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Thursday’s Dump & Chase: No Sleeps ‘Til Playoffs

Just one workday and one late start to go. Meanwhile, some other teams played last night and a lot of people had plenty to say about our Nashville Predators.

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

I somehow managed to watch all of the other games last night. Quick recap:

The Pittsburgh Penguins played against an empty net for 60 minutes and only managed 7 seven goals.

The Minnesota Wild looked like they missed Ryan Suter and the Winnipeg Jets looked like they wanted to throw their weight around.

Las Vegas Golden Knights put on some kind of neon Super Bowl halftime show from the early 1980s. And also they targeted Drew Doughty with success.

Nashville Predators News

The Predators Don’t Need An Ovechkin Or A Crosby | FiveThirtyEight
A very numbers-based look at how the Nashville Predators have been successful without having one person with astounding offensive numbers...and why that's okay.

Predators counting on top four defensemen to fuel long playoff run
The top 4 are still the top 4. We need them to be what they were and better. I have confidence that they can do it and I really feel like one of them could go home with the Conn Smythe.

Predators vs. Avalanche: Nashville prepared to avoid first-round upset
I like Ryan Hartman. I think he has his head screwed on straight. I love that he can look back on his previous experience with his previous, unnamed, team and have that kind of clarity and insight. I've heard a lot about Colin Wilson and Samuel Girard and their "insider" information about us, but Hartman has been there for a collapse and that insight should be much more valuable.

NHL playoffs: Nashville Predators season only success with Stanley Cup
Nick Bonino says it best in here. But we do take a trip down memory lane to 1C Colton Sissons. Incredible where we are now compared to this time last year.

Predators vs Avalanche: NHL playoffs Game 1 3 things to watch
I know you'll be watching; here's what you should be watching for.

Matching Up Against Nathan MacKinnon Is The Predators’ Top Priority - On the Forecheck
Were you up all night worrying about whether or not Nathan MacKinnon can be stopped or merely just contained? Our intrepid Alex Daugherty thinks he has the answer. SPOILER ALERT: It ISN'T Alexei Emelin!

So, what happened to all those visors?

Scouting the Enemy: Colorado Avalanche

Round One Playoff Preview: Avalanche vs Predators - Mile High Hockey
Our site mates over at Mile High Hockey didn't get too terribly in-depth here...mostly just stats. Of course, if I'm the Colorado Avalanche, I wouldn't have much positive to say about the numbers.

Predators vs. Avalanche Series Preview: Avs Goaltenders - On the Forecheck

Predators vs. Avalanche Series Preview: Avs Defense - On the Forecheck
I wonder which swear words you'll use instead of their names?

Predators vs Avalanche Series Preview: Avs Forwards - On the Forecheck
Get know the guys you'll learn to hate over the next week or so!

Around Hockey

Another Chance | by Tyler Johnson
This article was great until he (kind of) said some terrible things about Pekka Rinne.