The Michael Del Zotto reclamation project hasn’t yet worked out for the Nashville Predators. In his 19 games as a Pred, Del Zotto hasn’t scored, and has just four assists. The fourth came Friday night in Calgary, on a night that saw him play just 3:13.
All the praise here goes to Patric Hornqvist, who batted home the airborne feed past Calgary netminder Joni Ortio, just inside the post. Del Zotto ought to pick up the dinner cheque tomorrow.
The goal helped the Preds to a 6-5 win in a game between two teams who aren’t playing for the playoffs at this point, but pride.
The goal was just the 14th from Hornqvist in what has been a down year for the talented right winger, who has seasons of 21, 27, and 30 goals under his belt.