Sunday, January 11, 2009

Home and Home with Blackhawks

The 2 games in 2 days result in 2 points for each side with both winning on home ice. Several positive signs for the Preds though listed below:

1. Legwand/Erat contribute again with strong offensive efforts. The top line that includes Jason Arnott has provided results 2 games in a row counting Thursday's game with the Penguins.
2. Pecca Rinne solidified #1 goalie spot with another good effort in the win Saturday. Dan Ellis played well in loss today and still makes my suggestion he has the best trade value for David Poile look good.
3. Steve Sullivan returns and looks good all things considered. Sullivan gets time on 4th line and power play, created some good chances while on the ice.
4. With Arnott and Sullivan sitting out Sunday's game to be safe and fully heal, the Preds gave a good effort but came up short.

If Sullivan and Arnott return for Tuesday's game in Toronto as expected, it will tell if the progress/momentum from Thursday/Saturday is for real or just a temporary peak. Got my fingers crossed it is for real.

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