Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 4/6/13
Photo Credit: John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images Nashville’s playoff hopes may be all but a pipe dream now after a 1-0 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks during a 2pm matinee tilt at Bridgestone Arena. Ray Emery stopped all 20 shots he faced and the Hawks received a goal from Bryan Bickell to put the Predators 14 points away from playoff contention elimination, by either separation of points gained by the 8th place team or by loss of points from the Predators themselves. On a day where it seemed like the entire Chicago Blackhawks fan-base migrated down from the Windy City and invaded Nashville, the Predators could ill-afford to go down early in the game. Unfortunately, that was the case this afternoon. “Obviously you want to get the first goal. It was a stupid mistake, we got a little excited on the pinch, and it cost us. Yeah, it hurts, but it’s a long game and there are a lot of mistakes. We just gotta find a way to get a goal,” said Predators defenseman Hal Gill, who became the firs...
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