Two weeks and a day after the Predators reported to Nashville for training camp, the final game of the 2019 preseason slate has arrived.
The Preds are in Raleigh, North Carolina, tonight to face the Carolina Hurricanes in the final dress rehearsal before the real thing arrives on Oct. 3. This evening's 6:30 p.m. CT puck drop at PNC Arena provides a chance for the Predators to finish the preseason with a 5-1-0 record, as well as a final opportunity to make one more impression on the coaching staff and management.
Nashville currently possesses 26 players on the roster, and barring injuries, they must be down to 23 on Oct. 1. Therefore, tonight is crucial for those on the bubble vying to stay in the NHL to start the 2019-20 season.