They may not show up on the scoresheet, but the Predators' guests of honor deserve a lot of recognition for Nashville's 6-3 victory in Washington.
Two dozen of the Preds' moms accompanied the team to the Nation's Capital and saw their sons score five unanswered goals to erase a 3-1 deficit, bust their six-game losing streak and record a significant win to end 2018. The victory also snapped Nashville's 10-game road winless streak.
"Growing up, you fall and you get a boo-boo, who do you run to? Mom," Preds forward Rocco Grimaldi said. "We're on a six-game losing streak, we're kind of hurting and banged up, who do we need to come running to? Mom. It was a great win by our team, especially going down 3-1. We could've hung our heads and thought it's one of those game again, we can't get out of this slump, but the boys stuck together, every line chipped in and we have a huge win against the defending Stanley Cup Champs."