Detroit Red Wings @ Predators (Game 43): Preview

The Nashville Predators faceoff against the Detroit Red Wings in Filip Forsberg's NHL debut Sunday night on national television. Nashville is ranked 13th in the Western Conference with 38 points and a 15-19-8 record. Detroit has a record of 19-15-7 with 45 points and ranked 8th in the West. Puck drops at 6:38pm CST.

TV/Radio Coverage

Nashville: 102.5 The Game

Detroit: Fox Sports Detroit and 97.1 FM

United States: NBCSN

Canada: NHL Network-CA

Season Series

Date Away Home Result
2/19 DET NSH 3-4 NSH OT
2/23 NSH DET 4-0 DET

Line Up News

Starting Goaltenders:

Name W L OT GAA SV%
#35 Pekka Rinne 14 14 7 2.29 .916
#35 Jimmy Howard 16 12 6 2.37 .918

Projected Nashville Scratches: #12 C Mike Fisher (hand), #18 W Brandon Yip (lower body), #27 W Patric Hornqvist (upper body), #28 C Paul Gaustad (shoulder) and #57 W Gabriel Bourque (knee); #33 C Colin Wilson (shoulder)

Projected Detroit Scratches: G Jared Coreau, #17 W Patrick Eaves, #18 D Ian White, #23 D Brian Lashoff, #27 D Carlo Colaiacovo and #37 W Mikael Samuelsson (upper body); #43 C Darren Helm (IR; back) and #44 W Todd Bertuzzi (IR; back)

Projected Lines

Nashville

#56 Taylor Beck #11 David Legwand #9 Filip Forsberg
#16 Rich Clune #15 Craig Smith #52 Austin Watson
#74 Sergei Kostitsyn #13 Nick Spaling #24 Matt Halischuk
#50 Daniel Bang #17 Chris Mueller #19 Bobby Butler
#6 Shea Weber #59 Roman Josi
#8 Kevin Klein #64 Victor Bartley
#75 Hal Gill #7 Jonathon Blum
#35 Pekka Rinne
#30 Chris Mason

Detroit

#51 Valtteri Filppula #40 Henrik Zetterberg #11 Dan Cleary
#93 Johan Franzen #13 Pavel Datsyuk #8 Justin Abdelkader
#14 Gustav Nyquist #63 Joakim Andersson #24 Damien Brunner
#20 Drew Miller #25 Cory Emmerton #22 Jordin Tootoo
#55 Niklas Kronwall #52 Jonathan Ericsson
#27 Kyle Quincey #2 Brendan Smith
#65 Danny Dekeyser #4 Jakub Kindl
#35 Jimmy Howard
#50 Jonas Gustavsson

Detroit Red Wings' Players to Watch:

Name GP G A
#13 Pavel Datsyuk 40 13 26
#40 Henrik Zetterberg 39 8 28
#24 Damien Brunner 37 11 11

Who scores the first goal of the game for Predators? Win a Preds player t-shirt, info here.

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