Go Preds! If they win tonight they tie up the series and guarantee at least one more home game this season. For a team whose roster was gutted to reduce payroll for the owner who was planning to sell the team and was expected to go nowhere, 2-2 in the playoffs against the Red Wings ain't half-bad.
On another note, every Nashville Predators fan should quietly thank Craig Leopold every day for working out a deal with the local group to sell the team to. If he had sold to either the Hamilton guy or the Kansas City guy, one need only look at what is currently happening with the NBA's Seattle SuperSonics to see where it would have gone:
Their new owner is hellbent on taking the team to Oklahoma City. E-mails have recently turned up showing he was planning on moving the team (and renaming them the "Sonic Boom") before his purchase was even finalized, despite the agreement he had to make with the NBA to make a "good faith effort" to keep the team in Seattle. The most the city can do now is enforce the lease and force them to stay through 2010, thanks to no buyout clause in the lease. How much would it suck to be a Sonics fan right now?