Finish off the Preseason Strong and on a Good Note
Just like in the regular season you don’t want to peak too soon and then just completely fall apart, the same can kind of be said about the preseason. You don’t want to throw out two duds here against the Hurricanes with much of your regular season roster on the ice.
The Predators tallied up an impressive 47 shots on goal against the Lightning in their last preseason contest. You put up that many shots, and you’re winning on most occasions.
The hope is to see the Predators carry that over into their two matchups with the Hurricanes. Muster up a healthy number of shots and put pressure on the opposition to have to defend a lot.
That’s what Head Coach Andrew Brunette is trying to employ. An aggressive offensive style that’s relentless for the opponent to deal with. A far cry from John Hynes’ mundane and stale system that just relied on being the more physical team, which often times led to more penalties and leaving your world class goalie out to dry.
Again, a preseason win or two would be refreshing, but the more important detail is to continue to see this offense get accustomed with the new system and pepper Carolina’s goalies with a lot of shots. And shots on goal, for that matter.
Make them make the save, please.