This morning's notes feature former Predators leading their teams to victory last night as part of a busy NHL schedule, the story behind the 1st period scrap between Brian McGrattan and Cam Janssen, and in a surprising move, a full, 100% apology by Don Cherry to Stu Grimson and the two other enforcers whom he criticized on Coach's Corner on Opening Night...
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McGrattan Finds a Familiar Dance Partner in Preds Loss | PuckScene.com
Patten thoroughly breaks down the sideshow that was the McGrattan-Janssen fight last night. I know it entertained the fans, but that was a perfect example of just how enforcers are separated from the general flow of a game. McGrattan and Janssen exchanged words on earlier shifts leading up to that fight, it was only a matter of when, not if, they would drop the gloves.
Devils Claw Their Way Back, Give Predators Second Straight Loss | The Predatorial
If you're looking for a dose of unabashed optimism, here you go.
New Jersey Devils Win First Road Game in Dramatic Fashion Over Nashville Predators, 3-2 via Shootout - In Lou We Trust
From the Devils' side, David Clarkson had reason to be both hero and goat last night.
Ads Remain Undefeated, Top Wolves In Shootout | Admirals Roundtable
The Admirals are 3-0!
Last Night's Games
Mike Richards, Kings take a few less penalties, top Flyers in OT - Broad Street Hockey
The phormer Philly captain returned to lead the Kings to victory.
Canucks and Oilers ; A-B-C, Easy As 1-2-3 (4-3) - Nucks Misconduct
Vancouver overcame a hat trick by Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, the 1st overall pick in this summer's draft, for Edmonton.
Minnesota Wild vs. Detroit Red Wings: Game Recap - Hockey Wilderness
The Red Wings are 4-0-0 as well, beating the Wild in overtime.
No Jets No! Coyotes Feed Off Sellout Crowd for Home Opener 4-1 Victory - Five For Howling
Phoenix defends home ice against Winnipeg, the city that came so close to claiming the Coyotes.
Cats Recap: Panthers Close out Lightning in the Shootout, Win 3-2. - Litter Box Cats
Marcel Goc scored the winning goal for Florida.
Game 5 Recap: Colorado Avalanche 6, Montreal Canadiens 5 (SO) - Mile High Hockey
The Avs are scoring goals in bunches these days, having dropped a touchdown on the Senators a few days ago.
Recap - Islanders 4 (EN), Rangers 2: Evgeni Nabokov a Winner, John Tavares a Franchise - Lighthouse Hockey
Evgeni Nabokov made his debut for the Islanders a winning one.
Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey
Kings star Drew Doughty out, injury not concussion related - Puck Daddy
Los Angeles loses its star defenseman on a big hit...
Wow, now we hear that Jason Blake will miss 3 months due to the cut he received in Friday night's game against San Jose.
Garrioch: Flames' Feaster would like to make moves - Ottawa Sun
Ottawa's inveterate rumor-monger says Calgary is dangling high-salary players on the trade market. Is there anyone available who might help the Preds?
And lastly, who would've thought we'd see Don Cherry apologize? As found at Kukla's Korner: