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In which our heroes let two points get away from them, Jordin Tootoo returns to Smashville, and Jonathan Cheechoo talks about being a one-hit wonder.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Dallas Stars 3, Nashville Predators 1: Deuces Not Wild | On the Forecheck
The Preds put forward 40 minutes of solid hockey, but sadly let this one get away too easily in the 3rd. Oh, and the powerplay was repulsive (suprise!).

Preds Official Podcast: Jordin Tootoo Comes Home | Nashville Predators
Tootoo opens up about alcoholism struggles, and Tom Willis and Brooks Bratten debate trade deadline needs (something the On The Forecheck commenters are more than familiar with).

Predators Pride Night part of ‘Hockey is for Everyone’ month | Tennessean
The Predators have designated Tuesday’s game against Arizona as Pride Night in association with the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce.

“Hockey’s for everyone,” P.K. Subban said. “It’s a great sport and it just reflects how great the NHL is and Nashville is for celebrating a day like that.”

Preds Honor Day One Season-Ticket Citizens with Lexus Lounge Watch Party | Nashville Predators
“Without you, there is no franchise,” Predators CEO and President Sean Henry said. “You made us the envy of every sports team around the League with your passion, your commitment and your fun.”

Other Hockey News & Notes

Jonathan Cheechoo on being a one-hit wonder, Sharks fans and those YouTube songs | ESPN
The former NHL journeyman discusses winning a goal-scoring title, his legacy in San Jose and being from a place called Moose Factory.

Kings recognize Muzzin trade a product of their situation | NHL.com
“We’re going to miss him a lot, but when your team’s [lousy] and you’re near or the bottom of the League, that’s what happens: Your good players get traded.”

- Drew Doughty, lord of all self-awareness.

Watch: Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane Scores 900th career NHL point | Second City Hockey
Patrick Kane (Boo! Hiss!) scored his 900th career point on Friday night in a 7-3 drubbing of the Buffalo Sabres. He’s the fifth-fastest U.S.-born player in league history to reach the milestone.

But since this is a Predators blog, let’s also take a look at Kane getting leveled by Rasmus Ristolainen, which draws the ire of Captain Serious Jonathan Toews.

All-time great Red Kelly finally has his No. 4 retired in Detroit. What took so long? | The Hockey News
“One of the all-time great Detroit Red Wings, Red Kelly, finally had his jersey retired on Friday night. The Hall of Fame defenseman won eight Stanley Cups, a Norris Trophy and four Lady Byng Trophies.”

Gaudreau cheap shot sparks minor melee between Flames, Caps | Yahoo Sports
ICYMI: Johnny Ham & Cheese was victim of yet another cheap shot on Friday night, and the Flames and Capitals decided to scrap it out old school.