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Friday’s Dump & Chase: Lightning Crashes

Pekka Rinne is back at it, folks!

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

Nashville Predators News

The Curious Case of Kevin Fiala: Bad, or Unlucky? - On the Forecheck
I don't know if you use twitter, but @statsrespecter is one of my favorite follows. He's quotable, knowledgeable, and very good to talk to about all things hockey. This is a great look at the mystery that is the streaky/slumpy Kevin Fiala. You can already see some of the things written about coming to fruition in tonight's game. Enjoy this article!

Nashville Predators 4, Tampa Bay Lightning 1: Rinne Makes 42 Saves in Return from IR - On the Forecheck
Rachel K has a great recap of Pekka Rinne's exciting return to the ice.

Around Hockey

NHL conducts ‘investigation’ as Voynov applies for reinstatement – ProHockeyTalk
Surely this isn't going to go through. Voynov's actions are reprehensible.

NHL planning more games in Europe to expand footprint – ProHockeyTalk
Surely, the Predators will get to do this next year, right?

Canadiens set NHL record by scoring two goals in two seconds – ProHockeyTalk
New record alert!

Koskinen makes 40 saves, Oilers blank Blackhawks -
The Chicago Blackhawks, much like the first round of the 2017 playoffs, are on a four game losing streak. Also, Mikko Koskinen strikes again...this guy looks pretty good.

Patrik Laine's hat trick lifts Jets over Panthers in Helsinki -
So, the Winnipeg Jets put in some local guy to get a crowd reaction in Finland yesterday. I guess it worked out for them. You be the judge.

Stars down Maple Leafs as Anton Khudobin makes 31 saves -
This is life without Auston Matthews.

Flames score 5 in third period, come back to beat Avalanche -
This was a great game and featured scoring from quite a few former Predators including James Neal, Colin Wilson, and former Milwaukee Admiral, Vladislav Kamenev.