Last night's game between the Devils and Predators was a tale of two games. The Predators clearly were in control for the first part of the game and the Devils picked up steam toward the end.
It was clearly the best effort of the season for the Predators at both ends of the ice. Barry Trotz was not displeased with the effort and appeared to find more positives than negatives after the loss.
It is disappointing that critical points are decided in a mano-a-mano skills competition instead of with the teams on the ice.
The team was scheduled to leave for Edmonton today at 1 p.m. where they will play the Oilers on Monday at 8:30 p.m.
Make the jump for a complete round-up from last night...
Here is our game story from last night and Barry Trotz's postgame presser.
Josh Cooper had his game story, notes column, and postgame ponderings.
Jim Diamond touches on the Predators standing up for each other during Saturday's game.
David Boclair also discusses the Predators sticking up for each other at The City Paper.
Bryan Mullen has his musings at Preds.com.
From the blog world reports come from Ryan Porth, (Porth's second story), Amanda DiPaolo, Mark Willoughby, Jeremy Gover, Robby Stanley, Patten Fuqua, Dirk Hoag (with his advanced stats), Paul McCann, Lady Preds, and The Predatorial.
The other side of the story from New Jersey comes from In Lou We Trust, NJ.com, New York Post, Pucks and Pitchforks, Fire and Ice, North Jersey, Michelle Kenneth, and Speaking of the Devs.
Here are postgame audio clips from Ryan Suter, Shea Weber, Pekka Rinne, and Devils Coach Peter DeBoer.
Here is the video from the Brian McGrattan-Cam Janssen marathon bout from last night.
Highlights come from NHL.com
Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass