Last night's game was as positive an effort as you will see for the Predators that doesn't end up in a victory. Here is our game story from last night. We'll have our morning wrap-up and perspective from the game later this morning.
After the jump we have news from the Predators, Ducks, and the world of hockey...
In Pred Nation...
David Boclair had his pre-game notes from yesterday.
Dirk Hoag has his own set of "alternative awards" for the big shindig in Las Vegas.
The Milwaukee Admirals return to the ice tonight for game two with the Texas Stars. The Ads lead 1-0 in their best of seven series.
Fickle ex-Preds owner Craig Leipold says Wild fans deserve better.
On the Duck Pond...
Eric Stephens had his pregame roundup before game 2.
J P Hoonstra has the pregame notes from yesterday.
Curtis Zupke filed his game day report for NHL.com
Be on the look out for the next 303:30 that will be out later today. In addition to the Jeremy and Codey from the Cellblock, Ryan Porth, Amanda Dipaolo, Chris Burton, Mark Willoughby and I will be there for today's taping.
Around the NHL...
Kings forward Jarret Stoll has been suspended for tonight's game against San Jose for his hit on Ian White in the opening period of Thursday's first game of the series.
With all the uproar about awards voting, Tyler Dellow gets down to brass tacks on several peripheral issues.
RLD Hockey has the final showdown of the season long Trophy Tracker series.
Here is a list of desirable unrestricted free agents that could be on the open market on July 1.
Jason Arnott was happy to get the puck out of New Jersey.
Here's a look at what all 16 playoff teams are paying their starting goalies.
Here is a transcript from James Duthie of another great John Tortorella and Larry Brooks exchange.Here's the R-rated video of the exchange.
Has the NHL put a crack down on throwing Octopi on the ice? Chris Osgood has a few choice things to say in the video too. Here is a great video that points to the stupidity of the ban, "History will be banned.".
There continues to be speculation about the Coyotes move to Winnipeg and there is even discussion of trying to get commitments for season ticket sales.
Steve Lapore likes the new look NHL Network pregame lineup.
The Upper Canadian was on the War Room Review on NHL Home Ice.
Odds and Ends...
It appears that according to a picture of an ancient Antarctican lake that was released that the earth looked like a bunch of nipples during its formation.
Here's another reason to attend Mule Day. You can get trampled by a horse and sue for big money.
Buddy Oakes for PredsOntheGlass