Student Sports Journalist Recaps Predators/Oilers Game

Saturday, 03.01.2008 / 9:27 PM / Features
The Nashville Predators are proud to invite students from local schools to come out to select Predators games as members of the press corps. Students have the opportunity to look behind the scenes at the life of a sports journalist and how they cover a professional sports team. The students are afforded all of the amenities that a member of the press would receive. Read below for Sara Elias' account of her experience as being s sports reporter for the evening.

Related Items
Student Sports Journalists Recap Preds/Ducks Game
Tuesday night was a sad night for the Edmonton Oilers, but luckily it was Taco Time in Tennessee, at least for the Nashville Predators. After a fierce man-on-puck game, the Predators gained a 5-4 victory over the Canadian team, which added to the Predator’s hot streak and served the spectators free tacos. The crowd roared with thrill as the puck danced like a watermelon seed across the ice and the players combated each other with their sticks. From the press box, I remained unbiased, so when the other fans cheered as Dumont scored Tuesday night’s game-winning goal, I contained my excitement and gently tapped my foot instead. From the fog horns to the flashing lights, the Sommet Center was filled with athletic enthusiasm. From the altitude of my seat, I thought about the players’ demanding lifestyles. Eating, sleeping, and breathing hockey is the way of life for most of these professionals. However, the intense year-round training and unconditional works hours do not even begin to defeat the love of sport for these players. What’s more, the Predators’ fans love hockey just as much as the players, and their energetic fervor often translates as just the right kind of gusto that the players need to stay motivated.
In order to view this page you need JavaScript and Flash Player 9+ support!

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
S. Weber 79 23 33 -2 56
P. Hornqvist 76 22 31 1 53
C. Smith 79 24 28 16 52
M. Fisher 75 20 29 -4 49
R. Josi 72 13 27 -2 40
M. Cullen 77 10 29 4 39
C. Wilson 81 11 22 -1 33
N. Spaling 71 13 19 2 32
R. Ellis 80 6 21 9 27
G. Bourque 74 9 17 -5 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Hutton 20 11 4 .910 2.62
D. Dubnyk 11 18 3 .891 3.43

 
 

nashvillepredators.com is the official Web site of the Nashville Predators and nashvillepredators.com are trademarks of the Nashville Predators.  NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2013 Nashville Predators and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.

NHL Ticket Exchange | Bridgestone Arena | Contact Us | Employment | NHL.com Terms of Use | Site Map | AdChoices