Nashville Predators: Players of the week for October 30

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#3 – Craig Smith

This offseason, I projected Craig Smith as an honorable mention for the top 5 on the team in points. I predicted for him to score more goals for the Predators this season. Fans would like to see him score more goals, and he did that this week.

He tallied 2 goals this week for the Predators. Both of those goals were power play goals for the Predators as well. Smith has 3 goals on the year for the Predators, and is looking to continue to score. His goal scoring numbers were down last year from what they had been in years past. With this start for him, those numbers have the chance to get back to what they were a few years ago.

One thing that has been working well for the Predators is their success on the power play. They have 12 power play goals on the year, which is four goals above the league average, and is good for third in the NHL. Filip Forsberg has five of those power play goals, as all three of Craig Smith’s goals are on the power play. If those players can continue to produce those numbers on the power play, the Predators can have one of the most successful power play units in the league.