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Monday’s Dump & Chase: Three to What

The Blackhawks avoided a sweep last night, while the Capitals have yet to win a game.

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Hilary Knight talks her women’s hockey journey on Just Women’s Sports | The Ice Garden
If you're looking for something to listen to to start your week off, Hilary Knight made an hour-long podcast appearance where she talks about her hockey-playing youth, the PWHPA, the NWHL, and more. She's a good quote; it turns out she's also a lot of fun to listen to over longer intervals.

NHL Playoffs Stats Recap: August 16, 2020 | On the Forecheck
Bryan continues with his series of postseason stat recaps. Catch up on yesterday's games at a glance.

Flyers blank Canadiens in Game 3, take 2-1 series lead | ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports
One of these days Carey Price is just going to start taking furious slapshots from the red line.

Flames' heartbreaking OT loss to Stars will reveal their true character | Sportsnet.ca
I'm not sure if the writer of this article knew what he was saying when he blessed the Flames' hearts, but: same, really.

Pavelski, Radulov lead Stars' comeback overtime win in Game 4 | ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports
If you had asked me before now if the Dallas Stars had ever had a playoff hat trick, I would have said yes—but apparently, the last one before Joe Pavelski's last night was when they were still the Minnesota North Stars.

Golden Knights' Pacioretty fined $2.5K for slash on Blackhawks' DeBrincat | Sportsnet.ca
There's really no in-game excuse there.

Blackhawks avoid Game 4 sweep as Crawford stifles Golden Knights | ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports
I prefer to think of this as the Golden Knights losing a game, rather than the Blackhawks winning one.

Blues win Game 3 in OT against Canucks via Schenn overtime winner | ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports
The Blues have a goalie controversy again, which is perhaps the least strange thing that has happened in the entirety of 2020. It's good to be home.

Hurricanes' Brind'Amour doubts Svechnikov will return to playoffs | Sportsnet.ca
Awful news for Svechnikov and the Canes.

Practice a welcome return to normality for Toronto Six players | The Ice Garden
The Toronto Six have had a, uh, tumultuous first few months of existence, but they're finally getting to practice together.

How Manny Malhotra became one of the NHL's most promising young coaches | Sportsnet
I don't really know if being likeable is the most important trait in a successful head coach. I agree it's important, and I don't think the coaches that tear players down are making good choices, but I just don't know how much that emotional connection, or the respect from player to coach, matters if a coach can't, well, coach. (Not necessarily saying Malhotra can't, just that acting like his coaching is all about his lunch-pail likeability is...hm.)

Kraft Hockeyville USA top four finalists announced | NHL.com
El Paso, Texas, and Wichita, Kansas, are the non-ice-belt finalists.

PROP approves change to ice hockey overtime format | NCAA.com
They...banned the spin-o-rama? They banned the spin-o-rama. Congrats to the NCAA, which apparently hates fun.