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Wednesday's Dump & Chase: WHAT DID YOU EXPECT? PERFECTION?

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NO YOU SILLY GOOSE. THE PREDS WILL BE PLAYING VERY GOOD TEAMS. IT'S THE PLAYOFFS. NO TEAM GOES 16-0. NOT EVEN THE F***** 2012 LOS ANGELES KINGS.

Let's take a step back. Of course the Ducks had adjustments to be made. But did they fire their silver bullet with Andersen?

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Sorry for yelling. Let's start today on a better note.

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Thanks Alex.

Better?

Nashville Predators (and Ducks) News and Notes

Predators forward Craig Smith out with injury | Tennessean
And the Preds reacted poorly to this.

Andersen and the Ducks shut out Predators to avoid facing elimination – ProHockeyTalk
"King's to you, Fernand" -Edmond

Final: Ducks put it all together to put away Predators in Game 3 - The Orange County Register
The Ducks got back to a strong style of hockey, which resembled a bit of the Minnesota Wild. But that's on Nashville for letting it work against them.

Other NHL News

Five things we learned in the NHL: Drouin electric - Sportsnet.ca
Seriously, watch the Drouin plays from last night. That's a guy who is playing like a seasoned, patient pro.

Flyers' Bellemare suspended one game; it should have been more - CBSSports.com
An ugly night for Philly will continue to sting.

Should Kris Letang be suspended for this vicious stick swing? - Sportsnet.ca
Yep.

Blackhawks’ Andrew Shaw Appears To Shout Homophobic Slur From Penalty Box " CBS Chicago
Yep, suspend him too. I know there's some terrible things said on ice, but suspend a jamoke like Shaw for a playoff game would go a long way to curb this kind of stuff.

Sharks power play not a cause for concern - Fear The Fin
The Sharks power play is like a great crew at a bar.

Lightning ‘never gave up’ on Jonathan Drouin, Game 4 hero | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Up 3-1 on Detroit, and Jo leading the way? This is surreal for Bolts fans. This is without Stralman and Stamkos.

Blues take commanding 3-1 lead on Hawks | Blues | stltoday.com
Some of us were having flashbacks when STL had a power play with two minutes left and the lead.

Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford will start a brawl if you get in his crease - SBNation.com
Crawford didn't have a swell night, but this ended up with a Blackhawks power play (which they scored on).

NHL -- 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs - Pittsburgh Penguins led by rookie goalie Matt Murray | ESPN
Old No. 7 getting the job done. Good on ya, Cully.