Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Morning After Wrap-Up: Blue Jackets 4, Predators 3 (OT)

No one expected that the Predators 17 game winning streak on home ice against the Columbus Blue Jackets would go on forever and it didn't with Columbus pulling out a 4-3 win in overtime last night at Bridgestone Arena.

Last season, on three occasions, I went to the rink on game day against the Jackets just knowing that karma would catch up with the Predators and she laid low for the whole season.

Yesterday, after looking at all the stats and comparisons of the two squads, I wrote that the game was the biggest mismatch in the series history, but concluded with  "I expect a typical Predators-Blue Jackets game that will be nip and tuck and a good possibility for overtime where anything can happen. There will be fights and bad blood as Columbus will try to incite Jordan Tootoo and probably cause Brian McGratten to bloody up his knuckles again."

I should have been in Las Vegas instead of on a campus visit with Jackson with that type of prognosticating ability. So anyway, the streak is over and the Preds got a point and still have the third highest point total in the Western Conference.

After a day off, the Preds will prepare to end the homestand on Tuesday with Edmonton and then head out  to Minnesota, Detroit and for the final road tripWestern Canada of the season.

Here is our game story from last night and Barry Trotz's postgame presser. Make the jump for the full round-up...

Main Stream Media...

Josh Cooper: (The Tennessean) Game story - Notes - Postgame Ponderings
David Boclair (The City Paper)
Bryan Mullen (
Associated Press

Digital Media...

Ryan Porth (Smashville 24/7) Game Story - Morning After
Amanda DiPaolo (Inside Smashville)
Mark Willoughby (The View from 111)
Jeremy Gover (Section 303)
Robby Stanley (Hockey Night in Nashville)
Patten Fuqua (Puck Scene)
Dirk Hoag (On The Forecheck)
Paul McCann (Hockey Buzz)

From Columbus, the happy news comes from...

Columbus Dispatch
The Dark Blue Jacket
The Cannon.

Fight Videos...

Jordin Tootoo - Derek Dorsett

Brian McGrattan - Jared Boll

Audio from the Predators comes from...

Mike Fisher
Shea Weber 1
Shea Weber 2

Nick Spaling (Video)

Columbus audio includes...

Coach Scott Arniel
Rick Nash
Curtis Sanford
James Wisniewski
Vinny Prospal

Highlights come from

More Later...

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