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Sunday’s Dump & Chase: New Week, New Streak

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At the end of the day... Points are points.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Nashville Predators 2, New Jersey Devils 3 (SO): Their Streak Is Over, But Preds Steal a Point | On the Forecheck
Juuse Saros helped his team grab a point in the shootout tonight. Ryan Johansen and Mattias Ekholm scored for Nashville, and the Preds keep an 11-game point streak alive.

Bettman Honors Poile in Nashville Visit, Talks Outdoor Game Potential | Nashville Predators
"He's really all about what's good for the game and the values of the game that are so important to a community," Gary Bettman said of David Poile. "You look at what he's done here in Nashville, being the only general manager, you look at how this franchise and this community have bonded so well, the players he brings in here, the fact that he's always looking to make the team more competitive… I don't think anybody could've imagined that in a profession that has so much turnover that he could've amassed a 36-year manager career, set the record for the most wins and done it with only two teams and only five coaches. That is remarkable."

Other Hockey News & Notes

What should we make of Francis being removed as Hurricanes GM? | The Hockey News
I know a lot of us are worried about Carolina poaching Paul Fenton from us, but the fact that owner Tom Dundon wants to be so hands on in hockey decisions could scare off a lot of potential candidates.

Canes talk to Futa, Gilman, Fenton and BriseBois | TSN
That being said... I'm still incredibly nervous. Paul, don't go.

Carolina Hurricanes 'rickroll' fans with fake GM application | Sportsnet
Alright, that's pretty funny.

Three things we learned in the NHL: Seth Jones making case for Norris | Sportsnet
WHO?

Washington Capitals sign general manager Brian MacLellan to contract extension | ESPN
... They're going to fire Trotz after they get eliminated from the playoffs, aren't they?

Martin Hanzal of Dallas Stars set for season-ending back surgery | ESPN
Martin Hanzal is set for back surgery that will mercifully put his injury-plagued season out of its misery.

Staal scores 37th goal to lead Wild over Canucks | TSN
Eric Staal has had quite the resurgence in Minny, hasn't he?

Okposo out indefinitely for Sabres because of concussion | NHL
Kyle Okposo has had some rotten luck with injuries lately.