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Monday's Dump & Chase: Playoff Week

The playoff matchups are set. The biggest two months of the season is upon us.

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Nashville Predators News

Beneath The Ice (S3:E12) Finale | NHL.com
In the BTI finale, Mike Fisher fires a cannon, Brad Hunt gets a nice welcome, and the Preds lose to the Islanders.

Ryan Ellis' first thoughts on facing Blackhawks in playoffs
"It's gonna be a fast-paced, highly skilled series..." Please let this be true. I would like to see a highly skilled series.

Predators will bring Stanley Cup party to Nashville
A dream realized. I will say, looking at this list of requirements, it seems a little more possible than I would have thought.

Also, our annual series previews start today, as well as on Wednesday we will have our OTF playoff predictions. Speaking of...

Stanley Cup Playoff News

Here are your match-ups for the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs

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Eastern Conference:

Maple Leafs blow lead, draw Capitals in first round
The Blue Jackets are still good, btw. This league is Leafs-crazy.

Other Hockey News

Lindy Ruff will not return as Dallas Stars head coach in 2017-18 - SBNation.com
This predictable bit of news also opens the door for Valeri Nichushkin to return to the NHL.

Top 10 moments in the history of Joe Louis Arena | The Hockey News
Weird, not a single one of these moments is on my list of top 10 moments at the Joe.