Predators 2, Blue Jackets 1

Notes:

  • Props to Columbus goalie Curtis McElhinney, who stopped 40 of 42 shots and bailed the Blue Jackets out on several occasions. The Preds controlled the majority of the game, firing off 20 shots on goal in the first period alone. Columbus was able to sink their lone goal seconds after the end of a 5-on-3 as Taylor Beck was returning to the ice, but the Preds were able to wrangle the short surge of momentum that afforded them and come away with the victory.
  • Although the Predators continue to look better on the powerplay compared to earlier in the season, they are still failing to produce. Even against a Columbus PK unit ranked 26th in the league, the Preds went 0 for 4 with the man advantage. They’ve scored just once in 41 attempts on the powerplay on home ice.
  • The Preds have taken all four games of this home stand and have won their last six games at Bridgestone.
  • Great team effort tonight, as every Predator except Ellis and Ekholm put up at least one shot on goal.

The Preds improve to 16-5-2 and hit the road to take on the Hurricanes Tuesday at 6.

 

About Evan Lewis

Evan is a native Memphian who drinks bourbon and works in advertising by day and drinks bourbon and watches hockey by night. He does not have a legitimate opinion on whether fighting should be allowed in hockey but knows that he thoroughly enjoys it.

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