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The Predators head up to Canada for games in Toronto and Ottawa, then they head to St. Louis for a game on Saturday. Didn't we just do this whole road trip thing?

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The Week Ahead

Nashville Predators News

Filip Forsberg, James Neal Heating Up for the Preds
At some point I'd like to run an analysis on the notion of a "streaky" goal scorer. Not exactly sure how it would work, but I feel like there are some misconceptions to explore. Like maybe a lot of our labels of consistent goal scorer vs. streaky goal scorer are more subjective than we think.

Best and Worst: Bad Disguised As Good - Anaheim Calling
We talked about this on the Predcast. The final game score was a blowout, but the game itself really wasn't. The Ducks were the better team for the first 19:57 and for about 10 minutes of the 2nd period. The Predators were good enough where it counted, which is the exact opposite of what's been happening for most of the season so far.

Other Hockey News

Canucks rally past Stars in overtime
Dang, Stars. That's a bad loss, yo.

Game 16 Afterwords: It’s Time for Dallas to Go Over Overtime Again - Defending Big D
Another viewpoint of the Stars loss to the Canucks, this time with 100% more goaltender apologizing. Either way you shake it, that's a bad loss.

Dumba stars in OT as Wild beat Senators - Article - TSN
Ryan Suter had a short handed goal in this one. It was only the third shorty of his career, which is crazy low for a guy that plays a ton on the penalty kill.

Mark Scheifele, Jets win in shootout
Quietly, Mark Scheifele is leading the league in points and is having a fantastic start to the year. Laine and Scheifele make the Jets a challenge to face. The rest of the team? Maybe not.

Sabres' Captain Gionta Takes Responsibility
Gionta blames himself for the team losing back to back games against the Devils, but the Sabres were without Eichel, O'Reilly, Ennis, and two starting defensemen. This is what it means to wear the "C" for the Buffalo Sabres.

Michal Neuvirth out 4-6 weeks with lower-body injury
That's too bad for Neuvirth, but honestly the Flyers need some stability in goal. Maybe this will force Hakstol to stick with Mason for the time being, even though he has been shaky.

Zamboni breakdown stops college hockey game (Video)
Huh. I thought Hal Gill had retired.

Leafs have lessons to learn for more reliable defence | Hockey | Sports | Toront
The Penguins got 49 shots on goal! That's a lot.