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As sure as night follows day, sunshine follows rain and spring follows winter, the league-wide portion of our hockey notes begin with Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf complaining after last night's 3-2 Predators win...

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Nashville Predators News

McGrattan and Parros Battle Again at Bridgestone Arena |
The circus started early last night, but after that the teams played a good hockey game.

Inside Smashville " Tootoo has big impact in return to lineup after serving two-game suspension
It was Tootoo's night, certainly.

Ads Take Another on the Chin from the Wolves, fall 4-2 | Admirals Roundtable
Joel Champagne and Taylor Beck got the goals for Milwaukee last night.

Postgame ponderings - Predators Insider
Josh notes the many ways in which the Preds dominated the contest. It easily could have been a 5-2 type of game.

Nashville Predators rookie Roman Josi scores first NHL goal - The Tennessean
The kid's off to a good start...

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Ducks must face the music - The Orange County Register
Ryan Getzlaf's reaction to last night's game? "Waaaaaaahhhh" (found via Cellblock303 on Twitter)

Chelios took the hard road to U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame - The Buffalo News
He may have been a villain to Predators fans, but Chris Chelios is one of the greatest defensemen to ever lace up the skates.

Derek Boogaard’s death points up the need to end fighting in the NHL -
In talking about the NHL/NHLPA Behavioral Health & Substance Abuse program, Larry Brooks writes: "The program though, has saved numerous lives. I believe in the strength of anonymity, but I also believe entering a program such as this carries no stigma. And I also believe as the program itself has come under scrutiny, there would be great value if a player in the program were to come forward and explain its importance." Um, I think that's exactly what Jordin Tootoo has done, right?

VOTE: Which injury is more gruesome? - NHL Hot Stove
Two nasty incidents from around the league last night...

Is eight games really enough? Why Andy Sutton deserved more - NHL Hot Stove
You can certainly make an argument here, especially with Sutton's history.

Hockey World: Dec. 10 - Edmonton Journal
Take a leisurely walk around the NHL with Jim Matheson.

Notes and quotes: Richard Bachman: 'It was a dream come true tonight' - The Dallas Morning News
Congrats to Richard Bachman, who earned a win in his first NHL start for Dallas.

Rally Win: Pens 6, Islanders 3 - PensBurgh
No Sidney Crosby, no problem for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Flyers win again, but lose Claude Giroux, Ilya Bryzgalov - Broad Street Hockey
This sounds downright Pyrrhic.

Thrashing Winnipeg: Red Wings 7 - Jets 1 - Winging It In Motown
The Red Wings are rolling along these days, going 13-4-0 in their last 17.

Canucks At Senators Recap ; We're Going Streaking! (4-1W) - Nucks Misconduct
...and Vancouver has won 9 of its last 10.

Rangers Vs. Sabres: Rangers Get Win Number 2,500 With 4-1 Victory Over Buffalo Sabres - Blueshirt Banter
And to think, it took them only 8.000 games to get there!

Short-Handed Bruins Win a Costly One, Escape Columbus with 5-3 Victory - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Zdeno Chara left this one in the second period with a lower body injury. Of course for him, lower body is probably still upper body on anyone else.

Weekend sale gives 15-50% off NHL team logo polos & t-shirts | Hockey Gear HQ
One of our favorite NHL apparel sites has launched a rare sale this weekend, which gives you 15-50% off t-shirts & polo shirts for teams from all sports (their selection of college gear is staggering).

Lastly, take in a little Coach's Corner from last night: