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High shot output is always a good thing. Unfortunately, it does not guarantee wins, as we saw yesterday.

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There will be no Predcast this week. Last Wednesday night, my wife gave birth to a beautiful baby girl just after the Preds beat the Stars. This is our first child, so things are a bit overwhelming. Alas, the Predcast had to take a week off. Stay tuned next week though, we will be back to recap a ton of action. MAYBE WE WILL HAVE A CHRISTMAS PREVIEW FOR YOU GUYS

Nashville Predators News

Jets shut out Predators to end five-game skid | NHL.com
I suppose sometimes you just run into an unstoppable goaltending performance. Respect to Hellebuyck in this one, he was great.

Preds Shut Out Despite Season-High Shot Total
That 3rd period was straight up shot practice after a pretty weak 2nd period. You have to like the majority of the effort despite the result on the ice.

Other Hockey News

Trouba busts out - Winnipeg Free Press
"Busting out" means getting two assists (one of which was on an empty netter), playing a bunch on the penalty kill, and hitting Mike Ribeiro. Ok.

Coyotes defeat Oilers to sweep home-and-home | NHL.com
The Oilers have been solid all year, the Coyotes have been near the bottom of the league. Naturally, the Coyotes finish off a sweep of a two game home-and-home with the Oilers after a 2-1 win Sunday.

Three-goal second period sparks Bruins past Lightning
I really thought Jimmy Hayes would be a steal for the Bruins last year and this year. He scored his first goal in 36 games in this one, and now has only 14 in 95 games with Boston. Just your run of the mill bottom six forward I guess.

The Canadiens, and four other teams that relied heavily on great goaltending | The Hockey News
FYI: All of these teams were great in the regular season and made great playoff runs. None of them won the Stanley Cup.

Leafs suspend Marlies goalie Garret Sparks indefinitely - NHL on CBC Sports - Hockey news, opinion, scores, stats, standings
Does anyone know what is going on with Garret Sparks? Send us your thoughts please.

Observations from the Blackhawks’ 2-1 overtime loss to the Kings - Chicago Tribune
These observations include an analysis of shot attempt differential among bottom six forwards and a rundown of face-off win success rates.

Matt Carle's Time with the Flyers
Matt Carle is not Andrew Macdonald... because of that, I'm sure he will be remembered fondly.