04/12/2013 23:01 Rookie Chiasson shines as Stars beat Predators
Rookie Alex Chiasson scored two goals, and the Dallas Stars beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 on Friday night for their fourth straight win as they try to keep their improbable playoff hopes alive.
04/07/2013 21:56 Blackhawks blow past Preds; first to clinch playoff spot
Rookie Brandon Saad and Jonathan Toews scored 55 seconds apart midway through the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks rallied to beat the Nashville Predators 5-3 on Sunday night to become the first team to clinch a NHL playoff spot this season.
Nick Spaling recorded a career-high 22 points in 77 games last season, playing the majority of games in a checking role. However, he was given more responsibility last season as evidenced by his ice time which rose by nearly a full two minutes compared to 2010-11 (15:43 vs. 13:56). Unfortunately, given the number of bodies currently ahead of Spaling on the Preds depth chart, he won't help you much in traditional fantasy scoring categories unless you're in an ultra-deep league. (Updated 8/14/12)