In their last six games, the Nashville Predators have scored seven goals. Five of those having come in one game. In their three contests between February 9 and 12, they scored a mere two. And they tallied just two others in their three games between January 24 and 28.
As you can see, this is not just an isolated incident.
When your goaltender has a 2.10 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage, you shouldn’t be 9-8-5. But that’s what the Predators are. They have a back-to-back Vezina Trophy finalist between the pipes in Pekka Rinne and have allowed the fifth fewest goals in the Western Conference, yet they sit on the bubble of making the playoffs all because they can’t find the back of the net.
Sure, they had those three games in February where they tallied five (twice) and six goals but that was the exception, not the rule. And they weren’t in consecutive games either. Nashville has been shutout five times already this season and they’ve only taken the ice 22 times. Add tha...