It has been a difficult start to the season scoring for the Nashville Predators. Nashville is last in the National Hockey League scoring with under two goals per game but has stayed above .500 because of amazing goaltending. The combination of Pekka Rinne and Chris Mason are giving up just under two goals a game which is the second-best in the NHL. Nashville needs to improve their scoring sooner than later because I don’t believe Rinne and Mason can keep this up all season.
It is players like Colin Wilson, who scored the team’s only goal on Tuesday during a 1-0 win over the San Jose Sharks, who have to put the puck in the net more often. Wilson has four goals and four assists this season to lead the team in scoring but there is not a ton of scoring options on this team. It is a team built on great goalie play to stay successful. Nashville is 6-3-4 at this point which is shocking considering how few goals they are scoring.
The team’s only hope is having Rinne and Mason keep pucks out of the net. It is asking a lot for two goalies to stand on their head for 48 straight games and then through the playoffs. This comes down to the offense keeping their act together. Nashville can’t keep scoring just one or two goals each game because the law of averages will get them at some point. Rinne and Mason are great goalies but they have to be perfect now for the team to win.