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Truckin’, I’m a goin’ home. Whoa whoa baby, back where I belong, back home, sit down and patch my bones, and get back truckin’ on...

NHL: Nashville Predators at Tampa Bay Lightning Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Everyone is hurt! No one is happy!

Nashville Predators News

Nashville Predators 1, Arizona Coyotes 2: Preds Can’t Dig Out of Hole in Arizona - On the Forecheck
Rachel K has your recap of last night's desert tilt.

Predators may have NHL’s best goalie combo on, off ice
Of course, all Predators fans knew this already, but it's nice to hear national outlets saying it.

With Arvidsson Out 6-8 Weeks, Preds Prepared to Move Forward
This is terrible news. I now they'll cycle some guys through the top line for awhile, but I wonder if this could mean the return of Eeli Tolvanen.

P.K. Subban injury update: Predators D placed on IR with lower-body injury | NHL | Sporting News
Unfortunately, P.K. needs his lower body to play hockey. I don't know how long this will last, but Dan Hamhuis was ready to come off of IR anyway, so hopefully it will be a minimal stay still allowing the same forwards to stay on the roster.

Austin Watson speaks for first time since domestic violence arrest
"Just continue to work on your personal life. I think (Predators General Manager David Poile) mentioned, unfortunately a lot of those things are private, and they remain that way for a reason. As a guy, I’m always trying to be a better guy, be a better player. Work on all aspects, not just the game but life. It’s a lifelong journey. It’s not just this season or this week. It’s just continuing to try to grow, try to learn, try to get better."

Mason to Broadcast Between Benches as Preds Face Coyotes
I thought Chris Mason did an outstanding job last night. I also enjoyed being able to hear the guys shout at each other as they were picked up by his microphone.

Around Hockey

It's time to put an end to the NHL's Roulette Wheel of Justice - TheHockeyNews
Interesting information about the decision to reduce Austin Watson's suspension.

Jets' Josh Morrissey fined for hit on Capitals' T.J. Oshie - Sportsnet.ca
T.J. Oshie must have a "DO SOMETHING WORTHY OF A FINE TO ME" sign on his back or something.

Penguins' Sidney Crosby won't play vs. Lightning, could be out a week - Sportsnet.ca
Dang!

Lightning’s Brayden Point scores three power play goals in 91 seconds – ProHockeyTalk
Its incredible to me that this is the sixth-fastest hat trick in NHL history.