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Eeli Tolvanen Can’t Save the Nashville Predators, But He Would Help

Nashville Predators right wing Eeli Tolvanen (28) skates toward the net during the third period against the Carolina Hurricanes at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Anyone who thinks Eeli Tolvanen can save the Nashville Predators is living in a fantasy world. But even with that, he still should absolutely be in the starting lineup for Game 2.

Nashville Predators Head Coach John Hynes took a lot of criticism for his lineup decisions in Game 1. The team looked slow and had very little offensive punch to it. The two goals the Predators did score were largely due to their physical play, which obviously needs to continue.