Friday's Dump & Chase: We Feel Better Now

I don't think we've ever been happier to see actual hockey. And hey, our team won! And we get silly gold foam helmets we'll never wear/use/want to look at this Saturday! So let's be happy for a day, and enjoy our Friday.

Nashville Predators News

Viktor Arvidsson scores first NHL goal |
Check out the quote by Forsberg, "It’s just awesome to be back in front of a sold-out barn and to just play some real hockey."

3rd Line Has Much to Prove for Predators - Today's Slapshot
Brother Mark is spot on.


Around the World of Hockey

Two-for-two: Another successful coach’s challenge as Sens reverse Kane’s goal | ProHockeyTalk
Mike Babcock: trendsetter.

Sabres debut new goal song: It's 'Let Me Clear My Throat' and it's great -
DJ Kool in the house, and there are far worse choices.

Patrice Bergeron Goes After Alexander Burmistrov For Dirty Hit (Video) | Boston Bruins |
Mild mannered Patrice? But it was warranted.

Wild's Jason Zucker caught spearing Avalanche player in the groin -
Bold strategy.

Cold facts: Stars get confidence booster by getting home win; Niemi gets shutout in first start | Dallas Morning News
Over the Penguins, no less. And dammit, neither team fit their own narrative.

Leafs 'going to work extremely hard' | Toronto Sun

Botchford: Will the Canucks' gambles pay off long-term?
"This is a team that, for now, is banking on Brandon Sutter not only being a top-six forward, but a productive a first-line winger." -Actual text

Lightning's Garrison scores winner in thrilling 1st 3-on-3 OT | theScore

Raffi Torres apologizes for Silfverberg hit, accepts 41-game suspension | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Raffi thought it was like Fable, where Torres tried to say "sorry". Raffi didn't have enough hero credit to avoid being jailed.

Turris, Senators spoil Eichel's debut in 3-1 win -
Buffalo looked better, for like 30 seconds.

Blues blank McDavid; beat Oilers - Article - TSN
A nation mourns.