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Game Night - Cheesesteak Style...

March 16, 2010, 3:42 PM ET [ Comments]
Paul McCann
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Game night in Smashville as the Broad Street Bullies come a callin’, I have to admit, this one is special to me. As a native of the Philly area, I grew up living and dying by the Orange and Black. I still call myself an 81 game a year Flyer fan, but as a charter season ticket holder for the Preds, my allegiance is clearly labeled. That being said, this is the first chance I get to call a game involving Philly, and I am pretty stoked.

I have quite a few family members here from the Philly area, they will be weaering Flyer garb... Both teams need the points and are in heated battles for playoff positioning. Game time is 7pm at the Bridge, coverage on 104.5 the Zone and FS Tennessee.

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Just got back from day of game skate, looks like it will be Leighton vs. Rinne in net.

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Where We Stand… A daily look at where the Predator’s stand in the playoff race…

Coming into today’s play, the Predators stand 2nd in the Central division and 7th in the Western Conference. Nashville is…
- 3 points behind 6th place Colorado, the Av’s have a game in hand.
- 4 points behind 5th place Los Angeles, the Kings have a game in hand.
- 8 points behind 4th place Phoenix.

In the chase group… Nashville leads…
- 8th place Detroit by 1 point.
- 9th place Calgary by 4 points.
- 10th place St. Louis by 8 points, the Blues have a game in hand.
- 11th place Minnesota by 9 points, Minnesota has a game in hand.
- 12th place Dallas by 10 points, the Stars have a game in hand.


The Preds have…
1 game left against – Stars(home), Wild(home), Blue Jackets(home), Kings (home)
2 games left against – Coyotes (1r, 1h), Red Wings (1r,1h)
2 games left against – Blues (1r,2h), rest of East (Philly @ home - Tonight, @ Florida)

Tonight’s Impact Games

According to SportsClubStats.com, the results of last night’s play increased the Predators chance of making the playoffs to 85.2%.

Dallas / San Jose – A Sharks win helps the Preds.
St. Louis /Colorado – A Colorado win increases the Preds chances.
Minnesota / Edmonton – An Oiler win increases the Preds chances.
Tampa Bay / Phoenix – A Lightning win increases the Preds chances.

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Seats are going fast…. Our first HockeyBuzz Radio road trip is in 6 days, the head count for the trip is over 120 Pred fans joining us so far. We will be going to St. Louis to see the Preds and Blues on March 21st. Don’t miss out only about a thousand tickets remain! Also, we just found out that our group will be featured on the FS Tennessee broadcast during the first intermission!

We have a ticket deal available and we are planning on meeting up for a pre-game feast at a pizza place near the Scottrade Center. If you have never had St. Louis style pizza, you are in for a treat as we meet up at Imo’s Pizza a couple blocks away from the arena.

Puck drop is at 5pm. Lower bowl tickets are $42, upper bowl tickets are $24. We have been working with a specific Blues ticket rep, so… in order to get the deal call Jason Penning at (314) 622-2578. Mention that you are with the HockeyBuzz Radio Road Trip and he’ll take care of your ticket needs.

It’s a perfect day trip, the early face off means you can get home on the same day if you want… C’mon, take a quick trip and support the Preds!!! This game is a free food night promotion as well, so no one should go hungry. For more information go to HockeyBuzz Radio's website or to our HBR Facebook group.

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COMING UP ON HOCKEYBUZZ RADIO…

For the most updated guest information go to HockeyBuzz Radio's website. You can check out our podcasts atHockeyBuzz Radio’s podcast page.

Wed 3/17 – It’s the Best of HockeyBuzz Radio as we celebrate the wearin’ of the green! We’ll have great interviews with Jeff Marek, Glen Wesley and a Hockey History segment from Pete. 6pm Wednesday on SportsRadio 560 WNSR.

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You are invited to follow me on Twitter. Search for PredPAPaul… Not only will I be updating when I get news or updates… I’ll also be updating during Pred home games in season with information and explanations from the PA box.






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