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Saturday's Dump & Chase: Let's Go Boys!

The Preds have a big weekend ahead of them with a back-to-back against Minnesota and St. Louis. A 4 point weekend could very well secure the third spot in the central.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Predators seek win over Wild in chase for third in Central (Apr 01, 2017) | FOX Sports
The Preds need this one badly. They better bring their A game tonight.

Preds Prepare for Crucial Back-to-Back Weekend | NashvillePredators.com
These are probably the biggest four points of the Predators' season. Let's go boys!

Ryan Ellis doing more on defense for Predators | NHL.com
"I guess I took over a little bit of Shea's role." He certainly has the beard and a hard slapshot. In all seriousness, I've believed for a long time in Ryan Ellis. He is certainly rounding into top form this season.

Kincheloe Embodies Preds "Fan-First Mentality" | NashvillePredators.com
A heartwarming story of day 1 Predator Britt Kincheloe on the back of Women's History Month.

Preds Social Media Night | NashvillePredators.com
The Nashville Predators will host Social Media Night on Tuesday, April 4 vs. the New York Islanders. This night will feature interactive opportunities for fans via the Preds social media platforms.

Preds to Hold Open House on April 8 | NashvillePredators.com
The Nashville Predators will hold an Open House at Bridgestone Arena on April 8, centered around a viewing party of the team's regular season finale in Winnipeg and a giveaway of season tickets.

Preds Define Southern Phrases 2 | NashvillePredators.com
Haha they got none of those right.

Around the World of Hockey

U.S. women's hockey team - Americans start strong, beat Canada in worlds opener | ESPN
This is awesome! They win their battle with USA hockey and then they win the battle on the ice.

United States women's hockey team beats Canada in world championship opener | ESPN
Once again, you've gotta love it. Also, a little shoutout to ex-Columbus Cottonmouths goalie Shannon Szabados, as well.

NHL - What's the worst or funniest thing a fan has said to you? - Big Question | ESPN
James Neal: "When we came off the other night in Philly, one of the fans said that Ribby's [Mike Ribeiro's] hair was greasier than a Big Mac. I was dying laughing. It was pretty funny. There's stuff you can't repeat. You get it all there." HAHAHAHAH

Mike Vecchione, Hobey Baker finalist, picks Flyers | NHL.com
An old teammate of Shane Gostibehere joins him in Philli.

The NHL Wants To Succeed In China, With Or Without Hockey | Dealbreaker
I'd love to see China become a hockey power. The more the merrier...approximately 1.3 billion more.

Patrik Elias of Devils announces retirement from NHL | NHL.com
He's still playing? In all seriousness, a heck of a career for the long time New Jersey Devil. His number will retired next season, as well.

Best pranks pulled by NHL players | NHL
April fools!!

NHL playoffs are just two weeks away: Here are five early (and bold) predictions | CBSSports.com
I played devil's advocate and picked the Hawks at the beginning of the season to win the cup. You can never go wrong with that pick.

Fantasy hockey - matchups, projections, notes for April 3-9 | ESPN
A preview of the upcoming week in fantasy hockey, with key matchups and projections in a downloadable PDF cheat sheet, as well as notes on specific teams and players to use.

NHL awards predictions 2017: With playoffs nearing, who's in line to win hardware? | Sporting News
You've gotta think McDavid wins a lot of awards for getting Edmonton back in the playoffs. He and Draisaitl have been beasts this season!

Brian Elliott vital to Flames reaching postseason | NHL
I'm definitely rooting for the Flames. As the Hockey News pointed out, Matthew Tkachuk is the villain we need right now!

NHL owner doesn’t want the Raiders in Vegas | ProFootballTalk
Of course not. The NHL's market share would drop heavily.

Patriots safety Patrick Chung joins Bruins practice | NHL
Chung picked it up quickly! Especially for a guy from Jamaica.

Top 10 NHL Tweets of the Month: Rad Hair Day | Sportsnet.ca
Not many funny tweets but a few feel good ones.