Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Morning After Round-Up: Predators 2, Flames 1

With last night's 2-1 win over Calgary, the Nashville Predators now have their first three-game winning streak of the season and improved their home record to 6-5-3.

The victory also moved them back into the playoff picture in the Western Conference as they now sit in seventh place with a 15-11-4 record and have 34 points.

For Predator fans, probably the most surprising aspect of this year's team is the success that they have had on the man-advantage. The Preds have moved into a tie for third place in the NHL in power play success at 20.8%.

Colin Wilson's game-winning power play goal last night gave the Preds a six game streak with power plays which is a rarity in recent team history. The record for consecutive games with a power play goal is nine which was set in 2002. They last had an eight-game streak in 2009.

Brent Sutter blamed an odd face-off alignment that he claims led to Wilson's game-winning goal for the loss.

More highlights from the game with the Flames included the Preds most shots of the year at 45, the Predators winning at home against Calgary for the first time since January 25, 2008, and Nashville scoring the first goal for the first time in eight games.

The Predators continue their homestand with games against the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday and the St. Louis Blues on Saturday.

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

Main Stream Media...

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

Digital Media...

Ryan Porth (Smashville 24/7) Game Story - One More Thing
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)
Kris Martel (Predatorial)

Calgary Area Media...
The Calgary Sun
The Calgary Herald
Matchsticks and Gasoline,
Battle of Alberta
Hit the Post

Three Stars of the Game...

1. Colin Wilson
2. Miikka Kiprusoff
3. Pekka Rinne

Audio from the Predators from last comes from....

Patric Hornqvist
Colin Wilson
Pekka Rinne

From  Calgary we hear from...

Curtis Glencross
Alex Tanguay
Brendan Morrison
Coach Brent Sutter

Highlights come from

More Later...

Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass

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