We had a feeling this was gonna be a great game, and that was the case until the Pens started running away with it. The Predators looked like a team at the end of a 7-game road trip that just wanted to go home.
The Pens did what they needed to do in this game, but overall it was a bit sloppy. Pens were able to get four past the chair the Predators had in goal and broke their 3-game skid, and that’s all that matters.
The big takeaway from this game is gonna be Tanner Glass' TKO of Eric Nystrom. Remember, it was Nystrom who hurt Letang a few years ago when he played for Dallas. The whole concussion/fight narrative will be turned on again. Luckily, the Pens have two games in the next three nights.
What a difference Paul Martin makes, by the way. He brings immense calm to the blue line.