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Friday's Dump & Chase: Again!

It's a new day, Nashville. A fresh start to the second round of the playoffs. At least another week of living on Pacific time while working on Central time. I'm super stoked.

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Nashville News & Notes

Analysis: Predators face tough test in savvy Sharks | The Tennessean
The Preds aren't slouches at all.

Instant Analysis: Preds Rematch with Sharks in Postseason | Nashville Predators
The Predators matched up much better against the Sharks this season than I remembered.

Preds Shift Focus from First Round Victory to Second Round Challenge | Nashville Predators
We'll see if the Preds can take any lessons from the last series into this one.

Five reasons Predators advanced |
Not listed: being more handsome.

Around Hockey

Capitals vs. Penguins Recap: Oshie Hat Trick is the Overtime Winner - Japers' Rink
T.J. Oshie's three goal night gave Washington the 4 to 3 overtime win over Pittsburgh.

Three things we learned in the NHL: Wilson could be in trouble -
It's Tom Wilson, ladies and gents.

Four under-the-radar players who have an impact on Penguins-Capitals | CBSSports
Sheary looks pretty ok skating alongside Crosby and Hornqvist, but we'll see how long that lasts.

Cory Schneider Goalie Demo |
[Video] No Vezina nomination, though.

Erik Condra 'much better' after big hit Thursday | Tampa Bay Times
I don't think he should be coming back any time soon.

Flyers not ‘focusing on or looking’ to trade Neuvirth, Mason | ProHockeyTalk
Neuvirth and Mason are currently very affordable, but that won't last long.

Wild GM: John Torchetti a 'very serious candidate' to become coach | USA Today
I thought he was already a lock.

Perry, Brassard added to Team Canada | TSN
Over/under on the number of game misconducts Perry gets?

Trophy Case: Breaking down the Selke finalists |
Kesler would not have been top three on my ballot, but the others are obvious picks.

Corey Crawford's Vezina snub exposes flaws in goaltender evaluation | Second City Hockey
We care way more about these awards than NHL GMs, who apparently were scrambling for a third goalie to list and just wrote down the first one that came to mind.

Huge If True: Who survives Blackhawks cap crunch? | Puck Daddy
"The price of three Stanley Cups in six years is having more than $60.42 million committed to just 10 guys".

OHL Western Conference Final: Knights-Otters a Clinic, not a War | Last Word On Sports
I caught the final game of the sweep and it was a very impressive showing by London.