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Rematch Game Night

October 11, 2018, 8:23 AM ET [8 Comments]
Paul McCann
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Game Night in Smashville as the Winnipeg Jets land in Music City for the first time since last season’s epic second round playoff series. Both teams come in with 2-1-0 records, both teams are favorites in the West, both teams have huge expectations from their fanbases. Nashville is looking to wash the nasty taste of Tuesday night’s loss in their home opener.

This is the first really stiff test of both of these teams. Both teams have shown some inconsistency in their first three games. Both teams have significant home ice advantages that they have struggled to take advantage of in their last few games. Including playoffs, the road team has won the last six games.

These Central Division games will be critical to these two teams. The division, as we look right now, has four teams at 2-1… every point will matter.

I expect to see Connor Hellebuyck and Pekka Rinne in net tonight, both players are off to solid starts to their season. Kyle Connor is leading the Jets in goals scoring early, with 3 in 3 games, Viktor Arvidsson is leading the Preds with 2. Concern still about Arvidsson after taking a puck to the face in Tuesday’s game. He returned in the 2nd period wearing a face shield but wasn’t as effective as he normally is.

A lot of folks have been speculating that the Preds may have been peeking past the Flames game to this one and given the Preds play, it may be an accurate observation. The Nashville blueline will be looking for some redemption, especially PK Subban after a sub-par performance on Tuesday night

This is the first of four regular season matchups… every one last season was just thrilling hockey to watch. Game time is 7pm. Coverage on the flagship of the Predators Radio Network, 102.5 the Game and on Fox Sports Tennessee. Very limited tickets remain for tonight’s tilt.


Tomorrow night… It’s a Murder Mystery specifically written for this event called Five for Murder! This event is presented by The Murder Mystery Company , the nationwide leader in mystery-themed entertainment. Our presenting sponsors are SlapShot Radio and by Jackalope Brewing Company.

So, what’s the story? The hockey community is rocked when a high-profile hockey personality is found dead! Now it is up to you and your teammates to find the ice-cold killer… and put him in the penalty box – for life!

If you ever wanted to take part in a live game of Clue, this is your chance!

Join us for a hockey-themed murder mystery show where guests will enjoy an evening full of fun, food, drinks, and a chance to meet some Predators personalities. Throughout the night, the plot will unfold and we need your help to solve the mystery! Guests will get to interrogate suspects, gather clues and work with their team to crack the case before the suspect gets away.

All proceeds benefit Best Buddies programs devoted to changing the world for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through meaningful one-to-one friendships and supported employment.

This will be a show you won’t want to miss, so grab your tickets today… click here to get your tickets. VIP tickets are almost gone and every ticket includes dinner, and an open bar for beer and wine.
Here are the details…
When? Friday, October 12, 2018
6–7 pm: VIP Reception (early access and seat choice, meet and great with the cast and Predators personalities)
7 pm: Doors open for General Admission
8–10 pm: Show
Where? The Barn at Chavis 4054 Wilson Pike Franklin, TN 37067

It’s going to be a great night and all proceeds benefit Best Buddies… so we would love to see on Friday night!


Random Notes

- Keep an eye on Roman Josi… he has 19 points in 21 games against the Jets.

- There is a plaza party tonight starting at 4pm

- Filip Forsberg is on a four game against these Jets and has points in seven of the last nine games against Winnipeg.

- Good game in DC last night in a rematch of last year’s Stanley Cup Final. The Caps took down Vegas 5-2. Vegas has lost three games so far in their sophomore season, they didn’t lose their third game last season until Nov. 2.



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