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Sunday’s Dump & Chase: Smackdown in Smashville

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In which our heroes lay a beatdown on the Rangers, the Sedins ponder their futures and T.J. Oshie gets fined.

NHL: New York Rangers at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Nashville Predators 5, New York Rangers 2: Preds put on a Broadway show | On the Forecheck
Getting 10 goals in 2 games sure is nice. Plus we got see Ryan Johansen throw them hands.

Preds Predict Super Bowl Winner, Halftime Entertainment | Nashville Predators
Some of the boys in gold predict the winner of tonight's big game, as well as which song Justin Timberlake will open with during his halftime performance. Spoiler Alert: Nick Bonino has his money on 'Sexy Back', and I hope he's right.

Predators Grab Second Straight Win As They Top Rangers | AtoZSportsNashville
Four different Preds picked up a point. Pekka Rinne wins another win. All sorts of a good things happened last night.

Finally, for your enjoyment I present James Neal chirping at RyJo via Instagram.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Henrik Lundqvist committed to Rangers, even if they rebuild: 'I'm in' | Sportsnet
Admirable, but I don't know how much time you have left Hank.

Sedins won't make decision on Canucks future until after season | Sportsnet
Speaking of aging Swedes, Henrik and Daniel Sedin have spoken with Canucks management, but still remain decided on their future.

Super Bowl 2018: Which NHL player will make next Tony Romo in booth? | USA Today
"Subban is such a natural,” Pete Weber said. “He’s relaxed when he speaks. I’m not saying P.K. shoots from the hip, but he gives you an honest answer and I think that’s what Tony Romo has done."

Goalies hate 3-on-3 overtime | ESPN
I think the netminders have good point here, but I'm honestly surprised that they care about stats this much.

Oshie fined $5K for cross-checking Letang | TSN
The Department of Player Safety sure has been busy lately. No suspension, but T.J. Oshie got the maximum fine for cross-checking the PenguinsKris Letang.

Kessel, Malkin lead surging Penguins past Caps | TSN
*sigh*.... Speaking of the Pittsburgh Penguins. They are on fire right now.