Hockey is a simple game. Score more than your opponent and you win. Keep the puck out of your net and you win. Both have been a challenge for the Nashville Predators this season.
Through 10 games, the Predators stand 3-6-1 and have seven points. Offensively, it was known that the Predators would need scoring from the top two lines to be successful. Scoring from the top lines has been spotty at best. The point totals for the top six forwards are:
J. P. Dumont, 7
Patric Hornqvist, 7
Jason Arnott, 5
Steve Sullivan, 2
David Legwand, 1
Martin Erat, 1
Dumont's seven points come by virtue of a five-point effort against Ottawa. Arnott is on IR and has missed the last two games. His replacement, Cal O'Reilly, is without a point.
Notable in this list of forwards is ...
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Article written by Mark Willoughby