What a tough game to watch! Once we got to late in the 3rd period and overtime, you knew a goal by St. Louis meant a loss and another nail in the playoff-hopes coffin. Credit the guys for hanging in and battling on a night where they struggled on offense but squeezed out an overtime win and get 2 much needed points in the standings. Now a couple of days off to work on the offense and power play for the stretch run starting with a home game Tuesday against Chicago.
My Predators Fan Thoughts........
* If you remember the last post on the blog, I asked when was the last time Shea Weber scored a goal. We now know it was a 15 game stretch to his game winner and potential season saver to beat the Blues 1-0 in OT.
* Pecca Rinne throws shutout #5 and joins elite company as far as rookie netminders. He now has the 2nd most shutouts ever for a single season in NHL history. In February he has started 9 games, yielded only 17 goals, .940 save percentage and 1.85 goals against. Can you say player of the month with a good last week?
* Glad to see Chris Mason playing well and holding a #1 position since it didn't work out in Nashville. Tough loss for him but he continues to perform for St. Louis.
Three home games this week but 2 are against Detroit/Chicago who are #2 and #4 in the west standings. A week of upsets could put the Preds back in the "serious" playoff picture category.