The Predators had little time to celebrate last night's 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings as they had to make the quick flight to Raleigh to play the Carolina Hurricanes tonight.
The team will have Andrei Kostitsyn and Paul Gaustad in the lineup for the first time against the Canes tonight and will need to play a solid game against the rejuvenated Carolina squad who has been playing solid hockey recently.
Anders Lindback (2-6-0, 2.70, .897) will get his first start since February 2 tonight. He has played sparingly this season so he would like to snap his five-game losing streak that dates back to December 3.
Since the Preds and Canes last faced each other on January 7, Carolina has gone 9-4-6 and have played well under head coach Kirk Muller.
Nashville has pulled within four points of St. Louis and Detroit but will only have one additional game this week to be point collectors, playing at Florida on Saturday.
At the end of the big trade deadline day yesterday, here is what Paul Gaustad had to say about becoming a Predator.
Here is our game story from last night. Make the jump for the full round-up of everything from the game...
Main Stream Media...
(The Tennessean) Game story - Notes
David Boclair (The City Paper)
Doug Brumley (Preds.com)
John Manasso (NHL.com)
AP (via Sports Illustrated)
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)
Jeremy Gover (Section 303)
Patten Fuqua (Puck Scene)
Marc Torrence (On The Forecheck)
Kris Martel (Predatorial)
Los Angeles Media...
Jewels from the Crown
The Royal Half
L A Kings News
Audio from the Predators comes from....
Coach Barry Trotz
From the Kings, we hear from...
Coach Darryl Sutter
Three Stars of the Game...
1. David Legwand
2. Pekka Rinne
3. Roman Josi
Highlights come from NHL.com....
Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass