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The Week Ahead... (Oct. 11)

by Staff Writer / Nashville Predators
What to Watch For...
Monday -- Community Day

All 24 players on the Preds roster will be out at different middle-Tennessee locations helping out around the community, including hospital visits, visits to local businesses, and other fun activities. Click here to find out where to find your favorite players 

Wednesday -- Preds at Chicago
Nashville takes to the road for the first time in 2010-11 to face divisional rival -- and defending Stanley Cup Champs -- Chicago. Follow all the action live on Fox Sports Tennessee or listed on the Nashville Predators Radio Network. 

Thursday -- St. Louis at Nashville
Another divisional rivalry game as the Preds host the St. Louis Blues. Nashville won five of the six meetings between the teams last season and looks to carry that momentum in to this season. This is also the first College Night of the season for the Preds -- special ticket discounts at the Bridgestone Arena box office for students. click here for more on College Night.

Saturday -- Washington at Nashville
Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals come to Smashville on Saturday night. The Preds and Caps have gone to overtime in each of their last three regular season meetings, dating back to the '08-09 campaign.

October 18 -- GOAL Program Registration
Registration for the October/November GOAL session will open at 9 am on Monday, October 18.
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This Week...
The Preds play three games this week, including their first road contest of the '10-11 season. The team also has a busy week in the community with several events planned early in the week.

Injury Report...The Week That Was...
The Preds went 1-0-0 last week, winning their season opener 4-1 vs. the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night in front of a sold out Bridgestone Arena. After a scoreless first period, Nashville used a three-goal second period to claim the lead and then netted the lone goal of the third period to seal the win. Marcel Goc scored the game's opening goal (Nashville's first goal of the season). After Anaheim tied the score 1-1, Steve Sullivan's power-play goal midway through the second gave the Preds the lead for good. Patric Hornqvist scored late in the second period and David Legwand closed out the scoring in the third frame.

Ten different players recorded a point for the Preds, paced by Sullivan and Shea Weber with two points a piece.

This Week In Preds History...
October 13, 1998: Preds Pick Up First Franchise Win
Two massive franchise milestones were achieved in the second regular-season game in the Nashville Predators’ inaugural season: the team’s first goal and the franchise’s first win. Andrew Brunette was credited with the Preds’ first tally at 5:12 of the first period. After a video review, fans got to enjoy “I Like It, I Love It” for the first time. Denny Lambert and J.J. Daigneault would also light the lamp for Nashville that night as the team pulled out a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. All five of the game’s goals were scored in the first period, including a tally from Carolina’s Martin Gelinas (now Director of Player Development for the Preds). Mike Dunham earned the win in net with 34 saves.

Ask the Editor... is debuting a new feature during the 2010-11 season, a weekend editorial page where you the fans can ask the questions and voice your opinions. Click here to submit your question and check this Sunday to see the answers.

Preds Play of The Week...
Watch -- Marcel Goc's goal to open the scoring in the Season Opener vs. Anaheim, Nashville's first goal of '10-11.
Watch -- Patric Hornqvist sets a screen and then bats the rebound out of the air for Nashville's third goal in its 4-1 win over Anaheim in the Season Opener.

Prospect of the Week...
Zach Budish -- Nashville's 2009 second round pick (No. 41 overall), Zach Budish opened his 2010-11 NCAA season with a goal and two assists to help the Minnesota Golden Gophers to a pair of wins over UMass.
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