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Stanley Cup Final Game 2 Open Thread

Considering how well Game 1 did in the TV ratings here in Nashville (3.3 rating and a 5 share), I guess I should open a Game Thread for all the folks following tonight's action, right? The game starts at 7:00 p.m. Central on NBC, so enjoy a few preview articles, along with some assorted news & notes, then jump into the comments below to discuss...

Stanley Cup Final

Bruins At Canucks Game 2 Preview: Time Moving Slow, The Minutes Seem Like Hours - Nucks Misconduct
It does seem like forever since Game 1, doesn't it?

Pre-game jitters: Malhotra will be a game-time decision - Houses of the Hockey
I'd be stunned if he actually played tonight, but perhaps he'll be able to go later on.

Canucks fans postpone wedding to get married at Game 2 - Puck Daddy
And no, it's not the Green Men. 

Bauer hockey gear dominates the Stanley Cup Final | Hockey Gear HQ
The Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins are loaded up with Bauer's hockey equipment, and this weekend, there's a special offer available which can allow you to save money while getting some, too.

Around Nashville & the NHL

Top 15 moments of the Preds 2010-11 season: #4 | Section 303
It was a Hal-uva moment...

Preds On The Glass: POTG Weekend Headlines, News, and Links
Buddy has a bevy of headlines to share today.

Comparing Jeff Carter to NHL's Elite Shows He Fits In - Broad Street Hockey
Poor playoff performances have some folks wanting to ship him out of town, but Carter's a keeper.

News (04/11) you can use: Latest on Return of the NHL to Winnipeg | Illegal Curve Hockey
I get it, people are excited in Winnipeg about selling the 13,000 season tickets. But nobody doubted their ability to do that right now. The question is, if the team doesn't perform well, is the market big enough to support them in 5-10 years at the 2nd-highest ticket prices in Canada?

Burke planting seeds for a potential draft-day deal -
The Toronto GM is openly talking up the idea of maneuvering for a higher pick.