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By Alex Daugherty

Don’t look now, but the Nashville Predators have a much improved offense this year.

And they just might have one of the best offenses in the NHL.

In a 5-2 win over the San Jose Sharks, the Predators flexed their offensive muscle in a multitude of ways on Tuesday night. Roman Josi had a pair of goals using his great offensive instincts. Kyle Turris whipped a solid wrist shot in transition play. Filip Forsberg finished off a great play by Matt Duchene. Dante Fabbro found an empty net.

The Predators have now scored 13 goals in the first three games this season, which is as good a stretch as they had all last season. And when you consider that big contributors like Craig Smith and Ryan Johansen have yet to find the scoresheet, the Preds offense really seems to be humming along nicely.

“I think we’re doing the right things offensively,” Peter Laviolette said after the Preds beat the Sharks on Tuesday night. “Just making sure that we take care of the puck as well, we can’t always create, but it’s certainly nice to see the goals that the guys are working hard to create.”

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