The Winnipeg Jets open a 4 game road trip in Nashville tonight.
Shane Hnidy joins me for the TSN 1290 Radio broadcast from Bridgestone Arena at 7:00, while Dennis Beyak and Brian Engblom will describe the action on TSN Jets.
Winnipeg, with a 4-5-1 record, are 6th in the Central Division standings, 2 points behind 4th place Nashville. The Predators record is 5-4-1.
Ondrej Pavelec (3-5-1, 3.09, .901) will start his 5th straight game in goal for the Jets.
Following this morning's pregame skate, Head Coach Claude Noel said he has some decisions to make leading up to gametime as to who will play.
Eric Tangradi has been a healthy scratch for the past 3 games, and Mark Stuart missed the last 2 games due to injury.
Chris Thorburn did take part in the pregame skate today, but is not ready to return.
Nashville will be without goaltender Pekka Rinne tonight, and for at least the next month due to a hip injury.
Thunder Bay, Ontartio native Carter Hutton (1-0, 1.09, .967) will start in goal. He earned his 1st NHL win in Winnipeg last week making 38 saves. To fill the void of Rinne, the Predators have recalled Magnus Hellberg from the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals.
Head Coach Barry Trotz said this morning Mike Fisher is a game time decision. He has missed the last 3 games due to injury.
This is the 2nd of 5 regular season games between Winnipeg and Nashville. The Predators were 3-1 winners at MTS Centre Sunday night.
Following tonight's game, the Jets fly to Dallas and play the Stars Saturday night at 6:00.