Found March 11, 2012 on Smashville 24/7:
Last night’s hard-fought contest between the Red Wings and Predators – seeded fourth and fifth in the West, respectively – could have been a playoff preview. If you were not aware that is was March instead of April, however, you may have mistaken it for being a playoff game.As usual, there were plenty of Red Wings fans in attendance. But the atmosphere in a sold out Bridgestone Arena was electric from the get-go, giving fans a taste of what is on the horizon next month.“You had a lot of Detroit fans that came to our fine city and spent their money, which is great. But our fans were drowning them out,” head coach Barry Trotz said after the 3-2 win against the Red Wings.“It’s always a good rivalry and always good to be on the bench. As we went out [to the ice] I said to [assistant coach] Lane Lambert, as the fans were the booing the Red Wings, ‘You better cover your ears right away because it’s going to be loud when we step out.’”How loud was it in the arena when the Predators hit...
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