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After a small bump in the road with the loss against the Dallas Stars, the Predators are starting a new winning streak.
The Predators have won three games in a row beating Chicago and Detroit. They now hold the 4th playoff spot in the Central Division by four points.
A true test of how good this team has become is coming up. Next week the Predators have to face the Dallas Stars, two games against the Tampa Bay Lightning, and another two-game set against the Carolina Hurricanes.
With some scoreboard luck and some wins against the big three teams of the Central, the Predators can hold onto the 4th spot and continue their tradition of making the playoffs.
This week we look at a milestone for the Captain, a milestone for Juice, and a new entry-level contract signing.
A Milestone For Our Captain
On April 3, the Predators defeated the Chicago Blackhawks and moved into the 4th playoff spot in the Central Division. With their improbable run to get into the playoffs came an important milestone for Roman Josi.
After last night’s defeat of the Red Wings, Josi now sits at 437 career points (113 goals, 324 assists).
Congratulation on such a milestone. Here’s to many more points in your future.
A Milestone For Juice
Another Predators player secured another milestone last week with the Predators’ win against the Blackhawks on April 3.
Saros passed former goaltender and now television color analyst Chris Mason who racked up 12 shutouts during his time in Nashville.
Smashville Welcomes David Farrance
On March 31, Nashville draftee David Farrance signed an entry-level contract with the Predators. Farrance, a defenseman, was selected in the third round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
Farrance wrapped up his collegiate career with Boston University, signed his contract, and headed to Nashville to begin his career with the Predators.
Welcome to Nashville, David. We all hope to see you in a Predators sweater soon.
Johansen In Slow-Mo
Ryan Johansen opened the scoring in the shootout with his patented slow-motion move. It is almost a guarantee that he will use this move any time he is called upon to be a part of a shootout.
The Predators never led in the game until the shootout victory. Johansen’s slow-moving motion towards the net caught goaltender Thomas Greiss off guard, allowing the easy shot.
In the shootout, Detroit was unable to get any pucks past the red hot Saros. Josi finished the game with his goal, securing the game and the Predators’ second win in a row.