Friday's Dump & Chase: Ducks up 2-1

The Ducks avoided being sucked into a jet engine at the United Center with a 2-1 win. Tonight Lundqvist tries to rebound as some people think benching him would make sense. I'm not sure why.

Nashville Predators News

Ads Re-Sign Frédérick Gaudreau to One-Year Contract | Admirals Roundtable
"If the idea is to adapt Peter Laviolette’s uptempo style of hockey then having guys like Gaudreau and Pendenza are a nice start to keep that speed game rolling along."

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Chicago falls behind in series with 2-1 loss | Second City Hockey
The Hawks couldn't protect home ice in Game 3.

Quenneville opted for ‘fresh legs’ by inserting Nordstrom, Versteeg into lineup | ProHockeyTalk
So, what will the coach do for Game 4?

Can NY Rangers, Lundqvist clamp down Lightning again? | Puck Daddy
Can the Rangers get back to the defensive basics of the rest of their run to the Eastern Conference Playoffs? Are they going to slow it down for Game 4?

OT hero Nikita Kucherov proved himself early in North America | The Hockey News
Went from 18 points in 52 games last year to 64 points in 82 this year.

What can Leafs expect with Babcock? | TSN
"After all, it's not as if we haven't seen coaches in the past given the keys to a Ferrari and immediately drive said Ferrari off of a cliff. With Babcock, the proof is in the pudding."

How Babcock's deal affects other NHL coaches |
"Money Bags" Mike has raised the bar for coaching contracts.

Tim Murray explains Babcock talks; Sabres seeking Bylsma? | Puck Daddy
Murray refuted the claim that Babcock lied to the Sabres.

Edmonton Oilers will pay draft pick compensation for GM Chiarelli, coach McLellan | Edmonton Journal
It’s been an encouraging spring for fans of the Edmonton Oilers, and not just because the club won the draft lottery and with it the right to select Connor McDavid.

Will Hitch be back? Blues still ‘going through the process’ | ProHockeyTalk
"It's something that we're working on everyday. We're trying to do it behind closed doors and away from public scrutiny."

Gary Bettman talks about salary cap, concussions |
Because there aren't enough things in this world to make your blood boil.