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Monday's Dump & Chase: NYC

As the Preds head to New York to play the Islanders, the rest of the Western Conference is in shambles. The Sharks and Wild are crashing, the Kings are pretty much out of it, no one apparently wants to win the Pacific, and the Blackhawks just lost by a touchdown. Can the Preds take advantage of their recent momentum and gain some more ground?

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Nashville Predators News

Subban Hitting Stride as Postseason Looms
18 points in 21 games since February 9th. That's a nice stretch. Excited to see what the next month looks like.

Beneath The Ice (S3:E11) Comeback | NHL.com
In this episode, the Preds welcome P.A. Parenteau, Colton Sissons calculates his basketball skills, and Filip Forsberg plays hockey with some kids. It's a good one!

Sharks' Haley to have hearing Monday - Article - TSN
Come to find out, a suspension is automatic with an "intent to injury" call, though it can be overturned by DOPS. Guess we will see...

Other Hockey News

Wild continue to stumble into Stanley Cup Playoffs | NHL.com
Stumble is the right word here, but I still don't want to face the Wild in the playoffs. Defensively, they are still a very good team.

Dallas Stars 2, New Jersey Devils 1 (OT) | NHL.com
Biggest win of the season for the Stars? I kid, I kid.

Playoff picture: Pacific race deadlocked
I see it finishing like this: Ducks, Oilers, Sharks, Flames.

Crosby on Senators' Melnyk: 'He likes to hear himself talk' - Sportsnet.ca
Senators Owner Eugene Melnyk needs to learn the art of the subtweet.

A very good hockey dog played fetch with a puck on ice at the Verizon Center - SBNation.com
Was anyone else seriously concerned that the dog wouldn't be able to stop and crash head first into the boards? I was.

Howard’s stellar play creates net dilemma for Wings
A nice five game stretch by a 33 year old goalie does not mean he is a better long term option for a team than a 25 year goalie who has the potential to be a franchise player. Keep Mrazek, leave Howard unprotected.

U.S. men's hockey team will stand with women in World Championship boycott, per report - SBNation.com
This thing gets uglier by the day. Glad to see the men's team is showing their support.

100 years ago, Seattle won the Stanley Cup and expanded the reach of pro hockey | The Seattle Times
A pro-hockey team seems like it would work well in Seattle. They've clearly got a rich history of winning in that town.