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Monday’s Dump and Chase: Home Stretch

It’s the home stretch before the playoffs. A convincing win against the Tampa Bay Lightning puts the Predators closer to their goal: home ice, a Central Division clinch, and a big playoff run.

Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay was a great game for a comeback after an abysmal effort against Buffalo. Here’s where they stand:

Nashville Predators News

Nashville Predators 4, Tampa Bay Lightning 1: Filip Forsberg Scores Two, Preds Pick Up Two Huge Points in Tampa Bay - On the Forecheck
Here's the recap of Sunday's game against the Lightning.

Subban, Predators team up to grant Montreal teenager's wish in Nashville
This is a great story about the Preds and P.K. Subban making a young fan's wish come true.

Will Tolvanen Make a Difference for Predators?
While Eeli Tolvanen has played a ton of hockey all over the world this season, he will undoubtedly make a difference with the Nashville Predators. It may not be immediate, but I have faith that Coach Laviolette will find the best place for Tolvanen, similar to how the JoFA and FiTS lines were developed. A player has to find the right combination of linemates.

Fab Four: A pre-playoff peek at the Bruins, Lightning, Predators and Jets | The Hockey News
Here's a quick overview of the top two teams in the East and the top two in the West. Spoiler: the Predators are one of the top two teams in the West (if you didn’t already know).

Around the League

Jets, Maple Leafs geared up for Stanley Cup Playoffs
Canadian hockey fans have to be excited about the Jets and the Leafs in the post-season.

Lightning's Steven Stamkos leaves game with lower-body injury - Sportsnet.ca
I was sorry to see that Steven Stamkos was unable to finish Sunday's game with an injury. Hopefully he can heal up quickly!

Report: Wild fear Ryan Suter suffered broken fibula - Sportsnet.ca
More injury-related news, this time for the Minnesota Wild.

Golden Knights clinch Pacific Division title with win over Sharks - Sportsnet.ca
It's truly been an outstanding season for the Golden Knights. I'm not saying I want to see them in a Western Conference Final, but they've had a season to celebrate.

Golden Knights honor Vegas shooting victims with banner in last home game
Here’s another Vegas story: the Knights put a different kind of banner in their rafters this weekend. This banner honors the victims of the Vegas shooting last October.

Penguins top Canadiens to clinch playoff berth - Article - TSN
Our least favorite Eastern Conference team has clinched a playoff berth.

NHL - Insiders predict NHL experts predict the Sedin twins 2018-19 team, which goalie will catch fire in the playoffs
A Q&A with ESPN's writers about playoff goaltending, future homes for veteran players, and this season's biggest surprises.

Milwaukee Admirals News

Chatterbox, Vol. 270 – Admirals Roundtable
Here's an update from Admirals Roundtable about our favorite Admirals.

Have a great week, folks.