Friday’s Dump and Chase: Like They’re On The Cover of Lethal Weapon

<em>Back to back like I’m Jordan ‘96, ‘97 whoa</em>

Well, last night sure was something.  Defense is for suckers, right?

Also, Filip Forsberg made some history with another former Pred to whom he has zero connection whatsoever.  Not at all.

Nashville Predators News

Nashville Predators 6, New Jersey Devils 5 (SO) Recap: Preds Top Devils in a Shootout - On the Forecheck
So many goals.  See tweets below for post-game charts:

Hockey is for Everyone

The Takeaway: New program records, Hall of Fame inductees, and Hockey Humanitarian Award nominees - The Ice Garden
Robert Morris has a new all-time leading scorer; four women are nominees for the Hockey Humanitarian Award.

Features on Nashville’s Upcoming Opponents

Vegas Golden Knights: Mark Stone midseason Selke voting, NHL award race - Knights On Ice
A year after a finalist position, can Stone repeat the feat, if not win the thing?

What makes a good defenceman? - Arctic Ice Hockey
The Jets have an issue on defense and there is no easy answer to it.

The Morning After Edmonton: Sean Monahan.....Goon? - Matchsticks and Gasoline
Sean Monahan and Andrew Mangiapane both accomplished firsts last night in Edmonton.

News From Around Hockey

Hertl out for season for Sharks because of knee injury
Tomas Hertl will miss the remainder of the season for the San Jose Sharks because of a torn ACL and MCL.  This is just devastating for a Sharks team already reeling and without their first-round pick.

Seattle NHL expansion says nickname announcement not imminent
The Seattle NHL expansion team said Wednesday "no announcement is imminent" for its nickname after rumors surfaced that the choice would be Kraken.

Report: NHL investigating Coyotes over alleged draft prospect violation
The Arizona Coyotes are reportedly being investigated by the NHL because of allegations that they prematurely scoped out draft-eligible prospects.

'Duane,' other Sabres fans losing patience - ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports
With a playoff run looking unlikely once again, Sabres fans are running out of patience. They did find a rallying cry, though: "#WeAreAllDuane."

NHL storylines for second half: Players on the block, sleeper teams | NBC Sports
Keith Jones and Anson Carter analyze some second-half storylines, including players likely to be traded, playoff teams in trouble, and sleeper teams.

Countdown to TradeCentre: Are the Winnipeg Jets better off selling at NHL trade deadline? -
As we get closer to the trade deadline, TSN keeps us up to date on rumors.

Song of the Day

I’m not the biggest fan of Common, but with an incredible beat by Kanye West, a starring turn by Taraji P. Henson and four minutes and fifty-two seconds of a compelling story fit for a movie, I love sharing this song and video when I can.

As always, these are safe for work.