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Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Don’t Panic.

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Everyone knows where their towel is, but feel free to double check.

NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Nashville Predators Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports

Smashville News:

Three Game Losing Streak No Cause For Concern For Nashville | On the Forecheck
"The Predators are still on top of the league, even after a bad stretch of hockey. This is a good thing." I'm not sure I would go all the way to "no cause for concern", but it definitely isn’t the time to panic. On the other hand, winning ALL the banners, trophies and Cups this year would be fun.

Tolvanen closer to joining Predators | NHL.com
I'm glad he's coming for the experience if nothing else. Realizing I'm in the minority, I would rather not burn a year of his ELC unless some of the black aces can't help when needed.

I could have gone with the Doug and Dozer picture of Ryan Johansen in his crazy outfit, but I’m just too much a Doug fan. So Cute!

National whaaat??

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Central Division News:

Jets-Predators would make for a fun playoff series | USAToday.com
Yes it would. However, there would need to be a caveat that we would not have to play the Ducks, Jets and Bruins. We need players for next year too.

Ortiz: Allen finds redemption | stltoday.com
How does Jake Allen live in the strong state of constant deja vu?

Playoff-bound Jets trying to tamp down expectations - Manitoba - CBC News
This sounds a lot like a Predators presser. I can't believe Connor Hellebuyck is 24. It seems as if we've been giving him the goalie chant for much longer than it must be.

Other Hockey News:

NHL Power Rankings: Predators fend off Lightning for No. 1; Bruins not far behind | CBSSports.com
After our less than stellar week, we have gone from the powerhouse favorite to the favorite on paper. We're holding on to number one by our fingernails. Don't be too hurt Austin Watson and heal fast Alexi Emelin, Yannick Weber and Calle Jarnkrok.

Stamkos day to day for Lightning, won't play vs. Coyotes | NHL.com
Almost another feeling of deja vu. This could be a good time to try to put more distance between us and Tampa Bay.

Super Slow-mo: Week 24 | NHL.com
Hi P.K. Subban! Looking good. Poor goalies. Other than a few good saves, they are getting crushed either by snipes or fluky bounces. Well, I'd agree we don't have a lot of highlights this past week. Hey! Hi Seth Jones! Awesome shot. Wait - it's...Hi Colton Sissons! Good job.

Islanders fall to woeful Chicago Blackhawks | Newsday
I clipped this for the Central Division section, but the comments from John Tavares seem full of foreboding. Won't that be fun to watch after the playoffs are over?

Andrew Ference says NHL must reach beyond 'middle-aged white dudes' | espn.com
I really enjoyed this article and couldn't believe it came from ESPN - til I checked the by-line. Even better than all of these ideas would be more action. It's time NHL.

And finally.....how cute is this?