Found March 18, 2013 on HockeyBuzz:
First it was a zero for California jaunt, now we are talking about a zero for western Canada run. After last night’s distressing 3-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers, alarm bells should be ringing all throughout Pred Nation, especially, Sergei Kostitsyn’s incredible error that led to what for all intents was the game winning goal. The fact that SK74’s error was in the game following his benching...

Sergei Kostitsyn gives up on play, leads to Oilers shorthanded goal (Video)

Nashville Predators forward Sergei Kostitsyn took the most inopportune time to head to the bench for a line change during Sunday's game, and his team paid for it as the Edmonton Oilers scored a short-handed goal that made the difference in the game. During a Predators power play in the third period, Kostitsyn mishandled a pass and allowed the puck to travel outside the blue...

Predators Forward Sergei Kostitsyn Quits on Play, Leads Directly to Oilers Shorthanded Goal (Video)

That is not a good look for you, Sergei Kostitsyn. The Nashville Predators forward made arguably the most bone-headed play of the NHL season on Sunday night, and it cost his club dearly. When he wasn’t able to control a puck in his offensive end on the power play, Kostitsyn was forced to get back on defense. He started to do and then inexplicably stopped. The end result? A shorthanded...

Sergei Kostitsyn gives up on play, Oilers score

Nashville's Sergei Kostitsyn has some explaining to do. After failing to handle a pass, Kostitsyn abandoned the play, allowing Sam Gagner of the Edmonton Oilers to carry the puck in and dish it to Lennart Petrell who was able to tally a relatively easy shorthanded goal.  Chalk this up as one of the most baffling, lazy plays we've seen so far in 2013.  There are...

VIDEO: Kostitsyn quits on Edmonton’s eventual second goal…

We’ve seen Jason Arnott lag on the backcheck. We’ve seen Martin Erat make turnover after turnover inside the attacking zone. We’ve even seen Niclas Bergfors released for not playing defense. But we’ve never seen a Nashville Predator quit in the middle of a play. (Special thanks to SBNation for the video) Sergei Kostitsyn barely tried to muscle Edmonton Oilers winger Sam...

Oilers have sure turned things around

The Edmonton Oilers have started to turn things around since hitting a season low point in their last meeting with the Nashville Predators. Jordan Eberle led the way with a goal and an assist in the Oilers' 3-2 victory over the Predators on Sunday. Magnus Paajarvi and Lennart Petrell also scored for the Oilers, who have captured seven out of eight points since losing 6-0 in...

The Predcast, Episode 1: Road Trips, Coaching, Kostitsyn, and more

The inaugural episode of The Predcast here at The Predatorial. Join your hosts Kristopher Martel, Dan Bradley, and Chris Link as they explore what’s gone on in the past two weeks including the recent road trip, the big question mark in terms of management and coaching, Sergei Kostitsyn’s recent gaffe, and the upcoming stretch of games.

So Edmonton, You Want Corey Perry?

Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal answers some email... Q: If the Edmonton Oilers were to give up one of their young players, would it be realistic to think they could acquire Corey Perry from the Anaheim Ducks? He’s won a Stanley Cup, he’s a 50-goal scorer, he’s a tough, hard-nosed player. He would seem to be the player the Oilers need. A: The only way the Oilers...

Less Penalties Being Called?

from Bruce McCurdy of the Cult of Hockey at the Edmonton Journal, Here we go again. Every season National Hockey League referees start out calling everything in sight, and every season the crackdown peters out as the games gain importance. The 2013-13 season is no different. This is bad news for clubs like the Edmonton Oilers who seemingly rely on special teams as a difference...

Kostitsyn's bonehead move proves to be costly

The Nashville Predators return to the United States with nothing positive coming out of their Western Canadian road trip. They lost their third in-a-row to the Edmonton Oilers, 3-2 on St. Patrick's Day. “Instead of finding ways to win games, we are finding way to lose them. It isn’t good enough,” said goal scorer Roman Josi. Nashville can’t seem to capitalize on their...

Evening Line With Video Evidence

“I made a mistake. I went to change, I should have backchecked, but didn’t see the second guy was coming there.” “Even if it was a 1-on-1, I should go back, it doesn’t matter if I was tired. I should have gone back and pressured him from behind.” -Sergei Kostitsyn of the Nashville Predators, via Josh Cooper of The Tennessean.  

Predators @ Edmonton Oilers (Game 29): Preview

The Nashville Predators end their Western Canadian road trip before heading to Columbus to take on the Blue Jackets Sunday night against the Edmonton Oilers. The Predators are ranked 10th in the Western Conference with a 11-11-6 record and 28 points. The Oilers are 10-11-6 with 26 points and ranked 14th in the West. Puck drops at 7:07pm CT. TV/Radio Coverage Nashville:...

Game 30: Nashville @ Columbus – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images The Predators wrap up their five-game road trip with a visit to Nationwide Arena taking on the Columbus Blue Jackets to see who will be in last place in the Central division. This road trip has been a world of hurt for the Predators getting slammed by Vancouver and Calgary and snatching defeat from the jaws of a possibly victory against Edmonton...
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