The Nashville Predators might not be exactly where they want to be in the standings, but they are holding their own.
More importantly the Predators have managed to pick up some important road points in the last couple weeks.
During last year’s lockout shortened season the Predators never managed to find any success on the road, which ultimately proved to be the downfall as Nashville failed to make the playoffs.
“We had some difficulties on the road last season, that’s for sure,” said Mike Fisher. “Those are important points. You need to be able to win on the road as a team.”
Heading into the season the Predators knew picking up points on the road would be an absolute must if they hoped to return to the postseason.
“We know how important it is to pick up points on the road,” said Fisher. “Last year we saw what can happen when you struggle on the road.”
So far the Predators have held their own on the road, even in the absence of number-one netminder Pekka Rinne.
“We know it will be harder, but it just means we have to work a little harder as a team,” added Fisher. “We’ve got a good back-up.”