Tonight the Preds look to recover from Monday nights shoot out loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. It is the St. Louis Blues making their way to the music city. Last year the Preds were 4-1-1 against the Blues. Having said that the Blues did not have Ken Hitchcock for a couple of those wins. Tonight should be a hard fought match with lots of physicality and probably a fight or two. Look for Craig Smith to have a chip on his shoulder after being called out by coach Trotz monday night. Also look for Colin Wilson to try and step up and earn his spot on the second line. It will be Halak in net for the Blues.
My Prediction: The Preds will take this one 3-2. They understand the importance of this game and Trotz usually has Hitchcocks number.
Closing note: Shea Weber can not take anymore five minute majors, while I agree someone needed to fight Boll it did not need to be our best player. Yip, Mcgratten and Clune have a purpose, they needed to be used.
Recap should come tomorrow.