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Wednesday's Dump & Chase: The Escape

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It wasn't pretty, but sometimes you take what the other team gives you and survive the day. Anaheim threw everything they had against Nashville, and the Predators held their lead. It helps when you have a motivated Pekka Rinne doing Pekka Rinne things. It's two points. Move along.

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Nashville Predators News

So Many Goals for the Gold Team | PredNeck Nation
Felder is so far on pace with his Neal prediction.

Infographic: Preds 3, Ducks 2 - Nashville Predators - Infographics
The PK saved the day, along with Rinne.

Gotta See It: Bieksa loses tooth in brawl with Fisher - Sportsnet.ca
Nothing like watching Fisher beat the Jesus out of someone. Especially known jerk Kevin Bieksa. Enjoy the slow-mo footage.

NHL All-Star Game moves to 3-on-3 mini-tournament format | ESPN
It's not like you care about the game anyways.

LATE ADDITION:

Charlie and I spent more time talking current events than we did previewing the Anaheim game last night. You'll want to hear the second and fourth segments especially.

Other Hockey News

Mysterious decline in Jacob Trouba's game at heart of Jets’ skid | SI.com
I was actually asked if I would've preferred Trouba over Forsberg on a recent podcast. Really.

Report: Blues' Lehtera taken to hospital - Article - TSN
The Blues are getting the injury bug's full fury to start the year.

That awful Winnipeg Jets road trip could cost them a playoff spot - SBNation.com
You can't afford setbacks in the merciless Central Division.

The week ahead: Strife in Penguins' locker room bubbling over | SI.com
#RescueGeno! (Clipped this yesterday)

Evgeni Malkin dangles through legs, scores against Wild - NHL on CBC Sports - Hockey news, opinion, scores, stats, standings
#RESCUEGENO

Quick Bite: Five Sharks score to beat Bruins - Fear The Fin
Lots of .gifs by Stephanie, and those are always cool.

Fatigued Blues fall 3-1 to Blue Jackets | STLToday.com
It's one thing to be sieged by the Ducks, but the Blues were outshot 21-3 in the second period.

New York Islanders working to put down roots in Brooklyn | NHL.com - NHL Insider
Good luck.

What were the Rangers trying at this strange practice? | New York Post
The biggest takeaway from this: Adam Graves and Chris Drury still work for the Rangers.

Report: Los Angeles Kings Prospect Charged With Attempted Strangulation Of His Girlfriend
Charged with 12 counts.

Video: Scary fall for Olli Maatta after Nino Niederreiter hit | NBC Sports
Nino has become a bit dirty over the last year or so, just as an observation. But somehow someway, the Penguins defensemen have the worst luck.

Claude Julien Rips Bruins’ ‘Commitment’: ‘I Think It’s Pretty Obvious’ | Boston Bruins | NESN.com
Julien should be careful. You don't want Sweeney making any more trades. Unless you're a fan of another team. Then you want the Bruins making a trade... to your team.

Not Hockey

Announcing the 2015 Eater Awards for Nashville - Eater Nashville
The inside of Butchertown Hall is really that gorgeous.

HOW DRUNK WERE YOU, FOOTBALL FAN? AN EXAMINATION - Every Day Should Be Saturday
DRUNK ENOUGH TO THINK A COURTHOUSE WAS YOUR HOTEL, APPARENTLY