I can not tell you how much I love that Shea Weber sucked it up and came back from his injury so quickly. His tenacity and perseverance as a hockey player never ceases to amaze me.
Who is the guy out there wearing 25 and what has he done with Jerred Smithson?! I mean, the moves he's been working here lately make me think I'm watching a completely different player on the ice. And not that I'm surprised really...I've been singing his praises for a while now. However, it's still nice to see him live up to the potential I know he's capable of.
Mike Santorelli's dirty goal at the end of the first. It wasn't too pretty but we'll take it.
Marcel Goc finally scores his first Predators goal...and it was a sweet one against his former team. That must have felt pretty good.
Dan Hamhuis had a great game tonight. I had a feeling he was going to be influential in a goal somehow during this game.
We only took one penalty all night. Staying disciplined while playing the Sharks is not always easy and I'm very happy to see that the boys seemed to have gotten that under control for once.
Cody Franson needs to work on his split-second decisions during his time on ice. I have seen a few too many rookie moves that leave me feeling a little uneasy about the mistakes he could make.
Our power play is the WORST in the league. THE. WORST. And it won't get any better if we continue to play through it like we did tonight. I'm sorry but we're THE WORST. I can't get over that...even worse than Columbus.
Has anyone else noticed that we've finally been going to the net but once we're there, we get all tied up in ourselves? We still need to figure some things out there. Well, except for the rookies like Santorelli and Hornqvist. They seem to know exactly what to do at the front of the net.
Speaking of Hornqvist, he is ALWAYS involved in tussles around the net after the whistle during pretty much every game. He either has a mouth on him that gets the other players all riled up or he really is just at the net all the time.
That Live United commercial should never see the light of TV day again. I have no words for how painful that was for me to sit through.
And what everyone will be talking about tomorrow: the Dan Boyle goal that slipped in through Dan Ellis's five hole was just brutal. The look on his face after he realized the puck slid through was such a look of defeat. Oh man, that just took all the wind out of our sails...unfortunately.
Okay. Wow. This was a tough one to lose. We stayed with the Sharks, we played well in front of the net and our goalie. This is the kind of loss that just stings a little when you think about it too long. Hence why we must not dwell. Steve Sullivan said it in his post-game interview and it's true. You take away the positives, tweak the not-so-positives and move forward.
The Predators wrap up this road trip at St. Louis on Thursday night to face the Blues for the first time this season. The game will be broadcast on 104.5 The Zone and shown locally on FS-TN (channel 28 for Comcast customers). Puck drops at 7:00pm CST.