Last night's game had everything a Predator fan would want. There were more catfish on the ice than could be counted. There were two TV time out standing ovations. There was dominant Predator hockey followed by the Ducks tying the game twice only to have the Predators comeback to win on a goal by playoff veteran Mike Fisher. Fisher was only an assist away from a "Gordie Howe hat trick" as he had the goal and the fight squared away. What more could you want for the price of a ticket.
In summary, it was Predator hockey at its finest in front of a sold out Bridgestone Arena crowd of 17, 113 as the team is truly taking over the heart and soul of the sports fans in Nashville.
The Predators now have the chance on Wednesday night to win and take a commanding 3-1 series lead to Anaheim on Friday. A loss, and things are all tied up with the Preds needing to win two of the final three.
Anaheim will not practice on Monday but the Predators will be on the ice at Centennial Sportsplex at 11 a.m.
Preds-Ducks Game 3 Round-Up...
Here is our game story from last night with post game video. Here is our post on the Mike Fisher-Ryan Getzlaf match with a quote from Fisher explaining why it happened.
Josh Cooper had his game story, notes column, and postgame ponderings.
Brian Mullen has a post about Anaheim not keeping up with the Predators' firepower.
Jim Diamond spotlights Mike Fisher in his game story at the Examiner.
David Boclair has his story at The City Paper where he talks about unprecedented offense from Mike Fisher.
David Climer has a commentary about the Predators Living and Learning.
Mike Fisher was the third star of the night at NHL.com. He was the second star at Puck Daddy.
From the blog world reports come from Amanda DiPaolo, Mark Willoughby, Sam Page, Jeremy Gover, Predatorial, Paul McCann, Fang Finger Fever, Hands of Cement, Fang Faction, and Hockey Night in Nashville.
The other side of the story comes from The OC Register, Long Beach Press Telegram, L A Times, Ducks Blog, Quackalakin', Anaheim Calling, Battle of California, Ducks and Cover, Ducks Daily Blog, and Ducks and Pucks.
Audio from the Predators comes from Mike Fisher, Pekka Rinne, David Legwand and Shea Weber Part one and Part two. From the Ducks came audio from Teemu Selanne, Ray Emery and Coach Randy Carlyle.
Here are last night's game highlights from NHL.com.
Buddy Oakes for PredsOntheGlass