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In which our heroes pick up a shootout victory in Montreal, the Capitals extend Lars Eller and the Maple Leafs cosplay as storm troopers.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Nashville Predators 3, Montreal Canadiens 2 (SO): Rinne Backstops Predators to Shootout Victory | On the Forecheck
Hey, we're 1st place in the division again.

Also, we got this little nugget afterwards. I almost feel bad for Brendan Gallagher, as he got straight up baited by the Montreal media.

Finns to the NHL in a flash: Heiskanen, Tolvanen are ready | Associated Press
Our favorite Finnish youngster gets a bit of love from the Associated Press.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Meet Jay Sharrers, the NHL's first black official | Sportsnet
"Swapping his sweater for pinstripes to stay close to the game he loves, Jay Sharrers set out on a trailblazing path to the National Hockey League."

Babcock had ''tears'' in his eyes after Leafs won lottery to get Matthews | TSN
Geeze, a little dramatic don't you think Babcock?

Maple Leafs ‘surprised’ by new all-white Stadium Series uniforms | Sportsnet
CLEAN.

Why the Winter Olympics could be only the start of Chris Chelios' coaching career | Yahoo Sports
“Whether you’re playing, or now coaching, it’s a great honor,” Chris Chelios said. “I have ties with Jimmy and Tony back to Wisconsin. I felt lucky.”

Capitals re-sign Eller to five-year, $17.5M deal | TSN
The Washington Capitals go ahead and extend one of their 3 significant upcoming UFAs, with center Jay Beagle and defenseman John Carlson's deals still set to expire after this season.

Blackhawks raising season ticket prices by 4 percent amid losing season | Second City Hockey
.... Soooo a bad season isn’t going to stop the Hawks from increasing their ticket prices, huh?