Well, last night sure was something. Defense is for suckers, right?
Also, Filip Forsberg made some history with another former Pred to whom he has zero connection whatsoever. Not at all.
A bit late to the party, but Filip Forsberg has now tied Martin Erat in career goals (163) for the #Preds.— Alex Daugherty (@AlexDaugherty1) January 31, 2020
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Nashville Predators 6, New Jersey Devils 5 (SO) Recap: Preds Top Devils in a Shootout - On the Forecheck
So many goals. See tweets below for post-game charts:
FINAL: #Preds 6 - #NJDevils 5 (SO)— Bryan Bastin (@projpatsummitt) January 31, 2020
Defense is dumb. Nashville plays strong at 5 on 5, only allowing 2 goals against, but giving up 2 on the PK and 1 short.
Sissons was on ice for ALL 5 goals, Fabbro for 3@OnTheForecheck @AdamVingan @AATJerseyBlog @CJTDevil @mattdonders pic.twitter.com/m3BqH69f2H
#Preds Individual 5 on 5— Bryan Bastin (@projpatsummitt) January 31, 2020
This looks better than it felt, for sure, because again, this is just 5 on 5, where Nashville outscored the Devils 4 to 2.
That top line was absolutely dominant. Josi never left the ice.
8 Preds had a total xG of over 0.10 pic.twitter.com/5G6u5WivTm
Expected Goals and Shot Attempt Rates— Bryan Bastin (@projpatsummitt) January 31, 2020
So I'd like to point out Forsberg, who is in BAD in the 2nd graph (lots of shot attempts against while on-ice, very few shots for), but he's much better off in the xG graph.
You can lose the attempt battle all day - just take quality shots pic.twitter.com/KYvR7LoNEO
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I’m not the biggest fan of Common, but with an incredible beat by Kanye West, a starring turn by Taraji P. Henson and four minutes and fifty-two seconds of a compelling story fit for a movie, I love sharing this song and video when I can.
As always, these are safe for work.