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Friday's Dump & Chase: Four Leaf Clover

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The Chicago Blackhawks and New York Rangers have records that seriously outpace the quality of their teams. The Predators are sitting squarely in the middle, and they could use a little bit of that mojo. Starting with this win streak.

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Nashville News & Notes

Slow Start Doesn't Mean Low Finish for Preds | Nashville Predators
Wilson is a lot older than I think of him.

Predators look like they are finally starting to get back on track – ProHockeyTalk
I think some of the calls for Nashville to be a Cup contender during the summer were a little too hasty, but they are putting it together slowly.

Margo Price to perform at Nashville’s Christmas tree lighting | WKRN News 2
Gnash will be in attendance.

Around Hockey

Auston Matthews keeping a level head through goal drought - Sportsnet.ca
I remember Filip Forsberg giving a Swedish interview, discussing the Toronto media. When he went through a goal drought last season, the only people who asked him about it were in Toronto.

Time to talk about the Flyers’ goaltending again -- TSN
Is it a Philadelphia hockey team without goaltending controversy?

Edmonton Oilers are the story of the NHL season so far, but they're trying to keep success in perspective | ESPN
The Oilers are "for real", in the sense that they might make the playoffs, not that they're going to win the Cup.

Listen to 19,000 fans join together for a beautiful rendition of the national anthem | For The Win
This made me cry a little.

NHL fines Oliver Ekman-Larsson $2,000 for diving (Video) | Puck Daddy
Humph.

Down Goes Brown: Five statistical overachievers and underperformers - Sportsnet.ca
DGB looks around the league to see what's driving teams' success or lack thereof.

Record number of rinks set to host Try Hockey For Free | USA Hockey
Ford Ice Center in conjunction with the Predators have participated in many of these, if you know any kids who'd like to try it out.

Early Season Thoughts on the Minnesota Wild - Hockey Wilderness
Score effects making a difference in PDO? That's a bold claim.