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Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Physical but Flat-Footed

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Despite success killing penalties, Nashville couldn’t keep up with the Hurricanes’ fast-paced offense last night.

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Nashville Predators News

Nashville Predators 2, Carolina Hurricanes 5: Preds’ Outmanned by Carolina Firepower | On The Forecheck

Nashville drops game one to the top-seeded Hurricanes.

The NHL’s Top 10 Rising Prospects | The Hockey News

It’s been a strange and difficult year for player development, but some youngsters have improved significantly year over year regardless. Which NHL-affiliated prospects caught our scouts’ eyes the most?

Ennakkosuosikki Hurricanesin yllättäminen vaatisi Juuse Sarokselta äärimmäistä venymistä | Jatkoaika

The Finnish angle on the Finn-studded series.

Predators vs. Hurricanes Preview: Goaltenders | On The Forecheck

Goalies are make or break for both Carolina and Nashville.

Predators vs. Hurricanes Preview: A Top-Down Look at the Series | On The Forecheck

The Predators are very much underdogs, but the series ain’t over ’til it’s over.

Around Hockey

Leah Hextall will call games for ESPN’s NHL coverage next year | Awful Announcing

Last year, Hextall became the first woman to do cross-Canada play-by-play of a NHL game in English, serving as the play-by-play voice for Rogers Sportsnet’s International Women’s Day all-female Flames-Golden Knights broadcast.

Bjorgvik-Holm has another Blue Jacket from Norway on his side | Columbus Blue Jackets

The CBJ draft pick who is set to represent his country at the Worlds has a mentor in a former Columbus defender.

Anthony Mantha wants to be a ‘difference-maker’ for the Washington Capitals | ESPN

Anthony Mantha was accustomed to hating this time of year. The 26-year-old, a 2013 first-round pick of the Red Wings, became a regular for Detroit in 2016-17 — right after the franchise’s NHL record streak of 25 consecutive playoff appearances ended.

PWHPA announces schedule, rosters for Calgary tour stop | The Ice Garden

Plus new Canadian partnerships and details on COVID-19 protocols.

Despite Heavy Opposition, AHL’s Pacific Division Postseason Play is Still On | Inside AHL Hockey

It was essentially a foregone conclusion in February when the American Hockey League’s (AHL) 2020-21 season began that the Calder Cup Playoffs were not going to happen.