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Somewhat unsurprisingly, the Preds’ power play continues to struggle, but you can’t tell them nothin’

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Nashville Predators News

Last Night in Review: Preds Played the Full 20 Minutes in Game 1 | On the Forecheck
As we crawl close to Game 2 on Saturday, Kate and Rachel take a look at what worked, what didn't work, and what needs to change before the puck drops once more.

Dallas Stars: Scratched record: NHL credits Miro Heiskanen's second goal in Stars' Game 1 win to Alexander Radulov | SportsDay
Miro Heiskanen’s performance on Wednesday night was impressive regardless of any record-setting. I can already tell he's going to be a thorn in the collective side of the Predators this postseason. HOWEVER, how does this scoring change make you feel? Did Radulov make contact above the crossbar?

[Ed.: I don’t think so.]

Around Hockey

Marner's magic the difference as speedy Leafs open strong vs. Bruins | Sportsnet.ca
The Boston Bruins couldn't handle the speed and the stretch passes while Mitch Marner made a mockery of their game plan.

31 Thoughts: Breaking down major NHL Awards races | Sportsnet.ca
As the season ends for half of the league, awards talk is starting to heat up. Who do you think they left out?

Capitals’ power play is difference in Game 1 win over Hurricanes | ProHockeyTalk
The Carolina Hurricanes let Alex Ovechkin set up shop in his office and felt the pain of the resulting power play goal. This article is very, very positive about the 'Canes' chances...but they're going to have to avoid the power play or get a little more serious about their penalty kill.

Vegas Golden Knights: Nikita Gusev Coming to America | Knights On Ice
Is Nikita Gusev the ultimate black ace? How does this impact the Las Vegas Golden Knights?

Hey NHL GMs, do you know who Scott Sandelin is? Because he's a pretty darn good coach | TheHockeyNews
But does he know anything about the power play?

Bennett unveils incredible mustache before Flames playoff opener | NHL.com
Sam Bennett of the Calgary Flames went ahead and collected the award for best playoff 'stache. Of course, knowing it has been approved by Lanny McDonald makes this even better.

Surprising stars: reliving unsung heroes of the NHL playoffs | TheHockeyNews
Well, one Predator makes the list, of course, he wasn't playing for the Predators at the time. Who would you add from the past two years? Does Frederick Gaudreau even get a sniff?