From all accounts, in reading the views of the Detroit writers, the Red Wings played one of their most complete games of the season last night. Unfortunately, the Predators played one of their games where they appeared to be baffled by the opponent on both offense and defense.
As well as the Wings were playing, it is unclear whether the Predators could have won on their best night.
Roman Josi made his NHL debut as the seventh defenseman and was getting limited minutes until he moved on a pairing with Jon Blum when Frankie Bouillon left in the second period with a "lower body injury."
One of the low lights of Josi's debut was the unintentional breaking of Patrick Eaves jaw on a shot late in the game. It was a nice gesture that Josi spoke to him as he was being wheeled out on a stretcher.
The Predators will have little time to regroup as they face Edmonton tomorrow night and Calgary on Tuesday. It doesn't get any easier as they move on to Vancouver on Thursday before returning home on Saturday against Buffalo.
The game on Saturday begins a critical stretch where the Preds play 14 of 19 games at the Bridgestone Arena. They will need to become point accumulators for the next six weeks as it is the most home heavy portion of the season this year.
Here is our game story from last night with comments from the couch. Make the jump for the full roundup...
Main Stream Media...
Josh Cooper: (The Tennessean) Game story - Notes - Postgame Ponderings
Bryan Mullen (Preds.com)
Ryan Porth (Smashville 24/7)
Mark Willoughby (The View from 111)
Robby Stanley (Hockey Night in Nashville)
3D Link (On The Forecheck)
Kris Martel (Predatorial)
Detroit Area Media...
Detroit Free Press,
Winging It in Motown
Able to Yzerman
The Production Line
Nightmare on Helm Street
Left Wing Lock
On The Wings
Red Wings Front
The Malik Report
Here is the dramatic video of Roman Josi's one-timer that fractured the jaw of Patrick Eaves.
Highlights come from NHL.com
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