Posted on March 23, 2013
Mike Fisher had a feeling he was going to break through and that's exactly what's happened.
Despite the Predators going through their share of struggles, Fisher has been able to stay the course.
During a four-game losing streak Fisher managed to score a goal in three of those games and pick up an assist in the other.
With five goals over five games Fisher has shown that he can be the consistent player the Predators desperately need him to be.
"I don't think I've changed a whole lot," said Fisher. "I've just tried to be consistent and be in front of the net, get there for rebounds and try to be in the right spots. The puck's just kind of finding me right now. Hopefully I can keep it going."
Despite his earlier offensive struggles Predators coach Barry Trotz had no complaints over Fisher's game.
"(Fisher) gets the tough match ups every night," Trotz said. "It's not easy going up against Joe Thornton every night and Anze Kopitar and having success offensively. That's a big task to do."
The one thing Trotz did admit was that he wanted to see Fisher make more of an effort to drive the net and that's exactly what the 32-year-old has done of late and he's reaping the rewards.
The Predators remain on the outside of the playoff picture and if they have any hope of breaking into the top eight they will need Fisher to contribute offensively, while maintaining his defensive play.