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Can we keep the winning streak alive?

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

Smashville News:

Tolvanen's Power-Play Tally Helps Preds to Weekend Sweep of Columbus | NHL.com
"A pair of successful afternoon outings has made the Predators four points richer." Sounds like everyone is on the same interview agenda. Let's go get two more points boys!

Nice to see Smash supporting the team. I too enjoy a good pre-game nap.

Central Division News:

Blackhawks' Patrick Kane reflects on hitting 400-goal mark in NHL career | RSN
While he's by far not my favorite player, you can't deny Patrick Kane's achievements. Congrats!

Blue Jackets forced to face the music in Nashville | The Columbus Dispatch
Is it me or does it seem like John Tortorella's job is in question every year lately?

Why trading Bobby Ryan could work out for him and Detroit Red Wings | Detroit Free Press
Bobby Ryan has an attitude others would do well to emulate.

Other Hockey News:

As season skates toward midway point, NHL closes February with just four players on its COVID-19 list | ESPN
"Montreal and Calgary are the only NHL teams that have not had a player placed in the protocol since the season began on Jan. 13." Wait, what? I guess they are counting Mikael Granlund quarantining after signing as our person on the protocol list?

NHL Power Rankings: Kaprizov, Zuccarello helping Wild make big climb | NBC Sports
"Nashville Predators. They feasted on Columbus this week to try and get back into the playoff race. Still seems like changes are on the horizon." Number 20 with a possible bullet.

Looking at 2021 NHL standings with normal divisional alignment | Sportsnet
Oof. I got nothing.

They Shoot, They Score: The Active and All-Time Goal Leaders For All 31 NHL Teams | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
No surprises for the Nashville Predators. Would you believe Connor McDavid is behind two other players for the active leader of the Edmonton Oilers?

The NHL's best and worst this week | Theo Fleury's plan to better support mental health
Today's long read. Lots of good stuff in here.

Sabres staring down the reality of having to start over | Yahoo Sports
Yeesh. And you thought the Nashville Predators had it bad. We could be the Buffalo Sabres.

Maple Leafs Notebook: Gut-check time for Jimmy Vesey
But...but...we already know he's gutless. Maybe his dad can check it for him.

Women see bright future after 'historic' game at Madison Square Garden | NHL.com
Let's hope so. Maybe they could play a game at Bridgestone?