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The boys are right back in action tonight. Go Preds!

Columbus Blue Jackets v Nashville Predators Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images

Smashville News:

The recap for last night’s tilt should be either to the right of or below this article on the main page.

Nashville Predators bring balanced, mentally tough approach to 2-0 start | A to Z Sports
How well did this age?

Health and Safety Protocols | NHL.com
Juuse Saros demonstrates how the players enter the building.

Meet The Team: Best Friends | NHL.com
"The JOFA line - Johansen, Forsberg and Arvidsson - joins Lyndsay Rowley for the Best Friends Quiz." This is fun. It's always the quiet ones who see everything.

Approximately one month until the debut of Baby Boy Josi!

Central Division News:

Lightning, other NHL teams, must be prepared for breaks in play | Tampa Bay Times
And so it begins. "Hold on tight, lass. It gets bumpy from here."

3 takeaways from the Chicago Blackhawks' 0-3 start | Chicago Tribune
Chicago definitely has some issues. You just hate to see it, right?

Where Detroit Red Wings rank in NHL Central Division misery index | Detroit Free Press
I enjoyed this too much. Hey—we are the least miserable and it’s all down to Juuse Saros and the masked catfish.

Other Hockey News:

NHL Power Rankings: Reactions from first week of NHL season | NBC Sports
The Nashville Predators jumped from 18 to 6 this week. It is an overreaction list though.

Five small-sample-size stats that already matter in 2020-21 | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
What do you think? Can the San Jose Sharks continue to expect Erik Karlsson to play 30 minutes a night with this year's compact schedule?

Best and worst of the NHL this week: How the Colorado Avalanche are handling being a top Stanley Cup favorite | ESPN
Today's long read. This goes on, but there is some really good content. Plus, if you make it to the end, there is a nice surprise in the three stars of the week.

MVP Overview: Hart Trophy Favorites By Team | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
"Take a team-by-team look at the odds-on favorites for NHL MVP honors this season." Hmmm.

Laine won't play for Jets at Maple Leafs because of upper-body injury | NHL.com
That didn't take long. It's hard to keep track of all of the injury and COVID exposure concerns.

NHL has no problem with hit on Bortuzzo | St. Louis Blues | stltoday.com
"League will not hold a hearing on hit by Colorado's Valeri Nichushkin that knocked Bortuzzo out of Friday's game early in the first period." Apparently from the comments, St. Louis Blues fans do not believe in karma.

World men’s ice hockey championship moved out of Belarus | NBC Sports
"Belarus will no longer co-host the world men's ice hockey championship in May and June "due to safety and security issues.""

Avalanche amuse themselves between periods with classic video games | NHL.com
Yes! Please do this, Predators!