Friday’s Dump & Chase: Anticipation

As the anticipation for Saturday’s showdown with Dallas builds, here are some links to stop the nail biting.

Nashville News & Notes

Juuse Saros has made a case for winning the Vezina Trophy | On the Forecheck
The Preds’ goaltender is earning league-wide kudos. So where does he rank among the other Vezina front-runners?

Hockey News & Notes

Mathew Barzal fined $2,000 by NHL for diving/embellishment |
Mathew Barzal fined $2,000 by NHL for diving/embellishment: The Islanders forward was flagged for a second offense last week vs. the Capitals.

The hockey fan in me is glad they are taking embellishment seriously. The theatre major in me prefers awards to fines.

NWHL announces 2021 Award Winners | The Ice Garden
Mikyla Grant-Mentis wins four awards, including MVP and Newcomer of the Year.

Grant-Mentis cleaned up at the NWHL awards, and deservedly so.

Ryan Miller, winningest U.S.-born goalie in NHL history, to retire |
Ryan Miller, the winningest United States-born goalie in NHL history, will retire after this season.

Wishing Miller all the best as he looks forward to retiring at the end of this season!

Ostrava 2019 overtime-thriller fuels USA | International Paralympic Committee
This week marks two years since USA won its record-tying fourth world title in Ostrava, Czech Republic, after scoring a game-winning goal in an overtime thriller for a 3-2 victory over Canada.

If you haven’t checked out para hockey yet, THIS is the game you need to watch. And be looking for our coverage of the 2021 World Championships coming up in June!

New Czech team ready for a different World Championships in Ostrava | International Paralympic Committee
“A lot has changed,” Briza said. “We’ve missed exhibition games during hockey season, went a few months without practice on the ice, and then worked from home while doing off-ice practice only. All the teams will likely be entering these World Championships without having played any games recently.”

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