There seems to be a change going on with the Nashville Predators. It’s a positive change, though. They are now on a six game win streak. With their matchup against the Dallas Stars, they will be looking to extend that streak to seven.
Things are Starting to Look up for the Preds
The Preds have encountered many rough patches throughout the season. They’ve won some games, loss some (probably more than they would have liked). But now, those cloudy days seem to be clearing up for a team who is looking for another trip to the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Thanks to the team’s win streak, they are gradually getting back into the Central Division standings to get a chance into the playoffs at the conclusion of the season.
The team’s last victory was in a 3-2 overtime win against the Dallas Stars, with Eeli Tolvanen providing the game-winning goal of the night.
With this crucial win, the Preds have accumulated 39 points and are fourth-ranked in the Central Divison so far.
Highlights of the Preds’ OT Win Against the Stars
The beginning of this game was pretty slow-paced for each team, even though the Stars cashed in on a goal. They were able to keep a one-goal lead well into the third period.
During the end of the first period, the Preds goalkeeper Juuse Saros made 13 saves in between the pipes. Consequently, Stars’ Jason Robertson was able to ring in on a goal, his seventh of the season.
It wasn’t long until the Preds tied the game up with the help of captain Roman Josi’s one-timer goal past Anthon Khudobin
However, that’s when the Preds came back stronger than ever, becoming even more hungrier for a win than ever before.
While the Stars took back the lead shortly after with Roope Hintz’s goal, Calle Jarnkrok helped his time tie the game up again in the third period, forcing overtime.
In conclusion of that match, it was Eeli Tolvanen with the game-winning goal in OT.
Coming Up Next for the Preds and Stars
Both the Preds and Stars have a lot at stake. The Preds are feeling confident about their win streak and like the way things are going right now. So, in their rematch against the Stars Thursday night (April 1), they will look to earn their seventh straight win.
This win means a lot for the Preds. It will be their seventh straight win and a big opportunity to keep their hopes alive for the final playoff spot in their divison.
In addition, the Preds know that their matchup with the Stars is quite a challenge. Their rematch will likely prove to be even tougher since the Stars will be looking for revenge and to snap their opponent’s win streak.
For the Stars, they will likely come in this game being very tough on the Preds. The Stars have lost three straight and currently sit seventh in the Central Division. Additionally, they hold an 11-12-10 record with only 32 points.
The Stars’ playoff hopes are dwindling away faster as they loss more games. There is no doubt that the Stars will be looking to give the Preds a hard time in their rematch.