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Nashville Predators @ Washington Capitals Game Thread: District Wake Up Call

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Is their such thing as a pre-matinee? If there is, that's what we have tonight.

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Good morning! If you're a morning person, have fun. If you aren't, we don't expect to hear from you until the third period.

No morning skate today, so your guess is as good as ours. Potential lineups via slash previews:

Nashville Predators

Filip Forsberg - Mike Ribeiro - Craig Smith

Colin Wilson - Mike Fisher - Kevin Fiala

Viktor Stalberg - Calle Jarnkrok - Viktor Arvidsson

Taylor Beck- Paul Gaustad - Gabriel Bourque

Roman Josi - Shea Weber

Mattias Ekholm - Seth Jones

Cody Franson - Ryan Ellis

Pekka Rinne

Carter Hutton

Scratched: Victor Bartley, Anton Volchenkov, Matt Cullen, Mike Santorelli

Injured: James Neal (upper body), Eric Nystrom (lower body)

Washington Capitals

Alex Ovechkin - Nicklas Backstrom - Marcus Johansson

Curtis Glencross - Evgeny Kuznetsov - Troy Brouwer

Jason Chimera - Michael Latta - Joel Ward

Brooks Laich - Eric Fehr - Tom Wilson

Brooks Orpik - John Carlson

Matt Niskanen - Karl Alzner

Tim Gleason - Mike Green

Braden Holtby

Justin Peters

Scratched: None

Injured: Jay Beagle (upper body), John Erskine (neck surgery)