3 – The Number of Players Tied For The Most Predators Goals On Halloween
In ten Halloween games, the most goals scored by a single Predators player in a game is two. The Nashville Predators have never been shut out on Halloween and performances like the following are the reason why.
Kimmo Timonen (October 31, 2001): In a 2001 match-up against the Minnesota Wild, Kimmo Timonen scored two goals in a 6 – 4 victory. He would go on to score 13 goals that season, a career best for him. Players like Timonen paved the way for defensive scoring in a young Predators franchise.
Patric Hornqvist (October 31, 2011): The always hard working Swede put it all on the ice in 2011, scoring two goals against the Chicago Black Hawks in a 4 – 5 overtime loss. In a frustrating game that ended in a close loss, Patric Hornqvist‘s play stood out tremendously. 2011 proved to be his second highest scoring season with Nashville as he put away 27 goals. Always digging and never giving up, Hornqvist was a big reason why the Predators finished with 104 points at the end of the 2011-12 season.
James Neal (October 31, 2014): In a tough 4-3 loss to Calgary in 2014, James Neal provided half of the Nashville Predators’ four goals. Neal, now shining with the Las Vegas Golden Knights, makes on offensive impact in every line-up he has joined. Against the Flames on Halloween, Neal scored his second of the night half-way into the third period to pull the Predators within one point. In his time with the Predators, Neal scored some big goals that allowed the team to stay in the game.