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Saturday's Dump & Chase: Even

Canada finally got on the board last night, with both the Canadians and Oilers evening their series at one apiece. Good job on doing what you were favored to do, guys.

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Predators Extend Affiliation with Milwaukee Admirals | Nashville Predators
It will now run through 2022.

Predators-Blackhawks earn 3.8 local TV rating | The Tennessean
I'm not sure how that compares but it sounds good.

The Griswolds take the United Center – The Athletic
What I'm taking from this is the Blackhawks fans deserved their team's score line.

Suter: Wild will ‘find out what we’re made of’ | ProHockeyTalk
Tater tots, I think.

Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid has plenty to prove | ESPN
McDavid's leadership intangibles are rapidly approaching Toews levels.

Babcock believes Leafs can be ‘way better’ - TSN
This series has been weird to follow due to all the stuff Trotz and Babcock have been feeding the press. Just play the games, guys.

Columbus newspaper to give away crying Crosby masks - Sportsnet.ca
Well that's one way to sell newspapers.

Blue Jackets’ Matt Calvert breaks his stick over Penguins player’s neck after game - SBNation.com
I can enjoy some chippiness especially between teams I don't like, but this is awful.

Playoff hockey in Canada is lunch with Mickey Mouse at Disneyland | Mercury News
An intrepid reporter covers Canadian hockey fans.

Saddledome will be LIT (literally) for Flames first home game of playoffs | Daily Hive Calgary
That's really cool, but just asking for a shutout.

Stu Cowan: Long-time friends Claude Julien and Alain Vigneault stoke NHL rivalry | Montreal Gazette
Vignault has small feet, apparently.