Scoreboard operators got a bit of a break during the first two meetings between the Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks, and it doesn't appear things will change this time around at the rate they've put pucks in the net recently.
Two of the NHL's lowest-scoring teams meet as visiting Nashville seeks a third straight win over San Jose on Saturday night.
The Predators and Sharks have combined for only three non-shootout goals in their first two matchups this season, which may not be much of a surprise given Nashville (43) and San Jose (42) rank near the bottom of the league in goals scored before the shootout.
The Predators beat the Sharks 2-1 in a shootout Feb. 2 before a 1-0 home win Feb. 12, which marked the third straight meeting neither team scored more than one goal after San Jose's 2-1 shootout win March 15.
Their scoring woes extend beyond meetings with each other, too.
Nashville (9-7-5) was shut out in back-to-back games before Monday's 5-4 win over Dallas, then lost...