There isn't much to say about the Predators that we didn't just see on Saturday night - they're a better team than they were last year, they pressure the hell out of the opposition, and Pekka Rinne is a stud. The biggest difference between tonight and Saturday is that on Saturday the Blues were in first place in the Central by a point, and tonight it's the Preds.
Saturday night proved the whole team needs to produce, not just the STL line. Tuesday night bolstered that. Jori Lehtera's natural hat trick was impressive stuff, but it was nice to see Joakim Lindstrom nearly do the same thing. Maybe now that other guys have gotten a taste of the back of the net (even if it was against Buffalo), the scoring bug'll become as contagious as the mumps were the other week.
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