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Thursday’s Dump & Chase: First Round Disparity

Besides the fact that Caps-Blue Jackets has not had a Game 4 yet, it seems like it has been a while since we have seen zero first round series at 2-2 after 4 games.

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Nashville Predators News

Nashville Predators 3, Colorado Avalanche 2: Shake It Off | On the Forecheck
Should not have been that close, but it's hard not to take a 3-2 win in Game 4 after the abomination that was Game 3. Now, we all look to Friday at the Bridge...

Central Division Roundup

Former Blackhawk Richard Panik arrested in Arizona | Chicago Tribune
Silly Panik...once you aren't affiliated with Chicago anymore, you're not supposed to get drunk and refuse to leave places.

NHL playoffs 2018: Wild miffed over Josh Morrissey cross-check that 'cost us the game' | Sporting News
Man, if it hadn't been for that crosscheck, the Wild would be _winning_ 3-1 in the series.

Guess that's why they call them 'The Blues' | stltoday.com
I felt this strange emotion when reading this article that actually kind of felt like pity. So sad.

Why the Jets, resilient and battle-tested, believe they can win it all | Sportsnet.ca
It's good to have hopes and dreams.

Around the Hockeyverse

Crosby leads Penguins past Flyers for 3-1 lead in playoffs | CBSSports.com
The Penguins win 5-0, and there must be some deity that will not allow a close game to be played between these teams.

Kucherov leads way as Lightning take 3-1 lead over Devils | CBSSports.com
As he has essentially done all year. What a season to remember for the young man, and he put up another 2 goals and an assist last night.

Drew Doughty at heart of Kings' challenging off-season | Sportsnet.ca
"Since their last Stanley Cup, the Kings are 1-8 in playoff games and have failed to make the tournament in two out of four seasons." Oy.