Alright so we're back to blogging tonight. Sorry for the absence the Dr. was sick and Frenchy was out of town with no computer access. Tonight's game is a fairly important one for the Preds to win but even more important for L.A to win. Nashville is in 9th and L.A in 13th. Preds have 73 pts. and L.A has 68. It's quite important for Nashville to win this one in regulation so we don't give L.A anymore points than they already need. More to come after the game/intermissions.
Alright we need to have a talk with all the Predators about taking shots...shots shots shots. We were out shot 11-6 in the first period....only 6 shots.....you get more goals when you take more shots...basic math/statistics. Anyway 1st period recap. L.A drew first blood with a goal by Kopitar at 14:42 with the assist by Brown, Kopitar's 25th goal of the season. The Predators came back about 5 minutes later Shea Weber's 19th goal of the season with an assist by Dumont and one by Ward. Nothing else really exciting about the period in question....no fights.....minimal shots.....2 goals....your standard period if you will.....oh well we'll see how this one turns out(hopefully not in OT) more after the 2nd
Alright 2nd period recap time. First of we're up 3-2 woot! The second period started with Ward's 12th goal of 2008-2009 with assists by Dumont(2nd assist this game) and Legwand. L.A followed suit at 16:25 with a goal by Purcell assists by Frolov and Handzus. But the Preds came back with Sullivan's 8th of the season with assists by Erat and Suter. But the HUGE highlight in my book anyway was the fact that NASHVILLE DID NOT GET OUTSHOT. yes that is correct folks it makes me love my life as a Predators fan we had 12 shots and L.A only had 11 now on that highlight I'm going to go watch the 3rd period...more after this period....over and out
3rd period the Preds held on to win the game in....yes folks regulation. The goal scoring started off at 9:53 with a Kings goal by Handzus with assists by Simmonds and Calder. The Predators followed suit when at 17:42 Jones scored his 7th goal of the season with the assists going to Hamhuis and TooToo which gave us our final score of 4 to 3. And once again can you believe it folks we did not get outshot, we outshot them 12 to 6....one hell of a game that improved from period to period, let's keep it up Nashville we're goin' the the playoffs!!
The Russian Doctor