Last night's game between the Nashville Predators and Edmonton Oilers was one for fans to forget and for the players and coaching staff to etch firmly in their memory in order to avoid seeing a recurrence in the future.
In retrospect, it was a "trap" game that no one saw coming. A couple of players admitted to "overlooking" the young Oiler team since presumably it was a whirlwind day where there was a game and then a quick overnight trip to play the team with the best record in the Western Conference in Minnesota before coming home for a Thanksgiving day off.
From all appearances, the day off came early in the first period of last night's game when the whole team came out flat. Barry Trotz took Pekka Rinne out of the game so not to expose him to that type of effort in front of him.
For the Preds, the only highlights were Jordin Tootoo's first goal of the season, Matt Halischuk's first fight in the NHL, and a goal by Jon Blum in the closing seconds. The low-lights were too numerous to catalog.
Here is our game story from last night and Barry Trotz's postgame presser. Here is our pre-game story for tonight's match in Minnesota. Make the jump for the full round-up of everything from the game...
Main Stream Media...
Mike Organ: (The Tennessean) Game story - Notes - Postgame Ponderings
David Boclair (The City Paper)
Bryan Mullen (Preds.com)
Jim Diamond (The Examiner)
Ryan Porth (Smashville 24/7) Game Story - Morning Skate
Amanda DiPaolo (Inside Smashville)
Mark Willoughby (The View from 111)
Robby Stanley (Hockey Night in Nashville)
Patten Fuqua (Puck Scene)
Dirk Hoag (On The Forecheck)
Kris Martel (Predatorial)
Edmonton Area Media...
The Copper and Blue
Oil on Whyte
Here is the video of the Mat Halischuk - Sam Gagner scuffle from last night...
Audio from the Predators from last comes from....
From Edmonton we hear from...
Coach Tom Renney
Highlights come from NHL.com....
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