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In which Mark Scheifele brings goats to practice and the Preds open a third Ford Ice Center on a goat farm.

Nashville Predators v Carolina Hurricanes - Game One Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Nashville Predators News and Notes

Preds Morning After Analysis: So, About Game One... - On the Forecheck
Nick and Shaun take a closer look at what Nashville needs to change in order to be successful in Game 2 (and beyond).

NHL announces 31 team nominees for King Clancy Memorial Trophy
Pekka Rinne has been nominated for Nashville.

Rinne Named Nashville’s Nominee for 2021 King Clancy Memorial Trophy
More on Pekka Rinne’s third nomination for the 2021 King Clancy Memorial Trophy.

Ryan Johansen’s Resurgence and How to Keep Him Trending Up - On the Forecheck
New OTF contributor Jeff has some thoughts about #92 here. Be sure to check out his first official OTF piece!!!

Sabertooth Sports and Entertainment Announces Ice Center in Sumner County
I mean, if you’re going to build this ice center at the Goat Farm, you might as well call this Pekka Rinne Ford Ice Center.

Predators Recall Philip Tomasino From Chicago (AHL)
Tomasino will get some more time with the big club.

Around the League

Nikita Kucherov Is Back – Deal With It - The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
I don't think this becomes a huge news story until Tampa Bay gets to the Stanley Cup Final again...you have to look closely at a guy who is suddenly able to return from injury in Game 1 of the playoffs.

Shrug.

The Post-Season Nobody Wants to Play - The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
It's a weird season for the AHL.

PWHPA Forging Ahead Without NHL Backing of Women’s Hockey - The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
The Professional Women’s Hockey Players’ Association is forging ahead. They are making their own path here...even without official NHL support.

Ottawa's Youth Brigade Had a Great Late-Season Run. What Now? - The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Ottawa is going to be very good...but when? Next season? In 5 seasons? It’s got to be tough to be an Ottawa fan.

The Florida Panthers Picked a Good Time to Get Hot - The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
I would love to see a Panthers upset in the first round.

The Pressure is on for Capitals' Craig Anderson - The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Craig Anderson probably wants a little redemption.

Unofficial 2020-21 NHL Awards Ballot: Hart Pick is Easy, Norris Pick is Not - The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Here's a preliminary 2020-2021 awards ballot from The Hockey News.

Toronto Maple Leafs’ Riley Nash Hopes to Accelerate Learning Curve During the Stanley Cup Playoffs - The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Raise your hand if you forgot Riley Nash is with the Maple Leafs.

Wickenheiser named Maple Leafs senior director of player development
Dr. Hayley. Wickenheiser!!!!

Scheifele brings his pet goats to Jets practice to meet team
Mark Scheifele and his goats - you gotta read this.

Interim head coach Don Granato a primary candidate to retain Buffalo Sabres' head coach job - TSN.ca
Maybe they should...I don't know...find some really, really, really new blood?

Mark Masters: Auston Matthews ‘extremely motivated’ to build on special season - TSN.ca
Auston Matthews might just throw the Leafs on his back and go all the way to the Cup.

Don't Count Out USA's Medal Hopes at the World Championship Just Yet - The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
This roster for Team USA is pretty meh.

Fans not expected to be allowed into Canadian arenas for NHL playoffs
Canada's deputy chief public health officer doesn't see the country joining the U.S. in allowing fans into arenas during the NHL playoffs.

Blashill agrees to contract to remain Red Wings coach
Jeff Blashill agreed to a contract Tuesday to remain coach of the Detroit Red Wings.

Driedger to make NHL playoff debut for Panthers in Game 2
It's not a new thing for Joel Quenneville to start a rookie netminder in a playoff game.

Cough Scott Darling cough.