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As the Stanley Cup Finals roll on with another Chicago win last night, Nashville's hockey community is gearing up for two events to benefit flood relief efforts.

Follow after the jump for all the details, as well as a look from both sides of the Stanley Cup Finals, word of a major round of firings in the Montreal Canadiens organization, and a superstar defenseman who's coming back for another NHL season...

Predators News

SCF Game Two and SSR Rink Rebuild Preview - Paul McCann
Remember, Paul McCann is hosting an event Wednesday evening at Pie In The Sky - Midtown to benefit the inline rink in Bellevue which was destroyed in last month's flood. Check out this post for a great list of items available in the silent auction.

#NashvilleFlood Relief #NHLtweetup | NHLTweetup.com
Remember also that next Monday is the NHL Tweetup at the Tin Roof in Nashville. Here you'll find all the details, including some great items available via raffle and online auction.

Preds On The Glass: Hawks Win 2-1 With Back to Back Goals and Tuesday Thoughts
Buddy the Clairvoyant correctly predicted last night's game...

Boclair: Time and circumstances are right for Predators to name new captain | Nashville City Paper
David Boclair picks up the story that's brewed ever since the end of the season, and proposes Shea Weber as the next Nashville captain.

Balfour to look a bit more like Belfour - Tampa Bay Online
MLB's Tampa Devil Rays recently wore hockey jerseys on a road trip to Toronto. Follow the link to check out the picture, which includes the pride of Murfreesboro, David Price, rocking some Predators gear (second from the right, back row).

Around the NHL

Halfway There. Blackhawks 2 - Flyers 1: Hawks lead series 2-0 - Second City Hockey
The anticipation is building in Chicago...

SCF Game 2: Flyers Control Third, But Too Little Too Late - Broad Street Hockey
The Flyers can be encouraged by how they carried the play in the third last night, but they need better results ASAP.

Blackhawks, Flyers both came down with cases of puck staring - Puck Daddy
Justin Bourne reviews exactly how things can go so wrong, so quickly, in the defensive zone.

All Habs: Canadiens Axe Six Scouts
Just weeks before the NHL Draft, Montreal cleans out the scouting department. GM Pierre Gauthier is certainly retooling on the fly.

UFA Watch: Colby Armstrong | Hockey or Die
A favorite of the hockey stats crowd, this Atlanta forward could make a nice addition to a new team this summer.

Source: Nicklas Lidstrom will return to Red Wings for one-year contract - MLive.com
Not surprising, but this does relieve Red Wings fans. Once he does retire, however, look for Detroit to take a major step backwards.

NHL Should Let Stars Shine Not Manage | PuckUpdate
Steven Ovadia tosses a healthy dose of skepticism on the Steve Yzerman hiring in Tampa.

SB Nation and Comcast Strike Deal - Blog Huddle
For those areas which are served by Comcast SportsNet (unlike here in Nashville where we have Fox Sports TN), SB Nation bloggers will provide insight and analysis. I can see it now "we now go live to Mrs. Gunderson's basement, where SB Nation blogger [insert name here] brings us more..."

Finally, did you catch what Chris Pronger did after the final horn last night, shooting a piece of trash at Chicago's Ben Eager? Stay Classy, Chris!