Kunin is expected to be a healthy scratch for Monday's game against the Hurricanes, NHL.com reports. Kunin will join several teammates in the press box as a healthy scratch for Monday's season finale. The 23-year-old scored 10 goals and 19 points through 38 games in his first season with Nashville.
Kunin scored twice on two shots and added two blocks in a 3-1 win over Carolina on Saturday. Kunin got behind the Carolina defense in the second period and slipped a backhander past Alex Nedeljkovic to open the scoring. He found himself home-free again in the final frame, this time beating Nedeljkovic with a wrister to give the Predators a 2-0 lead. The goals were the ninth and 10th of the season for Kunin, who is shooting a career-best 14.1 percent in his first season in Nashville.
Kunin scored a goal on two shots in Tuesday's 7-4 loss to the Panthers. Kunin scored his fourth goal in the last five games at 6:50 of the second period. The 23-year-old forward is up to eight tallies, 17 points and 67 shots on net through 34 contests. He's added 77 hits, a plus-3 rating and 13 PIM in a middle-six role.
Kunin scored a goal on two shots and added four hits in Friday's 3-1 win over the Blackhawks. Kunin's tally in the second period held up as the game-winner. The 23-year-old has been hot lately, lighting the lamp in each of his last three contests. The Missouri native is up to seven tallies, 16 points, 61 shots on goal, 71 hits and a plus-3 rating through 32 contests as a middle-six forward.
Kunin scored a goal on four shots and doled out four hits in a 5-4 overtime loss to Chicago on Wednesday. Kunin found the back of the net for the second game in a row when he finished off a Mikael Granlund backdoor feed to give the Predators a 4-1 lead early in the third period. Kunin has gained some offensive footing during the month of April, scoring four times 11 in contests. After picking up goals in each of his first two tilts of the season, Kunin then went 18 games without one, a dry spell that last through the end of March.
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