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Saturday's Dump & Chase: Preds Claw Back In

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With their shootout win last night, the Nashville Predators have claimed the first wild card spot in the West and are tied with St. Louis. The All Star break should be a God send because it will allow them to get healthier. Hopefully they can have a strong second half.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Nashville Predators' P.K. Subban to return from injury
The Predators will have one of their most vital pieces back ahead of the playoff push

Predators deal for minor league defenseman | Nashville Post
O'Brien was a fourth-round pick by Anaheim in 2012

Contrasting goalie duo pays dividends for Predators | NHL
It can never be bad to have two fantastic goalies in net.

Around the World of Hockey

Alex Ovechkin Passes NHL Legend on All-Time Points List | FOX Sports
What a boss.

An NHL Equipment Manager's Lifelong Dream, Fulfilled In 7.6 Seconds | Only A Game
When the Hurricanes backup goalie fell ill just hours before a game, the team called on Jorge Alves -- an equipment manager. For Alves, who spent years bouncing around the minor leagues, it was a dream come true.

Barry Trotz busts out dance moves with Capitals dad
Dang Barry, I never knew you had it in you.

Patrick Eaves on track for career year with Stars | NHL.com
When you play with Seguin and Benn in their prime things like that happen.

Coyotes Recall Fischer, Assign Dauphin to AHL | NHL
The Coyotes are just loaded with prospects.

NHL Stock Watch: Pavel Buchnevich rising, Jake Allen falling
Pavel Buchnevich has been killing it in the show.

Boston University refuses NHL request for CTE research records | TSN
The battle continues...

Will Anaheim Ducks, Columbus Blue Jackets be dealers before March 1 trade deadline? | ESPN
Only time will tell... I do like how Poile has been proactive before the deadline when prices are cheaper.

Laine practices with Jets, no timetable for return | NHL.com
It's good for the Jets and it's good for the NHL.

Capitals’ defensemen have combined for second-most assists in NHL | Washington Post
Meanwhile in Nashville... Injury, injury, injury, etc.

Concussions have ended many NHL careers far too soon | Ottawa Citizen
There are a lot of great names on that list.