Josi scored one goal Thursday while logging 24:59 of ice time in a 3-0 win over Winnipeg. The Predators' captain led all Nashville skaters in ice time, eight minutes of which was spent with the man advantage. Oddly enough, the goal was Josi's first point of the season. Despite the somewhat slow start, the 2018-19 campaign remains only four games old for Josi and the Predators and as time goes on, the Swiss-born blueliner is guaranteed to start filling up the scoresheet on a nightly basis.
Josi did not factor into the scoring in Thursday's 3-2 season-opening win over the Rangers; however, he led all skaters in ice time with 23:03. This should come as no surprise, as Josi has averaged roughly 25 minutes per game over the past three seasons. The 28-year-old Josi has established himself as one of the top all-around blueliners in the NHL, having posted at least 50 points in three of the past four seasons. Given Nashville's high-powered offense, he is in prime position to repeat those numbers this year. Start him with confidence.
Josi delivered two secondary assists -- including a power-play helper -- in Sunday's 5-4 overtime road win over the Hurricanes. Josi received a game-high 24:41 of ice time, skating for 7;32 on the man advantage and 4:15 shorthanded. Last season, the Swiss national registered 14 goals on a career-high 253 shots to complement 39 apples and a plus-24 rating. With additional consideration to 20 points on the power play, Josi is firmly ranked among the elite fantasy blueliners, so don't blink or you could miss him in fantasy drafts.
Josi will head to Denmark to participate in the IIHF World Championship. Now that the Predators have been eliminated from the playoffs, Josi will join a Swiss team that currently sits in fourth place in the Group A standings, having accumulated a 2-1-1 record. It wasn't the finest playoff output for the playmaking defenseman, as four assists stood as his only points through the first two rounds.
Josi had two assists and three shots on goal in a 4-0 win over the Jets on Monday. Josi had been held without a point in his eight prior games, including every game in this series. However, he hasn't been entirely uninvolved offensively, as he has 36 shots in his last nine games. If he can secure another point or two in Game 7, it will go a long way toward helping the Predators move on to the conference finals.
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