Monday Dump & Chase: Columbus Looms Large

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The Nashville Predators will have a day to stew over last night's defeat at Edmonton, but need to be ready to close out their current road trip Tuesday night with a win at Columbus.

Nashville Predators News

Western Conference Playoff Chances - Sports Club Stats
Now is the time of year to bookmark this site, and keep an eye on Nashville's playoff hopes, which have dwindled to 18.1%.

Postgame quotes - Predators Insider
Full marks to Barry Trotz for not sugar-coating the episode with SK74.

Paul McCann - Desperate Times...
Paul looks ahead and sees a very hungry Columbus team waiting for the Preds.

The View from 111: A Look at the Predators: Playoff Contenders or Pretenders
When you project out current production to what it would look like in an 82-game season... yikes.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Game 29: The Bob Show | BlueJackets Xtra
Coming up on Tuesday, the Predators may well face Sergei Bobrovsky, who is basically the hottest goalie in the league.

Observations from an 8-1 loss to Chicago; There has to at least be some talk of potential personnel moves | Dallas Stars Blog
At this point of the season, big losses carry an extra sting.

Wild brawl in AHL, as Rockford and Chicago fight inside the benches (VIDEO) | Puck Daddy
Well, there's one of the uglier scrums that you'll ever see...

Puck splits in half on goal in Swiss hockey league; did it count? (VIDEO) | Puck Daddy
Duh... the whole puck has to cross the line, right?

III Communication | Like Ma Bell, We Got The III Communication
Meet the new kid on the block, the Zooey Deschanel of hockey blogs.


Western Standings

GP W-L-OT Pts
Chicago Blackhawks 28 23-2-3 49
Anaheim Ducks 27 20-3-4 44
Minnesota Wild 27 15-10-2 32
St. Louis Blues 28 16-10-2 34
Detroit Red Wings 29 14-10-5 33
Los Angeles Kings 27 15-10-2 32
Vancouver Canucks 27 13-8-6 32
San Jose Sharks 27 12-9-6 30
Phoenix Coyotes 28 13-11-4 30
Edmonton Oilers 28 11-11-6 28
Nashville Predators 29 11-12-6 28
Columbus Blue Jackets 29 11-12-6 28
Dallas Stars 27 12-12-3 27
Calgary Flames 26 11-11-4 26
Colorado Avalanche 27 10-13-4 24
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