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Watch: Even the catfish rally can’t help Predators

Feb 23, 2013, 2:22 AM EDT

You know it’s not going well when even a rally catfish can’t bring the Nashville Predators out of their scoring funk.

The Predators were shutout 1-0 by the visiting Vancouver Canucks Friday. The goose egg snapped a nice two-game streak the Predators were on – they had scored nine goals in their last two games prior to Friday’s meeting with Vancouver.

Of course, a fan had to chuck a catfish on to the ice late in the game and with the home team down a goal.

The Predators have now been shut out four times this season, although they also have three shutouts to their credit.

But they do rank at the bottom of the entire National Hockey League when it comes to goals-for per game, at a rate of 2.06.

“We had things going our way. We had the jump, and then for whatever reason, we backed off and let them get into it emotionally, mentally and then physically,” Predators defenseman Hal Gill told NHL.com about this latest battle with the blank sheet.

“We have to learn from that.”

  1. phipfwe76 - Feb 23, 2013 at 2:41 AM

    Not the first time someone has tossed a catfish on the ice there (not even the first time this season). The more sea creatures on the ice in hockey, the better!

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Feb 23, 2013 at 3:32 AM

      Your enthusiasm is noted, but a recent Gallup survey of sea creatures found that 98% of them much prefer water that isn’t frozen. As one octopus was quoted as saying, “It’s bad enough you folks flush your sewage into our living rooms, do you really have to involve us in your sports traditions?” Oddly, it was wearing a Red Wings sweater. (The remaining 2% of course listen to political talk radio and so can’t really be expected to comprehend their own best interests.)

      • 19to77 - Feb 23, 2013 at 1:39 PM

        Post of the year.

  2. thehighcountrybear - Feb 23, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Complicating things further is these catfish have never been near the sea…catfish farming is big business, replacing tobacco as a premier cash crop, not butts about it. Still, the industry is struggling because the combines used in harvest keep getting plugged by the largely disagreeable fish…

  3. kaptaanamerica - Feb 23, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    Lols the game was a goalchie duel With the preds content to counter attack.made for tedious hockey like aChess match.

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