Looking Back at the Five Best Regular Seasons in Nashville Predators History

The Predators just set a franchise record for point streak at 16 games after beating another one of the NHL's heavyweights, the Florida Panthers.
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2006-07 Nashville Predators: 110 PTS, 2nd In Central Division

Leader in PTS: Paul Kariya- 76
Leader in Goals: David Legwand, Jason Arnott- 27

Starting Goalies: Tomas Vokoun- 27 Wins, .920 SV%, 2.40 GAA Chris Mason: 24 Wins, .925 SV%

First off, to finish with 110 points in the standings and not claim a division title is just a travesty. But unfortunately the Predators were sharing a division with the Detroit Red Wings who finished three points ahead.

Yet again, the goaltending really was Nashville's backbone. Both Vokoun and Mason basically split the workload and each put up equally elite level numbers. The team save percentage between the duo was an incredible .922. Just unheard for goalies to split the regular season games.

This is also arguably one of the deepest offensive teams the Predators have had in their history, even dating to current times. The team finished fourth in goal scoring with 272 goals, and to give you an idea of where they're at here in 2024, they have 228 goals with 12 games remaining. So to do some quick math, the Predators need to average over 3.5 goals per game over their last 12 to surpass the 2006-07 team's goal total.

Paul Kariya was back for Year 2 with the Predators and only saw a slight regression in his point total from 84 to 76 points. Those 76 points is still sixth-most for a season in franchise history.

What's really impressive about the 2006-07 is the depth. Seven point scorers with 50 or more points. This year's team will likely have no more than five, with Tommy Novak needing 11 points in the last 12 games to be No.5 on this team with 50-plus points.

This team was loaded with reliable veterans with Kariya, Sullivan, David Legwand, Jason Arnott, Kimmo Timonen and J.P. Dumont. They just couldn't get by the Sharks who had their number two postseasons in a row.