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Game Night in the Motor City

February 23, 2021, 2:41 PM ET [19 Comments]
Paul McCann
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Well… what team shows up tonight? The Predators team we saw in the first and third periods on Saturday night? Or the team that didn’t show up a week ago Saturday?

It’s a fair question. A split in Columbus that seemed to get the Predators back on track begs another question… how does this team react? I would hope that the stinker the Preds put up last time out against Detroit would carry over to tonight.

Some good news on the injury front… Ryan Johansen participated in practice this morning and appears to be ready to return to the lineup, centering a rather interesting line of Nick Cousins and Eeli Tolvanen. I know I will be watching that line closely.

The time for this team is now… four games against teams that they are slightly above in the standings or need to leap frog… before a nine game murderer’s row of a schedule that has three against Carolina, four against Florida and two against Tampa Bay.

The sun is shining… time to make some hay. It’s a 6:30pm face off tonight in Detroit. Coverage on Fox Sports Tennessee and 102.5 the Game.

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Random Notes – Presented by

- Getting Better - Johansen returns tonight and Brad Richardson also skated today as an “extra: forward, he is close to getting back in the lineup.

-Old Friends - Detroit is coming in to tonight’s game after a big 2-1 of Florida on Saturday. The Wings need to look out for Filip Forsberg, who has a five game point streak going against Detroit.

- Lake Tahoe - It was a beautiful setting over the weekend… and good for the NHL to do something a little different…

- Cold Snap - Last week’s cold snap in middle Tennesse brought out LOTS of hockey… including some shinny on the duck pond at Centennial Park.

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