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Mike Fisher made his return to the Bridge, the hometown team wins nine in a row, Pekka Rinne gets his 7th shutout of the season, and the Dallas Stars were...in the building.

NHL: Dallas Stars at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

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Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars: Preds set new franchise record with 9-game win streak | The Tennessean
Everyone was in a bit of a frenzy over the healthy scratches the past few games, but when you have a team rolling as deep as the Preds right now, a healthy scratch here and there is going to make a difference down the playoff stretch. And they’re still winning so really...everyone wins!

Mike Fisher returns to home ice for first time since rejoining the Nashville Predators | WSMV News 4
He was on the ice for about a minute before he went to the penalty box. If I’m being honest that’s the most Nashville thing he could have done making his return to the Bridge.

What we learned last week in the NHL: Nashville is serious about winning the Stanley Cup | LA Times
The Preds are in it to win it. We know that, you know that, the LA Times knows that!

We’ve been here for years!

The NHL needs a rule change right now | Hockey Wilderness
While I can’t imagine the NHL probably ever thought they would need a rule for this it’s justifiable watching Boeser go down the way he did. Not that it makes any sense for a player to open a gate during a line-change anyways, just seems like an easy way to catch a too many men penalty.

NHL - The NHL's worst contract quagmires | ESPN
Brent Seabrook's contract, at the time, was not a bad deal. Now that his game has slowed it’s a bit heavy, but there are worse contracts out there. It looks bad now, because Chicago’s cap space problems are finally catching up to them making everything seem worse than it really is.

Roberto Luongo on streaking Panthers, approaching 1,000 NHL games (PHT Q&A) | ProHockeyTalk
If ghost writers on Twitter are a thing I want Roberto Luongo to be my Twitter ghost writer.

Former Sharks sniper, Jonathan Cheechoo, retires from hockey | Fear The Fin
Sixteen years is quite the career. I tried to think of something I’ve been doing for sixteen years other than breathing, eating, just generally existing and I got nothing!

NHL, NHLPA Announce 2018 NHL Global Series | NHL
The game in Sweden is cool and all, but Patrik Laine looks like he’s ready for his close up in a Florida George Line video in the picture they used.

NHL will discuss goalie interference at GM meetings this month | TheStar
At this point a mass e-mail would probably be just as effective.

Someone Stole World Championship Rings From The Hockey Hall Of Fame |DeadSpin
What kind of person just wakes up one day and says “I’m going to drive a U-Haul to the Hockey Hall of Fame and steal some stuff?” This has all the making for a bad TV show subplot.

Poor Paul Kariya! Hopefully they get his rings back!