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Monday’s Dump and Chase: Chasing More Hardware

The playoffs begin this week, folks. Get hype!

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It’s here, folks. The playoffs begin this week, and as you already know, Nashville is facing off against the Colorado Avalanche. With some late games, the Predators faithful will be drinking both beer and coffee to stay awake during this series.

Here’s some playoff links to start your Monday the right way.

Nashville-Colorado Round One News and Previews

Predators vs. Avalanche Series Preview: Game Schedule & Matchup Overview - On the Forecheck
Here's the OTF rundown of the series against the Colorado Avalanche. Stay tuned for in-depth takes on Colorado's key players.

Stanley Cup playoffs 2018: Predators to be tested by Avalanche
The Predators will certainly be tested by the Avalanche. The Tennessean's Adam Vingan takes a look here.

2018 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Nashville Predators vs. Colorado Avalanche - Sportsnet.ca
Sportsnet previews the Preds-Avs series.

Round One: Avalanche and Preds X-Factors
Two of the Avalanche's top five scorers this season and their second-year head coach will be making their playoff debut during Game 1 in Nashville. The Preds are a little more experienced this time around.

Round One: Four Deciding Factors for Avalanche vs. Preds
Here's plenty of coverage from the Predators media team on the first-round matchup against Colorado.

Predators familiar with Avalanche role as final playoff qualifier
Nashville is quite familiar with the "underdog" position. Based on comments from Coach Laviolette this morning, we know Nashville is not taking Colorado lightly.

Colorado Avalanche complete improbable regular season; look towards Stanley Cup playoffs - Mile High Hockey
Our SB Nation friends at Mile High Hockey take a look at the Av's improbable season.

Avalanche embracing underdog role entering playoffs
Colorado is not a team to be underestimated.

Around the League

The Odds: Favorites and Long Shots for the Stanley Cup and NHL Awards | The Hockey News
The Hockey News takes a look at team odds in the Stanley Cup playoffs, as well as some candidates for individual awards. Like we've been saying for a month or so now... #Pekka4Vezina.

2018 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Anaheim Ducks vs. San Jose Sharks - Sportsnet.ca
Dear Anaheim and San Jose: please break each other.

Ducks players gift fishing boat to retiring equipment manager
Here's a classy move from the Anaheim Ducks.

2018 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Philadelphia Flyers - Sportsnet.ca
I'm fairly certain most of Nashville would love to see Philly put a beating on Pittsburgh in the first round. Philadelphia is a little more dangerous than most of the League expected.

Rangers fire head coach Vigneault - Article - TSN
Alain Vigneault is gone in New York.

Best bounce-back and breakthrough: Handing out 4 made up NHL Awards - Sportsnet.ca
Sportsnet is giving some love to Ryan Ellis for his epic return from knee surgery. A healthy Ellis in the playoffs is absolutely crucial. The bearded wonder is ready to go.

Have a great week, folks.