Whether spectacular or just supremely prepared, Juuse Saros has saved Predators’ season

By John Glennon

One of Juuse Saros’ most impressive skills is the ability to turn what should be an incredibly difficult save into a relatively routine stop.

When the Predators’ goaltender is at the top of his game – and he’s been at the peak of his career for several weeks now – his post-to-post quickness, positional awareness and sense of anticipation almost always leave him squarely in front of opposing shooters.

So unlike most other netminders, Saros doesn’t often need to dive across creases to clear pucks at the last second, nor raise a glove hand in desperation after he’s been fooled by a shooter.

Instead of Superman between the pipes, Saros is more supremely prepared.

But if you’re trying to find the spectacular in Saros’ game this year, look no further than this: The 25 year-old Finnish native has somehow managed to make the Predators relevant in the present this season.

It’s been a Herculean task, considering that less than a month ago, the Predators sat at 11-16-1, languishing at sixth place in the eight-team Central and a full 10 points out of the division’s final playoff position.

There seemed little significance to actual Predators games at that point, the day-to-day ups and downs of the season paling in front of the future. Specifically, the only chatter . . .

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