Puck Drop: 8:00 PM | Bridgestone Arena | Nashville, TN
Radio: WGR 550
SB Nation Predators Blog: On the Forecheck
Know Your Opponent
Record: (18-8-1) | 37 PTS
Last 10: 5-5-0
Division Ranking: 1st in the Central Division
Conference Ranking: 1st in the Western Conference
PP: 28th (15.0%)
PK: T-12th (80.2%)
What to Watch
1. Injuries galore
Both teams will come into tonight down a few players. The Sabres will be without Jake McCabe, Marco Scandella, Jason Pominville, and Conor Sheary.
The Predators will be missing PK Subban, Filip Forsberg, Kyle Turris, and Viktor Arvidsson.
2. Streaking...the wrong way
The Sabres and Predators both come into tonight struggling in their recent games. After a 10-game winning streak the Sabres have lost two straight. Meanwhile, the Predators come into tonight as winners in two of their last five games.
After making his NHL debut on Friday against the Florida Panthers, Lawrence Pilut will be thrown into the fire tonight. He’ll play on the top four on a pairing with Rasmus Ristolainen. It’ll be a nice test for the 22-year-old Swede.
Jeff Skinner - Jack Eichel - Sam Reinhart
Tage Thompson - Casey Mittelstadt - Kyle Okposo
Remi Elie - Evan Rodrigues - Vladimir Sobotka
Zemgus Girgensons - Johan Larsson - Patrik Berglund
Rasmus Dahlin - Zach Bogosian
Lawrence Pilut - Rasmus Ristolainen
Nathan Beaulieu - Casey Nelson
Starting Goaltender: Carter Hutton
Ryan Hartman - Ryan Johansen - Kevin Fiala
Eeli Tolvanen - Calle Jarnkrok - Craig Smith
Miika Salomaki - Colton Sissons - Austin Watson
Frederick Gaudreau - Nick Bonino - Rocco Grimaldi
Roman Josi - Ryan Ellis
Dan Hamhuis - Mattias Ekholm
Matt Irwin - Yannick Weber
Starting Goaltender: Pekka Rinne