Well, the Preds responded to my criticisms after the Nightmare Game after they put up two wins against the Duckies and the Kings. Neither of these wins were really impressive, but you have to be with the results. Pekka Rinne has stepped up to the plate, earning the NHL third star of the week. Congrats Pekka, you’ve earned it!
While it is true the Preds went 3-1 on the pivotal road trip, one has to hope that the two points they blew in San Jose won’t come back to bite them in the butt as we close out the season.
Speaking the closing of the season, the Predators only have 13 games left:
TUE MAR 16, 2010 FLYERS PREDATORS
THU MAR 18, 2010 WILD PREDATORS
SAT MAR 20, 2010 BLUE JACKETS PREDATORS
SUN MAR 21, 2010 PREDATORS BLUES
TUE MAR 23, 2010 STARS PREDATORS
THU MAR 25, 2010 COYOTES PREDATORS
SAT MAR 27, 2010 RED WINGS PREDATORS
MON MAR 29, 2010 PREDATORS PANTHERS
TUE MAR 30, 2010 KINGS PREDATORS
THU APR 1, 2010 BLUES PREDATORS
SAT APR 3, 2010 PREDATORS RED WINGS
WED APR 7, 2010 PREDATORS COYOTES
SAT APR 10, 2010 BLUES PREDATORS
The games I bolded are games I expect to win, the games I didn’t bold I feel like the Preds will lose. Ultimately, Detroit has once again surprised me and has surpassed Calgary for the number eight spot. I fully expect Detroit to make the playoffs because of the cupcake schedule they have left (two EDM, two CBJ). The Predators, on the other hand, have a pretty difficult schedule left, including games against the Kings, Redwings, Coyotes, and the pesky St. Louis Blues. Pekka Rinne and the Predators defense will have to step it up if we are going to make the playoffs.
Predators host the Philadelphia Flyers tonight in what should be a great game. Always good to see Kimmo and Harts, even if it isn’t in mustard and blue.
Predators paid attendance is almost at that 14,000 point, so I encourage EVERYONE to buy tickets for the last few home games. The good news is the majority of the games remaining are almost sold out. Keep up the good work Preds fans!
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Written by Chris Rydburg
Chris currently attends my Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He hopes to one day be a high school teacher.