2013-14 Nashville Predators By The Numbers
Here's a "By The Numbers" look at the Nashville Predators season so far...
The number of shorthanded goals the Predators have allowed this season. The Preds have not allowed a shorthanded goal since March 21, 2013, when Calgary scored two shorthanded – a span of 75 games. Nashville is the only team in the League not to have allowed a shorthanded goal this season.
The Nashville Predators winning percentage when scoring first (19-2-5).
The number of goals Patric Hornqvist needs to become just the fourth Nashville Predators draft pick to hit the 100-goals milestone for his career (Legwand, Erat and Weber).
The highest number of goals ever scored in a single game by a Nashville Predator. Eric Nystrom accomplished the feat on Jan. 24 in Calgary. The night was also his first career hat trick.
The total number of goalies used by the Nashville Predators this season, tying 2002-03 for the most in a single season in franchise history.
The total number of Nashville Predators representatives at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile and Head Equipment Manager Pete Rogers will represent the United States, while Shea Weber will don the Canadian maple leaf, and Roman Josi and Simon Moser take to the ice for the Swiss Team.
The number of Preds 2009 draftees currently playing for the club: Beck, Bourque, Ekholm, Ellis and Smith.
The average number of penalty minutes the Preds commit per game – the sixth-lowest in the NHL.
The number of major penalties committed by Rich Clune this season. He ranks sixth in the League in the category.
Craig Smith’s plus/minus rating on home ice this season. He ranks among the League’s Top 30 players in the category. Smith’s overall +7 rating on the season leads the Preds.
Shea Weber’s goal and power-play goals total this season. He leads all defensemen in both categories.
The Nashville Predators record when leading after the first and second periods, respectively.
The age of Seth Jones when he made his NHL debut on Oct. 3 in St. Louis - his 19th birthday. Jones is one of six players 19-years and younger to suit up for the Preds all-time.
The Predators’ record in the 47 games without Pekka Rinne in the lineup.
The Nashville Predators success rate on the power play this season.
The average age of the Nashville Predators defensive corps. With the addition of Michael Del Zotto (23), Nashville has the youngest defensive corps in the League. According to Elias Sports Bureau, the only other teams in the NHL with an average defensive age under 26 (including players on IR) are Columbus (25 years, 322 days) and Washington (25 years, 355 days).
Roman Josi’s average ice time this season. That total is more than five minutes above his career average (20:51).
The average number of shots for and shots against for the Nashville Predators this season.
The number of games Pekka Rinne has missed due to a hip infection.
The number of goals the Preds have scored in the third period – their most successful period of the season.
The face-off success rate of Paul Gaustad. He currently ranks second in the League (minimum 900 draws). It is the Portland, Ore., native’s fifth consecutive season ranking in the Top 10 – he finished the 2012-13 season third in the NHL in face-off efficiency (59.7 percent).
Wins by the Nashville Predators in January – perennially the best month in franchise history. The Preds are 106-78-(9)-15 in January all-time (.567). This season, Nashville went 7-5-4 (.563) in the first month of 2014.
The total number of goals the Nashville Predators have scored this season.
The number of shots Patric Hornqvist has fired this season.
The number of career wins for Head Coach Barry Trotz. He ranks 14th on the all-time wins list, and is now five wins shy of tying Marc Crawford for 13th all-time (549).
Goaltender Devan Dubnyk’s career minutes played.
** All stats were current/updated at the time of publishing