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The Preds won a thriller last night, plus more news from around the league.

NHL: SEP 21 Preseason - Lightning at Predators Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Power Play Comes Alive as Preds Beat Lightning in Overtime | NHL.com
Rem Pitlick scored the gamewinner--Eric did say he could thrive in the NHL as soon as this season given the opportunity--and some guy named Matt Duchene had a fantastic game.

Other News & Notes

The Great Goalie Ranking: NHL Backup Edition | TheHockeyNews
It's always good to see some praise for Juuse Saros out there in the world.

NHL Roundup: Wild top Avalanche behind Zuccarello's 3 points | Sportsnet.ca
I keep forgetting that the Wild also made some improvements this offseason.

PWHPA Dream Gap Tour Preview: Unifor Women’s Hockey Showcase | The Ice Garden
The Dream Gap Tour kicked off yesterday and continues today--if you're not in Toronto, you can stream it at pwhpa.com.

Stu Cowan: Drive to improve remains strong for Canadiens’ Shea Weber | Montreal Gazette
I'm really glad to hear he's finally managed to sit down long enough for his cascade of injuries to heal.

Jets suspend Dustin Byfuglien for failing to report to training camp | Sportsnet.ca
This is one of those situations where the NHL's official process sounds very silly. "I need a break from the team while I think about some things." "Okay, but if you don't turn up to play we're going to suspend you until you're here."

Roenick thinks Chabot makes too much, just like the guys before Roenick thought of him | TheHockeyNews
Just in case you weren't satisfied with Allan Walsh's obliteration of Jeremy Roenick, THN's Ken Campbell is back to tap-dance on the pieces. It's also a good look at the changing economy off the NHL.