Found January 09, 2012 on Smashville 24/7:
Forty-one games are in the books for the Nashville Predators. It’s been an up-and-down first half to say the least, but the team has to like where they sit at the season’s midway point. Though they are two points off last year’s pace, Barry Trotz’s crew will hold a playoff spot going into the start of the second half on Tuesday night.The Preds’ power play is abnormally executing at a high level, they have had some success on the road and have made countless comebacks. But with those highs, there’s almost been an equal amount of lows. Looking ahead to the second half, the Preds would like to improve the penalty kill, their home record and consistency.In past years when you’ve seen the special teams rankings, one of the Predators' units would be solidly in the top 10, while the other struggled in the bottom half. Normally, that is the penalty kill and power play, respectively. This year it has taken a 180-degree turn. The power play is second-best in the NHL, while the pena...
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