#4: Nashville Predators Power Play Goes from Top-10 to 27th in NHL
The Nashville Predators finished the 2021-22 season ranking sixth in the league in power play percentage with a 24.4% success rate. Many expected this success to carry over into this season however, the Predators struggled significantly on the man-advantage and have an abysmal 17.6% success rate through 80 games.
With players that play a key role on the top power play unit such as Roman Josi, Matt Duchene, Filip Forsberg, and Ryan Johansen being out for significant periods, there is no doubt that this contributed to the lackluster performance of the power play.
There were a few times during the course of the season that this area of the Predators special teams showed some life, but they were very few and far between, and did not last long.
In a season where the NHL average for the power play is 21.3% as of April 11, there is no doubt that this area played a huge role in the Predators missing the playoffs and being one of the lowest-scoring team in the NHL and the worst team in terms of Goals Scored Above Expected at -45.6.