The Nashville Predators had ups and downs in their third week of play. Two consecutive wins where the offense finally clicked were worth a celebration, but they were followed by a controversial overtime loss to Minnesota and a blanking at the hand of the Chicago Blackhawks, who hadn’t won by shutout in nearly two years.
Nashville Predators By The Numbers
- 0 – The number of goals the Los Angeles Kings scored against Pekka Rinne on Thursday night in Nashville.
- 1 – The total number of goals scored by the Preds in their two Week 3 losses. Also the number of points Shea Weber had in Week 3. Also the number of times this season the Preds have topped the 30-shot mark in a single game.
1.33 – Pekka Rinne’s goals-against average in three Week 3 starts.
- 2 – The number of wins the Predators picked up in Week 3. Also the total number of goals the team gave up in those wins.
- 3 – The number of times the Predators have lost in regulation this season. Also the number of times they have been shut out this season.
- 4 – The number of home games the Nashville Predators have played so far this season.
5 – The total number of goals the Preds gave up in their two Week 3 losses. Also the number of points they earned in this week’s four games. Also the number of points compiled by Colin Wilson during Week 3.
- 9 – The total number of goals Nashville scored in its two Week 3 wins.
- 14 – The number of shots the Preds registered in their 3-0 win over Los Angeles on Thursday.
- 17 – The number of shots the Preds registered in their 3-0 loss to Chicago Sunday night.
- 19 – The number of shots the Preds registered in their 6-1 win against St. Louis on Tuesday.
- 25 – The percentage of games the Nashville Predators have played this season in which they have failed to score a single goal.
- 26 – The number of shots the Preds registered in their 2-1 overtime loss to Minnesota on Saturday.
30 – The number of shots stopped by backup goalie Chris Mason in the Minnesota game, just his second start of the season.
- 47 – The overall margin by which the Nashville Predators’ opponents outshot them in four Week 3 games.
- 316:40 – The number of minutes and seconds that elapsed between the last two goals Pekka Rinne gave up at even strength.