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Preds vs. Hawks Game 2 Projected Lineups: Changes?

One side has allegedly made some changes. The other not so much.

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Nashville Predators at Chicago Blackhawks Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

After beating the Blackhawks 1-0 in Game 1, it looks like we will see the same Predators lineup tonight as we did on Thursday.

This according to Adam Vingan of The Tennessean:

This means the lineup is still without Colin Wilson and, assuming that the defensive pairings are the same, probably looks like this:


Viktor ArvidssonRyan JohansenFilip Forsberg

Kevin FialaCalle JarnkrokJames Neal

Harry ZolnierczykMike FisherAustin Watson

Pontus AbergColton SissonsCraig Smith


Roman JosiRyan Ellis

Mattias EkholmP.K. Subban

Matt IrwinYannick Weber


Pekka Rinne

On the other side of the ice, Joel Quenneville has apparently made some changes to his forward lines, most notably to the top line. According to Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times, it looks like Ryan Hartman and Nick Schmaltz will swap places, while Dennis Rasmussen might get a chance on the 4th line.


Ryan Hartman — Jonathan Toews — Richard Panik

Artemi Panarin — Artem Anisimov — Patrick Kane

Nick Schmaltz — Marcus Kruger — Marian Hossa

Dennis Rasmussen — Tanner Kero — Jordin Tootoo


Niklas Hjalmarsson -- Duncan Keith

Johnny Oduya — Brent Seabrook

Brian Campbell — Trevor Van Riemsdyk


Corey Crawford

It should be interesting to see how these teams come out of the gate. You have to expect the Blackhawks are going to be hangry for a win. The Predators will need to respond accordingly. Also, there were a lot of fisticuffs in yesterday’s playoff games—will we see the same tonight?