The Predators lost to Detroit 4-1 in a game that was much closer than the score. The Preds out shot the Wings 32-22 and appeared competitive throughout the contest.
As is is often the case when Detroit hits the ice, the Wings take advantage of almost every miscue that the opponent makes and that was indeed the case on Monday night against the Predators. Jimmy Howard was outstanding and held the Preds scoreless until the game was all but over.
The Predators power play, which has been their bread and butter lately, sputtered, going 0-5 without captain Shea Weber.
The loss was somewhat overshadowed by the mysterious injury to Weber. Weber skated off the ice after a few minutes at the morning skate on Monday morning and then left the building before speaking to Coach Barry Trotz.
In the postgame presser, Trotz could not answer any questions about the injury as he simply did not have a report. More should be known later today after the team receives a report.
Here is the video of the Marc Fistric hit to Shea Weber at the end of Friday's game in Dallas that is speculated to have have sidelined Weber. With no factual information, everyone is left to let their imaginations run with the nature of the injury.
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 (Preds.com)
Jim Diamond (The Examiner)
Ryan Porth (Smashville 24/7) Game Story - One More Thing
Amanda DiPaolo (Inside Smashville)
Mark Willoughby (The View from 111)
Robby Stanley (Hockey Night in Nashville)
Marc Torrence (On The Forecheck)
Paul McCann (HockeyBuzz)
Kris Martel (Predatorial)
Detroit Area Media...
Detroit Free Press,
Winging It in Motown
Able to Yzerman
The Production Line
Nightmare on Helm Street
Left Wing Lock
On The Wings
Red Wings Front
The Malik Report
Audio from the Predators comes from....
Ryan Ellis (Part one, Part two)
From Detroit we hear from...
1. Jimmy Howard
2. Valtteri Filppula
3. Pavel Datsyuk
Highlights come from NHL.com....
Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass