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Jarvis Greer

Predators Blast Columbus Out of FedExForum in NHL Exhibition

Do folks in Memphis know the difference between Icing and Slashing?

The Nashville Predators don't really care if you do..

They just want you to check out their games...

That's why the Predators are in Memphis Thursday night...

They're playing the first ever National Hockey League Pre-Season game in FedExForum..

The Columbus Blue Jackets provide the opposition.

The Predators are trying to cultivate the Memphis market...

That is, they want to get fans here turned onto the NHL, so they'll make the drive up 1-40 to Nashville to see them.

A crowd of about 6-thousand shows up...most impressed with what they see..

As far as the action...lots of it, and early...Predators putting up 4 goals in the first 7 minutes of action against the Blue Jackets...

Left Winger Ramzi Abid with the 3-goal Hat Trick...

Goalie Thomas Vokoun stops 23-of-24 shots.

Nashville Goes on to win it...Final 8-to-1.

The Predators open the NHL Regular season against the Chicago Blackhawks October 5th in Nashville.

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