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The Preds will look to start 2020 off better than they finished 2019.

NHL: Nashville Predators at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Nashville Predators 4, Pittsburgh Penguins 6: Nashville’s Comeback Hopes Diminished By Goal Controversy | On the Forecheck
It's just not a Preds-Penguins game until the refs have made us question their objectivity and competence, I guess!

Other News & Notes

NWHL Stock Report: The naughty/nice list | The Ice Garden
If anyone in any league ever figures out what goalie interference is, let me know.

Why San Jose Sharks could get even worse | ProHockeyTalk
I started to spare a wincing thought for our colleagues at Fear the Fin, then remembered SBNation's approach to the California situation and winced for an entirely different reason. Still, this isn't good.

Maple Leafs face steep character test with piling injuries | Sportsnet.ca
Or, and just hear me out here, it might not be about character at all.

Sabres lose Jeff Skinner for 3-4 weeks with upper-body injury | ProHockeyTalk
Sabres aside, I really hope it isn't the head. Skinner has had enough problems with concussions.

Taylor Hall early impact on Coyotes | ProHockeyTalk
Reports of Hall's demise may have been exaggerated.

2020 U18 IIHF World Championships: Players to watch | The Ice Garden
TIG takes a look at the young talent from Teams Canada and USA on display at the women's U18.

Maple Leafs' Ilya Mikheyev heads to IR, will miss at least three months | Sportsnet.ca
I'm very glad to hear it wasn't worse. They're expecting him to make a full recovery from the meeting of his wrist with a skate blade.

Russia stuns Canada 6-0 at Junior Worlds, Lafreniere hurt | ProHockeyTalk
The game score is whatever; Lafreniere's injury is not good news at all. That’s the downside of hoping to impress in international play.

Pettersson on lacrosse-style goal: 'It’s a move I feel I can do' | Sportsnet.ca
I mean, do they expect people to say otherwise? It's also interesting to me that none of the buzz about it seems to be North American.

Law and Boarder: Breaking down a legendary USA, Canada brawl | The Ice Garden
Ah, the beautiful game. (And, no sarcasm, a fantastic write-up.)