THE BIG MATCHUP
TJ BRODIE VS. EELI TOLVANEN
Brodie has been quietly complementing Mark Giordano all season, regaining his game and groove back after a tough 2017-18 campaign. He’s leading the team with a plus-21 rating and it’s easy to see why. He’ll be up against up-and-coming Predators prospect Tolvanen and is under a little more pressure with the Flames captain out of the lineup. With injuries to forwards Filip Forsberg and Viktor Arvidsson opening up two spots in Nashville’s top-six, all eyes have turned to Tolvanen. The Predators’ first-round (30th overall) pick in 2017 comes with high expectations. Tolvanen, a 19-year-old Finn, made his season debut against the Chicago Blackhawks last Saturday and had one goal and one assist.