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Here, Here, The Gang's All Here

Well, the Fortnight of Doom got off to a decent start over the weekend, as the Predators managed a couple points out of road games in San Jose and Phoenix. Seemingly on request, the secondary scoring appears to have returned, as Vern Fiddler scored twice and added an assist in a 4-3 loss to the Sharks (foolish me, I wasn't playing him on my fantasy hockey team that night), and several players chipped in with goals (including Legwand, Bonk, and Peverley) in last night's 6-3 victory over the Coyotes.

Next up, a Tuesday night date with the Detroit Red Wings, who, although by far the hottest team in the league this year, have lost three straight including Sunday's loss to the Anaheim Ducks.

The story around the NHL yesterday, obviously, was the horrible injury to Florida's Richard Zednik, who took a skate to the neck and bled profusely as medical staff rushed to get him to the hospital. Thankfully he's doing well after surgery, but it's odd how many similar situations have occured this year, as linesman Pat Dapuzzo was also hit by a skate in Saturday's Flyers/Rangers game, and Vancouver's Kevin Bieksa's leg was severely cut by Vern Fiddler's skate when the Predators played the Canucks. These are all too painful reminders of just how dangerous the game of hockey can truly be...