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Sunday’s Dump & Chase: Road Dogs

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In which our heroes stay perfect on the road, Plekanec retires, and Rask takes a leave of absence.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Nashville Predators 5, Dallas Stars 4 (OT): Comeback Kids Disappoint Dallas | On the Forecheck
The Predators never led through the whole game, but found a win to remain undefeated on the road.

Ekholm was also feeling spicy after the game.

Preds’ Hockey Fights Cancer Ambassador Shares Desire to Help Others | Nashville Predators
Lily Hensiek, the Nashville Predators’ Hockey Fights Cancer Ambassador, helps the Predators raise $81,000 on Hockey Fights Cancer night.

Jalen Ramsey took in his first NHL game, and here’s what happened | Tennessean
BizNasty is simply the best.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Tuukka Rask of Boston Bruins granted leave of absence for personal matter | ESPN
There aren’t many details about Rask’s leave of absence other than it not being health-related. His play has not great this year, and you have to wonder if that’s what led to this leave of absence or vice versa.

Whatever the case, here’s to hoping it’s nothing too serious.

Washington Capitals 50-50 raffle winner donating to Pittsburgh shooting victims fund | ESPN
Wow... a Capitals fan who won $19,000 in the 50/50 raffle decided to donate all of the winnings to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. Just an incredible gesture.

Brodeur, rest of 2018 HHOF class get rings | TSN
“Three-time Stanley Cup champion Martin Brodeur and the rest of the class of 2018 received their Hall of Fame rings Friday to kick off a weekend of festivities that will culminate with Monday’s induction ceremony.”

Central Division Roundup: Week Five | On The Forecheck
Kate recaps the week that was in the Thunderdome.

Wheeler has hand in all five Jets goals against Avalanche | NHL
Blake Wheeler had 5 points?

Writing was on wall for Tomas Plekanec with Canadiens | Sportsnet
Plekanec was such a reliable player for Montreal over the years (606 points in his 984 career games with Montreal), but his performance was bound to dip at some point and it finally did.

Is Max Pacioretty’s slow start a case of bad luck? | Sportsnet
Max Pacioretty has experienced a slow start to life in Vegas, although his underlying shot totals could indicate a return to the mean.