The Nashville Predators have partnered with the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition to encourage Preds fans to be physically active and develop healthy habits by taking part in the Million PALA Challenge.
Now through September 2011, the Preds are working to help the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition get 1 million Americans to enroll and complete the PALA (President's Active Lifestyle Award) Challenge. This project is a continuation of the First Lady Michele Obama's Let's Move! initiative, launched earlier this season in collaboration with the National Hockey League and USA Hockey to encourage American children to lead active and healthy lives.
That was something I've been dreaming of, something I've told myself before the third period I was going to do ... It was an amazing feeling. It's hard to describe. I didn't believe it went in at first but when I saw all the reaction and all the fans going crazy and my teammates going crazy, it's just an unbelievable feeling. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know whether to jump or just skate and do a Theo Fleury. I don't think I'm the same caliber player he is so I couldn't do it.
— Flames forward Mikael Backlund on scoring the overtime winner against the Ducks in Gm. 3