A short week deserves a short recap.
The Fast Money Round
Shot quantity > shot quality in this one. Kari Lehtonen hasn’t been good against the Predators, but Nashville’s unwillingness to shoot in high-danger areas helped him shut them out. Put another way: the Preds lost to a (bleeping) horse(bleep) team.
Saturday: New York Rangers 4, Predators 3
Goals were scored. They were even scored on the power play. But the defense couldn’t hold a lead and that should be a hallmark of this team. But then again, this team doesn’t have a hallmark right now.
Player of the Week
Hi, Kevin Fiala. Here’s to more three-point games in your future. Too bad your first one was in vain.
Favorite Thing of the Week
’Tis the season...
Concern Reminder of the Week
If you’ve read this space the past few weeks, we’ve covered the gamut. I’m not beating a dead horse.
Question(s) of the Week
This section will return next week. With the holiday and my other media obligations, I chose to put it on hold for this week. Consider it my New Year’s resolution.
This week’s grade
The offense showed a little bit of life this week, but the Preds still lost two winnable games. This week’s grade: D-
Your turn: Other than getting healthy, what’s your New Year’s resolution?
Who’s the POTW for Week 12?
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