The Nashville Predators’ offense has been struggling mightily this season. Heading into last night, the Preds were averaging a league-worst 2.05 goals per game and they were in the midst of a 120-minute goalless streak. But with defenseman Roman Josi leading the charge, the Preds were able to regain their scoring touch at the expense of the Dallas Stars.
Entering the game, Josi had recorded just three points in his previous 19 games this season. He needed just 60 minutes and 28 seconds on Monday to surpass that total, as he scored two goals, including the game-winner 28 seconds into overtime, and added another two assists during the Predators’ 5-4 victory over the Stars.
Josi’s previous career-high point total for a single game was two, which he accomplished just once during the 2011-12 NHL season, so his four-point night against the Stars is easily the best offensive performance of his career. And it earns him the “Stat Line of the Night” for Monday, February 25, 2013.