Friday, January 13, 2012

The Afternoon After Round-Up:Predators 3, Avalanche 2 (OT)

Thursday night's game against Colorado was a huge win for the Predators on  several levels:

  • Predators stayed in sixth place and within five points of the Central Division lead in spite of being in fourth place.
  • Preds have reclaimed home ice, going 9-2-0 after starting the year 4-7-3.
  • After losing back to back with Dallas, they won back to back from another team on the playoff cusp
  • The team never rattled when they were down 2-0 early and continued their trend of Thursday comebacks
  • David Legwand stepped up huge with his two goals.
  • Sergei Kostitsyn continued to shoot (and talk to the media).
  • In spite of breaking their eight game sell out streak, they were within a couple of hundred of a sell out on a night when schools had already closed for the week.

So now the team looks east with three straight games against Eastern Conference opponents with Philadelphia at Bridgestone on Saturday and games in New York at the Islanders on Monday (noon) and Rangers on Tuesday (6:30). It will be interesting to see what they do with strange opponents. I smell a sweep.

Here is our game story from last night and Barry Trotz's postgame presser.  Make the jump for the full round-up of everything from the game...

Main Stream Media...

Josh Cooper: (The Tennessean) Game story - Notes - Postgame Ponderings
David Boclair (The City Paper)
Jim Diamond (
John Manasso (

Digital Media...

Ryan Porth (Smashville 24/7) Game Story - One More Thing
Mark Willoughby (The View from 111)
Robby Stanley (Hockey Night in Nashville)
Jeremy Gover (Section 303) Games Story - Leftovers
Patten Fuqua (Puck Scene)
Marc Torrence (On The Forecheck)
Paul McCann (HockeyBuzz)

Colorado Media...

Adrian Dater
Aaron Musick
Mile High Hockey
The Avalanche Guild

Audio from the Predators comes from....

Pekka Rinne
Sergei Kostitsyn
David Legwand

From  Colorado, we hear from...

Coach Joe Sacco
J. S. Giguere
Ryan O'Reilly
Peter Mueller

Three Stars of the Game...

1. David Legwand
2. Sergei Kostitsyn
3. Ryan O'Reilly

Highlights come from

More Later...

Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass

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