Sunday's notes: Stu Grimson gets his apology from Don Cherry

Brian McGrattan takes center stage at Bridgestone Arena last night.

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.

Game 5 Recap: No Dice in Big D - The Cannon
The Blue Jackets are really sputtering, off to an 0-4-1 start after dropping the decision in Dallas.

Minnesota Wild vs. Detroit Red Wings: Game Recap - Hockey Wilderness
The Red Wings are 4-0-0 as well, beating the Wild in overtime.

Recap: Capitals 2, Senators 1 - Japers' Rink
Tomas Vokoun may be settling in now, holding the Senators to one goal to push the Caps to 4-0-0.

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...

Replacing Blake - Anaheim Calling

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:


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