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04-18-2008, 01:55 AM
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PLAYOFF GDT: GM5 : Nashville@Detroit : 4-18-08 : 6:30pmCDT

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Game 5 - Series Tied 2-2

Joe Louis Arena : Detroit, MI

**6:30pm CDT**
104.5FM
FSN South-locally; Versus-nationalUS; CBC-Canada; RIS
*pregame will air at 6:00



IT'S TIME FOR THE REVENGE OF THE CATFISH III!





aka: The fairway edition V...um, since it's game 5 we'll go with edition V

Game Day Info:
VIEWING PARTY AT THE SOMMET CENTER
Doors open: 6:00 pm
Game starts: 6:30 pm

The Preds-Red Wings game will be shown Friday night on Nashville’s largest indoor screen -- the Megatron -- at the Sommet Center.

* Free admission! ($5 parking available in the south lot - just behind Sommet Center)
* Gnash and the Predators Dancers will be there.
* Concession stands will be open with specially-priced food.
* Contests and activities at intermissions.
* Inflatable games for the kids.






*Look, we all know what happened the first 4 games, no need to rehash that anymore. We've played each other 12 times now so we know who the scorers are and who the surprise players are and how the special teams are doing. We know what the Preds need to do and what the fans need to do (from about 500 miles away). And except for the Detroit goalie, lineups will likely be the same with maybe one or two game time decisions on each side.
-Legwand played in gm4 but will probably be a GTD again.



**Remember you can park in the lot behind the arena for $5.




Now...we're mad as hell and we're not going to take it anymore!

LET'S GO PREDATORS!!!!!!!! ...

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04-18-2008, 03:46 AM
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May the power of the catfish, Spank's GDT and the karma of having never won on the road in the playoffs all compell the Preds to a win. That and hopefully the Preds come out and play a full 60 minutes of smart hockey.

Let's go Preds!

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anyone planning on going to the viewing party?

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Gah, crappy starting time.

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Well here's a sobering stat I saw on NHL network.... 80% of the teams that are in a 2-2 tie that win game 5 go on to win the series. Needless to say whoever wins this game grabs momentum.

It would be the prefect time to get that first road win...

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Hopefully the Predators aren't over confident, because they haven't done anything yet. We held up at home, but thats not good enough.

Osgood is in net, which means that's likely be bad news for us, as he always plays us well (or so it seems). I'd look for him to kill our momentum and shut us out tonight.

This is a huge game, and thus I don't have my hopes up for this one. I'd love to think that we'd come out pumped, wanting to take this game so that we have a chance to win the series on home ice in front of our crazy fans, but I don't see that happening. We've yet to win a road playoff game and seem to come out flat for big games. Until they prove me otherwise, I expect another disappointing loss and then we'll be fighting for our lives at home.

Keys to tonight's game:

1 - Start out strong. Can't afford to get behind early.
2 - Get to Osgood. The earlier we score on Osgood, the better. We can't let him shut us down and grab momentum fro the Wings.
3 - Play a complete game. We sat back a little too much in the third period for my liking. I don't think we can afford that in Detroit.

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We're actually 2-2 against Osgood this year. The book changes on how to effetively get to him...something I think *could* work to our favor, if we're cerebral about it. Mitch Korn was able to provide some good insight to the team in regard to Hasek, having formerly coached him--hence all the long point shots from the defensemen. Osgood's weaknesses are just the opposite--it's important to get to rebounds and get in tight. He's not as good laterally as Hasek, he's less likely to make the acrobatic save, but on the other hand, he's less likely to lose a puck in traffic and get beat by blasts from the point.

The first goal is huge, tonight. I know I've said this multiple times throughout the season, but this truly is the biggest game in franchise history.

Pete Weber mentioned an interesting point during his segment on the Zone this morning. He was discussing the way that Babcock was using the Datsyuk\Zetterberg line every other shift, last game--and the noticeable effect that it had on them by the end of the game. He feels that this could be an advantage for the Preds, if this strategy is repeated. Not only is it going to put additional fatigue on the line that has really done almost all of the Wings scoring, but it's going to throw off the matchups that Babcock used so effectively in games one and two.

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Well here's a sobering stat I saw on NHL network.... 80% of the teams that are in a 2-2 tie that win game 5 go on to win the series. Needless to say whoever wins this game grabs momentum.

It would be the prefect time to get that first road win...
Not exactly surprising, considering that if the results were completely random, the Game 5 winner would have a 75% chance of winning the series.

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Jason Arnott (not exactly eye popping, heh):

Last year's playoffs - 5 games - 2 goals, 1 assist, 3 points
This year's playoffs - 4 games - 1 goal, 0 assists, 1 point

J.P. Dumont:

Last year's playoffs - 5 games - 4 goals, 2 assists, 6 points
This year's playoffs - 4 games - 0 goal, 1 assist, 1 point

Need to see some improvement from the "big guns".

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Jason Arnott (not exactly eye popping, heh):

Last year's playoffs - 5 games - 2 goals, 1 assist, 3 points
This year's playoffs - 4 games - 1 goal, 0 assists, 1 point

J.P. Dumont:

Last year's playoffs - 5 games - 4 goals, 2 assists, 6 points
This year's playoffs - 4 games - 0 goal, 1 assist, 1 point

Need to see some improvement from the "big guns".
I think both have the chance to see a bigger role, with Osgood coming in. Both have had chances, but Hasek is tough to beat in close...going back to what I was saying before. That's where Arnott and Dumont have to be, to be successful.

