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NHL: Calgary Flames at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators News

Predators stay near top of the NHL despite injuries
Overall, the Predators are still doing just fine. Don't lose sight of the positive after a couple of disappointing nights.

Arizona Coyotes 3, Nashville Predators 0: Pushed down the Hill - On the Forecheck
Miss last night's action? Well, if you DVR'd it, delete it! Just read this recap by Christopher Brooks instead. You'll feel all of the disappointment without throwing your remote through the TV!

Around Hockey

Scott Darling waived by Hurricanes — what happened and what’s next? - TheHockeyNews
Looks like it's back to the AHL for Scott Darling.

Clear that return to Ottawa weighs heavily on Karlsson's mind after scrum walkout - TheHockeyNews
This is an article by one of the guys that was part of the small group of reporters that attempted to ask Erik Karlsson about his return to Ottawa. Karlsson has my sympathy. Of course, the question was fair, but the way the guy asked it sounded pretty lame. Canadian hockey media strike again!

There are friends, then there’s Boychuk returning Krejci’s tooth – ProHockeyTalk
David Krejci and Johnny Boychuk may not be on the same team anymore, but they still have each other's backs.

Laine hits 100 goals before he can legally drink alcohol in U.S.
Whatever fairytale creature Patrik Laine made a deal with must be ready to cash in. (SPOILER ALERT: Laine is just very, very good.)

Klefbom's game-winner spoils Quick's return as Oilers beat Kings -
Don't look now, but the Edmonton Oilers are on a winning streak!

Jets to place defenceman Dustin Byfuglien on IR with concussion -
Dustin Byfuglien's head really snapped on this hit. I can't believe they let him back into the game after this.

Lightning snap Sabres' 10-game win streak with late goal -
I'm pulling for the Buffalo Sabres because of Phil Housley. Ten wins in a row is incredible to begin with, but they were bound to be struck by the Tampa Bay Lightning eventually.