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Preview: Nashville Predators vs. Chicago Blackhawks 4/3/21: Demons

Afternoon hockey.

NHL: Dallas Stars at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators

Well, with all the injuries...recalling Tommy Novak is big. It’s no secret I am a Novak fan. I don’t expect him in the lineup, but the recall is big. Will we see Rem Pitlick in the lineup today? They both deserve some playing time.

Someone in the heavens is mad at the Preds. The injuries keep racking up. That’s very unfortunate for Alex Carrier.

Chicago Blackhawks

The Hawks lost their last game to the Hurricanes. They’re battling the Preds for the last Central playoff spot, so I’ll expect this game to be feisty.

Chicago re-acquired Vinnie Hinostroza from Florida yesterday. I don’t expect him in the lineup, though.

It’s impressive that the Hawks have the third best power play in the League, clipping along at a very nice 26.7%.

From our friends at Second City Hockey, here’s their projected lineup:

DeBrincat — Dach — Kane

Kubalik — Kampf — Kurashev

Janmark — Suter — Strome

Wallmark — Soderberg — Carpenter

Keith — Michell

Zadorov — Murphy

de Haan — Boqvist

Lankinen

Subban

Reasons to Watch

-Kevin Lankinen

-If I watch, I can pray the whole time for no more injuries.

-Matinee hockey is the best.

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How to Watch

Game time in a few short hours!

Bally Sports South has the broadcast and 102.5 The Game has the radio call. Puck drop is at 2:00 Central.