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Game 6 Pregame notes: Nashville sells out Bridgestone Arena

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Here's an extra helping of hockey links to get you through the afternoon, as we await Game Six this evening at Bridgestone Arena between the Predators and Blackhawks. The game is going to be a sellout, per John Glennon. There is also word from Tom Callahan that Patric Hornqvist will take part in the pre-game skate. While I like the enthusiasm, I won't believe we'll see a contribution from him until we see him on the ice during the game.

For your pre-game listening, check out Stu Grimson's segment this afternoon on the Thom Abraham Show:

Stu Grimson on Thom Abraham Show 20100426

Afternoon notes

Preds hope power-play changes spark team - Predators Insider
Barry Trotz promises a new look for the power play tonight. I say, park Wade Belak in front of the net and have him drop his pants, mooning Antti Niemi. In the resulting confusion the Preds should be able to score.

Jeremy & Codey want everyone to print out their "60 Minutes" sign for tonight's game. Let's put the fear of Andy Rooney into those Blackhawks!

NBC Scores Matching 1.3′s For Weekend Playoff Coverage " Puck The Media
The local rating in Nashville (6.9) was pretty impressive on Saturday... even better than the NFL Draft drew Thursday night.

Where have checking from behind calls gone? - The Globe and Mail
Has the NHL lost its nerve to call Checking From Behind?

Hudler's Coming Home - Nightmare On Helm Street
Detroit's going to get their KHL defector back for next season... making the Radulov situation look even worse for David Poile.

Vigneault was the Canucks' MVP - Elliotte Friedman
If Paul Fenton a candidate for the GM job in Tampa???

Jacques Lemaire retires as Devils coach after first-round flop - Puck Daddy
Surprising news from New Jersey, where the coach hangs it up.