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In which our heroes pick up a much-needed win against the Habs, Finland wins the World Juniors, and Pettersson gets a MRI.

NHL: Nashville Predators at Montreal Canadiens Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators News & Notes:

Nashville Predators 4, Montreal Canadiens 1: Smith Scores Two for a Win in Quebec | On The Forecheck
The Predators defeated the Canadiens with goals from Craig Smith, Mattias Ekholm, and Viktor Arvidsson.

Preds Roundtable: Midseason | Nashville Predators
Willy Daunic, Chris Mason and Hal Gill evaluate the Preds’ standing at the halfway point of the 2018-19 season

Preds Official Podcast: Rocco Grimaldi Talks #PredsMoms Fever | Nashville Predators
Grimaldi stays. Grimaldi DEFINITELY stays.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Finland beats U.S. for WJC gold medal behind Kaapo Kakko’s late goal | Sportsnet
I’m sure you are all quite aware, but Finland beat the United States to win gold at the world juniors last night as well.

William Nylander’s drought serves as a warning for Maple Leafs’s Kyle Dubas | Sportsnet
I’m here to do two things, chew bubble gum and read William Nylander HAWT TAEKS, and I’m all out of gum.

Ice Chips: Pettersson to have MRI in Toronto | TSN
Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson said Friday he’s awaiting an MRI on his right knee, which he injured Thursday night against Montreal.

NHL leader Ovechkin reaches 30 goals for 14th year in a row | Yahoo Sports
The last time Ovi scored 30 goals in just 39 games was the 2007-08 season. He finished that season with a whopping 65 goals.

Time for inaction is over for Flyers with their season slowly slipping away | The Hockey News
Give. Us. The. WAYNE TRAIN.

Vancouver Canucks first half report: Rebuild moving faster than expected | Sportsnet
The Vancouver Canucks have begun to emerge from their rebuild faster, more talented and entertaining—and more promising—than they’ve been in years.

AHL All-Star rosters filled with NHL first-round picks, call-ups | NHL
So not only is Cal O’Reilly still playing, he’s the Captain of the Central Division team.

Flames’ Peters, Jets’ Maurice among NHL All-Star Game coaches | Sportsnet
The Flames’ Bill Peters, the Jets’ Paul Maurice, the Lightning’s Jon Cooper, and the Caps’ Todd Reirden will serve as the coaches for the NHL All-Star Game.