Friday's Dump & Chase: Maintenance Day

It was a late one last night, and I'm still not fully recovered. I'm taking the day to get my heart rate back to normal and prepare for another west coast start time tomorrow. Rest up, everybody, we've got a ways to go.

Nashville News & Notes

Predators outlast Sharks in triple-OT thriller | CBC
That was the most epic game I've attended, and the beat downs of Chicago last playoffs were pretty amazing.

Marcus Mariota: 'You've got to be a Predators fan' | The Tennessean
Thanks, Marcus. I hope I'm not expected to be a Titans fan.

Predators fans part of light show with Fangclets | The Tennessean
Is there nothing this team can't brand?

Predators' Pekka Rinne relaxes, improves through playoffs | The Tennessean
After his stinker to open up the scoring for the Sharks, Pekka played a very good game. He's been everything the Preds have needed from him.

Around Hockey

Wildfires weighing heavy on Fort McMurray’s Scottie Upshall |
Multiple teams around the league and the NHL have already committed to donating money to the relief efforts.

Panthers re-sign Jagr to one-year deal | TSN
I'm not a Jagr fan, but I want to see how far he can take it.

Coyotes make history, forge new path with 26-year-old GM John Chayka | CBSSports
The new management structure of the Coyotes is unorthodox, but all eyes will be on the new GM's first move.

Alex Ovechkin is the saddest man in the NHL right now | USA Today
Sad NHL players are the subject of fascinated sadism among hockey fans.

The ‘style of play’ difference that Treliving cited ‘was news’ to Hartley | ProHockeyTalk
I assume the "style of play" difference was "the style of playing without Bruce Boudreau behind the bench".

SB Nation is starting a new blog covering women's hockey, and we're looking for a site manager! | SBNation
SBNation is starting a blog to cover women's hockey, and they're hiring.

New York Islanders are an extension of coach Jack Capuano's gritty personality | ESPN
He's definitely the kind of guy I envision coaching a New York hockey team.

Lightning players attend Bieber concert on day off |
I hope Bieber is the key to the Bolts' winning this series.

Senators bring Bruce Boudreau to Ottawa for interview | Ottawa Sun
Every team with a job opening wants a piece of Bruce.

Today With Team USA: Getting Ready for Canada | USA Hockey
Team USA kicks off the tournament today with a game against Canada.