Nashville Predators Power Play Struggles Continue
The Nashville Predators ended the first quarter of the season with a 16.7% success rate on the power play ranking them 27th in the league. The second quarter of the season did not go any better with the Predators having another 16.7% success rate on the power play for the quarter.
As of late though, the passing by both power play units has looked a lot crisper and on target. They are also getting more pucks to the net.
Still, on this past road trip the power play failed to deliver, including an 0-for-3 showing against the Montreal Canadiens and an 0-for-2 against the Maple Leafs where they only scored one goal.
The Predators have scored 23 power play goals at the midway point. Roman Josi still leads the charge on the top power play unit with five goals. He is followed by Filip Forsberg and Matt Duchene at four goals apiece.
While on the power play the Predators have given up three short-handed goals. Two of which came in the first quarter of the season and one in the second quarter. The Tampa Bay Lightning scored a shorthanded goal late in the third period during a 5-2 loss for the Predators in Tampa.
Overall, the Predators power play has looked significantly better than the first quarter there is still more room for improvement.