Subban contributed an assist and dished out four hits in Saturday's Game 2 win over Chicago. Subban was kept at bay in Game 1, but he was a force in a 5-0 win Saturday. The 27-year-old has been a strong playoff performer in the past and he'll need to keep that reputation if the Predators hope to upset the Blackhawks in the first round.
Subban fashioned a pair of assists at even strength in Thursday's 7-3 win over the Stars. The Predators were electric during 5-on-5 play, and Subban did his part by setting up the pair of secondary helpers. His knack for twirling around the blue line is well documented, but fantasy owners were curious to see whether Subban could approach the 51 points that recorded with the Habs last season; that's not going to happen, as he's at 10 goals and 30 assists over 65 games with the Preds. However, he might've hit that mark if it wasn't for a 16-game injury layoff in the winter.
Subban scored an empty-netter, posted a plus-2 rating and recorded two shots in 25:34 during a 3-0 victory against the Wild on Saturday. This has to feel good for Subban owners, who have seen the 27-year-old turn in some subpar outings of late. The goal was just his second point in the last nine games. While his shooting percentage is above his career average, Subban is taking fewer shots and owns a minus-3 rating. It could be worse, but it's very unlikely the No. 1 defensemen is fulfilling the high expectations he had coming into the season.
Subban went minus-3 with two shots and two blocked shots in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to Boston. He was a regular on the ice when the Bruins were scoring, continuing a slump that's now reached seven games; Subban has just a single point (a goal) on only nine shots in that span. That's quite a drop in his rate of sending pucks on net, but it's fair to expect Subban to ramp up his offensive involvement soon; after all, he's still one of the better blueliners in the league despite what's been a disappointing first season in Nashville.
Subban went minus-3 with no points during Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Hurricanes. To be sure, it was not a good night for the Preds' prized rearguard. Overall, however, he has been quite consistent over the past five weeks, with 17 points in his last 18 games. He remains one of fantasy hockey's better defensive plays, so make sure you put him in your lineup whenever you get the opportunity.
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