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The Daily News-Journal from Murfreesboro, Tennessee · Page B5

Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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Wednesday, August 3, 2016
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Additional mileage will be billed at $2.00 per mile one way. Complete Funeral Package $ 3,950 00 *same day service *Pre-pay this package and the price never changes. sports Following an offseason that has been widely praised, t he Predatorsshould be one of the NHL’s most exciting teams next season in their pursuit of a Central Division title and the Stanley Cup. Nashville’s roster is filled with players who will receive a lot of attention, and they will be expected to produce in a way that warrants as such. As for how those particular players could perform, here is a “betting guide” of sorts: Over/under on how many goals Filip Forsberg scores: 35 Only one player — Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin, w ho led the NHL in goals for the fourth consecutive season — had more goals than Forsberg’s 19 following the All-Star break last season. That included two natural hat trickswithin a three-game spanin February, which hadn’t been accomplished since November 1986. Forsberg’s second-half pace would’ve equaled roughly 49 goals over a full season, a significant bump from the 23-goal pace he was on entering the All-Star b reak. He made the most of his opportunities, scoring on 18.8 percent of his shots (19 goals on 101shots) over the final 50 games, a rate that’s assuredly unsustainable. Nevertheless, Forsberg ended the season with 33 g oals, tying forward Jason Arnott for the Predators’ single-season goal-scoring record. Forsberg, who signed a six-year, $36 million contractJune 27, should break that record next season if he can find more consistency. He may fall short of 40 goals, though; Nashville is the only NHL team that has never had a 40-goal scorer. Bet: Over Over/under on how many points defenseman P.K. Subban scores: 60 Subban has reached 50 points in each of the past three seasons, notching a career-high 60 two years ago. Now that he’s going to play in a system that may be m ore tailored to his offensive talents, the possibility of ahighly productive season strongly exists. O f Subban’s combined 164 points over the past three seasons, third-most among NHL defensemen, 31were goals. Former Predators captain Shea Weber, traded to the Canadiens for Subban on June 29, had 12 fewer points within that same span, but 27 more goals. No longer having the reliability of Weber’s powerful slap shot, the Predators could turn to Subban to replace it, especially on the power play, where Weber led NHL d efensemen with 14 goals. The Predators’ power play, which funneled through Weber, could be more dynamic a s well with less predictability. S ubban’s shot, though not as fear-inducing as W eber’s, is still potent. He is a premier playmaker, and with more chances to score, he should collect more points. Last season, Roman Josiset the Predators’ single-season scoring record for defensemen with 61 points. Don’t be surprised if Subban breaks it. Bet: Over Over/under on goaltender Pekka Rinne’s save percentage: .917 Of 10 NHL goaltenders who made at least 60 starts last season, Rinne’s .908 save percentage was the worst. It was also well below the .915 league average and his .917 career average. R inne, 33, was subpar last season, but showed in spurts that he can still be one of the league’s best. In his last 20 appearances of the regular season, for example, he had a 2.27 goals-against average and .921save percentage. The Predators have positioned themselves as a Western Conference contendernext season, but Rinne’s up-and-down play is regularly cited as a reason why they may fall short of those high expectations. It shouldn’t be difficult for Rinne to bounce back, but it m ay not be to a significant extent. Bet: Under Reach Adam Vingan on Twitter @AdamVingan. NASHVILLE PREDATORS CHRISTOPHER HANEWINCKEL / USA TODAY SPORTS Forward Filip Forsberg scored 33 goals last season, tying the P redators’ single-season record. What are best bets for t hese Preds next season? ADAM VINGAN AVINGAN@TENNESSEAN.COM run to put Riverdale up 7-0. However, the Warriors had three turnovers -two deep inside Summit territory that set up Spartan touchdowns. “We moved the ball at times, but the turnovers h urt us,” said Riverdale coach Will Kriesky. “They capitalized twice with t ouchdowns. The defense played well at times, but we have things to correct, including alignment issues.” Oakland takes down Hendersonville: Oakland won its second straight scrimmage, knocking off Hendersonville 3-1Tues- day. Three backs each tallied a TD for the Patriots, including Michael Rope r’s 75-yard scoring run. Lazarius Patterson scored on a 6-yard run and J eron Rooks on a 14-yard scamper. “We played them because they’re always so physical,” said Oakland coach Kevin Creasy. “They’re well coached and physical. “We had some issues on third down. They scored their touchdown on a third down and converted three others. We have to do a better job getting off the f ield.” Contact Cecil Joyce at 615-278-5168 and on Twitt er @Cecil_Joyce. CECIL JOYCE / DNJ Blackman's Cordell Braxton breaks free for o ne of two touchdowns Tuesday at Overton. Football Continued from Page 1B

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