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Another tight game, another 1 goal loss. The Predators drop their 8th game in 11 tilts, this time in overtime by a score of 3-2
Powerplay – 2 for 4, 50%
Powerplay For The Season – 34 for 222, 15.3%
Penalty Kill – 1 for 2, 50%
Penalty Kill For The Season – 35 for 233, 85.0%
Best Play of the Game: Patrick Marleau’s game-winning drive in overtime. As he does what he usually does against the Preds, Marleau streaks down the right side and pots it right over Pekka Rinne’s left shoulder.
Worst Play of the Game: Not any one particular bad play really stood out that caught me off guard.
Players (Good and Bad) of the Game:
The Good: Pekka Rinne – It would be impossible for the Predators to even be competitive without Pekka Rinne. Night in and night out, this man just shows why he deserves the Hart trophy.
The Bad: Kevin Klein – When you fumble multiple passes on the blue line that lead to scoring chances on the other side, you know you are not having a good night. Klein is supposed to be one of our top defenders, but he’s having a lot of trouble here as of late.
My Preds #1 Star: Pekka Rinne
Synopsis: The Predators are collecting points in games…but they’re not finishing it. You just had a feeling that the Sharks, the way that they were swarming the net in the last 35 minutes that they would be taking this one home tonight.
As a Predators fan, it hurts. It REALLY hurts to stomach these kinds of losses. You can’t do anything about it but just hope they come home to Nashville and pick up the pieces of the puzzle that have fallen apart.
The Predators are losing ground in the playoff race, even though they are getting points. If they don’t start stringing together a large amount of wins here, they’ll find themselves on the outside looking in and booking some April tee times.
Next game is Thursday March 10th against the Minnesota Wild at 7:00pm
Playoff Outlook: 76 points, Currently, 10th place – 1 point out of 8th and 3 points out of 7th
Best of 19 Record: 1-1-2
March Record: 1-1-2
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