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Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Here We Go Again

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Does everyone have their seat bars down and glasses stored? The big hills and dips of this roller coaster are just beginning.

Carolina Hurricanes v Nashville Predators Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images

Smashville News:

Once again, there should be a review of last night’s efforts either to the right or below this post.

Johansen week to week for Predators with upper-body injury | NHL.com
Oh, well, we won't miss Ryan Johansen at all against Tampa Bay. Twitter says he's invisible anyway—all 6'3" of him. (Yes, this is all sarcasm.)

Strong Relationship Between Preds, adidas Delivers Reverse Retro Jersey | NHL.com
"The Predators will look a bit different when they hit the ice on Monday night in Nashville." I can't say I'm wild about this jersey, but it was interesting to see the blue helmets again.

Reverse Retro Jersey Contest | Nashville Predators
"Win an autographed, personalized RR jersey courtesy of Vanderbilt Health!"

Support from Preds Helps Vanderbilt Doctors, Nurses Through Pandemic | NHL.com
I've always been very proud of the way the Nashville Predators organization—not just the players—engages and supports its community.

If I were still in Nashville, I would be doing this (because I think the meet-ups will eventually go back to in person)!

Central Division News:

NHL admits Carolina Hurricanes goal vs. Columbus Blue Jackets should not have counted | ESPN
So they cancelled the rest of the power play, but still counted the goal. Am I the only one confused? I mean, doesn’t saying “we played on so we can’t disallow the goal” also mean you can’t disallow the power play?

Anton Khudobin back with Dallas Stars after 1-day discipline | ESPN
Don't they even get a first warning? If not, how about setting a backup alarm?

A look at Red Wings advanced stats through Feb. 8, 2021 | Click On Detroit
Advanced stats for the common man—and for Detroit, no less!

Other Hockey News:

NHL postpones additional Devils, Wild, Sabres games due to COVID-19 | NHL.com
And the hits just keep on coming......

NHL Power Rankings: Pastrnak’s return helps Bruins climb to top spot | NBC Sports
"Nashville Predators: Really hard to see where the offense is going to come from here." So say we all.

NHL Power Rankings: The biggest standout players on each team | CBSSports.com
No surprise in the Filip Forsberg pick—but hey! we cracked the top 20 on this one.

The NHL's Best, Worst & Busiest | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
"Pavelski (five PP goals, nine PP points) has scored more power-play goals than seven NHL teams." The Preds are probably one of them.

Simmonds out six weeks for Maple Leafs with broken wrist | NHL.com
Well shoot! The Wayne Train had just reached full speed. Get well soon, Wayne Simmonds.