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Monday's Dump & Chase: The NHL's Eye in the Sky is Watching

Super Bowl Sunday was light on the NHL action, which allows hockey fans to take a step back and look at the big picture for a moment before diving into a busy week ahead. Our around the league notes begin this morning with a fascinating look at how the league's department of Player Safety stands watch over the game.

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Nashville Predators News

Nashville Predators improve on both sides of ice | The Tennessean
The Preds hope that Saturday's victory at San Jose is something to build on.

Overcoming Adversity: The Nashville Underdogs
Miranda wonders if the Preds play best when the odds are stacked against them.

The Preds face the Kings on Thursday at Bridgestone Arena. Save on tickets by using the OTF Discount!

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

In National Hockey League's video room, all eyes on safety | TribLIVE
Take a peek behind the curtain to see how Brendan Shanahan's crew monitors all the action, in a fashion similar to the War Room in Toronto which reviews goal calls.

Kunitz helps power Penguins to 6-3 win - PensBurgh
Pittsburgh vs Washington just doesn't carry the same juice as it used to, does it?

Johan Hedberg, Steve Bernier, and the PK Lead New Jersey Devils to Late 3-0 Win Over New York Islanders - In Lou We Trust
"Moose" got in done for New Jersey, as Johan Hedberg earned the shutout.

Recap: Panthers Claw Back From Two-Goal Deficit to Roll Sabres - Litter Box Cats
Florida topped Buffalo, 4-3.

Senators lose 2-1 to Canadiens due to blown no-goal call - Silver Seven
The fans in Ottawa weren't happy about this one...

Sharks vs. Predators: By the numbers - Fear The Fin
A look at the advanced stats from Saturday's game, from the San Jose side.

Ralph Krueger Acknowledges Ryan Whitney's Play, It's Time To Fix The Situation - The Copper & Blue
Given the opportunity presenting itself in Edmonton to return to the playoffs, do they need to pull the trigger on an underperforming veteran?

Cory Conacher leads a highly competitive rookie scoring race in the early season | Edmonton Journal
Vladimir Tarasenko has a rival in wee Cory Conacher of Tampa Bay.

All hockey writers should just quit now; the craft has been perfected | The Two-Line Pass
A rather masterful vivisection of some lousy hockey writing.