The Predators will go with the same lineup in Game 4 as the one it employed in its Game 3 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes, and that means Alex Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn will remain sidelined following their one game team-imposed suspension for staying out too late after Game 2 in Arizona.
Head coach Barry Trotz announced the news before Game 4, opting not to fix what isn't broken. Radulov told reporters in his post-practice press availability that he thinks the coach made the right call.
A plurality of readers at Predators blog On the Forecheck voted Thursday in favor of keeping the same lineup for Game 4, a decision that means Matt Halischuk and Jordin Tootoo will remain in the lineup for the huge game at Bridgestone Arena on Friday evening. A Nashville win evens the series at 2-2, while a Phoenix win gives the Coyotes a commanding 3-1 series lead heading into Game 5 on home ice.
We have full coverage of Game 4 between the Predators and Coyotes in our StoryStream. For more on the Predators, check in with On the Forecheck, and for more on the Coyotes, check in with Five For Howling.