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The Preds have an extra day of rest before the series comes to a close. That’s an entire day to prepare for the very first Game 7 to ever be played at Bridgestone Arena. An entire day to prepare to make the Smashville faithful proud!

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Playoff News & Rants

Trio on Predators First Line Has Been Masterful | NHL
JOFA. Til. I. Die.

Breakdown: Predators sign Filip Pyrochta to a two-year, entry-level contract | On the Forecheck
While the team might be hard at work trying to advance to the next round, the rest of the Preds organization is still busy signing prospects. The hockey world never sleeps.

Jets and Predators playoffs: Can Nashville play Game 7 the way they've been playing in Winnipeg? | The Tennessean
The Preds have been so used to clawing their way through the playoffs that now that they have an advantage it’s like they don’t know how to use it. We could probably dwell over the irony of this forever, but it’s still do or die time. It’s time for the Preds to remind everyone that Bridgestone is the loudest arena in the NHL.

Filip Forsberg dazzling Nashville Predators, NHL with “Scoresberg” touch | The Denver Post
Denver had to show Forsberg’s goal some love since he’s the reigning overlord of Colorado.

NHL injury update: Devils' Hall has surgery to repair torn ligaments in hand | NHL | Sporting News
It’s that time of year where all the injuries start coming out and some of them are gnarly. The fact that they play through some of this is mind-boggling.

NHL playoffs 2018: Tired Alex Ovechkin narratives can be laid to rest with Capitals in East finals | NHL | Sporting News
If we’re laying the Ovechkin narratives to rest can we bury them with the Sidney Crosby ones now too?

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs 2018: Conference Finals schedule, TV info | ProHockeyTalk
The NHL has already released the Conference Finals schedule. I mean better to be prepared?

Lucky No. 7? Not so much for Canada's NHL teams | CBC Sports
The most fascinating thing about the NHL playoffs is all the weird narratives and wonky trends that people dig up. It’s interesting and could just be coincidence, but it’s strange how hockey seems to follow patterns and repeat history more than any other sport.

NHL playoffs: Five people who most deserve a Stanley Cup | USA Today
David Poile vs. the World. You could definitely argue that the GM has paid his dues almost as much if not more than some of the players in the league.

Sorry Detroit, Golden Knights have made Las Vegas the new Hockeytown | ESPN
It’s articles like this that make long-term fans of the game want to see Vegas fail. We get it, Vegas has the money and the attractions to make the biggest spectacle in the league, it doesn’t make them a better hockeytown.

The Forecheck Podcast: Episode 41 - Game 7 | On the Forecheck
Alex and OTF Alum Mark Harris break down the Preds huge Game 6 road win and what to expect for the first ever Game 7 at Bridgestone.