Last night's game between Buffalo and Nashville was a typical 2-0 defensive snoozer for the sold out Bridgestone Arena crowd until late in the second period when Jordin Tootoo collided with Ryan Miller and brought the crowd and both teams to life.
Probably at some point later today, Brendan Shanahan will review the matter and decide if it was a "hockey play" as the Predators side has been calling it or "open season" on goalies as Lindy Ruff has pitched the matter.
Regardless of what it was, it was one of the more exciting incidents of the year for the fans on hand for the game. The Predators clearly out played the Sabres and out shot them 34-14, which is highly unusual.
Barry Trotz explained that the Preds made six mistakes in the game and three of them found the back of the net. As far as Anders Lindback's performance, Trotz said that he needed "one more save."
The loss dropped the Predators into eleventh place in the Western conference, five points behind division leading Detroit.
The Predators will have a chance to redeem the loss on Tuesday when they host the Phoenix Coyotes.
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Here is our game story from last night, our selection of quotes about the Tootoo-Ryan incident, 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 (Preds.com)
Jim Diamond (The Examiner)
Ryan Porth (Smashville 24/7) Game Story - Morning Skate
Jeremy Gover (Section 303) Also has pre-game special moment
Mark Willoughby (The View from 111)
Robby Stanley (Hockey Night in Nashville)
Patten Fuqua (Puck Scene)
Dirk Hoag (On The Forecheck)
Paul McCann (Hockey Buzz)
Jeremy Sargent (Predatorial)
Buffalo Area Media...
Die By The Blade
Black, Blue, and Gold
The Buffalo News
The Gooses Roost
Shots off the Crossbar
Audio from the Predators from last comes from....
Craig Smith post-game Video.
From Buffalo we hear from...
Highlights come from NHL.com....
Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass
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