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Friday’s Dump & Chase: It Doesn’t Matter How You Start, It’s How You Finnish That Counts

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And Nashville Finnished pretty well, considering Juuse Saros kept them in the game and Mikael Granlund brought home the W.

NHL: FEB 27 Flames at Predators Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Nashville Predators News

Nashville Predators 4, Calgary Flames 3 (OT) Recap: Preds Extinguish Flames, Gain in Wild Card Race | On the Forecheck
Use this as a guide to rewatching the game. Normally, I'd advocate for just reading the recap, but I'm gonna go ahead and say watch it. Well, watch the last .1 second of the third period and the OT.

Which NHL franchise will escape the 'Sad Club' next? | TheHockeyNews
Of course the Nashville Predators have to be on this list, but I was rather surprised to find out where they fell on the list.

Flames' heartbreaking loss to Predators befitting of a country song | Sportsnet.ca
I think the cool things about playing against a Canadian team at home is that they always send a lot of media with them. And, while it may be crowded in the press box, it means you get some good articles about the opponents when they lose.

Trophy Tracker: Norris
I can't help but think that if the Predators were playing as well the Washington Capitals, then Roman Josi would be at the top of this list.

Around Hockey

Bouwmeester out rest of season for Blues, undecided on NHL future
Most people probably think Jay Bouwmeester has a big decision to make, but personally, with a Stanley Cup ring on my finger, I think I'd call it a career.

Coronavirus could hinder NHL plans for China games | ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports
It appears that the NHL's efforts to spread the love of hockey around China may be hindered due to the spread of the coronavirus around China.

Ryan scores hat trick in Senators win against Canucks
I think everybody got a little dust in their eyes watching Bobby Ryan's hat trick last night.

Panthers face a big test vs. Maple Leafs | ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports
If you want to read an article that goes pretty hard on the Florida Panthers, then this is the article for you.

Jets' Patrik Laine leaves game vs. Capitals with lower-body injury | Sportsnet.ca
The Winnipeg Jets could be in more trouble if Patrik Laine winds up missing some time after taking this shot to the leg.

After horrific injury occurs in AHL fight, it's time to put an end to this insanity | TheHockeyNews
Bold take: I'm sure even after watching the video (which is hard to watch) many people still not have an issue with fighting in hockey.

Which recently acquired rentals will benefit most from their short-term stays? | TheHockeyNews
I think this is a good look at something that often goes overlooked. Yes, some teams sold the farm for players on expiring contracts and it might help them make a deep playoff run. However, I often find myself wondering about a player that winds up being a part of one of these deals...they have to be thinking about how the rest of the season plays into their next contract.