Nashville is coming off a season that saw them go 53-18-11, which was the best in the entire NHL. The Predators have one of the league’s better defense corps including P.K. Subban, Roman Josi, Ryan Ellis and Mattias Ekholm in the top four. Offensively they are lead by Filip Forsberg, Ryan Johanasen and Viktor Arvidsson with Kyle Turris and Kevin Fiala on the second line.
Pekka Rinne is the team’s starter, although Juuse Saros is a worthy challenger who could earn the job full time this season.
For more on the Predators feel free to check out SB Nation’s On The Forecheck.
In addition to tonight being the season opener, it is also David Quinn’s debut as an NHL head coach, and it will be the beginning of a new chapter of Rangers hockey. The Blueshirts were pretty average in the preseason, and playing like a team like the Predators will be a good benchmark to see where they stand.
Here are the projected lineups for tonight’s contest.
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