NASHVILLE -- When the Nashville Predators traded for Kyle Turris on Nov. 5 as part of a three-way deal with Ottawa and Colorado, they landed the No. 2 center they've long sought behind Ryan Johansen.
It turns out that Nashville made another move that flew under the radar. They put winger Kevin Fiala on Turris' line, and Fiala is suddenly one of the most dangerous players on a team full of them.
Since the Turris trade, Fiala has two goals and three assists in five games, potting a goal and adding a helper in Monday night's 5-3 decision over Winnipeg. Fiala looks to continue his recent surge Wednesday night when the Predators host the Montreal Canadiens at Bridgestone Arena.