Moving on from Game Four: Saturday Night Notes

NASHVILLE, TN - MAY 04: Team mascot Gnash tries to get Nashville Predators fans cheering against the Phoenix Coyotes in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bridgestone Arena on May 2, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

How did you deal with a disappointing shutout loss by the Preds in Game Four? For me, the formula was youth baseball, a feast with the family, and a good movie. That, and filing the day's hockey notes about 12 hours late...

Nashville Predators News

Predators desperately need duo back for Game 5 | The Tennessean
Apparently David Climer would rather see Radulov & Kostitsyn suspended indefinitely for their moral crimes, but dire need calls for their return.

Coyotes score after knocking down Gill | The Tennessean
The lone goal was a pure power forward type of play by Shane Doan.

Gaustad: Despite Game 4 Loss, Predators Have "Character" To Win | PuckScene.com
I just wish we would have seen more of Goose in the third period, winning some draws in the offensive end of the ice.

Matt Halischuk given another rough ride in Game 4 - Nashville Predators Examiner
Halischuk's taken a heap of abuse in this series.

Hornqvist has hard-luck game | The Tennessean
Horny did everything but actually score last night. That sounds more like we're talking about a frustrated teenager than a hockey player.

Paul McCann - Great Party... Not-So-Great Game - Exclusive Photos
Paul doesn't buy any of the criticism of Barry Trotz.

Smashville 24/7 - Smashville On The Glass Podcast – Round 2 Roundtable
Catch a quartet of Preds bloggers commiserating over the Game 4 loss.

Inside Smashville " The morning after: Predators, on the brink of elimination, need fast starts moving forward
Seth takes a logical stab at which two Preds will sit in favor of Radulov and AK46.

Postgame ponderings - Predators Insider
Coop can't blame Trotz for his lineup decision.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Recap: Capitals 3, Rangers 2 - Japers' Rink
The big guns came through for Washington.

Klesla hearing set for Sunday - NHL.com
The Phoenix defenseman will hear from Brendan Shanahan for his hit on Matt Halischuk.

Defining the NHL Replacement Player - Fear The Fin
Now here's an interesting exercise.

Down Goes Brown: 2012 World Championships preview
You'll dig the Team Sweden bit.

Jack Johnson’s overtime winner gives U.S. victory over Canada at World Championships (VIDEO) | Puck Daddy
USA! USA! USA! Didn't I tell you Jack Johnson would make a great captain??? Oh, wait...

Alex Burrows suffers head injury against Slovakia - Pass It To Bulis
Every NHL team's nightmare... seeing a player get hurt at the World Championships.

Captain Dustin Brown sets the tone for Kings - NHL.com
It's too bad L.A. stepped back from actually trading Brown back in February.

The Future of John Madden: End of the Line or a New Beginning? - Litter Box Cats
He's got to be done, right?

Racist tweets about Joel Ward lead to student punishment in New England | Puck Daddy
Consequences, people.

Moyes assails NHL over Coyotes’ operations - The Globe and Mail
Like a bony hand reaching out of the grave... Jerry Moyes is back!

In defence of the Russians - The Globe and Mail
The Little Professor speaks up, and when he does, you best listen.

Modern pharmaceuticals becoming part of the culture in the NHL - The Globe and Mail
This is a story which has been going on for decades.

NHL advertising within "Draw Something". Smart decision? - Puck Drunk Love
Dang smart, I'd say.

Senators re-sign Regin to one-year, one-way deal - Silver Seven
Can Regin stay healthy and earn a longer contract next year?

The NHL's shot blocking era - The Globe and Mail
While I'm not in favor of a rule change in this area, it's not a great trend for the game.

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