Nashville Predators Record Improvement
With a record 19-16-6 (44 points), the Nashville Predators find themselves in 5th place in the Central Division. They trail the Dallas Stars (57 points), Winnipeg Jets (55 points), Minnesota Wild (50 points), and St. Louis Blues (45 points) in their division.
In the Western Conference the Predators are on the outside looking in when it comes to playoff contention. They are currently three points out of a Wild Card Position trailing the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers by five and three points respectively with two games in hand.
According to moneypuck.com, the Nashville Predators have a 28.7% chance of making the playoffs. There are only 13 teams with a lower percentage at the halfway point.
The Predators have been able to put together a few three-game win streaks during the second quarter of the season. Mired in between two of those streaks was a part of the schedule where the Predators only won three of 12 games from December 8th – December 31.
At Bridgestone Arena this season the Predators have a 8-6-3 record. Playing only 17 games in front of the home crowd there are still 23 games at home. This will be favorable for this club as they typically play better in front of the 17,000+ fans in Smashville.
On the road the Predators hold a 10-9-3. They have played 23 games away from Smashville and have 18 remaining.
On the most recent road trip the Predators went 3-2-0, earning wins over the Carolina Hurricanes, Washington Capitals, and the Ottawa Senators.