D - NSH
Mattias Ekholm scored an empty-net goal on four shots and went plus-3 in the 5-2 win over the Avalanche.
This was Ekholm's first goal of the season and has logged only six points all season. He doesn't do much for fantasy owners without an offensive input.
Mattias Ekholm is back in the lineup after missing time due to an illness.
The Swede will return to his top-four role and some power play.
Ekholm recorded 2 assists with a plus 3 rating Thursday against Detroit.
He was among trade speculation prior to this amazing run. Expect him to remain an important piece of the Preds as the trade deadline approaches.
Mattias Ekholm scored a late third-period goal and also had an assist during Nashville's 4-1 win versus Tampa Bay. He also had three shots on goal, and one hit while playing a team-high 24:41 minutes.
In 22 games this season, Ekholm has five goals and seven assists with a plus-seven rating which is a good number on a struggling Predators team that has difficulty scoring goals. The goal was his first since March 4th versus Florida.