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Sunday's Dump & Chase: Another One

Tonight, the Preds have the opportunity to do something they've never done But will any of us still be awake to see it?

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Nashville News & Notes

Predators win first showdown with Ducks' shutdown line | The Tennessean
I'm very impressed with the first line's performance against the Kesler line.

Rinne's New Mask a Winner; Salomaki Still Hitting | Nashville Predators
Rinne's new mask is pretty nifty.

Nashville's Megan Barry wagers on Predators vs. Anaheim mayor | The Tennessean
Maybe we should send those poor children some instruments anyways, after all they do have to live in Orange County.

Ryan Ellis: Little man comes up big for Predators in Game 1 | Puck Daddy
No, Ducks fans, that wasn't a penalty shot.

Around Hockey

Rush Shots – Why we care and who generates the most | Game Charts
Some interesting analysis, but I wonder if divisional competition factors into any of this.

NHL playoff scores 2016: Offside coaches challenge under fire after Blackhawks upset Blues | SBNation
I think they're going to have to overhaul some of the rules, if not the challenges.

Henrik Lundqvist stars as Rangers even series with Penguins |
Lundqvist is a pretty good goalie when he has all his faculties.

WATCH: Flyers' Steve Mason gives up an all-time terrible goal vs. Caps | CBSSports
One of the times "it's all your fault" is an appropriate chant.

Pittsburgh Penguins have trouble integrating Evgeni Malkin | ESPN
It's such a struggle when your #2 center has to be Evgeni Malkin instead of Nick Bonino.

How Canadian fans are coping with no teams in the Stanley Cup Playoffs | USA Today
Vancouver is bandwagoning the Panthers, which leaves me a little conflicted.

Video: AHL’s Albany Devils, Bridgeport Sound Tigers engage in two wild line brawls | ProHockeyTalk
I don't think I've ever seen four people fighting each other in a hockey game.

Cult of Hockey: Empty-net goals on the rise, but real scoring continues to plummet in NHL | Edmonton Journal
"When playing against netminders, Benn — who finished second in league scoring — averaged less than a point per game." Some interesting math although I don't agree with all the analysis.

2016 U18 World Championship Preview: Switzerland looking to do more than simply avoid relegation | Hockey's Future
Hopp Schwiiz!

USA-SWE - 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship in Grand Forks, USA | IIHF
The game was close through the first period, but the US put it away in the second.