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Friday’s Dump & Chase: The Wire

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1st seed? 2nd seed? 3rd seed? Who knows?! The only thing we know for sure is that it’s going to come down to the wire.

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Nashville Predators News

Nobody’s Perfect: The flaws that can haunt each team in the post-season | TheHockeyNews
I'll give you one guess about the Nashville Predators flaw mentioned in this article.

Veteran Hamhuis Mentoring Rookie Fabbro on Nashville Blue Line
This is a nice little story about Dan Hamhuis and Dante Fabbro. I've also enjoyed this pairing on the ice. Certainly a different look than Yannick Weber and Matt Irwin. (sorry fellas).

Nashville Predators 3, Vancouver Canucks 2: Johansen’s Late Strike Keeps Preds in Central Contention | On the Forecheck
Miss the game? DVR full of Game of Thrones back episodes? Christopher Brooks has you covered!

Around Hockey

Hurricanes clinch spot, return to playoffs for first time since 2009 | Sportsnet.ca
I'm really glad for the Carolina Hurricanes. I can imagine all the playoff fun they will have with their Storm Surges and the Bunch of Jerks motif, even if they're going to be serious now.

Lightning criticize NHL's controversial playoff format | Sportsnet.ca
Now seems like a good time to complain about it. I mean, it never affected any other number 1 seeds negatively or anything, right?

Hurricanes, Penguins clinch playoff spots | ProHockeyTalk
I was kind of waiting for that "end of days" scenario to play out that would keep the Pittsburgh Penguins out of the playoffs this year.

Capitals clinch Metro title; Canadiens’ playoff hopes look dim
I enjoy a good Cinderella story; can the Montreal Canadiens find their Fairy Godmother in time?

Lightning get 61st win, defeat Maple Leafs to move one from record
Sad to think the best the Tampa Bay Lightning can do is tie the record.

Blues use early five-goal blitz to bury Flyers | TSN.ca
It's a lot easier to bury something with shovels than five-goal leads, but the St. Louis Blues, somehow, have really pulled the ol' 180. I thought they were about to be sent to the AHL for a while this season, but things have changed.

Random Musings

Give me your finest Avengers: Endgame theories. Bonus points for theories involving time travel.