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Nashville Predators vs. Washington Capitals "Baltimore Hockey Classic" Game Thread

Big names like Shea Weber, Ryan Suter, Pekka Rinne and Martin Erat take the ice in Baltimore tonight as the Preds (1-1) take on the Washington Capitals in pre-season action. The pre-game show starts at 5:00 p.m. Central on 102.5 The Game, with the opening faceoff shortly after 6:00.

For the Capitals' perspective on tonight's game, be sure to head over to SB Nation's Washington blog...

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In the meantime, follow after the jump for the Nashville lineup tonight, and use this for this evening's game thread...

The Preds lineup is as follows. Blake Geoffrion was included in many early reports, but he's being switched out for Chris Mueller, apparently due to an injured wrist.

 NO.  Height  Weight  Shoots  Place of Birth  Birthdate  2010-11 Team
 2  Teemu Laakso  6-1  215  R  Tuusula, Finland  8/27/87  Milwaukee (AHL)/Nashville (NHL)
 6  Shea Weber  6-4  232  R  Sicamous, B.C.  8/14/85  Nashville (NHL)
 10  Martin Erat  6-0  201  L  Trebic, Czech Rep.  8/29/81  Nashville (NHL)
 15  Craig Smith  6-1  197  R  Madison, Wis.  9/5/89  U. of Wisconsin (WCHA)
 16  Cal O`Reilly  6-0  188  L  Toronto, Ont.  9/30/86  Nashville (NHL)
17  Chris Mueller   5-10   180     R   West Seneca, N.Y.   March 6, 1986   Milwaukee (AHL)/Nashville (NHL)
 18  Niclas Bergfors  5-10  194  R  Sodertalje, Sweden  3/7/87  Florida (NHL)/Atlanta (NHL)
 20  Ryan Suter  6-1  198  L  Madison, Wis.  1/21/85  Nashville (NHL)
 21  Zack Stortini  6-4  215  R  Eliot Lake, Ont.  9/11/85  Edmonton (NHL)/Oklahoma City (AHL)
 24  Matt Halischuk  6-0  185  R  Toronto, Ont.  6/1/88  Milwaukee (AHL)/Nashville (NHL)
 25  Jerred Smithson  6-3  209  R  Vernon, B.C.  2/4/79  Nashville (NHL)
 28  Kyle Wilson  6-0  201  L  Oakville, Ont.  12/15/84  Columbus (NHL)/Springfield (AHL)
 33  Colin Wilson  6-1  210  L  Greenwich, Conn.  10/20/89  Nashville (NHL)
 42  Mattias Ekholm  6-4  204  L  Borlange, Sweden  5/24/90  Brynas (Sweden)
 49  Ryan Ellis  5-10  179  R  Hamilton, Ont.  1/3/91  Windsor (OHL)/Milwaukee (AHL)
 53  Jeffrey Foss  6-2  205  R  Fargo, N.D.  12/12/88  R.P.I. (ECAC)/Milwaukee (AHL)
 56  Taylor Beck  6-2  203  R  St. Catharines, Ont.  5/13/91  Guelph (OHL)/Milwaukee (AHL)
 57  Gabriel Bourque  5-10  192  L  Rimouski, Que.  9/23/90  Milwaukee (AHL)
 58  Juuso Puustinen  6-2  187  R  Kuopio, Finland  4/5/88  HPK (Finland)
 59  Roman Josi  6-2  198  L  Bern, Switzerland  6/1/90  Milwaukee (AHL)
 63  Jani Lajunen  6-1  190  L  Helsinki, Finland  6/16/90  Espoo (Finland)
 65  Ryan Thang  6-0  194  R  Chicago, Ill.  5/11/87  Milwaukee (AHL)
 89  Tyler Sloan  6-4  214  L  Calgary, Alta.  3/15/81  Washington (NHL)/Hershey (AHL)
 NO.  GOALTENDER  Height  Weight  Catches  Place of Birth  Birthdate  2010-11 Team
 30  Jeremy Smith  6-0  173  L  Dearborn, Mich.  4/13/89  Cincinnati (ECHL)/Milwaukee (AHL)
 35  Pekka Rinne  6-5  209  L  Kempele, Finland  11/3/82  Nashville (NHL)