The Nashville Predators, 4-0-0 since our last edition, skyrocketed up as many as 10 places in the MSM's NHL power rankings, but some outlets, especially Canadian, still aren't buying. Follow after the jump where the Preds average out at 6th and ESPN gives Coach Trotz his due...
Maybe you wrote off their seven-game win streak in November as a team punching above its weight. Now it's on a 6-0-1 roll. May be time to recognize it's a whole greater than the sum of its parts. Surprising stat: the Preds scored at least one goal in each of the 12 periods they played last week while racking up a grand total of 23.
No money? No problem. The best story in hockey continues to amaze after a statement win in Calgary on Saturday. We bow to you, Coach Trotz.
Becoming a dad for the first time recently has worked for David Legwand. He has 18 points in his last 19 games.
Patric Hornqvist wasn't the only Pred on fire last week. The play of Martin Erat also helped Nashville climb into the top 10 in the rankings. In Week 12, Erat recorded six points in his team's four wins off two goals and four assists.
6-0-1 in the last seven games, the Predators have been able to get their offence from unusual sources, like C Marcel Goc, who has nine points in ten games this month, after scoring five points in his last 40 games, going back to last January.