Since returning to the lineup, Viktor Arvidsson has been one of the best players in the NHL, and it is working wonders for the Nashville Predators.
Since December 27th, the day he returned from injury, Viktor Arvidsson scored 11 goals, which is good for third in the league, only behind Patrick Kane and Johnny Gaudreau. You know a guy is doing good when he’s up there with guys like the two I just mentioned, and Arvidsson is absolutely on fire, and it’s just what the Nashville Predators needed.
Arvidsson has been shooting the puck with a lot more confidence, which was evident during when Nashville Predators faced off against the Washington Capitals, a game in which he had scored a hat trick.
For instance, during this goal, Arvidsson absolutely unloaded his deadly wrist shot into the top shelf, a puck in which Capitals goaltender Phoenix Copley didn’t have a chance of stopping because he couldn’t even see it.
Arvidsson ended up having yet another breakaway in this game, on the penalty kill might I add, where he scored on the backhand to give himself the hat trick, while the second goal of that game was a tip-in of a P.K. Subban shot.
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Arvidsson has been doing it all for the Nashville Predators, and he’s been overlooked by the entire league. He can kill penalties, he can score on the power play, and he can score for you 5v5, in which he ranks 11th in the league in since the start of the 2016-17 season with 54.
Even this season, which he had missed almost half of with an upper-body injury, Arvidsson scored 19 goals and 26 points in 28 games this season.
Despite missing so many games, Arvidsson is on track to having one of the best seasons of his young career, and this is good news for the Nashville Predators.
Arvidsson is only 25 years old, and is only getting better, much like the other young forwards that the Nashville Predators have, and will be a key component to a potential Stanley Cup Championship.
Viktor Arvidsson has been showcasing his amazing goal scoring ability this season, and if he keeps playing at this level, there is no telling how important that would be for the Nashville Predators.