Once again, today is the biggest game in Predator history when the Preds take on the Vancouver Canucks in game six tonight at 7 p.m. at the Bridgestone Arena.
Here are videos from Barry Trotz, Joel Ward, and Pekka Rinne from the airport presser yesterday afternoon where hundreds of fans were loud and proud greeting the team home.
We will have our Morning After (A Day Late) and our Game Six Preview up shortly and have updates throughout the day. Make the jump for today's headlines, news and links.
In Pred Nation...
Sean Fitz-Gerald from the National Post interviewed Jereme Gover, Dirk Hoag and me to come up with this piece about the Predators overcoming stereotypes.
Amanda DiPaolo has a great story on David Legwand and Joel Ward stepping up when it counts.
PHT got input from Dirk Hoag and me on the future for Joel Ward.
Bryan Mullen looks at the experience David Legwand brings to the table and has his morning notes column.
Ryan Porth looks at the resilience of this year's Predators.
David Boclair looks at the Predators unlikely goals that have been so big for the Predstors.
Jeremy Gover has the story and video from yesterday's great reception for the team at the Nashville airport.
Nashville's hard work has not been enough against the Canucks.
Jas Faulkner says character counts with the Predators at The Hockey Writers.
Mark Willoughby has a look at the team that captured Bin Laden in his weekly My View.
Codey Holland and J.R, Lind appeared on NPR's Only a Game radio show on Saturday.
Sam Page has History Repeats Itself at On The Forecheck.
Pete Weber shared his flip cam video from his walk through the throng of Preds fans at the airport last night. Pete was also on Ice Cap on NHL Home Ice and describes the airport greeting and discusses the Preds win on Saturday.
Icethetics shares more rumors on the Preds' new jerseys including that he gold version may be introduced at the NHL Entry Draft. I don't buy that.
The Milwaukee Admirals lost 3-2 in Houston on Friday night but returned home last night and beat the Aeros 5-4 to force a game seven on Tuesday night at the Bradley Center.
Damien Cox was in Nashville for the first time since 1997 and gave his impressions of the Predators' franchise.
Around the NHL...
Detroit shocked San Jose last night with a huge 4-3 come from behind win to send the series back to Detroit for game six tomorrow.
The City of Glendale plans to "buy" another year to get the Coyotes sale to go through with an additional pledge of $25 million to keep the team there for next season. The council will vote on the funding on Tuesday.
Canada beat Team USA 4-3 in a shootout on Friday.
Kevin Allen thinks Nick Lidstrom will return next season.
On the Island, the idea of adding a casino to the renovation of the Nassau Coliseum has renewed interest.
"The Point" on NHL Home Ice is now available for download as a podcast.
Fred Poulin has the Top Ten Undersized Players that includes a couple of Predators.
A player that I like, that no one else does, Dan Carcillo is now on Twitter @OG_CarBomb13.
Georges Laraque has a new image in this slightly dated story.
Down Goes Brown has some key signs that your second round series is not going well.
Odds and Ends...
In England, women with large breasts appear not to be appreciative of their assets.
Taylor Swift has been rehearsing at the rehearsal hall at Bridgestone Arena. She is moving to the big room on May 21 for a benefit show for the tornado victims.
Here is another Kentucky Derby story from 1969 from Joe McGinniss of two college boys on an adventure to the annual event.
The Atlas 5 launch on Saturday was a picture perfect launch (Video and Story),
Buddy Oakes for PredsOntheGlass