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Several Predators Players Are Chasing Notable Records



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First-year Nashville Predators head coach Andrew Brunette has the team in a playoff position with four games left in the regular season.

But perhaps even more impressive than Nashville’s (slightly) improbable run to the playoffs is the number of players who are having career seasons under his guidance. Below are several Predators single-season and career records that could fall by the end of the 2023 season.

Filip Forsberg

Forsberg has already tied Matt Duchene’s single-season goals record (43) and he needs just one more to become the franchise’s sole leader.

It’ll be tough to do in four games, but Forsberg is also just seven points away from tying Roman Josi for the most single-season points (96) in Predators history. Forsberg does have 30 multi-point games this season, including 10 three-points games.

Forsberg already topped two of his own club records —most single-season even-strength goals (33) and most single-season game-winning goals (10) — and he broke Roman Josi’s single-season record for shots (327).

It won’t happen this year, but Forsberg is also only eight power-play goals behind Shea Weber for the most in franchise history (80).

Jeremy Lauzon

Lauzon already smashed Tanner Jeannot’s franchise record for single-season hits (318) and now he’s got Matt Martin’s NHL record (382) in his sights. He’s 25 hits behind, meaning he’ll have to average 6.5 hits per contest over the last four games to break the record.

Roman Josi

Josi is two points shy of becoming the second Predators player along with Forsberg to have multiple 80-point seasons. Earlier this year, he also became only the second Predators defenseman with multiple 20-goal seasons (Weber was the other) and the first Swiss-born player to record 500 career assists.

Ryan O’Reilly

O’Reilly is just two power-play goals away from tying Duchene’s single-season franchise record (16).

Colton Sissons

Sissons is only two short-handed goals away from tying Viktor Arvidsson’s single-season record (5).

Luke Evangelista

While he won’t break Forsberg’s record for goals scored by a rookie (26), it’s possible that Evangelista could get as high as third place, which is currently occupied by Alexander Radulov (18). He could also climb as high as second all-time in rookie scoring if he can surpass Jeannot’s 41 points (Evangelista currently has 35 points).

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