As frustrating as a couple of those calls were last night, the reason the Nashville Predators lost Game 3 was because they couldn't establish pressure consistently in the Vancouver end. Pucks didn't get chipped past the D often enough, and even when they did, the Canucks were able to retrieve them first and reverse the flow of play. With Steve Sullivan suffering a "lower body injury", what lineup changes will Barry Trotz make, and will we perhaps see some line shuffling in Game 4 tomorrow?
For now, we start off after the jump with a look at the growth of the Nashville fan base which aired on NHL Network yesterday, featuring a host of familiar faces...
Nashville Predators News
For recaps of last night's game check The View From 111, Preds On The Glass, Section 303, Hockey Night in Nashville, the Nashville City Paper, The Tennessean, and from the victorious side, Nucks Misconduct and Canucks Hockey Blog.
We Are Nashville: One Year Later | Section 303
Patten looks back on the anniversary of his famous post-flood article.
No history? No stars? No problem for the Nashville Predators- Sports Illustrated
The Preds get a little run in SI this week... thank goodness it's not SOB in a bikini.
An Uncommon Commonality | Pull My (Fang)Finger
Thought-provoking stuff here from AJ, musing on the nature of online vs. in-person interaction and how it has helped develop the community of Preds fans.
Preds On The Glass: The Uniqueness of Smashville
Ryan pens an ode to Nashville.
Preds On The Glass: POTG Wednesday News, Headlines, and Links
Buddy documents the downfall of television. I had a hunch that whole thing was just a fad.
Resilient Admirals Top Aeros In Game 3 | Admirals Roundtable
Well, at least Milwaukee took a 2-1 series lead over Houston...
Cox: Kesler scores in OT as Canucks gain edge - thestar.com
The burden of responsibility now falls upon the Nashville forwards to start producing more consistently, as the Canucks utterly foiled their attempts to get a cycle going last night.
Elvis is the ringmaster in the Predators’ circus - The Globe and Mail
You just knew that someone would interview the Elvis who hangs out in front of Bridgestone Arena on game nights!
Nashville Predators find a scorer in Joel Ward - The Tennessean
Is it a good or bad thing that Joel Ward is the Preds' leading playoff goal scorer? I'm looking at you, Patric Hornqvist and Sergei Kostitsyn.
Nashville Predators rip hooking call - The Tennessean
You know it's a momentous occasion when David Legwand says something controversial.
Around the NHL
Pass or Fail: Canucks’ Carrie Underwood playoff anthem spoof - Puck Daddy
Meh... I'm surprised we haven't seen more of this stuff from the Nashville side.
World Championship: Day 6 Open Thread - Puck Worlds
There are a couple good matchups today, Finland vs. Czech Republic and Sweden vs. USA.
Viability of NHL in Winnipeg and Quebec backed by report - The Globe and Mail
I do wonder about Winnipeg's ability to support an NHL team over the long-haul. I have no doubt they'd sell out every game for a year or two, but what if they're uncompetitive?
Jagr rumours, next year's backup and the baby Habs playoff runs - Habs Eyes On The Prize
Speculation is running wild over what the Habs might do this summer, including a possible NHL return for Jaromir Jagr (really?).
Recap: Lightning 4, Caps 3 - Japers' Rink
Ruh roh... the #1 seed in the East is now down 3 games to none.
Beyond the points: 10 valuable NHL playoff performers - USATODAY.com
Kevin Allen gives a pat on the back to some guys who aren't filling up the scoresheet.
CBCSports.ca - Scott Gomez's future, plus 30 thoughts
Elliotte needs to get out to the Western Conference more often, but this is still good stuff.