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Predators' Juuse Saros: Set to face Ottawa
Saros was the first goalie off the ice at the morning skate, Predators' radio host Max Herz reports, indicating he will patrol the home crease Tuesday against the Senators.
Saros has stopped 85 of 90 shots during his three-game winning streak. He has provided a 23-21-2 record this season with two shutouts, a 2.95 GAA and a .904 save percentage across 46 appearances. Ottawa ranks eighth in the league with 3.34 goals per contest this campaign.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Egor Afanasyev: Sent to AHL affiliate
Afanasyev was reassigned to AHL Milwaukee on Monday.
Afanasyev has been a healthy scratch for five straight contests for the Predators, so this move doesn't come as a surprise. The 23-year-old rookie has gone scoreless through two top-level appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Kiefer Sherwood: Slides helper in Sunday's win
Sherwood notched an assist, four hits and two PIM in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Ducks.
Sherwood entered the lineup Feb. 17 against the Blues and has racked up five points during the Predators' five-game road trip. His latest offering was a secondary helper on Michael McCarron's game-winning tally in the third period. The 28-year-old Sherwood is up to 16 points, 68 shots on net, 154 hits, 22 PIM and a plus-9 rating through 45 outings. He's filled a variety of roles over his two years with the Predators, but he's been successful on the fourth line lately.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Faceoff win generates assist
Novak produced an assist in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Ducks.
Novak won a faceoff back to Filip Forsberg, who quickly buried the Predators' second goal at 3:26 of the third period. The helper gave Novak 10 points over the last 10 games, a span in which he's been held scoreless only once. The 26-year-old center is up to 31 points, 77 shots on net and a minus-7 rating over 48 appearances. Novak's consistency of late makes him a strong depth option in fantasy.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Ryan O'Reilly: Nabs helper in win
O'Reilly notched an assist and went plus-2 in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Ducks.
O'Reilly was relatively quiet with three points during the Predators' five-game road trip. He doesn't have to score to make an impact, as he plays a strong two-way game and continues to be a positive at the faceoff dot. The center is up to 48 points, 137 shots on net, 44 blocked shots and a plus-3 rating through 59 appearances this season. O'Reilly has actually been a little better on the road with 26 of his points coming away from Bridgestone Arena, but he may get his offense back up when the Predators return home Tuesday to face the Senators.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Michael McCarron: Finds twine Sunday
McCarron scored a goal on four shots in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Ducks.
The 28-year-old tallied at 8:43 of the third period, and his goal stood as the game-winner. It was McCarron's first goal since Jan. 29, though the forward has four points over his last six outings. For the season, the fourth-liner has career highs in goals (eight), points (16), shots on net (55), PIM (77) and blocked shots (34) while adding a plus-2 rating and 100 hits through 47 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Dante Fabbro: Supplies pair of assists
Fabbro notched two assists, two hits, two blocked shots and a plus-3 rating in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Ducks.
Fabbro snapped a five-game point drought with the pair of helpers. Sunday's effort doubled his point total in 2024. The 25-year-old defenseman has two goals, 10 helpers, 51 shots on net, 43 hits, 71 blocked shots and a plus-7 rating through 46 appearances. Fabbro has exceeded the 11 points he recorded in 79 outings a season ago, but he's only worth streaming in DFS when he's paired with Roman Josi.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Gustav Nyquist: Fills empty net
Nyquist scored an empty-net goal and went plus-3 in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Ducks.
Nyquist scored three goals and added two assists during the Predators' perfect five-game road trip. All three of his tallies were empty-netters. The 34-year-old winger is up to 15 goals, 46 points, 110 shots on net and a plus-5 rating through 59 outings this season while logging top-line minutes and first-unit power-play time.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Roman Josi: Opens scoring Sunday
Josi scored a goal on four shots, blocked two shots, went plus-3 and added two PIM in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Ducks.
Josi has been excellent since the start of January, racking up four goals and 21 assists over 22 games in that span. This was his first goal in seven contests. The star defenseman is up to 12 tallies, 54 points, 188 shots on net, 104 blocked shots and a plus-4 rating through 59 outings this season. Josi is tied for fifth in scoring among blueliners, which could lead to him earning some Norris Trophy buzz if he finishes the year well.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Filip Forsberg: Another two-point game
Forsberg scored a goal on five shots, added an assist, went plus-2 and logged two hits in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Ducks.
Forsberg put the Predators up 2-1 with a quick shot from a faceoff win by Thomas Novak early in the third period. This was the fourth time in eight games that Forsberg has posted a goal and an assist, with his other four contests in that span being empty scoring lines. The 29-year-old winger is up to 59 points, 233 shots on net, 112 hits, 34 PIM and a plus-8 rating through 59 appearances. He's maintained a point-per-game pace just once in his career, so it's possible he could cool off slightly down the stretch.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Kevin Lankinen: Holds on for win
Lankinen stopped 29 of 31 shots in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Ducks.
The Ducks put in a good effort, but Lankinen was up to the challenge to earn his second win in as many starts. The 28-year-old allowed fewer than three goals for the first time in six appearances. He's now at 8-4-0 with a 3.23 GAA and an .892 save percentage over 17 appearances this season. Juuse Saros remains the Predators' starting goalie, while Lankinen's performance hasn't been strong enough to warrant anything more than a backup role.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Kevin Lankinen: Guarding cage Sunday
Lankinen will get the starting nod for Sunday's game in Anaheim.
Lankinen's last appearance was a 23-save victory over Vegas on Feb. 20. That marked his first win since Jan. 12. Lankinen has appeared in just six games since the start of January, going 3-1-0 despite registering an .866 save percentage during that span. The 28-year-old is 7-4-0 with a lackluster 3.33 GAA and .888 save percentage this season.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Alexandre Carrier: Snags assist
Carrier notched an assist and blocked three shots in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Sharks.
This was Carrier's third assist over the last five games. He's also blocked 10 shots with a plus-7 rating in that span, providing steady offense and defense from a third-pairing role. Carrier is at 17 points, 45 shots on net, 108 blocked shots and a plus-5 rating through 53 outings overall.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Michael McCarron: Generates assist
McCarron notched an assist, two shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Sharks.
McCarron has a helper in three of his last five games. He's been a lineup regular for most of the season, playing in a fourth-line role. The steady playing time has helped him earn a career-high 15 points through 46 appearances. The 28-year-old also has 99 hits, 77 PIM and 51 shots on net on the year.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Supplies power-play helper
Novak recorded a power-play assist in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Sharks.
Novak set up a Filip Forsberg tally in the second period. With at least one point in eight of his last nine games, Novak has been a consistent presence on offense while seeing middle-six minutes. He's up to 30 points, 77 shots on net and a minus-7 rating through 47 outings this season. The 26-year-old will likely continue to play on the third line since the Predators are clicking on a four-game winning streak.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Roman Josi: Contributes assist in win
Josi notched an assist and five shots on goal in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Sharks.
Josi has gone six games without a goal, but he's stayed warm with six assists in that span. He'd also gone a season-high three games without a blocked shot entering Saturday, though he was able to get one in this contest. The defenseman is at 53 points, 184 shots on net, 102 blocks and a plus-1 rating through 58 outings in his usual minutes-munching role on the top pairing.... See More ... See Less