In a turnaround from last season, the Predators collected their sixth point in three games from the St. Louis Blues with a 2-1 shootout win last night after only getting five last season when they went 2-3-1 against their division rival.
The Preds picked up a point on the Blues and two on Detroit and are now in seventh place with 44 points, three behind both teams and four back of fourth place Minnesota in the tightly bunched Western Conference race.
There remains no projection of when Shea Weber or Kevin Klein will return but the Predators have won two of three without the captain which is a real tribute to the organizational depth.
The Predators will open the new year at 5 p.m. tomorrow against Calgary at Bridgestone Arena before having three days without a game for the first time since the opening week of the season when they did not play from October 9-12.
Here is our game story from last night. 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 (Preds.com)
Ryan Porth (Smashville 24/7) Game Story - One More Thing
Mark Willoughby (The View from 111)
Dirk Hoag (On The Forecheck)
Kris Martel (Predatorial)
St. Louis Media...
In the Slot
St. Louis Game Time
Clips from the Blues comes from....
Coach Ken Hitchcock
David Backes and T.J. Oshie (Video)
Three Stars of the Game...
1. Pekka Rinne
2. Jaroslav Halak
3. Marty Erat
Highlights come from NHL.com....
Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass