The most likely teams to finish with 10 or fewer points in the standings are the Detroit Red Wings (15), Anaheim Ducks (14), Tampa Bay Lightning (13), Buffalo Sabres (12), Philadelphia Flyers (11), and Montreal Canadiens (10).
The Predators, Canucks and Ducks are all at or near the bottom of the list, with the Capitals, Panthers, Lightning, Wild and Kings all finishing with fewer than 10 points.
The Avalanche, Panthers and Wild are all tied for last with five points.
This is the second time in a year the Preds have finished with 10 points or fewer, following a 7-3 loss to the New Jersey Devils on March 23.
Nashville will face the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night.
The Preds also are tied for first in the league with a 2-2-0 record, but have allowed more than 400 goals in three straight games, including a season-high six against the Jets on March 9.
The Predators have not allowed more goals in a regulation loss since a 5-4 loss to Dallas on March 6.
Last year, the Predators posted a 3-0-0 mark against the New York Islanders, the best start in franchise history.
The Preds allowed one goal in each of the first two games against the Islanders, which was a career-high.
The two teams will meet again on Tuesday, Feb. 21.