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Nashville Predators’ Off Day Media Availability

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A few of the Preds answered (or didn’t answer) some questions from the media today.

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Last night following the game, P.K. made some headlines:

Of course, one would hope the players believe they will win games as opposed to losing them, but bold statements such as those tend to raise some eyebrows.

Did he back down today?

Yeah I didn’t think so.

Some other topics covered included the goaltending situation:

Q. Peter, have you made a decision on who will start for you in net in Game 3? Will you announce it?

PETER LAVIOLETTE: I said it a couple days ago when everybody was asking about Fisher and Smith. I said it then. We don't talk about the lineup. When they ask the next day, we're going to stay consistent with that. We don't discuss the lineup.

Q. Do your goalies know who will start?

PETER LAVIOLETTE: Yeah.

About what I expected as well.

I have to admit I didn’t expect him to gaze deeply into their eyes, though.

Johansen also spoke at length about his injury.

Q. Ryan, such an unusual injury. How concerned with it were you after the game, when they were taking you to the hospital? Must have been shocking, to say the least.

RYAN JOHANSEN: Yeah, like I said, it happened fast. Came off the ice, took my gear off right away. Went to the trainer's room, they were looking at it. Looked like a bad charley horse.

I was told right away, Throw some ice on it, bend the leg a little bit, go about our business from there.

I threw the ice on, took it off, walked to the shower. By the time I was done showering, putting on my underwear, I could barely stand up. My leg, it just felt like it was about to explode. It kept getting worse.

Obviously, you know, I had to pop over to the hospital quick. They had to open me up.

You can watch portions of the availability below.

Mike Fisher, Ryan Ellis, and James Neal spoke to the media after practice.

Mattias Ekholm was also on 3D on 102.5 this afternoon.