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Nash Daily: Is Brunette A Jack Adams Favorite?; Reinhart Scores 50




Following their 1-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, the Nashville Predators are riding a 17-game point streak and are the hottest team in the NHL, and head coach Andrew Brunette is a big reason why.

Because of their late-season turnaround, that’s included a 15-0-2 run with back-to-back shutouts, Brunette should be a front-runner for the Jack Adams Award, which is given annually to the top head coach in the NHL.

Brunette currently has the fourth-best odds (+1500) to win the award.

The Florida Panthers snapped their four-game losing skid on Sunday as forward Sam Reinhart scored two goals to key a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

It’s Reinhart’s first season with 50 or more goals, and his 83 points are a new career high, topping the 82 points he had in his first season with the Panthers during the 2021-22 season. Since being traded to Florida three years ago, Reinhart hasn’t had fewer than 31 goals or 67 points in a season.

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Filip Forsberg had one heck of a night in Nashville’s 1-0 win over the Red Wings on Saturday, dropping the gloves with Moritz Seider and scoring the game-winner. You can read the plus/minus report here.

Kevin Lankinen is one of the better backup goaltenders in the NHL, and his recent shutout of the Panthers proved exactly that.

Central Division Standings

  1. Colorado Avalanche | 46-20-5, 97 points
  2. Dallas Stars | 44-19-9, 97 points
  3. Winnipeg Jets | 44-22-5, 93 points
  4. Nashville Predators | 42-25-4, 88 points
  5. St. Louis Blues | 38-30-3, 79 points
  6. Minnesota Wild | 34-28-9, 77 points
  7. Arizona Coyotes | 29-37-5, 63 points
  8. Chicago Blackhawks | 20-46-5, 45 points

Wild Card Standings

  1. Nashville Predators | 42-25-4, 88 points
  2. Vegas Golden Knights | 38-25-7, 83 points
  3. St. Louis Blues | 38-30-3, 79 points
  4. Minnesota Wild | 34-28-9, 77 points

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