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Preds fans are walking with a little extra pep in their step after last night's thrilling come-from-behind win over San Jose, a game which looked pretty hopeless heading into the final five minutes. In the absence of prominent forwards like Matthew Lombardi, David Legwand, and Patric Hornqvist, the young guns stepped up, such as Sergei Kostitsyn and Colin Wilson. Can they keep things rolling through back-to-back games coming up against New Jersey and Los Angeles, though?

Follow after the jump for all the reaction to last night's game, a review of the first episode of HBO's new "24/7" miniseries featuring the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals, and more hand-wringing in Canada over the appropriateness of cheerleaders at a hockey game...

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Nashville Predators News

For recaps of last night's thrilling win, check out Section 303The ExaminerThe View From 111Preds On The GlassFang Finger FeverPredlinesPull My (Fang)FingerPaul McCannHockey Night in Nashville,  Nashville City PaperThe Tennessean, and from the other side, Fear The Fin.

Also, you can listen to audio post-game comments from Barry TrotzColin WilsonAnders LindbackJ.P. Dumont, and Jordin Tootoo.

Preds On The Glass: The Never Say Die Predators Win Again and Thursday Thoughts
Buddy's morning links include some video from the meeting Glendale which secured the new lease for the Coyotes to stay.

back from the dead…and i’m pissed. " Hands of Cement
Chalk up another anti-Smashville vote... Blog: Sergei Kostitsyn making noise in Nashville
Ryan Dixon wonders if SK74 might just end up saving his NHL career, after all.

Thin Blue Line: Three sleepers - ESPN
Cody Franson draws attention as a fantasy hockey pickup.

Mark Dekanich: Earning Respect - Nashville
We haven't gotten to see him on the ice yet, so the Preds provide a profile piece on the goalie who has torn up the AHL so far this season.

Nashville Predators' top goalie remains Pekka Rinne - The Tennessean
Make no mistake, we love Anders the Giant, but there's no goaltending controversy here.

Around the NHL

24/7 Penguins/Capitals Episode 1: Introductions, F-Bombs and Pranks -- NHL FanHouse
Adam Gretz recaps the first episode of the HBO series which goes behind the scenes with the Capitals and Penguins.

‘He’s in the NHL. Young, old it doesn’t matter. He’s in the NHL. That’s a situation that you have to read’ | Working the Corners
San Jose coach Todd McLellan rips into Jason Demers for an ill-timed pinch which led to the winning goal for the Preds last night.

Wednesday's Three Stars: Hat tricks for everybody! - Puck Daddy
It was Hat Trick night in the NHL, including the 1st career one for Nick Lidstrom.

Ilya Kovalchuk's 2 Goals, Martin Brodeur's 113th Shutout Carry N.J. Devils to 3-0 Win Over Phoenix Coyotes - In Lou We Trust
Have the Devils finally woken up, just prior to the Preds' visit tomorrow?

Medal of Honor winner at Avs-Blackhawks | All Things Avs
Very cool, a 25-year-old Medal of Honor winner was the special guest at last night's Colorado-Chicago game at the United Center. Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta is the first living honoree since the Vietnam War.

Should a Canadian pro hockey franchise have a cheer team? - The Globe and Mail
Canadian hockey scribes are mostly dismissive of Edmonton's new group of cheerleaders.

Tight Games Finally Hit IIHF Div. 1 World Juniors - Puck Worlds
Bruce keeps us up to date on the Division 1 World Junior tournament, which included a squeaker between Austria and Croatia.