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Sunday's Dump & Chase: Letdown

It's hard to get up for a game after winning an emotional victory in triple overtime, and looking at the statline, it looks like they didn't even try. The important thing is getting back on the wagon for game six. The Preds have been the better team for the lion's share of this series, and it's time to show it.

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Nashville News & Notes

Pavelski scores two as Sharks take 3-2 series lead over Predators | Sports Illustrated
The Sharks are showing confidence and plenty of stickwork.

From Busboy To Front Office, Predators CEO Sean Henry Steering Franchise In Right Direction - Forbes
"If we’re not failing everyday, we’re not being as aggressive as we should be".

Mike Ribeiro back in lineup for Predators | The Tennessean
I was not a fan of this move and I am still not in favor of it.

Around Hockey

Friedman - Capitals May Give Current Group One More Year - TSS
This group is very good, but it's the Capitals.

Blues defense holds down Stars offense again in Game 5 win | Puck Daddy
The Stars are scary, but when you poke them it turns out they're made of paper mâché.

Quebec City drops plans for 2026 Winter Olympic bid - Sportsnet.ca
While another Winter Olympics in a reasonable time zone would be great, the logistics (and politics) behind winning a bid are considerable.

Wild Agrees To Terms With Bruce Boudreau - Minnesota Wild
Will this fix what's ailing them? Probably not. But the Central just got tougher.

Darryl Sutter 'still undecided' about return to Kings | theScore.com
What's there to decide?

Florida Panthers make front-office changes - Sun Sentinel
Dale Tallon has been promoted to Director of Hockey Ops.

Taxpayers Cover $34 Million Arena Renovation, Hockey Team Leaves Two Years Later | Deadspin
I have not been very impressed with how the AHL has been handling these relocations.

Cult of Hockey: Is salary dump Patrick Maroon part of answer on Oilers top lines? | Edmonton Journal
Patrick Maroon is on pace to collect the most crease violations in IIHF history at this year's World Championships.

NHL Awards: Crosby, Kane and Benn finalists for MVP award - CBSSports.com
Crosby would not have been in my top three, but the picks make sense.

St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott the star in Game 5 | ESPN
The Blues have been surprisingly porous defensively, but Elliot has been doing work.