Given the dire circumstances, it’s time to get all hands on deck.
And, yes, that includes prodigal Predators Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn. Assuming they can make curfew — never a sure thing, as we found out last weekend — they need to be back on the ice Monday night.
In a perfect world, Radulov and Kostitsyn would remain inactive as punishment for their thoughtless violation of team rules in the wee hours of the morning before Game 2 of this series.
Guess what? It’s not a perfect world. It’s the NHL. And Game 5 is win or go home.
Look, this isn’t high school hockey. Coach Barry Trotz has proven his point by sitting the two in the 1-0 loss on Friday night. Now he has to do what is necessary to get the Predators a chance to stay alive.