Preds Quick Hits From The Crease 3-10-16
For those who went to bed early, shame on you. Anthony Bitetto notched his first career NHL goal and the Preds tied the game late with the extra attacker to salvage a point before falling in OT.
I can’t emphasize enough how important confidence is when it comes to going on this kind of stretch . Here’s a team heading to the third period down by two, on the second half of back-to-backs, and found a way to tie the game and earn a point. They had 13 shots on goal through two periods and looked gassed. It’s really a testament to their work ethic to battle back when they could’ve easily mailed it in.
Nashville extended their team-record 14 game points streak and 13 game road points streak. They are off until Saturday, March 12th in Vancouver. The last time they lost in regulation on the road…. JANUARY 12th vs Chicago. TWO FULL MONTHS between regulation losses on the road.
Elsewhere in the playoff races out west, the Blues, fresh off the announcement that they will host the Winter Classic next season vs Chicago, defeated the Blackhawks in a shootout 3-2. The top three teams in the Central are now separated by just one point. Colorado ended the Ducks 14 game points streak with a 3-0 shutout, temporarily catapulting the Avs past Minnesota for the final Wild Card spot.