Wednesday's Dump & Chase: Overtime-A-Palooza!

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Playoff tickets aren't cheap. But for one night at least, you got tremendous value for your money with four periods for the price of three in Chicago and St. Louis. And with Anaheim's 3-1 regulation win over Detroit, all three home teams were able to secure the win and series lead on opening night. Three more series start tonight, so check in with us all day for the only series previews you'll need. For real.

Nashville Predators News

For Predators, rewards outweighed risks of signing Hornqvist long-term - Examiner.com

The injuries are a concern, but I think we can all agree the Preds HAD to do this deal.

What to do with Number 4 | The Predatorial

The trade scenarios are both interesting and disturbing. I don't know what I want anymore.

Nashville Predators get No. 4 pick in NHL Draft | The Tennessean

Please be more than 90% sure you're taking a forward. PLEASE.

Admirals, Stars Resume Series Wednesday - Milwaukee Admirals

The series is tied 1-1 as the Ads head to Texas.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Niklas Backstrom injured in warm-ups; Josh Harding starts Game 1 for Wild with no backup | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports

Maybe he should've warmed up a little before heading out for warm-ups.

The Bandwagon Fan's Guide to the NHL Playoffs - The Triangle Blog - Grantland

Come aboard the Islanders bandwagon...there's plenty of room!

C'mon Ref!: Like players, officials energized as playoffs begin-TSN

"C'mon Ref, are you TRYING to ruin my life?"-Potential C'mon Ref! column question.

Don Cherry, the Canadian Skip Bayless, presents a CBC conundrum | Awful Announcing

I object to this. Skip Bayless is much, much worse.

NHL begins its Stanley Cupcake assault on an unsuspecting public | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports

I'm still waiting for mine. I should probably stay home today just in case it shows up.

TSN’s "Hangover" spoof provides hilarity before the playoffs start | Puck Drunk Love

I give this 6.5 stars on my 9 star scale.

26 Hockey Players With And Without Their Playoff Beards-Buzzfeed

I think we're reaching the point, as a society, where beards will be mandatory. And I find that troubling.

The Funniest Photos from the Mini 2013 NHL Regular Season - SportsPickle Picture Gallery

Love #7.

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