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Friday's Dump & Chase: Shaking the Monkey

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The Predators losing streak ended in Arizona but their struggle to win in regulation continued in San Jose. Although they outplayed the desperate Sharks, there are few moral victories when you have dropped seven of eight games. Next up, the surging LA Kings. Maybe a tougher opponent is just what the doctored ordered to shake the monkey off their back. Maybe not.

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Nashville Predators News

Up-tempo Predators should benefit from ligher schedule | The Tennessean
Of course, that comes after playing LA and Anaheim.

Miikka Salomäki Out For Rest Of The Season | Admirals Roundtable
Miikka Salomäki has only played in two games for the Milwaukee Admirals since the end of January.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

We Don't Need No Stinkin' Goals | St. Louis Game Time
Recap of the Blue's 1-0 win over Philadelphia.

Jets Left in Litterbox with 4-2 loss| Arctic Ice Hockey
Jets also lost Myers to injury in this game.

Dallas Stars Win Over Carolina Hurricanes 5-3 | Defending Big D
The Dallas Stars' Kari Lehtonen made it interesting when he gave up two goals in the last six minutes of the game and his team then only up by one.

Contrasting Seasons From Ryan Garbutt | Defending Big D
An in depth look at the last 2 seasons of Ryan Garbutt.

Wild's Dumba has been tough on goalies, especially his own | Star Tribune
Dubnyk and Dumba-er.

Dubnyk resurrects career, saves Wild season | TSN
Dubnyk and the Wild have been fun to watch again since he was aquired.

A night of broken slumps leads to 2-1 win | Second City Hockey
Andrew Shaw and Brad Richards scoring on the power play?

Three Periods: Timonen's comeback challenge; 3-on-3 AHL overtime thrills; NHL notes | Yahoo Sports
Surprising response about 3-on-3 OT from an AHL coach.

Canada roster revealed for women's hockey worlds | Sportsnet.ca
Canada's roster for the upcoming women's world hockey championship features 10 players making their debut in the tournament.

AHL announces franchise transactions | The American Hockey League
New locations for a couple of teams.

Islanders sign Boychuk to seven-year extension | Sportsnet.ca
This is very much a "win now" deal if you consider this contract will extend until Boychuk is 38.

Alex Ovechkin Brings Four-Year-Old Contest Winner to Washington | RMNB
Great story. If you have "see adorable kid in oversized hockey sweater shoot pucks to Eminem" on your scavenger hunt, this article has your back.

Fan embarks on NHL dream: 30 games in 30 nights | Sportsnet.ca
Superfan Rob Suggitt is about to embark on an NHL dream trip: 30 games in 30 nights. Even better? It's all for charity.

Quantifying hard work | FlamesNation
The hard working Flames are working hard at being lucky! They have been fun to watch this year though. I'm very excited to watch Johnny Gaudreau develop.

Why the 2014-15 Calgary Flames are not the 2013-14 Colorado Avalanche | FlamesNation
Two very different articles from the same blog. Fun!

Columbus’ Murray off IR, set to play just eighth game this season | ProHockeyTalk
The Jacket's second overall pick in 2012.

Watch Ryan Kesler roast teammate Cam Fowler on "Between Two Zambonis" | The Hockey News
It's fun when sports players don't act like sports players!