"We had them right where we wanted them — a fragile team down on the ropes and we didn't take care of business," said Predators forward Steve Sullivan. - The Tennessean
Steve Sullivan making fun of other entities for being 'fragile' is enough to bring back the NNN. Good to see he got over his crippling boneitis long enough to give a quote to the media. We wish him all the best recovering from his future injury sustained opening a car door or attempting to use a left handed can opener.
Toronto was winless in eight straight entering the game. Overall, it had gone 1-8-3 since opening the season with four straight victories. - The Tennessean
With the win last night Toronto is 1-3-4 (6pts) in their last eight games. Nashville is 2-6-0 (4pts) in their last eight. Maybe I took Steve Sullivan's quote out of context, maybe the "fragile team on the ropes" is Nashville. With a 3-0 lead last night Luke Schenn scored late and it was a whole new ball game.
CORRECTION: Leafs are 1-5-2 in their last 8. If you go to www.pensionplanpuppets.com/schedule both the Tampa and Florida games are listed as OT losses despite being regulation losses.
"We gave them momentum by taking penalty after penalty after penalty," Predators Coach Barry Trotz said.
"When are we going to learn? You have a team down and out, you have them on the floor gasping for air and you let them off the mat. We stopped working, we stopped skating and therefore you take penalties.
"We deserved exactly what we got in the end," he said - The Tennessean
I'll say one positive thing; Barry Trotz didn't complain about refereeing and the Predators didn't complain about refereeing. They deserve respect for that. It's not easy to accept your mistakes and truly own them.
That said I still think he looks like the Juggernaut: