Predators put streak on line vs. Capitals

From FOX Sports - November 13, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn.After 12 games in which they lost more than they won and seemingly couldnt find the back of the net with a GPS, the Nashville Predators appear to have snapped out of their slump.

Going into Tuesday nights visit from the Washington Capitals, Nashville (9-5-2) has won its last four games, scoring 16 goals. Its power play is one of the top 10 in the NHL and it is also starting to get the even-strength goal scoring that was such an issue in October.

Whats more, the Predators are finally getting a chance to play some home games. Saturday nights 5-4 shootout victory over Pittsburgh opened a stretch where they play 10 of 14 games in raucous Bridgestone Arena, where they are 4-1-1.

Its good to be back in front of our fans and to hear some of our cheers when we score because we havent had that happen in a while, left winger Filip Forsberg said. It is going to be a lot of fun and were going to take advantage of it.

If the past is any indication, Forsberg is the most likely to take advantage of it with Washington (10-7-1). The former Capitals prospect, who general manager David Poile acquired at the 2013 trading deadline for Martin Erat in what will probably end up as one of the most lopsided trades in NHL history, has five goals and four assists in six career games against Washington.

Forsberg has been Nashvilles most dangerous offensive player this season, scoring eight goals and adding eight assists in 16 games. He registered two helpers on the power play against Pittsburgh, and his seven total shots against the Penguins indicate a guy who might break a five-game goal drought against a favorite mark.


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