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Monday’s Dump and Chase: Monday Hangover

Thanksgiving is over and it’s back to work/school. Only 30 days until Christmas!

NHL: Anaheim Ducks at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators News and Notes

Nashville Predators 5, Anaheim Ducks 2: Preds Dominate Penalty Filled Game - On the Forecheck
Carson recaps last night’s tilt against Anaheim. The Ducks are still the worst.

Preds Official Podcast: Craig Smith and the Mini Golden
I was pleasantly surprised that Craig Smith is musically talented....AND HE HAS A MINI GOLDEN! I need to see a picture or 100 of this new Smith fur baby.

The 19 people who will define the 2018-19 NHL season -
A Pekka Rinne spotting.

Milwaukee Admirals Defeat Griffins in OT
Goalie Troy Grosenick stopped 38 shots to lead the Milwaukee Admirals to a 3-2 shootout win over the Grand Rapids Griffins. Justin Kirkland scored in the shootout.

Nashville Predators depth will be tested with recent injury pile-up
Our old friend Alex has some thoughts on this injury-riddled Predators lineup here. Will the Predators respond or will they wither?

Around the League

MacKinnon, McDavid, Ovechkin among team MVPs in first quarter
Ryan Johansen is an excellent selection for Nashville’s first quarter MVP. I’d also add a vote for Pekka Rinne, Filip Forsberg, and Mattias Ekholm.

NHL - Tampa Bay Lightning forward Brayden Point a rising superstar, loves napping
Brayden Point is a threat all over the ice. The Lightning get some bang for their buck with Point...and plenty of points.

Quick could return to Kings fairly soon, coach says
Maybe don't rush your star goalie back to the ice that fast? The Kings have tanked and it would take more than a miracle to put them back in the playoff picture.

Bruins keeping pace in playoff quest despite injuries to key players
The same article could be written about the Predators and their injuries right now. Top teams find a way to get depth scoring and continue plugging away.

NHL Rookie Overview: The Calder Trophy finalists so far, the top 10, the long shots & the goalies - TheHockeyNews
My vote goes to Elias Pettersson. Brady Tkachuk is having himself a season, and so are Rasmus Dahlin and Miro Heiskanen.

Breaking down the bests (and worsts) from the first quarter of the NHL campaign - TheHockeyNews
A sad Calgary sweater-clad James Neal appears on this list.

Who's your vote for worst Predator of the first quarter?

Whoops! Frk skates out on ice with wrong color helmet
This is kind of funny. I also think that the NHL could use more home jersey vs. home jersey games like we see in the preseason.

Have a great week, folks!