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Sunday's Dump & Chase: The Second Line Saves The Day

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Good morning. Craig Smith, Colin Wilson, and Calle Jarnkrok played a very good game last night. The second line looked mighty good for most of the game, and created more chances than most nights. This does tend to isolate the old guys on the third line, but whatever. Preds won. Roll on, second line. Moving along...

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Nashville Predators News

Nashville still has no solution for snake-bitten powerplay - The Predatorial
5 on 5: "Let's just play hockey, and keep the puck."
5 on 4: "WHAT DO WE DO?!?"

Predators don't sweat disallowed goal - Tennessean
I nearly looked over and said "whelp, there's your game." Then James Neal happened. The only thing that moment needed was his personal entrance music to play.

Admirals Sweep the Weekend, beat Rockford 2-1 - Admirals Roundtable
The Ads are doing it right, and have plenty of players contributing. The AHL is the only league where you can be 10-3-0-0 and be in 3rd place in your own division.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Peter Forsberg's compete level drove Hall of Fame career - NHL.com
It's a shame he played less than 900 games.

WATCH: Dion Phaneuf levels Patric Hornqvist, fights Evgeni Malkin - CBSSports.com
This is a day late, but worth sharing.

Video: Malkin runs over Girardi (Updated) - ProHockeyTalk
And Geno still hasn't calmed down.

Penguins win shootout after Rangers' game-winning goal waved off - SBNation.com
If you're a sucker for goal reviews (and after last night, who isn't?), this is for you.

Capitals vs. Blues Recap: Road Trip Starts with a Stumble, as Caps Fall 4-1 - Japers' Rink
ONE JOB, CAPS. YOU HAD ONE JOB.

The power, and potential problems, of St. Louis Blues attack (Puck Momalytics) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
If I were a Blues fan, I wouldn't be too terribly worried about a team that has Stastny, Steen, Backes, Oshie, Lehtera, and Tarasenko spread over three lines. But it's clear that the Blues aren't hitting on all cylinders yet.

Coach's Corner: Stars fight own battles too often - Sportsnet.ca
This is the classic debate regarding fighting: do you want more fights with less meaning, or less fights and but with more meaning? OH WAIT, He's probably talking about junior hockey.

Canucks Sign a Toddler - 120Sports.com
I've seen worse ideas work.

Keep eye on Avs - Ottawa Sun
Will Sakic fire his BFF at the end of the year? Or will he actually buy him a defenseman or two?

Blue Jackets Acquire Jordan Leopold - The Cannon
Desperate times call for desperate measures.

AND FINALLY....

-Glad to see Taylor Beck getting some playing time. He showed up to camp without a contract, earned it, took a spot, and is out there playing some decent minutes in tough situations.

-And I also have a respect for beautiful hair.