The real deal Neal!
The real deal Neal! By Josh @Top6Grinder
James Neal was brought to the Nashville Predators to bring a proven legit offensive threat. Well, James Neal has been just that with 5 goals in 7 games.4 of those goals coming the past two games. Even though Neal had less ice time than the previous 5 games (16:22 TOI) Neal silenced the Blackhawks with a hat trick on 6 shots leaving some Blackhawks fans fighting and others sound asleep.
Pekka Rinne was outstanding as usual and IMO could have easily been the first star of the game. If anyone had any question if Rinne was healthy I think they have been answered 7 games into the season.
Disappointed in the amount of Blackhawks fans at a Thursday night game with the Predators coming in red hot and undefeated in regulation. The arena had a lot of red in the seats and it stuck out like a sore thumb on t.v.
Hopefully the Predators will continue to win and ice a competitive team so the season ticket holders will quit selling their tickets. I’m not going to hold my breath on that though.
Another huge statement game Saturday as the Penguins come to town. If the Preds get a win on Saturday expect a lot of sudden Nashville talk from the media to the north.