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Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Momentum?

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The goals are flowing, and momentum may be building. Let’s hope our heroes can keep up the pace tonight as they go for their third win in as many games.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

How will the Cotton Bowl transform into an ice rink? Curious Texas skates to the Winter Classic | The Dallas Morning News
It’s starting to get real, people!

Milwaukee Admirals Musings: In the Roadrunners’ Rear View | On the Forecheck
After dropping two out of their last three, the Ads look to rebound before the Christmas Break.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Marathon Men: Chabot’s monster outing one for the ages, but where does it rank all-time? | The Hockey News
Thomas Chabot logged nearly 38 minutes in the Senators’ overtime loss to the Lightning and it’s among the highest single-game ice times in NHL history. But where does it rank?

Nikita Kucherov benched in third period; Lightning win in overtime | ESPN
Speaking of the Tampa Bay Lightning, defending league MVP Nikita Kucherov had a first-period goal for the Lightning but was on the bench in the third period after a costly turnover in Tuesday night’s 4-3 overtime win over the Senators.

Things are certainly getting interesting down in Tampa.

Why ‘heart and soul’ Jack Eichel is building a case for MVP | Sportsnet
Jack Eichel has tallied 16 goals and 15 assists in his last 17 games. If he’s not one of your Hart Trophy front runners right now, what are you even doing?

Akim Aliu accepts apology from Colorado Eagles staffer who wore blackface | ESPN

“Akim Aliu accepted an apology from Tony Deynzer, the minor league equipment manager who dressed up in blackface at a team Halloween party in 2011, and requested that Deynzer not lose his job.”

Basically, Akim Aliu is a better person than I am.

U.S. women beat Canada in rivalry Series | Pro Hockey Talk
Abby Roque and Alex Carpenter scored early goals, and the United States women’s hockey team held on to beat Canada 2-1 in the second game of their five-game Rivalry Series.

Shea Weber power play goal lifts Canadiens to victory over Canucks | Sportsnet
Just in case you were wondering, Dad is still killing it up in Canada.

Why putting an end to the Kovalchuk saga is an important step for the Los Angeles Kings | The Hockey News
Turns out that giving a 36-year-old over $6 million a year was a poor investment. Who could’ve seen that one coming?

What the Winnipeg Jets said about Svechnikov’s latest ‘lacrosse’ goal | Sportsnet
Sorry, Fil. It looks like Svechnikov is the lacrosse god now.

Report: Dustin Byfuglien consults with Winnipeg Jets on post-surgery rehab | TSN
Woof... this whole situation is MESSY.

Justin Williams ‘ramping up his skating,’ could reunite with Carolina Hurricanes | TSN
Justin Williams is ready to pull a Mike Fisher and return to the Canes, but do they have enough cap space to add him? After signing Jake Gardiner, and dealing with the Patrick Marleau buyout, it could get a bit dicey.