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Projected Lineup: Ducks vs. Predators

Pollock Printing Projected Lineup: Filip Forsberg Likely Out Again with Lower-Body Injury

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

The Nashville Predators host one of the top teams in the Western Conference and one of their fiercest rivals tonight as the Anaheim Ducks come to town. 

The Preds (4-3-1) erased a two-goal deficit in the third period, but fell to the Florida Panthers in a shootout on Saturday evening. Filip Forsberg missed his second-straight game with a lower-body injury. He did not skate at Monday's practice. Additionally, Mikael Granlund and Calle Jarnkrok were absent from Monday's on-ice session. 

The Ducks (6-3-0) are off to a fast start and just lost their first home game of the season on Sunday, 2-1 to the Calgary Flames. The Ducks and Predators have met three times in the postseason (2017, 2016 and 2011), with the Predators winning all three series. 

Nashville held an optional morning skate on Tuesday. Below is a projected lineup based on Monday's practice and Saturday's game: 

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Nashville's Homestand Continues as Rival Anaheim Comes to Town

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

The second installment in a three-game homestand comes tonight as the Nashville Predators meet the Anaheim Ducks at Bridgestone Arena (7 p.m. CT). It's the first of three meetings between the Western Conference rivals; the Preds and Ducks will also visit each other once in the month of January.

Nashville has points in two of their last three outings, including a 3-2 shootout loss to Florida on Saturday night. Their most recent win came in a commanding victory in Las Vegas a week ago, but the Preds are looking to avoid extending their first losing streak of the season.

It shouldn't be difficult for the Preds to be ready to face off against the Ducks, either. Not only is Anaheim currently near the top of the League's standings, but the Preds and Ducks have had their share of run-ins over the years, including three meetings in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Projected Lineup: Panthers vs. Predators

Preds Recall Salomaki, Trenin and Assign Carr; Forsberg Remains Day-to-Day

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

The Nashville Predators made their first two recalls of the season prior to starting a three-game homestand Saturday night. 

The Preds (4-3-0) brought forwards Miikka Salomaki and Yakov Trenin up from the Milwaukee Admirals (AHL) and assigned forward Daniel Carr. With Filip Forsberg day-to-day with a lower-body injury, it remains to be seen if both Salomaki and Trenin will suit up for the Predators this evening. If Trenin plays, it will be his NHL debut. 

Nashville ended their three-game road trip on a sour note, falling 5-2 to the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday. Forsberg missed the contest due to injury. 

Tonight's visitor in Music City, the Florida Panthers (2-2-3), fell yesterday at home as the Colorado Avalanche prevailed 5-4 in overtime. 

Salomaki and Trenin were both present for Saturday's full morning skate at Bridgestone Arena. Forsberg did not participate. Below is a Preds projected lineup based on the session: 

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Nashville Returns Home to Host Florida for Smash's Birthday at Bridgestone Arena

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

The Predators are back in Nashville, and they begin a three-game homestand tonight when they host the Florida Panthers at Bridgestone Arena. It's the first of two meetings between the clubs this season; the Preds will be in South Florida two days after Thanksgiving.

Nashville is returning from their first road trip of the season, a three-game stretch that saw them go 1-2-0. The Preds started with a 7-4 loss in Los Angeles, but followed it up with a solid effort in a 5-2 win in Las Vegas.

But the trip concluded with a 5-2 defeat in Arizona on Thursday night, a game the Predators will be eager to avenge tonight. Nashville said they were simply outworked and outplayed by the Coyotes and that they "got what they deserved" in the loss.

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Projected Lineup: Predators at Coyotes

Head Coach Peter Laviolette Calls Filip Forsberg a "Game-Time Decision"

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

The first road trip of the season concludes tonight in Arizona for the Nashville Predators (at 9 p.m. CT). 

The Preds (4-2-0) scored four consecutive goals on Tuesday night and came away with likely their most impressive win of the season, a 5-2 triumph over the Vegas Golden Knights. Unfortunately, Filip Forsberg exited the game in the third period, and Preds Head Coach Peter Laviolette has described him as a "game-time decision" for this evening's contest against the Coyotes. Forsberg did not participate in Thursday's full morning skate. 

Arizona (2-2-1) topped the Winnipeg Jets, 4-2, in their last outing on Tuesday. 

