303 QUICK HIT: Some of Nashville’s good, bad and ugly stats…
- Updated: March 21, 2013
Here are some interesting stats about the 2013 Nashville Predators and their history.
* In 13 completed seasons as an NHL franchise, Nashville has made the playoffs seven times. That’s a 54% success rate.
* For comparison, the other post-1993 expansion clubs, the Columbus Blue Jackets (11 seasons), Minnesota Wild (11 seasons) and Atlanta Thrashers/Winnipeg Jets (12 seasons), have made the playoffs just five times combined.
* In addition, their three expansion brothers have won a grand total of two playoff series. And none since 2003. Nashville has won two playoff series as well but both have come in the last couple seasons.
* The Wild have had three head coaches, Columbus has had seven and the Atlanta/Winnipeg franchise has had six. Nashville, of course, has had just one.
* The Predators have only finished behind the Columbus Blue Jackets in the standings once. That was in 2008-09 when Columbus made the playoffs for the first and only time in its existence and the only time Nashville failed to make the playoffs in their past eight seasons.
* Of Nashville’s remaining 18 games, 12 are at home.
* 10 of the Predators’ remaining games are against teams that are outside the Western Conference playoff picture (as of March 20).
* When Martin Erat records a point this year, his team is 5-2-2. (NOTE: One of those two regulation losses came in the game against Colorado that featured the blown offside call).
* After registering just six points in his first 19 games, David Legwand has seven in his last seven.
* Captain Shea Weber is doing his part. He has 17 points in his last 17 games.
* The Preds have gotten points in 10 of the 15 games Hal Gill has suited up for this season.
* They’ve gotten points in 13 of the 18 games Paul Gaustad has appeared in.
* Nashville is just four points out of a tie for 8th place in the West.
* Nashville is a Calgary Flames win and a Colorado Avalanche win away from being dead last in the West.
* Sans 2003-04 (their first post season appearance), the Predators have never made the playoffs when they’ve given up more goals than they’ve scored.
* Despite scoring 12 goals in their last four games, Nashville went 0-4-0.
* The Preds have lost back-to-back one goal games but scored three of their five goals inside the final 2:01 when the games were all but decided.
* Five of Mike Fisher‘s seven goals this season have come in losses.
* Erat is pointless in his last six games.
* Gill, Gaustad, Colin Wilson and Patric Hornqvist are all on the IR (as of Thursday morning).
* Nashville is in the middle of a four-game losing streak, their longest of the season.
* The last time the Preds won back-to-back games was over a month ago (February 12 and 14).
* The Predators have played five Monday games in 2013. They’ve allowed an average of 4.6 goals-per-game in those contests (23 goals allowed).
* They have three Monday games left on the schedule.
* Erat hasn’t scored a goal since February 5. That’s 21 games ago.
* If the Predators do become sellers at April 3rd’s trade deadline, two of their veteran assets, Legwand and Erat, have some form of No Trade Clause in their contracts and, therefore, cannot be moved without the player’s permission.