With the Nashville Predators' power play struggling, and little practice time available owing to a busy schedule, coach Barry Trotz went to an unusual tactic Tuesday during the morning skate: The team practiced its power play.
It worked. Nashville went 2-for-4 and won for the second time in its past eight games, 4-2, against the Calgary Flames at Bridgestone Arena.
In seven games entering Tuesday, the Predators were 1-for-13 on the power play, though they have the seventh-ranked power play in the NHL. Partly as a result, Nashville had won once in that span.
Trotz was asked after the game if that work was worth it.