Friday’s Dump & Chase: Guess Work

A whole passel of links for you on this, the day of Game 4

Nashville Predators News

Should the Nashville Predators bench Matt Duchene in the Coyotes series? | On the Forecheck
Kate takes a very measured and thoughtful analysis of Matt Duchene's (and his linemates') play in the Qualifier series. As frustrating as it has been, I have to say that I agree with Kate 100%. Feel differently? Chime in!

Nashville Predators Yesterday in Review: New Game, Same Troubles | On the Forecheck
Before you get into Game 4 this afternoon, revisit Game 3 with Kate and Eamon as they break down the breakdowns.

Preds Trusting Process, Confident Fortunes Will Turn in Must-Win Game 4
Don't expect major changes to the lineup when "Trust the process" is the mantra.

Around the Bubble

How the Arizona Coyotes have dealt with injuries in the play in round | Five For Howling
Keep in mind, the Arizona Coyotes have been missing their leading scorer, Nick Schmaltz, for this entire series.

Canucks blank Wild, move a win away from advancing
The Vancouver Canucks over the Minnesota Wild? What do you think?

Golden Knights rally again, will play for top seed in Western Conference
The Vegas Golden Knights look legit. Meanwhile, the St. Louis Blues have almost lost enough games to be eliminated...but they can't be eliminated...unfortunately.

Flyers keep rolling, will play for No. 1 seed in East on Saturday
I fully expect to see the Philadelphia Flyers in the Stanley Cup Final.

Workmanlike Canadiens have powerful Penguins on the brink | TheHockeyNews
I, for one, welcome the Montreal Canadiens to the next round of the playoffs.

The Lundqvist era effectively ends as Carolina eliminates the Rangers | TheHockeyNews
Is this the end of Henrik Lundqvist's reign in New York?

Brock Boeser pays tribute to late friend with goal in Canucks' win |
I always enjoy these stories.

Pierre-Luc Dubois completes hat trick in OT as Columbus Blue Jackets shock Toronto Maple Leafs |
The Toronto Maple Leafs can't play the Boston Bruins in the playoffs if the Maple Leafs aren't in the playoffs...

You’ve Got to Want the Pressure | By James Neal
I miss James Neal.