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Sunday’s Dump & Chase: To The Brink

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Yeah, I’m sorry. Yesterday actually happened. Hey, at least Game of Thrones comes on tonight, if that’s your thing.

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Dallas Stars at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Nashville Predators 3, Dallas Stars 5: Nashville Is One Game Away From Elimination | On the Forecheck
WELP... Another uninspiring performance has pushed our heroes to the brink of elimination. Now would be an excellent time for them to wake up, and play with some sort of urgency for a full 60 minutes.

Playoff Preview: Milwaukee Admirals v. Iowa Wild | On the Forecheck
The Admirals’ series against the Iowa Wild (Hi, Cal O’Reilly!) begins later this afternoon. If you haven’t yet had the chance to check out Eric and Rachel’s excellent (as usual) playoff preview, now is your chance to do so before the 4PM puck drop.

Preds Official Podcast: Round One Intensifies for Preds, Stars | Nashville Predators
Thomas Willis & Brooks Bratten chat with Dan Hamhuis about the Preds’ first-round matchup with the Stars, Dante Fabbro, and Rocco Grimaldi.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Blues Advance, Jets dumped from playoffs with a thud | Pro Hockey Talk
Every cloud has a silver lining... Congratulations to those bagel-manglers in St. Louis.

Andrei Vasilevskiy, Robin Lehner, ben Bishop voted Vezina Trophy Finalists | Sportsnet
Eh, it’s going to Vasy. Gotta have the most wins to win the “Most Wins” award.

Isles D Boychuk (LBI) out 3-4 weeks | TSN
The 35-year-old defender will miss the Isles’ second-round series after he sustained an injury while blocking a shot in Tuesday’s clincher over the Pens.

MacKinnon’s dominance too much for Flames in elimination vs. Avalanche | Sportsnet
MacKinnon? More like Playoff Colin Wilson.

Wysh List: The maddeningly inconsistent world of playoff officiating | ESPN
Greg Wyshynski’s got a lot of problems with NHL officials, and by God you’re going to hear about ‘em!

Red Wings shouldn’t expect immediate miracles, but Steve Yzerman will (again) return their team to contender status | The Hockey News
“More than three and a half decades after Steve Yzerman pulled on a Red Wings jersey and helped transform Detroit into a contender, he will have the opportunity to do it again as he steps into the GM’s chair.”

Hurricanes’ Svechnikov says Ovechkin ‘asked’ for a fight in Game 3 | Sportsnet
Hmmm... now that’s interesting. Svechnikov seems to be under the impression that Ovechkin asked for the fight, and he only “stood up for himself”.