Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Predators' Scoreless Streak Reaches Franchise Record

Relax, the Nashville Predators are still a really good team. No, wait, panic! They may never score again!!! After falling 3-0 to the Rangers on Monday night, the scoreless streak is now at 213:47, the longest scoreless stretch in team history.

“We’re getting quality chances," Predators defenseman Seth Jones said. "We’re moving the puck well, we’re shooting pucks. The past (three) games we’ve probably outplayed the teams and (we're) just not seeing results. There’s nothing much more to say.”

It certainly hasn't come from a lack of trying for Nashville. According to War-on-Ice, the Preds had 24 scoring chances to just 13 for the Rangers during the game. They finished with 31 shots on goal to 19 for the Rangers.

But it was the Rangers who came away with the win, and it is the Predators who are left scratching their heads after being shutout three times consecutively for the first time in franchise history. "You try to work through it, but when it happens three times in a row, you're getting pretty frustrated," Predators coach Peter Laviolette said. "I don't think that they're not trying to put it in the net when you end up with 30 quality chances out of 75, 80 attempts at the net. The guys are trying to score, and it's not dropping right now. They worked their tails of tonight and again it didn't go our way."

Despite the tailspin, Nashville still sits at 11-6-3, which would be good for the first wild card in the Western Conference if the season ended today.