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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
Predators' Thomas Novak: Four-point eruption Saturday
Novak scored a goal and added three assists, two on the power play, in Saturday's 6-1 win over the Blues.
It was a career-best night for the 25-year-old, who had a few three-point performances on his resume coming into Saturday. Novak opened the scoring early in the first period to get the rout started, then picked up one helper in each period to keep the Preds' offense humming. The 2015 third-round pick has become a force in the top six for Nashville -- over the last 12 games, Novak has racked up five goals and 14 points.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Collects two points in victory
Novak had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 7-3 victory over Buffalo.
Novak saw his five-game scoring streak end Sunday, but perhaps he started a new one Tuesday. If nothing else, it was yet another strong performance from Novak, who has 10 goals and 21 points over his last 17 contests. Overall in 2022-23, the 25-year-old has contributed 14 goals and 32 points in 37 outings.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Scores again Tuesday
Novak tallied a goal on three shots in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Red Wings.
Novak extended Nashville's lead to 2-0 early in the third period, deflecting a Cal Foote shot past Ville Husso. The goal would stand as the game-winner after Detroit cut the lead to 2-1 late in the frame. Novak has now scored in three straight games, logging five points (four goals and an assist) in that span. The 25-year-old forward has emerged as a legitimate scoring threat for the Predators since the middle of February, tallying nine goals and 17 points in his last 13 games while earning a regular top-six role. Novak is up to 13 goals and 15 assists through 34 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Tallies twice in overtime win
Novak scored two goals on four shots, added an assist and went plus-3 in Sunday's 5-4 overtime win over the Ducks.
Novak put the Predators up 2-0 with a first-period marker, then assisted on Kiefer Sherwood's tally in the third. The Ducks rallied late to force overtime, but Novak would secure the win with a goal 1:12 into the extra session. He has produced five points through six contests in March, and Novak's up to 12 goals, 15 assists, 61 shots on net and a plus-2 rating through 33 outings overall.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Ties game late in first period
Novak scored a power-play goal on two shots in Saturday's 2-1 shootout win over the Kings.
Novak snapped a five-game goal drought with the game-tying tally in the last minute of the first period. He's cooled off a bit in March, logging just two points over five contests after a stretch of 11 points in five outings in late February. The 25-year-old is up to 10 goals, 24 points (seven on the power play), 57 shots on net and a minus-1 rating through 32 appearances this season. As long as he stays in the top six, he should continue to have some fantasy appeal in deeper formats.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Sends helper Saturday
Novak logged an assist and two PIM in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Blackhawks.
Novak followed up an impressive five-game, 11-point streak with a pair of scoreless outings. He snapped the mini-slump when he set up Tyson Barrie's go-ahead tally in the second period. Novak has stepped right into a top-six role for the rebuilding Predators, and he's earned 23 points, 52 shots on net and a plus-1 rating through 29 appearances. The 25-year-old could be a solid depth add for fantasy managers down the stretch.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Racks up three points Sunday
Novak scored a goal on a four shots and added a pair of assists in Sunday's 6-2 win over the Coyotes.
Novak has burst onto the scene with five goals and six helpers during his five-game point streak. The 25-year-old is centering the top line now, and it's even more impressive he's done all of this with Filip Forsberg (upper body) out of the lineup. Novak now has nine goals, 13 helpers, 50 shots on net and a plus-1 rating through 26 appearances. He won't be sitting on fantasy waiver wires for long.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Earns pair of points in win
Novak scored a power-play goal and added an assist in Thursday's 6-2 win over the Sharks.
Novak has a four-game point streak, and he's recorded three multi-point efforts in that span. The 25-year-old was involved in the Predators' last two goals Thursday. He's up to eight tallies, 11 helpers, 46 shots on net and a plus-1 rating through 25 appearances. Novak figures to fill a large chunk of the void left by Ryan Johansen's season-ending leg injury.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Lights lamp twice in win
Novak scored two goals, one on the power play, in Saturday's 7-3 win over the Panthers.
It's the first multi-goal game in the 25-year-old's NHL career -- in fact, he had only five tallies in 48 games coming into Saturday -- but Novak looked like a practiced sniper against Florida. He opened the scoring in the first period by whipping the puck off the post past Sergei Bobrovsky, then banked a shot from behind the net off Spencer Knight's leg midway through the third. Despite this performance, Novak's fourth-line role and usual lack of power-play time gives him little fantasy upside.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Summoned by Nashville
Novak was promoted by Nashville on Wednesday, according to CapFriendly.
Novak was reassigned to AHL Milwaukee on Tuesday, and he didn't miss any of Nashville's games due to his brief stint in the minors. He has four goals and 11 points in 20 contests with the Predators in 2022-23. He's also recorded 11 goals and 26 points in 25 games with Milwaukee this season.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Loaned to AHL Milwaukee
Novak was loaned to AHL Milwaukee on Tuesday, per the AHL transaction page.
Novak could be back with the Predators ahead of Thursday's contest versus Boston even though he has been scratched for the past two games. The 25-year-old forward has 11 points and 39 shots on goal in 20 NHL appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Secures one-year extension
Novak signed a one-year, $800,000 contract extension with Nashville on Wednesday.
Novak's extension is a one-way deal which means the 25-year-old center will be harder to move between the NHL and the AHL going forward. In his 20 games for the Predators this season, the Minnesota native has set personal bests in goals (four), assists (seven) and shots (39).... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Back with Predators
Novak was recalled from AHL Milwaukee on Sunday, per the AHL transaction page.
Novak has contributed four goals, 11 points and 37 shots on net in 19 appearances with the Predators this season. He should be in the lineup for Tuesday's contest against Vegas. Novak was between Yakov Trenin and Tanner Jeannot prior to the break.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Dropped to AHL affiliate
Novak was reassigned to AHL Milwaukee on Friday.
Novak will head to the minors for now, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him back with the big club following the NHL's All-Star break. He's picked up four goals and 11 points through 19 top-level appearances this year.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Scores goal and assist
Novak scored a goal and an assist on four shots, helping the Predators to a 6-3 win over Montreal on Tuesday.
The first star of Tuesday's contest, Novak scored a goal off a one-timer pass from Yakov Trenin. He would also add an assist on Roman Josi's goal later in the second period. This performance marks Novak's first multi-point game of the season and gives him six points in seven games.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Scores against Anaheim
Novak tallied a goal in a 6-1 win against the Ducks on Friday.
Novak scored at 10:44 of the third period to give the Predators a 4-1 edge. It was the 25-year-old's second goal and fourth point in five games with Nashville this season. He was called up from AHL Milwaukee on Tuesday and logged just 12:31 of ice time vs. Anaheim. Although Novak's been offensively productive with the Predators when given a chance this season, he shouldn't be counted on to score regularly unless he secures a bigger role.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Brought back up
Novak was called up from AHL Milwaukee on Tuesday.
As expected, Novak is back with the Predators after being sent down briefly during the holiday break. He has one goal and two assists in three games with Nashville this year. Look for Novak to be back on the top line Tuesday against Dallas.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Reassigned to AHL
Novak was reassigned to AHL Milwaukee on Saturday.
Novak has been seeing top-line usage with the Predators lately, so this is likely just a paper move. He has a goal and two assists through three contests with the big club, and he's also worked on the power play, so Novak should be called up again prior to Tuesday's game versus the Stars.... See More ... See Less
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