Monday, February 9, 2009
Bounce Back Time
Big D stands for disappointment as the Preds drop a 4-1 decision to the red hot Stars. A fluky goal, a soft goal, and a goal that came after an awful clearing attempt by Dan Ellis that resulted in a 5 on 3 goal put the Preds in a 3-1 hole. Dallas finished the contest with an empty netter. Time for the Preds to put this one in the rear view mirror and get ready for a pivotal week of hockey. The evil empire from Detroit rolls into town on Tuesday; the resurgent Blues, currently nipping at the heels of the Preds in the standings come to town on Thursday; and on Saturday, the Beast from the East, Boston, comes calling. The resiliency, heart and toughness of the team gets tested in a big way this week as the march through February and a possible playoff berth continues. Tough week and an opportunity for character to shine through.