Projected Lineup: Flames vs. Predators

Part two of the four-game home stand features a visit from the Calgary Flames tonight (at 7 p.m. CT).

The Preds (34-12-9) rallied from a three-goal deficit in the third period to ultimately win in overtime over the Blues, 4-3, on Tuesday evening. Nashville has collected points in 15 of their previous 16 games.

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The Predators are expected to have a full and healthy lineup for the fifth time this season; Nashville is 4-0-0 in the other four such circumstances.

Calgary (29-20-8) lost their most recent game, 5-2 to the , but sit third in the Pacific Division with 66 points. The Flames beat the Preds in a shootout, 3-2, on Oct. 24; Nashville shut out Calgary on Dec. 16. Tonight’s game will be the third and final meeting of the regular season between the two teams.

The St. Louis Blues will try to end a season-long five-game losing streak when they visit the Nashville Predators jerseys at Bridgestone Arena on Sunday.

The Blues, 0-4-1 in their past five games after going 6-3-0 in their previous nine, have scored two goals or fewer in seven of their past 10 games. They hold the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference, and lead the and Calgary Flames  by one point.

Forward Nikita Soshnikov could make his Blues debut after being traded from the Toronto Maple Leafs on Feb. 15; he needed to wait for his work visa.

The Predators, seeking their fourth straight win, are 8-2-2 in their past 12 games and are tied for first place in the Central Division with the Winnipeg Jets.

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Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne is 12-1-1 with a 2.04 goals-against average, a .933 save percentage and two shutouts in his past 14 starts.

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“I think we’re a pretty frustrated group right now, having trouble scoring goals,” Blues forward said. “It’s tough. We’ve got to find a way. Whatever it is we need to do, talk about it, work on things, we’ve got to find a way to be better.”

gave the Predators a 1-0 lead at 4:45 of the first period on a wrist shot on the rush on the power play. He took a pass from Kyle Turris and shot it past Jake Allen for his seventh  goal.

“We have a pretty good rivalry with them, so any time we can kind of assert our dominance against them, we’re all for it,” Sissons said. “We’ve been in some tough battles with them throughout the season and years prior, but it feels good to put them away like that at home.”

Kevin Fiala made it 2-0 at 14:21 of the first period. He led a 2-on-1 rush with and beat Allen for his 20th goal.

Scott Hartnell gave the Predators a 3-0 lead at 1:20 of the second period. Calle Jarnkrok tracked down a rebound and made a pass that banked off Hartnell into the net for his 11th wholesale jerseys goal.

“For the last two weeks, [Hartnell] and his line have been excellent,” Predators coach Peter Laviolette said. “They’ve probably been our top-scoring line 5-on-5. They’ve chipped in big goals at the right time as well. [Hartnell] is working hard every day. He’s working hard every shift. He wants to win and he’s showing it by the way he’s playing.”

Austin Watson gave the Predators a 4-0 lead at 13:24 of the second period on a shorthanded breakaway for his eighth goal. Four of Watson’s eight goals this season have come against St. Louis.

“Maybe I get lucky against the Blues, I don’t know,” Watson said. “No, it’s a Central Division opponent. It’s a rivalry game for us. They always have a good team. It’s always a physical battle, and I think that gets the juices flowing a little bit. I think for me, that’s a good thing.”

Allen made 35 saves.