Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Morning After Round-Up: Canucks 4, Predators 3 (SO)

After all the dust settled from the fierce competition at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday night the Predators and Pekka Rinne had seen their winning streaks broken by the 4-3 shoot-out lost to Vancouver.

No one appeared discouraged and all appeared to take the loss of a point for what it was, a great team effort marred by losing a man on man skills competition at the end of play.

The Predators continued to do many of the same things that had done well in their winning efforts. They had strong play by all four lines, a good defensive effort, and outstanding goaltending.

They showed great character by snapping back from an early two-goal deficit but never seemed to be able to slip in the fourth goal in regulation or in overtime, despite numerous scoring chances. Roberto Luongo can be credited for much of that failure.

Even with the point, the Predators slipped to fifth place behind the St. Louis Blues, who beat Ottawa. The team did gain ground on Detroit and are three back in the Division and Conference with 69 points.

The Predators now face a pair of crucial games against Eastern Conference foes playing at Ottawa on Thursday and at Boston in a matinee on Saturday. A pair of wins on the road would greatly help their cause as they continue to pursue the Western Conference lead.

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)
Doug Brumley (
John Manasso (

Digital Media...

Jim Diamond (The Examiner)
Ryan Porth (Smashville 24/7) Game Story - One More Thing - Decibels
Amanda DiPaolo (Inside Smashville)
Mark Willoughby (The View from 111)
Robby Stanley (Hockey Night in Nashville)
Jeremy Gover (Section 303) LeftGovers
Sam Page (On The Forecheck)
Paul McCann (HockeyBuzz)
Fang Faction

Vancouver Media...

Audio from the Predators comes from....

Patric Hornqvist
Pekka Rinne
Mike Fisher
Colin Wilson

Here is Pete Weber on Hockey This Morning discussing the game and the Western Conference.

From the Canucks, we hear from...

Kevin Bieksa
Byron Bitz
Alexander Edler
Ryan Kesler
Roberto Luongo
Alain Vigneault

Three Stars of the Game...

1. Henrik Sedin
2. Colin Wilson
3. Byron Bitz

Highlights come from

More Later...

Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass

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