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Sunday’s Dump & Chase: Sleepless in San Jose

Can we just make a rule that if the Preds are playing that late, they have to win?

NHL: NOV 09 Predators at Sharks Photo by Matt Cohen/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It’s the middle of a holiday weekend, so I’ll keep the links short today.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Nashville Predators 1, San Jose Sharks 2 (SO) Recap: Saros excels in offensively stagnant matchup | On the Forecheck
In case a 1-1 shootout ending at midnight Central isn't sufficiently your thing for you to have stayed awake, Carson has your recap.

Mikael Granlund: What’s The Point? | Penalty Box Radio
PBR's George Matarangas has been manually tracking Preds games and breaks down what he thinks the problem with Granlund is. A couple of things I've mentioned in general--the Preds' shaky transition play this season and the question of systems--both come up.

Other News & Notes

Flyers’ Patrick’s status uncertain after migraine disorder diagnosis | Sportsnet.ca
I feel so bad for the kid. I get migraines sometimes, but at least mine stop--Nolan Patrick has been having migraine symptoms all season.

Blue Jackets’ Foligno ‘sick to stomach’ about hit on Avs’ Bellmare | ProHockeyTalk
Frankly I don’t care how “much tougher” it will be for the Blue Jackets to win hockey games if Foligno gets suspended--that’s part of why suspension is a consequence that actually carries some weight, for, you know, things like causing head injuries.

Color of Hockey: James paved way for U.S.-born black players in NHL | NHL.com
"I guess being a first you do take a little more flack because people aren't used to it. That's the only way to explain it," James said. "Somehow, they get the feeling that's something's being taken away from them - how that creeps into someone's mind, I don't know, but it does."

Devils unlikely to ink Taylor Hall to contract extension this season | Sportsnet.ca
It probably isn't helping them much that they have not been very successful, either.

NWHL releases Twitch viewership data for first month of 2019-20 season | The Ice Garden
NWHL games are still drawing almost 68,000 viewers per game despite most of their former biggest names having left. The Twitch deal sounds like it's been good.

Shea Weber’s 100th power-play goal will be tough to forget | ProHockeyTalk
HE HIT HIS OWN REBOUND OUT OF MIDAIR.

Kade Foster gets blue-and-white birthday surprise from Maple Leafs | Sportsnet.ca
A feel-good story for your weekend.

Have a great Sunday, everyone! I’m off to rewatch that Weber goal again (and catch some more sleep, because I’m writing this at 5:40 AM local).