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Saturday’s Dump & Chase: Blackhawks Down

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Lots to say about Pekka Rinne, 100 goals for Craig Smith, and a slobber-knocker in Vancouver...onward to the Islanders!

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Nashville Predators News

Nashville Predators 2, Chicago Blackhawks 1: Hawks Can’t Solve Rinne - On the Forecheck
Miss the action last night, perhaps thanks to your DVR recording the blackout on NHL Network like mine did? Check out our recap for all the crucial details.

Smith tallies 100th NHL goal |
100 for Smith! Obviously, I'm biased due to the last name, but he was making good on his potential last night. Video link.

Predators vs. Blackhawks: Nashville regroups to beat Chicago
Adam Vingan tells about three things we learned. None of these three things involve Cody McLeod being on the ice.

The Buzzer: Rinne shuts down Blackhawks; Williams dazzles with incredible assist – ProHockeyTalk
Very complimentary of Pekka Rinne (and well deserved). It's amazing the coverage you can get nationally when you beat the Chicago Blackhawks.

Quick Shifts: Too risky for teens to follow Matthews' path -
I thought this was interesting in light of the rise and dominance of Eeli Tovanen in the KHL.

Preds & Pins | Nashville Predators
As a bowling coach, I find this of particular interest on a variety of levels, but the money goes to a great cause. Has anyone attended this event before? What was it like? Can any of the Predators bowl as well as they can skate?

Around Hockey

Fight Video: Gudbranson punch knocks Wilson’s lid off – ProHockeyTalk
FINISH HIM! Looked like he was about to DDT him as well.

The Islanders' power play is broken. It allows more goals than it scores -
From our SBNation sitemates over at Lighthouse Hockey want us to know that Viktor Arvidsson has a good chance to score a short handed break away goal today...or are they just messing with us? Better read it to find out more.

The Golden Knights just keep on winning – ProHockeyTalk
I still miss James Neal. I mean, I understand the reasons and all and I know he isn't 100% of VGK's success, but I still wish he was with us.