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Tuesday's Dump & Chase: How an iPad Helped St. Louis in the Shootout

Did a quick dose of video scouting make the difference in last night's shootout between the Nashville Predators and St. Louis Blues? Our around-the-league notes this morning start off with that question...

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Nashville Predators News

Ryan Suter stands by decision to leave Nashville Predators | The Tennessean
And why wouldn't he?

Preds Fall Short in Shootout Once Again - Nashville Sports Hub
One bright spot is the power play, and about which Robby spoke with Colin Wilson.

Only team effort will fill void left by Ryan Suter | Nashville City Paper
David Boclair cites the number of different ways in which individual players will help fill Suter's former role here.

Nashville Predators' Patric Hornqvist regrets chance to prevent goal | The Tennessean
Hornqvist blames himself for the Pietrangelo goal which tied things up in the 3rd.

Will The Nashville Predators Call Up A Forward? - Predlines

That 4th line last night could sure use some help, but I'm not sure the answer lies in Milwaukee right now (at least, not until Gabriel Bourque is back up to speed).

The Importance of Being Chris Mason - Predneck Nation
Might we see Chris Mason play his first game of the season tonight?

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Technology: apparently Brian Elliot watches opponents moves on an iPad before shootouts | Backhand Shelf
I wonder how many teams around the league do this. Not many, apparently?

Blues At Predators Recap: Tarasenko Has Three Point Night, Halak Pulled, McDonald Hurt - St. Louis Game Time
Head over here for the perspective from St. Louis on last night's game.

Damien "Dangles" Brunner: Red Wings 4 - Blue Jackets 3 (SO) - Winging It In Motown
Detroit got into the win column, thanks in part to a nifty shootout goal by rookie Damien Brunner.

Ducks Hold Off Flames, Win 5-4 - Anaheim Calling
Old man Saku Koivu got the job done for Anaheim.

Turris nets two as Senators win 4-0 over Panthers - Silver Seven
The former Pheonix Coyote is off to a hot start for Ottawa.

Paul MacLean’s evil twin is seriously freaking us out during Ottawa Senators game (PHOTOS/VIDEO) | Puck Daddy
Holy Nightmare Fuel!

Sabres 2, Leafs 1: Immediate Reactions - Die By The Blade
Credit the Buffalo penalty killers for fighting through some tough circumstances in the early going.

Islanders 4, Lightning 3: Scoring arrives, followed by bounces and angst - Lighthouse Hockey
It sounds like the speedy Michael Grabner is leading the way on Long Island.

The post giveth and the post taketh away: Bruins win 2-1 - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Boston took a shootout victory to move to 2-0.

The free concession food offered in Boston today might be a bit dicey | Backhand Shelf
The animated .GIF here is hilarious. Remember, if you thought Jeremy Jacobs was creepy as owner of the Boston Bruins, he's also the chairman of the concessions company that serves many NHL arenas, including Bridgestone here in Nashville.

Blackhawks Add Some Goaltending Depth - Second City Hockey
The backup situation in Chicago may be a bit unsettled.

Panthers trade Jacques to Lightning - Litter Box Cats
Tampa Bay picks up a knuckle-chucker.

30 Thoughts: Jamie Benn among 'The Unsigned Three' | Hockey | CBC Sports
Elliotte Friedman reminds me why I'm glad I kept Marian Hossa on my fantasy hockey team.

P.K. Subban vs. His Peers - Eyes On The Prize
What's it going to take for Montreal to sign this guy?

Another Cold War: Why NHL Players Need a Thriving KHL - Battle of California
Having a viable option to go play overseas was valuable over the last few months. What about next time?

Hooray for post-NHL lockout hockey, in all its sloppy glory | Puck Daddy
Sure, it drives coaches nuts, but sloppy play can lead to more offensive opportunities.

Down Goes Brown: Other ways NHL teams are trying to make things up to the fans
Oh, snap: "Nashville Predators: For each home game, fans who purchase tickets, concessions and team merchandise can have the chance to place their money directly into a wheelbarrow being held by a smirking Shea Weber."

Anders Lindback goes from Nashville goalie factory to under microscope in Tampa | Puck Daddy
How will Anders fare on his own?

KHL invents playoff losers’ bracket, winner gets draft pick; NHL, steal this idea | Puck Daddy
Verrrrry interesting...

World Cup of Hockey: When should they actually play this thing? | Puck Daddy
Will they bring back this classic international tournament?

Some thoughts on the Asham/Glass tilt, and fights off the opening draw | Backhand Shelf
What purposes do fights right at the start of a game serve?

A Tactical Hockey Fight? |
Meanwhile, did a fight at the end of the Vancouver/Edmonton game help the Oilers avoid a tough matchup?

PDO explained | Backhand Shelf
A very handy guide for the start of the season.