1. Strong Team Offense from Nashville Predators
The Predators have scored eight goals in two games and are finally starting to find a rhythm offensively.
Against the Oilers, it was defensemen who were responsible for three of the four goals, but against the Blackhawks, it was the other way around.
The forwards were the ones who lit the lamp, and the only defenseman who scored was Roman Josi, who officially passed David Legwand for most points in franchise history with 567. His goal was a beautiful move in front that showcased his talent, and the other point was an assist on Tommy Novak‘s power play goal.
Speaking of Novak, he continued to make a great first impression by scoring in his second game since being re-called from Milwaukee. He has two points in two games and has looked very comfortable since re-joining the lineup after a short stint in Nashville last year.
Last year, the Predators had trouble getting contributions from all of their lines, but they have gotten some quality offense recently and it has not been just one line. Even in a small sample size that is encouraging in what has been an otherwise bleak offensive season.