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Let’s just get on with grounding the Jets.

Winnipeg Jets v Nashville Predators - Game Two Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

2018 Stanley Cup Playoff Games:

Point taken, Lightning get even | Herald-Tribune
"Tampa Bay gets four points from Brayden Point to beat Boston." Haha. Surprisingly (at least for tonight) none of the articles are referencing the "missed penalty" on Boston at the end of the game. Oh well, Go Bolts! (Also, does anyone know why they never show the Tesla Coil on TV?)

OTF friends, I was willing to take three late nights in a row to get you an article on each game. But it’s 1:00 AM here and the Vegas/San Jose game is going to OT. I’ll find out that result with you in the morning! (Extra points if you guessed the number of overtime periods in advance.)

Smashville News:

Fiala is hero for Predators against Jets in Game 2 | NHL.com
The best part was the look of joy on Kevin's face when his team was hugging him. Much praise in here from Kevin Fiala's teammates.

NHL playoffs: Viktor Arvidsson breaks Bridgestone Arena scoreboard | USAToday.com
Lol, Arvie. What are the odds of him breaking the Jumbotron twice in just a couple of years. By the way, who does get the bill?

NHL Mixed Bag: Pound for pound, Jets vs. Predators living up to heavyweight billing | Sporting News
NIce read from someone who clearly enjoyed the show Sunday night.

Catfish tale - following a Nashville Predators tradition from the store to the ice with Jake Waddell | espn.com
Follow Catfish Jake as he procures his instrument of crime and performs his sacrifice to the Hockey Gods.

Since so many folks (mostly outside of Nashville) seemed to take Ryan Johansen’s comments about spending time with his dogs as a sign of laziness (did you see his play on Sunday?), I leave this as a rebuttal.

nights with mom & dad ❤️ (mom’s always the photographer )

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Central Division News:

Jets in good spirits after loss to Predators in Game 2 | NHL.com
As they should be. The Winnipeg Jets stole a game at the Bridge and are giving the Nashville Predators all they can handle.

Rozner: Blackhawks made winning look easy | The Daily Herald
Balanced read about how watching the postseason from the outside highlights how easy the Blackhawks made it look to win the Cup. (Warning: Inexplicable left turn to the current day Maple Leafs.)

Massive improvement makes the Colorado Avalanche's season a resounding success
"In hindsight, Colorado would have been pleased simply to get Girard straight up for Duchene." We tried to tell them. Apparently Sammy G. is a spin-moving freak of nature. Seriously though, at the time of the trade, who saw Colorado making the playoffs?

Other Hockey News:

Lamoriello will not return as Leafs GM | TSN
Hmmm, Paul Fenton may have some choices. Apparently this was the planned contract activity for Lamoriello and the Maple Leafs are ready for a new GM.

Carolina Hurricanes fire President of Hockey Operations Ron Francis | abc11.com
"It was a essentially a timed-release firing when Francis was removed from his GM role back in March and re-assigned to a made-up position." When I was a Senior Executive, this was called "Manager of Special Projects". Please Paul Fenton, don't consider this one. I can’t explain why, but it’s just beginning to feel toxic.

Super Slow Mo: Playoffs Week 3 | NHL.com
Hi P.K. Subban - Those look like deep thoughts. Hi Roman Josi - Looking Good! Hi Preds - Nice save Pekka Rinne! Hi Preds - Oops. Hi Vicktor Arvidsson - Time to play! Hi Calle Jarnkrock - What is it with your helmet? Hi Ryan Johansen - Top Shelf! Hi Kevin Fiala - Glorious!

Las Vegas loves its hockey team. Is there room for the Raiders? | San Francisco Chronicle
As a lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers fan, I feel there is never any room, anywhere, for the Oakland Raiders. Love the Twitter miscue.