A 4-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night ended the Nashville Predators three-game winning streak and brought some of the rapidly rising aspirations about the team back to earth.
With the number of games left in the regular season shrinking quickly and the gap between the Predators and the final playoff spot still a sizable amount, many fans and writers have begun to look ahead to the summer and next season.
Shockingly enough, however, a poll yesterday on TSN and tweeted by a SB Nation Winnipeg Jets blog returned these results on some of the Central Division teams’ playoff chances:
— Arctic Ice Hockey (@arcticicehockey) March 17, 2014
Even if the Predators were to win ALL of their remaining 14 games, they still would not be guaranteed a place in the postseason.
San Jose Sharks goaltender Antti Neimi recorded a franchise-record, 41-save shutout against the New York Rangers yesterday. Or did he?
This is one example where more video review in a sport still doesn’t mean all the right calls are always made.
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang is set to practice today after missing the last six weeks. The blueliner suffered a stroke more than a month ago and has been very cautious to return to action since the incident.
Including Pekka Rinne’s hip infection and Dallas forward Rich Perverly’s heart condition, this NHL season has not been without its fair share of bizarre setbacks.
Bonus: Our post yesterday on St. Louis Blues fans vastly infiltrating the Predators last home game has sparked some interesting debates. Read it here.