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Predators' Thomas Novak: Faceoff win generates assist
Novak produced an assist in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Ducks.
Novak won a faceoff back to Filip Forsberg, who quickly buried the Predators' second goal at 3:26 of the third period. The helper gave Novak 10 points over the last 10 games, a span in which he's been held scoreless only once. The 26-year-old center is up to 31 points, 77 shots on net and a minus-7 rating over 48 appearances. Novak's consistency of late makes him a strong depth option in fantasy.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Supplies power-play helper
Novak recorded a power-play assist in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Sharks.
Novak set up a Filip Forsberg tally in the second period. With at least one point in eight of his last nine games, Novak has been a consistent presence on offense while seeing middle-six minutes. He's up to 30 points, 77 shots on net and a minus-7 rating through 47 outings this season. The 26-year-old will likely continue to play on the third line since the Predators are clicking on a four-game winning streak.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Lends assist in win
Novak recorded an assist and two shots on goal in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Kings.
Novak stayed warm Thursday, picking up his eighth point in his last eight games. The center helped out on a Mark Jankowski tally in the second period. The 26-year-old Novak is up to 29 points, 76 shots on net and a minus-7 rating through 46 outings. He's holding down a middle-six role with time on the second power-play unit, which makes him useful in deep fantasy formats that focus on scoring.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Stays warm Tuesday
Novak scored a goal on three shots and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Golden Knights.
Novak scored in the second period, giving him four goals and three assists over his last seven outings. The 26-year-old has surged despite playing in a bottom-six role. He's up to 12 goals, 28 points, 74 shots and a minus-8 rating through 45 appearances this season. Fantasy managers in deeper formats could find a spot for Novak while he's scoring.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Scores again Tuesday
Novak scored a goal in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Devils.
Novak has goals in back-to-back contests, and he's racked up five points during a four-game streak. The 26-year-old is making the most of his middle-six usage lately, finding some consistency that was lacking for much of January. He's at 10 goals, 26 points, 68 shots on net and a minus-10 rating through 42 outings overall.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Goal, assist in overtime win
Novak scored a power-play goal on two shots and added an assist in Saturday's 5-4 overtime win over the Coyotes.
Novak sparked the Predators' comeback with his third-period marker, and he helped complete it by setting up a Ryan McDonagh goal in overtime. This was Novak's first multi-point effort since Nov. 11 -- the game before he missed 11 contests with an upper-body injury. The 26-year-old forward is up to nine tallies, 25 points, 67 shots on net and a minus-9 rating through 41 outings. He's mainly played in a middle-six role and may have appeal in deeper fantasy formats that focus on scoring only.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Finds twine
Novak scored a goal on two shots and went plus-2 in Friday's 6-3 win over the Stars.
Novak's goal gave the Predators a 2-0 lead in the second period. The center is warming up again with five points over his last seven games, though this was his first goal since Nov. 4. The 26-year-old is up to seven tallies, 20 points, 49 shots on net and a minus-1 rating over 31 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Nabs assist in win
Novak logged an assist in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Stars.
Novak set up a Luke Evangelista tally in the second period. A recent lineup shuffle has seen Novak playing on the third line after beginning the year in a top-six role. The 26-year-old hasn't had much of a scoring touch, going 18 games without a goal, but he has racked up seven helpers across his last 11 outings. The center is at 19 points, 44 shots on net and a minus-3 rating through 29 contests.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Registers helper
Novak produced an assist and three shots on goal in Saturday's 3-2 shootout win over the Capitals.
Novak was formally moved down to the third line for this contest, as the Predators appear to be leaning on their veterans to help the team get back on track. He saw 13:31 of ice time Saturday, and he's still on the second power-play unit. Novak doesn't have a goal since he returned from an upper-body injury, racking up five assists, a minus-2 rating and 15 shots on net over 12 contests in that span. For the year, he's at 17 points, 41 shots and a minus-2 rating through 26 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Ice time dwindling
Novak registered an assist in Friday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Red Wings, but saw his ice time dip to just 11:51.
