Subban rifled a shot from the point to tie the game at one goal apiece in the first period, with the play prompting a review by the officials for possible goalie interference on the part of Preds winger Kevin Fiala. The tally ended up staying on the board to snap a 17-game scoreless drought for the mobile defenseman, who is surging with four two-points efforts -- including one goal and eight assists -- in the last six games. Subban's first year in Smashville has been filled with peaks and valleys, with the low point being a month-long absence that wiped 16 games from his schedule (Dec. 17 - Jan. 19). There certainly are more consistent options than Subban, but you won't want to pivot away from him when he's on this kind of hot streak.
Subban picked up two assists, including a power-play helper, in a 5-3 victory over the Stars on Sunday.
The 27-year-old also had a two-assist effort Thursday versus the Rangers, so he appears to have broken out of his slump. Subban is having a tough first season in Nashville, but it looks like he could end the season strongly. Subban has seven goals and 22 points in 40 games; last season, he posted six goals and 51 points in 68 contests.
Subban notched a pair of assists -- one on the power play -- in Thursday's 4-3 loss at the hands of the Rangers.
Incredibly, this was Subban's first multi-point game since way back on Nov. 21, and although he's had to deal with injury, the star blueliner came into this game with just a single point in his past 12 contests. That said, he's still putting pucks on net regularly (including four Thursday), which should leave fantasy owners with plenty of optimism about Subban turning his fortunes around.
The defenseman was one of the highest scoring blueliners before being sidelined -- 17 points in 29 games to complement 25 PIM. Even after missing the last 16 contests, he still ranks among the top-50 scoring defensemen. If Subban ends up not being ready to go, the
The flashy blueliner will miss his 16th consecutive game with the ailment, and