Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 6/6/12
Coming off a season where they had given up only 190 goals, third best in the entire NHL, the Predators would try to continue their usual defensive success again during the 2011-2012 campaign. Would they be just as efficient? Nearly. Only allowing 15 more goals than they did in the previous year (205), which put them in a tie for 8th overall in the NHL. There were surprises and disappointments for Nashville this season, however the one thing that seemingly always remains a constant factor for them is their stout defensive prowess. While some teams don’t seem to have any consistency there, the Predators’ blue-line never seems to have any problem at all. Defensive Surprises 1) Kevin Klein – The usual “whipping boy” for the entirety of Nashville’s fan base, Klein had has breakout season this year, playing the best hockey of his career in my opinion. Scoring 21 total points in the regular season (4 goals, 17 assists), including 4 points in the playoffs (2 goals, 2 assists), Klein’s of...
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