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Sunday’s Dump & Chase: That’ll Do

It wasn’t the prettiest of hockey games, and defense certainly was optional, but nevertheless the boys head to Colorado with a 2-0 series lead.

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Nashville News & Notes

Nashville Predators 5, Colorado Avalanche 4: Preds fend off Avs for 2-0 series lead | On the Forecheck
A win is a win. Never forget that.

Nashville Predators' catfish, Ben and Gill, give exclusive interview | Tennessean
"The Nashville Predators have added two catfish to the arena, Gill and Ben. The two shared their thoughts on the Predators, NHL Playoffs."

Predators National Anthem singer: Brad Paisley performs at Game 2 | Tennessean
Perhaps it was just me, but I felt like Brad Paisley was trying to seduce me with his rendition of the anthem.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Lightning erupt for four goals in the second to defeat Devils 5-3, take 2-0 series lead | Raw Charge
Alex Killorn scored twice on the power-play as an explosive second period helped secure the win for Tampa Bay

Highlights: Bruins take Game 2 in convincing fashion | Stanley Cup of Chowder
"I don’t think anyone called a 7-3 final score..."

Sharks edge Ducks, takes 2-0 series lead | Santa Cruz Sentinel
Anaheim is going to need quite the response on Monday if they hope to stay in this series.

Nothing seems impossible for miraculous Golden Knights | Sportsnet
"There's no way they're going to be a better team than us by the end of the season."

... You just hate to see a quote come back and bite you like that, Doughty.

The experience effect, which NHL teams are impacted most? | ESPN
"Experience can be a deciding factor in an evenly matched series. That's good news for teams like the Ducks; not so much for teams like the Avs."

Who Should Be The Next Stars Coach | ESPN
Let's not pretend like they're going to hire anyone other than Alain Vigneault.

Nazem Kadri digs a deeper hole for Toronto | The Hockey News
"Gag if you must, but Nazem Kadri could learn something from Brad Marchand."

Uh.. that's quite the lede there, Meyer.

The Broken Oilers Are Keeping Their Crappy GM | Deadspin
So just what exactly does a General Manager have to do in order to get fired?