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No time like the present

The keys are pretty obvious for Nashville to make their stand tonight at the Sommet Center in Game 3 against Detroit:
  • Stop taking dumb-dumb penalties, particularly the ones that wipe out power play opportunities. This was a factor in last year's loss to San Jose as well.
  • Jason Arnott & J.P. Dumont need to dominate, period
  • Jordin Tootoo needs to keep up the heavy hitting, any scoring chances are a bonus
  • Quit discussing breaks that have gone against the team in the first two games. There isn't a single positive thing that will result from it.
Games 1 & 2 have been competitive, and a victory tonight is the first step forward. This team has shown a great deal of determination when facing tough odds before, but this is the playoffs, and the pressure is certainly more intense.

Other notes:

It doesn't look like Legwand's foot is coming along well, after all.

For Detroit, Kirk Maltby's not doing well either.