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anyone planning on going to the viewing party?
I am!
We should pump a feed from our crowd into the Preds bench at the Joe. Or just play that internet clip every 5 minutes or so throughout the 3rd period tonight.

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Jason Arnott (not exactly eye popping, heh):

Last year's playoffs - 5 games - 2 goals, 1 assist, 3 points
This year's playoffs - 4 games - 1 goal, 0 assists, 1 point

J.P. Dumont:

Last year's playoffs - 5 games - 4 goals, 2 assists, 6 points
This year's playoffs - 4 games - 0 goal, 1 assist, 1 point

Need to see some improvement from the "big guns".
After looking at that I'd say they're both "due" I think we'll see them have a big game tonite. The best part about it, we're 2-2 with no production from them. If they get going...we should be in a good spot.

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Jason Arnott (not exactly eye popping, heh):

Last year's playoffs - 5 games - 2 goals, 1 assist, 3 points
This year's playoffs - 4 games - 1 goal, 0 assists, 1 point

J.P. Dumont:

Last year's playoffs - 5 games - 4 goals, 2 assists, 6 points
This year's playoffs - 4 games - 0 goal, 1 assist, 1 point

Need to see some improvement from the "big guns".
I think having Legwand back with the ability to split them up will serve them well tonight vs. matchups. As it has the last couple games..
So far the key has been from our blue line.... last year in 5 games our 6 Dmen had 11 points, they have 14 in the first 4 this series.

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this day is going by so slow. I cant wait to get to the Sommet.

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Jason Arnott (not exactly eye popping, heh):

Last year's playoffs - 5 games - 2 goals, 1 assist, 3 points
This year's playoffs - 4 games - 1 goal, 0 assists, 1 point

J.P. Dumont:

Last year's playoffs - 5 games - 4 goals, 2 assists, 6 points
This year's playoffs - 4 games - 0 goal, 1 assist, 1 point

Need to see some improvement from the "big guns".
Unforutely, Arnott and Dumont are mediocre first-line players. Watching Zetterberg and Datsuk make that too evident.

Now that we can ice another decent scoring line, it has/should open things up for them. But I don't think they have the ability to tear things up on a regualr basis. They may have some spurts, but they just aren't as good as most first-line players.

Let's hope tonight is one of those spurts. Wish we had Sullivan about now.

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Kinda makes you wonder where we would be sitting right now if Trotz had split them up in game 1 instead of game 3.

Even if the Wings plow through us, there is no way that Babcock can continue to ride Datsyuk and Zetter to a Cup at this pace.

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Unforutely, Arnott and Dumont are mediocre first-line players. Watching Zetterberg and Datsuk make that too evident.

Now that we can ice another decent scoring line, it has/should open things up for them. But I don't think they have the ability to tear things up on a regualr basis. They may have some spurts, but they just aren't as good as most first-line players.

Let's hope tonight is one of those spurts. Wish we had Sullivan about now.
Regardless of their comparisons to other players around the league, they were our top scorers all season. We need those players to step up their game.

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Of all teams in the playoffs==only the preds have my interest--I hope themthe best

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Why won't you guys just go away? There is some great golfing available around Nashville this time of year... the courses in Michigan stink until around the middle of May!

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needless to say, but HUGE game tonight....

hopefully preds pull it out and finally they give them some respect. Imagine the atmosphere at the Sommet Center, if you guys got a chance to clinch......

LETS GO PREDS!!!

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Nashville is in my top 3 of favorite teams. I just love how they play. Now that Ottawa is out, I've officially jumped on the Preds bandwagon. I would love to see hockey succeed down there, so getting to the second round would be huge. Good luck tonight, and I'll be watching and rooting.

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I'll be pulling for the preds for the rest of the playoffs, hope they go deep. Good luck!

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Also, how has Ryan Suter looked so far this series. Thanks.

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I already have NO VOICE.

I will be at the Sommet Center tonight for the Preds Viewing Party and am prepared with the clappers and other various noise makers.

I will be at the Sommet Center again Sunday for the game - voice or no voice.

I am prepared ... maybe ... ummmmm ... paramedics will be close by .... YEP I am prepared for the "event" to happen hopefully on Sunday for us.

Whew ...

- my heart is pounding - seemingly skipping beats but it's not really
- my stomach is filled with B-52's on their final approach
- my voice is non-existent
- my nerves left early this morning

Winning tonight would be FREAKIN' awesome !!!!


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I already have NO VOICE.

I will be at the Sommet Center tonight for the Preds Viewing Party and am prepared with the clappers and other various noise makers.

I will be at the Sommet Center again Sunday for the game - voice or no voice.

I am prepared ... maybe ... ummmmm ... paramedics will be close by .... YEP I am prepared for the "event" to happen hopefully on Sunday for us.

Whew ...

- my heart is pounding - seemingly skipping beats but it's not really
- my stomach is filled with B-52's on their final approach
- my voice is non-existent
- my nerves left early this morning

Winning tonight would be FREAKIN' awesome !!!!

and who says hockey cant make it in nashville?

LETS GO PREDS!!!

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