Recap – The Nashville Predators have been on the prowl in hopes of securing a playoff spot. Over the past ten games, with a 6-2-2 record, they have jumped to 2nd in the division standings and hope to continue to gain ground of the all-mighty Red Wings who have a firm grasp of the top spot. Goaltender Dan Ellis has the 5th highest save percentage in the league boasting a .924% mark. He shares time with Chris Mason who also has very good numbers and combined the two have 7 shutouts. In his 13th NHL season, center Jason Arnott led the team in total points (43), and the captain dished out 26 assists getting everyone else on his line involved.
2nd Half – Nashville had 20 players receive major minutes in the first half of the NHL season. With so many players out on the ice it was hard for some to create team chemistry and click in game situations. For the Predators to make the playoffs, the organization needs to settle on its top 3 lines, and stick with them so that they gel in time for a late push towards the cut.
Team Name: Nashville Predators (25-20-4)
Central Division Standing: T-2nd place
Conference Standing: T-9th place
Final Predictions – 3rd in Central Division, 9th in Western Conference