Must WinApril 18, 2007
Okay to be honest tonight is not a true must win. That would be win or go home…this is more of the win or start making tee times variety. The Preds need to take this game and get a split out in San Jose because the idea of having to beat this team three games in a row is not real appealing to me.
While the Sharks played a near flawless game in game three I am still confident that the Predators can skate away with a win Wednesday night. In order to make that happen I think we need to see our stars shine in the tank.
Paul Kayria – Paul has been silent in this series so far. I honestly can’t tell if the Sharks are really doing that good of a job on him or if he is just not finding the open ice that he needs. C’mon Paul! Let’s earn that 4.5 million shall we?
Jason Arnott – The heir apparent to the captaincy after Kimmo leaves via free agency this year is in the first of a 4 year 20 million dollar deal. You too have been MIA this series. We brought you here for your size…use it! Make them move you. Throw your weight around a little.
Tomas Vokoun – There are some who will say that Vokoun has played a good series and to you I would say you are right. But Wednesday night at ‘the tank’ good won’t cut it. We need one of those vintage Vokoun nights where nothing gets through. You can win this game by yourself.
Any Predator Taking A Face-off – For the love of all things holy please win some more face offs. We are losing key drops in the offensive zone and letting them get the puck out. We need to win it back and fire it on net. If our faces off troubles continue we could be done for that alone. I never thought I would be pining away for Yanic Perrault!
My Prediction – I believe in the Preds. I believe that they will show up and take game four and bring the series back to Nashville tied two apiece. Preds win 4-1 in a game in which we still get out shot but we make ours count. Go Preds!