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Juuse Saros picks up shootout win

Tue, Apr 19th 11:16pm EDT
By Sean Varin

Saros was solid in this game, holding a shutout until the 15:13 mark of period two when Andrew Mangiapane found the twine and later added another in the third period and send it to overtime. He seemed to be the only one who could figure out the goalkeeper in this one, as the rest of the offense couldn’t get anything by him. Nashville went on to win 3-2 in shootout play.

Fantasy Impact: Saros stopped 19-of-21 shots-on-goal for a .905 save-percentage in the shootout win. It wasn’t many shots on the goalkeeper but it was enough to get the team the win.

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Filip Forsberg scores in 3-2 win

Tue, Apr 19th 11:11pm EDT
By Sean Varin

Forsberg scored the first goal of the game at the 7:23 mark of period two on assists by Ryan Johansen (36) and Roman Josi (69) to give the Predators a 1-0 lead in what would be a three goal period. Matt Duchene added his 33rd goal of the year on a power-play about five minutes later to put the team up 2-0 before the Flames answered back at the 15:13 mark of the period. Calgary found the equalizer in period three and Nashville pulled it out in shootout thanks to Mikael Granlund for a 3-2 win.

Fantasy Impact: Forsberg moves to 39 goals and now has 76 points in 64 games-played. The winger added two hits, one block and five shots-on-goal in 20:32 of ice time.

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Predators center Ryan Johansen scored the lone Nashville goal Saturday in a 4-1 loss to the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact: Johansen now has points in four of his last five games, scoring five goals and adding two assists in that span. The center has 22 goals and 34 assists in 68 games this season.

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Matt Duchene tallied assists on the Predators first and third goals in a 4-3 loss to the Sabres.

Fantasy Impact: Duchene is on a three game point streak and has now tied his career high 70 points. He now has 35 goals and 35 assists in 64 games played this season.

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Roman Josi recorded three assists for the second game in a row. He finished with a plus-two rating, six shots on goal and two blocked shots.

Fantasy Impact: Josi has an incredible 10 points in his last three games contributing to an amazing month of March during which he has recorded a atleast one point in all eight games for a total of 19 points.

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David Rittich saved 44 of 48 shots to secure a Predators' 6-4 win over the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact: Rittich made his eighth start of the season and kept Nashville in the game while their offense found their groove. He is up to 208 shots allowed and 194 saves on the season. He doesn't have much value in fantasy formats but is a streaming option should Juuse Saros need another break.

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Tanner Jeannot found the net twice in the final ten minutes of Nashville's 6-4 win over Florida.

Fantasy Impact: The second-year player from Canada brought his goal total to 17 and point total to 31. His ability to contribute offensively is just a bonus on top of his defensive prowess with 169 hits and 36 blocked shots.

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Mikael Granlund lights the lamp

Sat, Feb 12th 10:23pm EST
By Jesse Garcia

Mikael Granlund opened the scoring with his seventh goal of the year in the first period of a loss to the Jets. He had three SOG and two hits in 20:28 of ice-time.

Fantasy Impact: Granlaund has registered a point in four of his last five games. With 39 points in 46 games, he is a solid option going forward.

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Luke Kunin scored two goals for the Predators on Tuesday in their 5-4 victory over the Avalanche. He was a plus one with two goals, six SOG, three hits and two blocks in 16:49 of ice-time.

Fantasy Impact: This was a rare sight Kunin is a not an offensive force but was tonight. He should be left on waivers.

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Eeli Tolvanen registered one assist on the power play, two shots, four hits and two PIM in the 3-2 win over Chicago Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Coming into this one, Tolvanen had gone eight games without an assist. The Finn is now up to 11 points, 77 shots, 53 hits, eight PIM and a plus-8 rating through 30 games.

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Mattias Ekholm scored an empty-net goal on four shots and went plus-3 in the 5-2 win over the Avalanche.

Fantasy Impact: 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.

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Phillip Tomasino scored a goal in Sunday's 1-0 win over New York.

Fantasy Impact: Tomasino has nine points through 26 games and the youngster will continue to get more playing time with key forwards out.

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Dante Fabbro had three points in the Predators' 5-2 win over the Red Wings on Tuesday. He was a plus three with one goal, two assist, three SOG and a hit in 23:10 of ice-time.

Fantasy Impact: It's nice that Fabbro had himself a nice night. It would not be nice to add him to your roster.

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He netted his second goal of the year on an empty net shot to finish the 4-2 victory for Nashville.

Fantasy Impact: He has six points in 13 games, but the opportunities are not there for him to be fantasy relevant yet.

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Connor Ingram allowed four goals in the Predators 5-2 loss to the Oilers on Wednesday. He saved 25-29 shots against while taking the loss.

Fantasy Impact: Ingram struggled in his second career start . It is tough to perform well when your team is in the second night of a back-to-back and your playing the best offense in the league in the Oilers. Although he is clearly the backup.

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Rocco Grimaldi scored once while adding an assist Tuesday night versus the Lightning.

Fantasy Impact: Grimaldi now has nine goals and there assists on the season.

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Viktor Arvidsson also added a helper to give himself three points on the night.

Fantasy Impact: Arvidsson has always been a streaky player for the last few years. Continue to ride this hot streak as this was the second time in four games he recorded three points.

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Pekka Rinne stopped 31 of 33 shots for a .939 save percentage. He failed to get any goal support as his team got blanked by the Lightning

Fantasy Impact: The Preds have gotten very good goaltending as of late from both Rinne and Juuse Saros. Look for that to continue.

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Calle Jarnkrok scored a goal and had three assists during a 4-1 win versus Tampa Bay. He also had two shots on goal and finished with a plus-three rating in 14:36 minutes of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: In 23 games, Jarnkrok has seven goals and six assists with an even plus/minus rating. The 29-year old veteran is boasting a 21.2 shooting percentage which means he'll likely be due for a regression since he has a career 11.8 shooting percentage in eight seasons.

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Ellis picked up two assists as well as a +1, two SOG, one hit, and five BLK in 27:35 in Nashville's 5-4 loss to Ottawa on Thursday night.

Fantasy Impact: Ellis filled the stat sheet all the way around in this one. He remains second on the team in points and is a very solid start in Fantasy. Interesting fact: Nashville is the only team in the NHL with two defensemen in the team's top three scorers.

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