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Saturday’s Dump & Chase: Shots From The Point

The Nashville Predators love to shoot from the point. None of those shots resulted in points, however.

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Winnipeg Jets at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Look, I know we lost last night. I know we’re all very bought in at this point. I never want to drink the Kool-Aid, but I also never want to reach for the bleach. We have home ice because we know how to win hockey games and everybody has this series going to 6 or 7 games. Buckle up and wait for the Predators to strike back.

Nashville Predators News

Nashville Predators 1, Winnipeg Jets 4: Connor Hellebuyck Stops 47 In Game One Win - On the Forecheck
Entirely possible that you saw this game last night (maybe?). But if you didn't, here's a great recap by Alex to fill you in on what you missed.

They Said It: Top Preds Quotes Ahead of Game 1 Against Winnipeg
Some of these aged well.

Predators' Ryan Ellis takes skate to the face from Jets' Ben Chiarot | NBC Sports
This could have been way, way worse. Ryan Ellis, as funny as it sounds to say it, got lucky on this one.

Here he is after he got glued back together:

Around Hockey

Torts: Plenty of blame to go around in playoff collapse – ProHockeyTalk
As playoff teams begin to see the end of their seasons, fingers start to point. So, what happened to the Columbus Blue Jackets?

Hall, MacKinnon and McDavid heralded by their peers as Ted Lindsay Award finalists | The Hockey News
Very interesting that none of these guys are in the playoffs at this point. Who do you think will win?

DeBrusk rewarding Bruins', father's faith entering second round
Jake DeBrusk has been stand-out exciting in the playoffs so far. He continued to impress in Game 1 of Round 2. This little article talks about how he was targeting by the Boston Bruins on draft day if you want to learn a little more about the guy making big moves in Boston.

Hall, Kopitar, MacKinnon are 2018 Hart Trophy finalists – ProHockeyTalk
Of course, Anze Kopitar is also not in the playoffs anymore. So, who do you think will with the Hart?

It's Time for Action | by Ken Dryden
If you have strong feelings either way about concussions and head hunting, you NEED to read this article.

All the way from San Jose to the Far East: An oral history of the China Sharks | The Hockey News
This is a wildly entertaining and nearly unbelievable story.

Articles Related to Licking

Yes, it is 2018. And, yes, we are talking about the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Brad Marchand of Boston Bruins told by NHL to stop licking, nuzzling other players
Brad Marchand is already at odds with quite a few hockey fans and teams, but now the league decides he's taken it one lick too far.

Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand denies reports that NHL told him to stop licking opponents
Or, maybe they didn't...