Below is a Preds projected lineup based on Thursday's full morning skate: 

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Nashville Concludes Road Trip Tonight in Arizona, Hopes to Have Forsberg in Lineup

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

The Nashville Predators will try to string together a winning streak as they conclude their three-game road trip tonight in Arizona against the Coyotes at Gila River Arena (9 p.m. CT). It's the first of three meetings this season between the Preds and Yotes; Arizona will visit Nashville in December before the Predators return in March.

After starting the trip with a loss against the Kings in L.A., the Preds bounced back with their best all-around effort of the season in a 5-2 victory over the Golden Knights in Vegas. However, Nashville winger Filip Forsberg left Tuesday's game in the third period and did not return.

Following Wednesday's optional practice in Arizona, Predators Head Coach Peter Laviolette gave this update on Forsberg: "We'll see where he's at tomorrow. He's probably a game-time decision with a lower-body injury."

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Projected Lineup: Predators at Golden Knights

Rocco Grimaldi May Return to Predators Lineup After Missing Two Games

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

The Predators are seeking their first road win of the season as they visit T-Mobile Arena and the Vegas Golden Knights (at 9 p.m. CT).

Nashville (3-2-0) nearly pulled off their second-straight, improbable comeback when they scored three times in the third period to tie Saturday's game against the Kings, but Los Angeles answered with three of their own for a 7-4 triumph. The Preds practiced on Monday in Las Vegas and saw Rocco Grimaldi, who has missed the previous two games with a lower-body injury, skate on the fourth line. Additionally, Daniel Carr was put on waivers on Tuesday, according to Preds General Manager David Poile. 

Vegas (4-2-0) beat the Kings in their most recent game, a 5-2 win in L.A. on Sunday. 

Nashville held an optional morning skate on Tuesday. Below is a Preds projected lineup based on Monday's practice: 

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First Road Trip of Season Continues as Nashville Visits Vegas

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

The second contest of Nashville's three-game road trip comes tonight in Las Vegas when the Predators face the Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena. It's the first of three meetings on the season between the two clubs; the Preds will host Vegas twice this season in Tennessee.

The Predators began their trip with a defeat at the hands of the Kings on Saturday. Nashville entered the third period down 4-1 but scored three times to tie the game midway through the period. However, Los Angeles got the winner with less than a minute to play in regulation before adding two more late to hand the Preds a loss in their first road game of the season.

"If you're going to shoot yourself in the foot, it's better to do it at the start of the year and learn from it than do it at the end of the year," Preds forward Matt Duchene said following the loss. "We've got to take the lessons from tonight."

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Projected Lineup: Predators at Kings

Pollock Printing Projected Lineup: Dan Hamhuis May Re-enter Lineup; Rocco Grimaldi Day-to-Day with Injury

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

The Predators' first road game of the 2019-20 season will take place in Los Angeles against the Kings today (at 5 p.m. CT). 

Nashville (3-1-0) completed a dramatic comeback win on Thursday by scoring four goals in the third period to top the Washington Capitals, 6-5. Daniel Carr made his Preds' debut in the contest, taking the place of Rocco Grimaldi, who is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. Grimaldi skated during Friday's full practice in Nashville. Dan Hamhuis lined up on the third pairing alongside Yannick Weber for the session. 

Los Angeles (1-2-0) will host the Predators in their home opener today. The Kings dropped two games during their recent three-game road trip, including an 8-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday. 

The Preds did not hold a morning skate on Saturday. Below is a Preds projected lineup based on Friday's practice: 

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Nashville Begins First Road Trip of 2019-20 Season Today in Los Angeles

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

After compiling a 3-1-0 record on their four-game homestand, the Nashville Predators are on the road for the first time this season, and their three-game trip begins today in Los Angeles against the Kings with a 5 p.m. CT start.

It's the first of three meetings between the two this season; Nashville will travel back to L.A. following the 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on New Year's Day, and the Kings will visit Tennessee in March.

The Predators have scored a franchise-record 19 goals through their first four games, and six of those came in a thrilling victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night. Nashville tallied four times in the third period, including Matt Duchene's first goal as a member of the Preds, as they provided the home crowd with one of the most entertaining games in recent memory.

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