Friday’s Dump & Chase: Staying alive

News from around the league and for the weekend.

Know Before You Go: Rinne's Statue Unveiling Ceremony |
If you're planning to go to tomorrow's ceremony, the Nashville Predators have some answers for you.

Q & A with Bobby Long of NLTT Ventures | The Ice Garden
Bobby Long, the director of hockey operations for the organization that owns two of the PHF franchises, wants to expand to 12 or 18 teams. 👀

Flames running out of hope for playoff spot following loss to Golden Knights | Sportsnet
Rough news for the Calgary Flames.

Thompson injured again for Golden Knights in win against Flames |
I think the Vegas Golden Knights would prefer to have their goalie.

Connor shakes off goal drought as Jets edge Ducks to gain ground in playoff race | Sportsnet
The Nashville Predators and the Winnipeg Jets' fates continue linked.

Wild lose to Flyers, fall to 2nd in Central |

Pastrnak scores 49th goal, Bruins defeat Canadiens for 5th win in row |
The Boston Bruins are either going to win the Stanley Cup in a rout or they're going to have a fluke loss before they even make it to the conference finals, and the Boston sportswriters are going to write a lot more articles about how this is apocalyptic and probably summon a meteorite.

Sophie Jaques wins the Patty Kaz | The Ice Garden
The Patty Kazmaier award is given annually to the best player in NCAA Division I women's ice hockey. Jaques made a couple of historic firsts by claiming it this year.

Panthers’ Tkachuk on importance of Pride night: ‘Everyone’s invited in my locker room’ | Sportsnet
“A night like tonight, for me, is really about including everybody. In my opinion, it’s by far the greatest game in the world, and everyone’s invited in my locker room and our locker room as an organization.”

I think I’m going to take the rest of the season off from making snarky remarks about Matthew Tkachuk.