The homestand continues, and the Nashville Predators hope the winning will too as they host the Florida Panthers tonight at Bridgestone Arena.
It’s the first of two meetings this season between the clubs; the Preds have victories in four straight and are currently on a five-game point streak, even without the services of forwards Filip Forsberg (Injured Reserve), and more recently, Viktor Arvidsson (IR).
Even so, Nashville has still managed to outscore their opponents 12-9 over the past five outings while missing two of their top three scorers.
“The way players are stepping up, it seems to be someone different every night,” Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis said after Thursday’s win over Arizona. “That’s what championship teams do. They find a way to win. It’s not always pretty. I thought tonight we did a lot of good things. Tonight was one of our better offensive games, but good saves, bounces, whatever it may be, it was a close game and we found a way to win.”