Patric Hornqvist RW PIT 2 Months

Patric Hornqvist is looking forward to getting a chance to skate with Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin, but he said it won't change the way he plays the game.

"I'm going hard to the net and scoring goals around the net," Hornqvist said. "I always try to be a good guy in the locker room. Nick (Spaling) is the same way. Happy around the rink. I'm pretty sure they already have those kinds of guys there. I'm just excited to meet the coaches and the players and to build something up there." He was an assistant captain for Nashville last season. He can play right or left wing and it's likely he'll get Malkin as his center. He has hit 30 goals once in his career and posted a personal high 53 points last season. Look for him to improve on those totals in 2014-15.

Patric Hornqvist RW PIT 2 Months

The Pittsburgh Penguins have picked up Patric Hornqvist from the Nashville Predators for James Neal.

Nick Spaling is also headed to the Penguins. Hornqvist will get a huge bump in fantasy value as he will join the line of Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin and will get plenty of power play time as well. He could get 40-plus goals if he can remain healthy.

Patric Hornqvist RW PIT 5 Months

Star forward Patric Hornqvist makes it clear why he thinks Barry Trotz's contract isn't being renewed as the coach of the Nashville Predators.

"It's our fault that he left," Hornqvist said. "We didn't play good enough for him. He can't be on the ice, he just puts the right players out there. In the end this is our fault that he gets fired, and obviously that's a huge responsibility for us and we have to be better next year."

Patric Hornqvist RW PIT 5 Months

Patric Hornqvist had a goal and an assist in Saturday's 7-5 win over Chicago.

Hornqvist has been on fire lately with nine goals and 17 points in his last 10 games. That's allowed him to salvage what would have otherwise been a disappointing campaign by bringing him up to 52 points in 75 contests.

Patric Hornqvist RW PIT 5 Months

Patric Hornqvist continued his torrid streak by scoring in Thursday's 2-0 win over the Coyotes.

The underrated forward has now registered goals in five of his last six games and has amassed 15 points during his past nine outings. He has not enjoyed a fantastic season, but his performance over the past couple of weeks surely won a few fantasy hockey leagues. Craig Smith also scored a goal for Nashville in the win.

Patric Hornqvist RW PIT 5 Months

Predators' forward Patric Hornqvist is on fire as of late.

Since becoming a father on March 25th, Hornqvist has registered 10 points in five games. Perhaps the increased responsibilities of fatherhood have motivated the 26-year-old to new heights. If you have Hornqvist, ride him.

Patric Hornqvist RW PIT 5 Months

Patric Hornqvist scored two goals to help the Nashville Predators edge the visiting Washington Capitals 4-3 in a shootout victory Sunday night.

Hornqvist's goals, his 16th and 17th of the season, both came on wrist shots in the first period. Two other Predators notched two-point nights. Defenseman Shea Weber scored his 21st goal of the season and picked up his 29th assist while Mike Fisher chipped in with his 23rd and 24th assists of the season.

Patric Hornqvist RW PIT 5 Months

Patric Hornqvist (personal) should be back in Nashville's lineup on Tuesday night.

He didn't play on Sunday because his wife gave birth to a new baby girl. Hornqvist has 14 goals and 38 points in 66 matches this season.

Patric Hornqvist RW PIT 5 Months

With his wife giving birth to a baby girl, Patric Hornqvist won't play for the Nashville Predators against the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday.

Horqnvist is coming off a one-goal, two-assist game, but it's easy to see why he isn't playing today (especially since the Predators are out of playoff contention).

Patric Hornqvist RW PIT 6 Months

Patric Hornqvist missed Monday's morning skate with a lower-body injury.

However, coach Barry Trotz said that he's likely to play against Ottawa tonight. Hornqvist has 33 points in 59 games this year.