Originally written on Smashville 24/7  |  Last updated 10/29/14
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In the Nashville Predators’ 3-2 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes, forward Patric Hornqvist got off the schnide in the point column. Hornqvist assisted on Shea Weber’s game-tying power play goal with 7:07 remaining in the third period. It was his first point since a Nov. 9 game in Anaheim, snapping an 11-game pointless streak.Hornqvist’s assist was his 10th point in 11 career games against the Coyotes, which he calls a coincidence. He mentioned that this stretch of games has been frustrating for him. The pointless streak was his worst since the 2009-10 season (Nov. 14 through Dec. 4).“It was nice to get that point out of the way. It’s been a long stretch without a point,” he said. “As long as the team wins, I don’t really care. But I have to step up and play better; there’s no question about that.”Predators head coach Barry Trotz agrees that Hornqvist is one of many players that need to up their game right now.“We are looking for more offensively from a lot of guys,” Trotz said. “A
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