Sunday, January 23, 2011

Preds Pull Out Fortunate Win in Edmonton

The Nashville Predators defeated the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 by way of a shootout on Sunday night at Rexall Place in Edmonton, but were extremely lucky to escape with a victory. The Preds played a sloppy game that allowed the Oilers to hang around and almost win the game. Cody Franson scored in the shootout for the first time in his young career to give the Predators a win. Sulzer and Ward got the goals for Nashville in regulation.

Things got scary in overtime when Edmonton beat Pekka Rinne, and would've won the game had the puck not hit Rinne's vacated stick. After review, it was clear that the puck did not completely cross the line, but who knows what can happen on a video review after the other night in Colorado.

Edmonton has a bright future. They're not a good hockey team right now, but they will be in a few years down the road. They have pretty good talent on their team. Taylor Hall is going to be a stud.

The defensive combination of Kevin Klein and Alexander Sulzer is like messing with fire. You're gonna get burned. And trust me, both of them are pros at getting burned. It hasn't been fully exposed yet, but keep your eye on it.

The Preds were lucky to escape with this win. They're going to have to play much better tonight vs. Calgary if they hope to win. The Preds are only four points behind the Red Wings........It's going to get interesting.

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