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In which our heroes win their second game in as many days, John Totorella rips Pierre-Luc Dubois, and Pittsburgh Penguins GM Jim Rutherford mysteriously resigns.

NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Nashville Predators 2, Chicago Blackhawks 1 (SO) Recap: Ah, We’re Doing This Again | On the Forecheck
I don’t care how ugly it was. I’ll take four points in two days every time.

Sinclair Broadcast Group And Bally’s Corporation Unveil Official Bally Sports Logo And Corresponding Regional Monikers
So, here’s some programming news. Sinclair Broadcast Group (who is the WORST) announced that their FOX Regional Sports Networks will be undergoing a rebrand, and it appears that FOX Tennessee and FOX Sports Carolina will be sunset entirely.

Preds games will ultimately end up residing on Bally Sports South (previously FOX Sports South) in the near future. There is no word on if the newly named networks will be available on streaming options (YoutubeTV, Hulu), but I wouldn’t hold my breath.

Perhaps this is the first step towards Sinclair/Bally creating their own streaming platform.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Oilers’ Jujhar Kaira Eager to be a Role Model | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
As just the third player of South Asian descent to make it to the big leagues, the Oilers winger loves to show kids in his community that they can follow in his footsteps.

Pittsburgh Penguins sign veteran defenceman Yannick Weber | TSN
The good news: Yber has secured another job.

The bad news: It’s in Pittsburgh.

Jim Rutherford resigns as Penguins GM due to personal reasons | Sportsnet
Speaking of the Penguins, GM Jim Rutherford mysteriously resigned yesterday. I don’t think Yannick Weber had anything to do with it, but I found the timing funny.

John Tortorella (Finally) Rips Pierre-Luc Dubois After Trade | NESN
Well, Torts has never been one to mince words.

National Women’s Hockey League criticizes Barstool Sports CEO for video post | ESPN
So this is a mess, but I felt like it should be shared regardless.

It’s time to subscribe to the Jordan Kyrou hype | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Long-time followers of his game knew Jordan Kyrou was going to achieve great things in the NHL. Now, he’s showing it with a hot start in St. Louis.

St. Louis Blues become fifth team to allow some fans | ESPN
The St. Louis Blues are the latest NHL team to allow a limited number of fans into home games. They join the Panthers, Coyotes, Stars, and Preds in that regard.

Q&A: Brent Burns on acting in Vikings, playing in NHL amid pandemic | Sportsnet
Sportsnet’s Donnovan Bennett caught up with San Jose Sharks star Brent Burns to find out what it’s been like to return to play in the NHL amid the pandemic and how he felt being a rookie again as a novice actor on the show Vikings.

Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jack Campbell out ‘weeks’ with leg injury | ESPN
Maple Leafs backup goaltender Jack Campbell will be out “weeks” with a leg injury, says head coach Sheldon Keefe.

As losses pile up for Senators, roster decisions come under microscope | Sportsnet
It’s no secret that the Ottawa Senators are rebuilding, but as the losses pile up in this shortened season, questions about the roster deployment are getting louder.