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The Week That Was: Week 12

We certainly thought the losing streak was about to end. However, the nightmare stretch is threatening to begin 2019 on a sour note.

NHL: New York Rangers at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

A short week deserves a short recap.

The Fast Money Round

Thursday: Dallas Stars 2, Predators 0

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.

NHL: New York Rangers at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Favorite Thing of the Week

’Tis the season...

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Merry Christmas Eve Eve

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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?

Poll

Who’s the POTW for Week 12?

This poll is closed

  • 61%
    Kevin Fiala
    (8 votes)
  • 30%
    Pekka Rinne
    (4 votes)
  • 7%
    Other
    (1 vote)
13 votes total Vote Now