After a tough stretch in the middle of the season, the Nashville Predators can somehow finish 2019 on a high note.
During the offseason, the Nashville Predators made some moves and put itself in a position to compete throughout the 2019-20 season.
The high hopes for the Predators haven’t quite turned into the dominance many fans had hoped for on the ice. Instead, the Preds have struggled to find consistency throughout the season.
The Preds started the season putting itself in a spot at the top of the NHL. After the first few weeks of the season, the Preds have increasingly gotten worse and have been unable to recover the bad stretch of play it’s still in.
In the Predators’ most recent game against the Penguins, Pittsburgh dominated throughout the game and didn’t give the Preds a chance to get back in the game.
That’s pretty much been the story of the Predators’ season since November. The hope is that the Preds will turn things around starting January 1 in the Winter Classic against the Dallas Stars.
There are a few different things you could blame on the inconsistent first half of the season, but the overall performance from the team as a whole has been poor for a lot of the season.
December has been about as average for the Predators as it can get, but it’s an improvement from what they were putting on the ice before December, so at this point, you just have to hope they can keep improving in 2020.
The Predators have slowly been building on its success with a pretty good second-half of December. The Preds are currently 4-2 in the second half of December, and with a win against the Penguins on Saturday night can end 2019 on a high note.
If the game is anything like Friday night’s Preds-Pens game, then it could be a poor end to 2019, but if the Preds can get the win, then they’ll finish December 5-2, and that’s a great place to start and build some consistency in 2020.