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Thursday’s Dump & Chase: See, what had happened was...

So last night was not fun.

NHL: Nashville Predators at Chicago Blackhawks Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators & Notes

Nashville Predators 4, Chicago Blackhawks 5 (OT): Preds give up 4 straight in Hawks comeback | On the Forecheck
The Preds opted to play 50 minutes of hockey rather than 60, and they paid for it dearly.

Do Nashville Predators have playoff upset potential? | NBC Sports

“For some, it made sense for the Predators not to blow things up. While the Predators aren’t guaranteed to beat out the Blackhawks and Stars for the final Central Division playoff spot, they’re very much in the chase. But plenty of others will wonder if the Predators, Stars, and Blackhawks are essentially racing to collide with a freight train.”

Look... we’ll cross that dangerous fiery bridge when we get to it, dammit!

Milwaukee Admirals Musings: Schedule’s about to take its toll | On the Forecheck
After losing their only game last week against Rockford, the Chicago Wolves have slipped in the standings below the Laval Rocket.

Breakdown: Nashville Predators sign goalie Tomáš Vomáčka | On the Forecheck
MOAR GOALIE DEPTH.

Eric has your breakdown of the former UCONN Husky.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Carter, Brown join push for policing overhaul bill named for George Floyd | NHL.com

“You don’t have to be a lobbyist to get involved,” Anson Carter said. “I’m a television guy, I was a hockey guy, but I also live in these communities where these issues are real. I’m trying to educate myself on what the issues are … so I can really take an active participation role.”

Listen to Anson Carter, people.

If the Dallas Stars Make the Playoffs, Other Teams Should be Nervous | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Nope. Nah. Not gonna happen. I refuse to believe it.

Oilers keep raising bar, begging the question: How good are they really? | Sportsnet
Their run since Jan. 30 places the Edmonton Oilers as the third-best team in the entire NHL in that span. So how good are the Oilers, really?

Well, they have the best player in the world on their team. So, pretty good? Maybe? I don’t know.

Mikko Rantanen, P.K. Subban added to NHL’s COVID protocol list | NBC Sports
Colorado Avalanche forward Mikko Rantanen and our old friend P.K. Subban were added to NHL’s COVID protocol list on Tuesday.

Westhead: NHL, Todd Ewen’s widow settile wrongful death lawsuit | TSN

The National Hockey League has reached a settlement “in principle” in its legal battle with Kelli Ewen, the widow of deceased former NHL player Todd Ewen.

Ewen filed a wrongful death claim against the NHL in April 2019, alleging Todd’s suicide in 2015 was linked to the league allegedly downplaying the potential long-term consequences of repeated brain trauma and profiting from a culture of on-ice violence.

2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship set for Nova Scotia officially cancelled | TSN
Like the Memorial Cup last week, the IIHF officially announced the cancellation of the IIHF Women’s World Championship for the second year in a row.

NHL Power Rankings 1-31 poll, plus the toughest reaming [sic] schedule stretch for every team | ESPN
The Preds dropped a spot to #15 after losing two straight games against the Hurricanes.

[Ed.: Hey, ESPN, proofread your headlines!]