At 2-6-1, the Predators looked to be digging a hole that would be difficult to overcome. Scoring was at a premium, the defense looked shaky at best and the goaltending was spotty. In the powerful Western Conference, the Preds were falling quickly out of the race.
Then something happened for this team. The offense started to appear, the defense settled down and looked solid, and the Predators reeled off three straight wins to close October at .500.
Looking back over the play of the Predators in this first month of the season, it is apparent that for this team to have a chance at success they will have to continue the style of play that has brought them back to even.
Defense has to be responsible and limit chances. When the D is on, they can make it very difficult to for ot ...
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Article written by Mark Willoughby