Fisher enjoying playoff race

Posted on March 28, 2011

Fisher enjoying playoff race

Mike Fisher is the first to admit that he was in a slump and that scoring two goals in Saturday's game against the Dallas Stars was definitely a relief.

Fisher hadn't scored since February 17th and while he felt he was still playing well he's happy to be able to contribute on the scoresheet.

"The coaching staff has been great through the whole thing," said Fisher. "They were really supportive and were always asking how they could help."

It's been more than a month since Fisher was traded to the Nashville Predators and he feels like he's really settling in, although he admits there are some differences from playing in Ottawa.

"I definitely don't get recognized as much," he said. "Unless I'm with Carrie, then she draws the attention and people make the connection."

However Fisher says the Predators' fans are just as enthusiastic as Senators fans which makes Bridgestone Arena a fun place to play.

The Predators playoff race has also made things more interesting. Since Fisher's arrival the Predators have been hard at work solidifying a playoff berth. With just six games remaining the Nashville sits sixth in the Western Conference.

"This is the most I've followed the standings in a long time," said Fisher. "It's the first time in a long while that I've been involved in such a tight race."

Fisher admitted that with the standings being so close there's already a sense of that playoff excitement around the team.

"It's been a lot of fun," he said. "I feel confident that we'll make the playoffs and I look forward to experiencing that with this group of guys."

Fisher believes the Predators have just the right mix of players to make a good run in the post-season.

"Our goalie has been unbelievable. We don't score many goals, but we play a good system and everyone contributes. I really like the way the team plays and it's been fun to be a part of."