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Friday's Dump & Chase: Clawing For The Final Spot

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In the final few weeks of the regular season the Jets and Flames continue to win and fight for a final spot in the playoffs.

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Nashville Predators News

Mike Ribeiro trying to do right with Nashville Predators | ESPN
After years of making bad decisions, Mike Ribeiro has found a fit within himself, his family and the Nashville Predators, writes Scott Burnside.

Preds Practice Ponderings: March 19 - Nashville Predators

Here are some things that happened yesterday.

Predators enjoy break in schedule, added practice time-The Tennessean

Hope it helps.

Questioning the Oath—What’s at Stake with Becoming a Smashville Citizen? - Predneck Nation
"What has made this home office so insecure that they had to instill these "securities"? Is it really the fear of another teams fans coming in during playoff time, or the fear that someone may make a few extra bucks that doesn’t go in their pockets?" Great article. (added late by DB)

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Matthew Wuest, Metro Halifax sports reporter and CapGeek founder, dies of cancer | Metro
Matthew Wuest poured his heart into his work. The former Metro Halifax sports reporter and CapGeek founder was always the one writing the stories, often shying away from having stories written about him. RIP Matthew.

Winnipeg Jets Win Nail-Biter Over St. Louis Blue | Arctic Ice Hockey
Stafford-Scheifele-Wheeler and Pavelec combine to earn the Jets a thrilling 2-1 shoot-out win.

For the First Time in Forever Caps Win in Minnesota, 3-2 | Japers' Rink
Ovechkin tallies twice as the Capitals win for the first time in Xcel Energy Center.

Dallas Stars Battle Hard Against Penguins, Win 2-1 | Blackout Dallas
Penguins are have lost their last four and are 4-5-1 in their last ten. They are now tied with the Caps for third place in the Metropolitan Division.

Could Dallas Stars' Tyler Seguin Be On Verge Of Another Hot Streak? | Defending Big D
What was the difference between Tyler Seguin's hot and cold streaks in the goal scoring department this season?

Avalanche Bury the Coyotes 5-2 | Mile High Hockey
The Avs picked up two important points in the Arizona desert, but they failed to gain ground in the Western Conference playoff race.

Why Marner, Strome should go before Hanifin | ESPN
Corey Pronman explains why the team drafting third in the 2015 NHL draft should take Mitch Marner or Dylan Strome over Noah Hanifin.

Eichel becomes first freshman Hobey Baker finalist since Parise | ProHockeyTalk
Good time for college hockey. https://twitter.com/chrismpeters/status/578758609883914241

Bergeron does heavy lifting for Bruins | TSN
Exhibit #5,450 on why Patrice Bergeron is great.

Closer Look: Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers excel at fast breaks analysis | NHL
Interesting article breaking down some plays from Chicago at New York the other night.

Brandon Pirri’s ‘shoot everything’ strategy is working pretty well | ProHockeyTalk
Former Blackhawks prospect, now with Florida, has 13 goals in his last 18 games.

5 things to know about how 3-on-3 hockey is played | theScore
Some thoughts about 3-on-3 from Justin Bourne.

Utah Grizzlies to honor military with creative specialty uniforms | Puck Daddy
When the ECHL’s Grizzlies host the Idaho Steelheads, they’ll take to the ice sporting a design inspired by the Army Service Uniform.