Nashville Predators @ San Jose Sharks Preview: Into the Shark Tank

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Nashville Predators @ San Jose Sharks Preview: Into the Shark Tank
Nashville Predators @ San Jose Sharks Preview: Into the Shark Tank

In case you missed it, the Predators had a record-settingly awful effort against the depleted Colorado Avalanche on Thursday. Yes, the Avalanche played very well, and yes, the Preds still somehow managed to get four goals on backup Pavel Francouz despite being almost doubled up in shots on goal, but there is no NHL team so good that it should inherently be able to score nine on another NHL team—especially with two-thirds of its top line missing and the third leaving partway through the game. It's not an insult to the Avalanche to say the Preds' performance was underwhelming. After the loss to the Avalanche, captain Roman Josi said, “This is a proud locker room, and we got embarrassed out there

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