Let’s play another one!
Less than 24 hours after the Predators’ 2-0 win in the Tampa Bay Lightning, the teams meet again Friday at 5:00 pm CT at the Bridgestone Arena.
Though this will be the Preds’ second preseason game against Tampa in as many days, Friday’s rosters will be radically different from Thursday’s as head coach John Hynes and his staff continue to evaluate options as training camp wraps up .
Below are the Preds lines from Thursday’s game:
Niederreiter – Johansen – Sherwood
gravel – gross
“That [roster] Decisions are still difficult,” Hynes said after Thursday’s win. “We really have two choices, which group is going to go with us to Europe because you can take 27 players with you… and what are you going to start the year with.”
last time out
Preds rookies stole the show in Thursday’s win with offseason acquisitions Nino Niederreiter and John Leonard score a goal apiece and Kevin Lankinen Make 30 saves in the net.
Hispanic Heritage Night
Friday is Hispanic Heritage Night in Smashville. The pre-game celebrations begin on the Bridgestone Arena plaza and will include live music and dance performances by Mariachi Olimpico, Latino vendors and food trucks, mechanical bull riding, face painting and more.
Before the start of the game, special Predators-branded Loteria cards – a popular Spanish card game – will be distributed to the fans in attendance. Then, when the Predators players take to the ice to warm up, they’ll wear custom jerseys that will be auctioned off to support the efforts of the Preds Foundation and GUIDERs in Nashville’s Latin community. The game will also feature special Latin music, actors and activations.
Farewell to the Global Series
Fans attending Friday’s game are encouraged to stay at Bridgestone Arena to help send the team to Europe for the 2022 NHL Global Series™. After the game wraps up, fans can watch NHL Network’s premiere behind-the-glass documentaries — a four-part series following Predators players, coaching staff and management as they prepare the team for the 2022-23 season — before the players walk through the main hall to greet fans preparing to depart for the airport.
See & Hear
Friday’s game will be video streamed on NashvillePredators.com. Fans can also listen to the game on ESPN 102.5 The Game with Pete Weber and Hal Gill. The game will also be broadcast in Spanish on El Jefe which is broadcast on 96.7 FM, 105.3 FM and 810 AM.