On Jan 18th, the Predators scored all three of their goals at even strength for the third straight game. Prior to this stretch, they had scored 8 out of 10 goals on special teams (6 PP, 2SH) over a 4 game span.
Goc built on a career high 10th goal of the season, giving him 13 points (6G, 7A) in his last 16 games. It was only his 2nd goal on home ice. He has 14 points in his last 14 road games, and 15 of this 19 points have come away from Nashville.
Predators enter the game tonight on a 5 game road winning streak dating back to December 29th (2nd longest streak in franchise history). The Preds are 11-2-1 in their last 14 games on the road. The Predators have the League’s second-best record when leading after one period (16-1-0)
Preds are 2nd (only to Washington) in the League for even strength road goals (60). Additionally, we are 3rd behind Chicago and Washington in road plus/minus (+14).
Weber has 7 of his 9 goals away from the Sommet Center and has 6 points (2G, 4A) in his last 5 road games.
Franson had a goal and an assists on Monday's game, giving him his 4th multi-point game of his 37 game career. Only two Predators draftees (Radulov, 5 and Hall, 4) have had that many multi-point games in their first season (Legwand, Weber, Hamhuis, and Suter all had 3). His +9 is 2nd amongst all rookies.
With 4 appearances in 2010, Ellis has posted a 1.30 GAA and a .950 SV%.