Mike Fisher added another solid season to his résumé last year scoring 20 goals and assisting on 29 goals totaling for 49 total points. His 20-goal season from a year ago makes six total NHL seasons where the 34-year-old center has had 20 or more goals.
Fisher played in a total of 75 games in the 2013-2014 season, this year that number will be drastically lower. Mike Fisher underwent achilles surgery on July 3 and is expected to be out until late November. The late November time-table is a best-case-scenario for Fisher’s return; achilles injuries are very serious and recovery obviously varies in each individual, but NBA-phenom Kobe Bryant missed an entire season due to the same type of achilles injury.
Missing that amount of time from the ice isn’t ideal for both the Predators or Mike Fisher, but at least Fisher gets to enjoy some time with his above average looking wife, the queen, Mrs. Carrie Underwood as he recovers from surgery.
Let’s take a look at Mike Fisher’s top three goals from a season ago:
Goal #3: The beautiful back-hand score
Analysis: Simply a thing of beauty here. A great feed comes from Craig Smith to find the wide-open Fisher cutting to the net and Fisher makes the oh-so-smooth play to go fore-hand back-hand to beat Panthers goalie Jacob Markstrom.
Goal #2: Sorry Kari Lehtonen, you had no chance to stop this one
Analysis: Colin Wilson shows great awareness to realize Fisher is trailing the play as he lays off the puck for Fisher, then Fisher sends an absolute laser of a one-timer past Lehtonen’s glove for the goal.
Goal #1: Fisher capitalizes on the Kings bad line change, beats Scrivens
Analysis: This is arguably the best goal of the season last year from any Predator. Fisher chases down the puck as it leaves the Predators offensive-zone and simply catches the Kings during a line change. Fisher sends an absolute lightning-bolt of a slap-shot past Scrivens to light-the-lamp. Then, 3-minutes later, Fisher decides to score yet again; this one being the game-winner.
In case you missed it, we have already ranked the top three goals from a year ago scored by: Eric Nystrom, Roman Josi, Colin Wilson, Seth Jones, Gabriel Bourque, Viktor Stalberg, Rich Clune, Ryan Ellis, Matt Cullen and Paul Gaustad.
Keep a look out tomorrow as we bring you the top three goals from last season scored by Predators captain Shea Weber.
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