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Preds vs. Hawks Game 3 Projected Lineups: Same Seats

The Preds look like they’ll have the same group on the ice that got two wins in Chicago.

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Nashville Predators at Chicago Blackhawks Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

New venue, same lineup.

According to Adam Vingan of The Tennessean, the Preds are going with the same lines and defensive pairings that helped get them two wins in Chicago. Obviously this means no Colin Wilson, but Peter Laviolette would be a fool to tinker with this lineup too much.

Forwards

Viktor ArvidssonRyan JohansenFilip Forsberg

Harry ZolnierczykMike FisherAustin Watson

Kevin FialaCalle JarnkrokJames Neal

Pontus AbergColton SissonsCraig Smith

Defense

Roman JosiRyan Ellis

Mattias EkholmP.K. Subban

Matt IrwinYannick Weber

Goalie

Pekka Rinne

As for the Blackhawks, Joel Quenneville has switched some wingers around again. According to Chris Hine of the Chicago Tribune, Nick Schmaltz returns to the top line, while Ryan Hartman and Dennis Rasmussen flip flop spots on the 3rd and 4th lines. Also, according to Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times, it doesn’t look like there will be any changes on defense and Corey Crawford probably starts in net.

Forwards

Nick Schmaltz — Jonathan Toews — Richard Panik

Artemi Panarin — Artem Anisimov — Patrick Kane

Dennis Rasmussen — Marcus Kruger — Marian Hossa

Ryan Hartman — Tanner Kero — Jordin Tootoo

Defense

Niklas Hjalmarsson -- Duncan Keith

Johnny Oduya — Brent Seabrook

Brian Campbell — Trevor Van Riemsdyk

Goalie

Corey Crawford