The Nashville Predators (0-2-0) will play their home opener against the Minnesota Wild (0-0-2) at 7:10pm CST. Tuesday night's match will be the first time these teams faceoff as divisional rivals.
Nashville: Fox Sports Tennessee and 102.5 The Game
Minnesota: Fox Sports North, Fox Sports Wisconsin and KFAN 100.3
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This will be the first meeting this season between the two teams.
Line Up News
Projected Starting Goaltenders:
|#35 Pekka Rinne||0||2||0||4.35||.878|
|#32 Niklas Backstrom||0||0||2||2.77||.875|
Nashville Injuries: #9 C Filip Forsberg (probable; lower body), #13 C Nick Spaling (out; upper body), #25 W Viktor Stalberg (IR; shoulder) and #59 D Roman Josi (indefinitely; concussion)
Minnesota Injuries: #3 C Charlie Coyle (IR; knee strain) and #11 W Zach Parise (probable; illness)
Projected Nashville Scratches: #13 C Nick Spaling and #59 D Roman Josi
Projected Minnesota Scratches: F Carson McMillan, #39 D Nate Prosser and #55 D Matthew Dumba
Wilson — Fisher — Hornqvist
Bourque — Cullen — Smith
Nystrom — Legwand — Forsberg
Clune — Gaustad — Hendricks
Jones — Weber
Bartley — Klein
Ellis — Ekholm
Parise — Koivu — Pominville
Heatley — Granlund — Zucker
Niederreiter — Brodziak — Cooke
Mitchell — Konopka — Fontaine
Suter — Brodin
Spurgeon — Scandella
Ballard — Stoner
Players to Watch
Nashville: #3 D Seth Jones: "Suter's replacement" will get to make his home rookie debut and will have a big role Tuesday night. With Roman Josi being out indefinitely with a concussion, it is likely Jones will be paired alongside Shea Weber, despite both having right handed shots. In Friday's game in Colorado, Jones led the team in time on ice with 25:46.
Minnesota: #20 D Ryan Suter: The number one hated man in Smashville right now is former-Predator Ryan Suter. In the first two games of the season for Minnesota, Suter played over thirty minutes in each, making him the NHL's time on ice leader thus far.
Who scores the first goal of the game for Predators? Win a Preds player t-shirt, info here.