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Tuesday, 03.25.2008 / 10:38 AM / Features
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Week of March 24, 2008

Did You Know…
... Greg de Vries had his consecutive games streak end at 262 games when he missed the Chicago game on March 22. De Vries played for four different organizations during the streak, Nashville, Atlanta, NY Rangers, and Ottawa. The last game he had missed prior to that came back on Feb. 16, 2004 when he was a member of the NY Rangers.
(stats as of games played on Sunday, Mar. 23)

Inside the Numbers…
... 0. No Predators have appeared in every game this season. Greg de Vries had been the lone Preds player to appear in all games this season, prior to his missing the Mar. 22 game against Chicago. This is the first time in franchise history that no player has appeared in every game of the season. At least one Preds player had accomplished the feat in every other season.
(stats as of games played on Sunday, Mar. 23)

 

Recent Archives
Did You Know…
Week of March 17
... since Jan. 1, Washington forward Alex Ovechkin leads all scorers with 27 goals and six game-winning goals and is second in the NHL with 51 points. Predators forward J.P. Dumont ranks tied for second in game-winning goals (5), tied for 11th in points (36), and tied for 14th in goals (15) over that same span.
(stats as of games played on Sunday, Mar. 16)

Week of March 10

... of the Predators final 12 games only four are against teams currently in a playoff seed. By comparison, Minnesota, Calgary, Colorado, and Vancouver, the four teams directly ahead of Nashville in the playoff standings, each have seven games remaining against each other. Minnesota also has remaining games against New Jersey, currently the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, and at San Jose, currently the team with the third most points in the NHL. Colorado also has a remaining game against New Jersey. Vancouver also has remaining games at Anaheim and at Dallas, both solidly in Western Conference playoff seeds.
(stats as of games played on Sunday, Mar. 9)

Week of March 3
... since the start of the 2005-06 season the Predators have a 11-5-2 record in games played in Canada. Nashville is 4-2-0 in Canada this season, posting a 2-1-0 mark Oct. 30 - Nov. 2 in Western Canada and a 2-1-0 mark Nov. 29 - Dec. 4 in Eastern Canada.

Week of February 25
… Predators forwards J.P. Dumont and Scott Nichol both used to play for Wednesday night's opponent, the Buffalo Sabres. Dumont played in 362 games for Buffalo from 2000-01 through 2005-06, scoring 102 goals and 223 points. Nichol was drafted by Buffalo in the 1993 Entry Draft and made his NHL debut with the Sabres during the 1995-96 season. He also won the 1996 Calder Cup championship with the team's AHL affiliate, the Rochester Americans, and served as the Amerks team captain during the 1999-2000 season. Other Buffalo links to the Preds, include Associate Coach Brent Peterson, who played for the Sabres from 1981-82 - 1984-85, and Goaltending Coach Mitch Korn, who was on staff with the Sabres for seven seasons before joining the Predators in 1998.

Week of February 18
… Russian born players rank #1, #2, #3 in goals scored since Christmas Day. Alexander Ovechkin leads the league with 23 goals during that time, followed by Evegeni Malkin with 20 and Alexander Radulov with 16.
(stats as of games played on Sunday, Feb. 17)

Inside the Numbers… 
Week of March 17
... the Predators are 9-2-3 at home against Eastern Conference teams since the start of the 2005-06 season, including a 5-0-2 mark since their last regulation loss on Dec. 21, 2006 (to Buffalo).

Week of March 10
… .769. Dan Ellis is 9-2-2 in one-goal games this season, a .769 points percentage. The .769 points percentage in one-goal games is the second best in the NHL this season, trailing only the 9-0-3 mark (.875) posted by Atlanta's Johan Hedberg. Since the middle of December, Ellis is 6-0-2 in one-goal games with the only blemishes a 3-2 shootout loss to Chicago on Jan. 13 and a 2-1 overtime loss to Tampa Bay on Feb. 7.
(stats as of games played on Sunday, Mar. 9)

Week of March 3
… 13 & 29. J.P. Dumont leads the Predators with 13 goals on the road this season, while Jason Arnott leads the team with 29 points on the road this season. Dumont's total is already six better than his seven road goals last season and currently ranks tied for 19th in the league in road goals. Arnott's point total is already nine better than his 20 road points last season and is currently tied for 24th in the league in road points. Last season Arnott and Paul Kariya tied for the team lead with 12 road goals, while Kariya also led the team with 33 points on the road. Ryan Suter and Marek Zidlicky lead team defensemen with 15 points on the road this season, tied for 21st in the league.
(stats as of games played on Sunday, Mar. 2)

Week of February 25
… 20. Alexander Radulov has scored 20 even strength goals this season, tied with Daniel Alfredsson and Vaclav Prospal for the 11th most in the NHL this season. Radulov's 44 even strength points this season are tied with Joe Thornton for 13th in the league. Alexander Ovechkin leads the NHL in both categories with 31 even strength goals and 55 even strength points. Jarome Iginla tops the Western Conference in both with 26 goals and 51 points
(stats as of games played on Sunday, Feb. 24)

Week of February 18
… 68. The Predators lead the Western Conference with 68 third period goals this season. Dallas ranks second in the conference with 63 third period goals. By comparison, Nashville scored 70 third period goals all last season.
(stats as of games played on Sunday, Feb. 17)



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