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Game Night and Randoms

September 23, 2011, 8:58 AM ET [ Comments]
Paul McCann
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The Nashville Predators head out to Carolina today for a preseason tilt against the Hurricanes. The tilt is Nashville’s fourth of the preseason and is the first half of a back-to-back as the Preds have their home debut tomorrow night against the Winnipeg Jets.

Carolina has only played one preseason game to date, a 3-1 loss to the Buffalo Sabres. The ‘Canes will host Winnipeg on Sunday, giving the Jets a two games in 24 hours stretch as Sunday is a 5pm EDT start.

Expect to see cam Ward in net for the Hurricanes tonight, we’ll see Carolina in Smashville for the final preseason game next Saturday night. No local coverage for tonight’s game but there should be a listen live link at the Carolina website.


Random Notes

- Nick Spaling is continuing to practice and is expected to be in the lineup for tomorrow night’s game at the Bridge.

- Josh Cooper continues his outstanding series of preseason profiles in today’s Tennessean, this one on Jordin Tootoo

- Gee… have you heard? The Winter Classic is in Philly this year… the official presser about it is Monday. Ummm… why bother?

- A sickening moment in hockey last night as a fan attending the Flyers / Red Wings game at London, Ontario threw a banana at Flyer player Wayne Simmonds. Even more sickening was Yahoo! Sports’ Ryan Lambert’s tweet about the incident…

- Brendan Shanahan is off to a great start in his disciplinary role with the NHL. The explanatory video and the judgments so far are spot on.

- Bad news got worse for Winnipeg winger/d-man Dustin Byfuglien on his boating while intoxicated charge. Apparently he passed his breathalyzer test but a police expert (in the Province) is saying that he was “high on drugs”

- Sometimes a blog gets information that the mainstream media refuses to get. Patten Fuqua, on his PuckScene blog, got NHL players to admit they play video hockey as themselves. I mena c’mon, we always knew it, it’s just nice to get confirmation… and BTW, I announce as myself on these games… :-)

- Please, if you haven’t had the chance… drop a small donation to the Andie and Alex Belak Scholarship Fund. Checks should be made payable to Woodmont Christian Church/Belak and sent to 3601 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215.


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