Nashville’s post All-Star break defensive woes are starting to reach a boiling point with Coach Barry Trotz.
Following Nashville’s 4-3 loss on Thursday to Ottawa, in which Trotz saw odd-man rushes and giveaways lead to Senators scores, he’d had enough.
“I thought right before the break we had it locked down,” Trotz said. “I look at all four goals, they for the most part were gifts.”
The Predators have lost three of their last four games, including one in a shootout. They are 2-2-1 since the All-Star break.
Alarmingly, Nashville has given up three or more goals in four of the five games. Ottawa ended a seven-game losing streak.