The Columbus Blue Jackets woke up this morning and are still asking themselves what happened last night in Smashville. They were up by three goals twice and still managed to go home with their tails tucked between their legs with a 6-5 loss.
Ryan Johansen, who had two goals for the Jackets lamented, "It’s not the first time we’ve had a couple goal lead and we’ve ended up losing. We’re going to have a few days off here to regroup so hopefully we can spend some time with family and kind of forget about what has happened, and move on."
You really have to wonder if Columbus coach Scott Arniel will still have a job at the end of the Christmas break. It is really hard to believe that with all the coaches that have been fired in the NHL this season that he hasn't been a casualty also.
For the Predators, it was another incredible victory that is really beyond the imagination of most Predator fans that rarely see a six goal offensive outburst from the team. The Predators, going two of three on the man-advantage, was a key.
The win pushed the Preds back in to seventh place in the Western Conference with 40 points, one point ahead of Dallas who they will face tonight at American Airlines Center at 7:30 p.m.
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)
Associated PressDigital Media...
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)
Dirk Hoag (On The Forecheck)
Kris Martel (Predatorial)Columbus Area Media...
The Dark Blue Jacket
The CannonThree Stars of the Game...
1. Marty Erat
2. Jeff Carter
3. David LegwandAudio from the Predators comes from....
Marty EratFrom Columbus we hear from...
Ryan JohansenHighlights come from NHL.com....
Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass