On

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

The waning minutes of regulation got a little dicey, but Nashville Predators found a way.

Ryan Ellis scored twice and the visitors defeated the Calgary Flames, 4-3, on Thursday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The victory gives the Preds 21 wins and 49 points on the season, pushing them into the second Wild Card spot in the Western Conference and two points behind St. Louis for the third spot in the Central Division.

Calgary added all three of their goals in the final 3:43 of regulation, but Nashville hung on to record two big points.

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Projected Lineup: Predators at Flames

Nashville and Calgary Engage in Crucial Game in Wild Card Race

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

Four points separate the Nashville Predators from the Calgary Flames and the first Western Conference Wild Card spot. 

Tonight (at 8 p.m. CT), the teams will meet for the first of three times and for the only occasion at Scotiabank Saddledome. Nashville (20-17-7) is starting a back-to-back set of games (will also play the Oilers tomorrow at 8 p.m. CT) after falling to the Canucks, 1-0, on Tuesday. The Flames (24-20-3) most recently picked up a 5-2 win over the Panthers on home ice. 

The Predators held an optional morning skate on Thursday, but skated in full during Wednesday's practice. Mattias Ekholm and Colton Sissons missed yesterday's skate and were given maintainence days, but skated this morning. Colin Wilson (Injured Reserve; lower-body) participated in Wednesday's practice (and Thursday) and skated with the defense. P.K. Subban (IR; upper-body) also took to the ice on Wednesday and Thursday. 

D-man Brad Hunt, who was claimed on waivers on Tuesday from the Blues, logged his first practice with Nashville on Wednesday. 

Below is the Predators projected lineup based on the sessions:

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Game Day: Preds at Flames

The Predators Meet the Flames for the First Time This Season

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

The Nashville Predators make their only trip to the province of Alberta to round out the work week, starting tonight in Calgary to face the Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome. It's the first of three meetings between the two; Calgary will make their way to Nashville twice before the season concludes.

Currently in the midst of a five-game trip, Nashville is 1-1-0, most recently suffering a 1-0 loss to Vancouver on Tuesday night. The result snapped a three-game win streak for the Preds and slots them one point out of the final Wild Card spot in the Western Conference heading into Wednesday's action.

Nashville's offensive statistics remain unchanged from Tuesday's game, with Ryan Johansen leading the Preds in scoring with 30 points, followed by Filip Forsberg with 27 points on the season. Captain Mike Fisher has 26 points, including 12 goals, and Viktor Arvidsson has 25 points. James Neal leads the team with 14 goals; Forsberg has 11. Defensemen P.K. Subban and Roman Josi have not played on the trip and both remain on Injured Reserve. Goaltender Pekka Rinne is 16-12-6 on the season; Juuse Saros is 4-3-1.

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Projected Lineup: Predators at Canucks

Preds Face Canucks Again as They Go for Season-High Four Wins in a Row

by Thomas Willis @TomAWillis / Digital Manager & Producer

The Nashville Predators will make the second stop of their five-game road trip when they take on the Vancouver Canucks (tonight at 9 p.m. CT). 

This evening, Nashville and Vancouver will meet for the second consecutive Tuesday night. The Preds won 2-1 in overtime when the clubs played at Bridgestone Arena on Jan. 10, the game that started their current three-game winning streak. Two points this evening at Rogers Arena would signify the Predators first four-game winning streak of the 2016-17 season.

Colin Wilson, Roman Josi (must miss at least the next two games) and P.K. Subban remain on Injured Reserve. Subban participated in Tuesday's morning skate (and was alongside Mattias Ekholm during Monday's practice). Wilson also took to the ice for the first time since suffering a lower-body injury. 

The Predators assigned Kevin Fiala to Milwaukee (AHL) and placed Petter Granberg on Injured Reserve today. The club also claimed defenseman Brad Hunt on waivers from the Blues.

Below is a projected lineup based on Tuesday's morning skate: 

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Game Day: Preds at Canucks

Nashville Looks for Fourth Consecutive Win Tonight in Vancouver

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

The Nashville Predators are in Vancouver tonight to begin a Western Canada swing, as they continue their five-game road trip. It's the second meeting in a week between the two clubs - the Preds and Canucks met last Tuesday in Nashville, with the home club coming away with a 2-1 overtime victory.

The Predators have won three consecutive games for the first time since November and are in search of their first four-game win streak of the season. Nashville is coming off a 3-2 comeback win over Colorado on Saturday afternoon, with new Preds acquisition Cody McLeod scoring against his former team and playing a large role in the win. Mike Fisher and Filip Forsberg completed the comeback to give the Preds their fourth win over the Avalanche this season.

Vancouver native Ryan Johansen continues to lead the Preds in scoring with 30 points, followed by Forsberg with 27 points on the season. Fisher has 26 points, including 12 goals, and Viktor Arvidsson has 25 points. Nashville's leading goal scorer, James Neal, returned on Saturday from injury and has 14 on the season. Pekka Rinne has gone 16-11-6 in net for the Predators.

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Game Day: Preds at Avalanche

Nashville Begins a Five-Game Road Trip Looking for Their Fourth Win of the Season Against Colorado

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Communications & Content Coordinator

Following a successful two-game home stand, the Nashville Predators begin a five-game road trip this afternoon in Colorado against the Avalanche. It's the third and final visit to Denver for the Preds this season; Nashville has won both of the previous meetings in Colorado and is 3-0-0 overall versus the Avalanche this season.

Yesterday morning, the two clubs got together on a trade which saw the Preds acquire veteran forward Cody McLeod from Colorado in exchange for forward Felix Girard. In 659 career games, McLeod has amassed 1,359 penalty minutes and 117 points.

The Predators placed forward Colin Wilson (lower-body) and defenseman Roman Josi (upper-body) on Injured Reserve on Friday, with both expected to be out of the lineup against the Avalanche.

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