This marks the second time in the past three games that Novak has posted a TOI of under 12 minutes, which is concerning. He has averaged 14:42 of ice time this season, but was seeing 17:59 of playing time per contest in November before being sidelined for 11 games with an upper-body injury. Since his return in early December, he's recorded just four assists in 11 games and hasn't scored a goal since Nov. 4. It's probably a good move to stash Novak on your fantasy bench until he turns things around.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Off injured reserve
Novak (upper body) was activated off injured reserve ahead of Thursday's clash with Tampa Bay, per the NHL media site.
Novak will be back in action for the first time since Nov. 11 against the Coyotes, a stretch of 11 games on the shelf. Prior to getting hurt, the St. Paul native racked up six goals and six assists in his last 14 contests, including six power-play points. Novak is expected to slot into a top-six role and could be in contention for a spot with the No. 1 power-play unit.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Facing 4-to-6-week absence
Novak is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks due to an upper-body injury and was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
Novak was putting together a fantastic start to the season with six goals and six assists, including six power-play points, through the first 14 contests. The 26-year-old center was well on his way to replicating his numbers from last season when he managed 43 points in 51 contests. Michael McCarron will join the lineup with Novak on the shelf and could even take a second-line role.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Continues to shine
Novak provided two assists -- including a power-play helper -- in Saturday's 7-5 loss to the Coyotes.
Nashville's third-round pick (No. 85 overall) from 2015 is finally showing he belongs in the NHL. Specifically, Novak has cashed in six goals and six assists through 14 games, with half of his point total coming on the man advantage. The Preds are in last place within the Central Division, but the 26-year-old pivot doesn't seemed to be bogged down by the overall team struggles. It will be tough for him to sustain an otherworldly shooting percentage of 23.1, though.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Two points against Oilers
Novak scored an even-strength goal and added a power-play assist in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Oilers.
Both points came in the second period as the Predators broke open a 1-1 game. Novak has found the scoresheet in five of the last six games, and on the season the 26-year-old has racked up six goals and nine points through 10 games. He has been demonstrating that his breakout 2022-23 campaign, in which he produced 17 goals and 43 points over 51 games, was no fluke.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Gets back in goal column
Novak scored a power-play goal on five shots in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Kraken.
Novak opened the scoring in the first period with his fifth goal of the campaign. He's been solid in a middle-six role this season, and he's now exceeded 15 minutes of ice time in five straight games, posting three goals and two helpers in that span. The 26-year-old center is at seven points (four on the power play), 20 shots on net and a plus-2 rating through 10 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Already has four goals this season
Novak netted two goals in a 5-1 win over San Jose on Saturday.
Novak's first marker of the night proved to be his first game-winning goal of the campaign. He's up to four goals (though no assists) in six appearances this season. It's quite a start for the 26-year-old forward, who set career highs in 2022-23 with 17 markers and 43 points in 51 outings. It helps that Novak is seeing time on the first power-play unit this season -- three of his goals have come with the man advantage.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Scores power-play goal in loss
Novak scored a goal on six shots in the Predators' 6-1 loss to the Oilers on Tuesday.
Novak scored on a wrist shot in the slot to cut the Oilers' lead to 4-1 in the second period. This performance gives Novak two goals in four games to open the season. He should continue to occupy a middle-six role and a spot on the second power-play unit.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Scores goal in opener
Novak scored a power-play goal in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Lightning.
Novak scored 17 times in 51 games last season and is off to the races to open the 2023-24 campaign. The 26-year-old Minnesota native is currently anchoring the third line at even strength, but he did see 3:00 of ice time with the man advantage Tuesday, a role he will look to hold on to the rest of the way.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Leads with three-point effort
Novak provided two goals and an assist in Nashville's 3-2 overtime victory over Vegas on Tuesday.
Novak earned his second multi-point game in the span of just three contests, giving him three goals and seven points in that stretch. Both of his markers Tuesday were recorded in the first period, and his helper was the primary assist on Cody Glass's overtime winner. Novak has 17 goals and 41 points in 46 outings this season, which is a huge jump from his 2021-22 rookie totals of a goal and seven points in 27 appearances.... See More ... See Less
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