Found December 29, 2011 on PredsOnTheGlass:
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As I wrote in yesterday's pre-game assessment, last night's contest was one that was set up to be one in need of a true "Predator way" win where all 20 players pulled on the rope equally to gut out a victory in spite of being somewhat under-manned, without Shea Weber and Kevin Klein.

That was exactly what transpired. For 65 minutes it was a down in the trenches battle and the outcome rested on Colin Wilson's shoot-out efforts.

It was important for the Predators to win a game that was based in the DNA of the team's history. Hopefully, it will be an event that helps them recall the "band of brothers" approach that has been the key to the team's success over the years.

The three rookie defensemen played well again and Gabriel Bourque received praise from Barry Trotz after the game for his first NHL game.

Here is our game story from last night.  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)
NHL.com

Digital Media...

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)
Dirk Hoag (On The Forecheck)
Paul McCann (HockeyBuzz)
Kris Martel (Predatorial)
Fang Finger

Minnesota Media...

Wild.com
Minnesota Star Tribune
Pioneer Press
View From the Lighthouse
Hockey Wilderness
Glen Andresen
Wild post-game Notes

Audio from the Predators comes from....

Barry Trotz
Pekka Rinne
Ryan Suter
Colin Wilson

From  Minnesota, we hear from...

Mike Yeo
Josh Harding
Mikko Koivu

Three Stars of the Game...

1. Pekka Rinne
2. Josh Harding
3. Jon Blum

Highlights come from NHL.com....



More Later...

Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass

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