Monday's Dump & Chase: Advantage

Excellent win in the home barn yesterday. Now the real fun begins. Going up 3-1 would be huge, but the Blues won't go quietly. The Preds need to be prepared to play their best game of the season tomorrow night.

Nashville Predators News

Preds Bounce Back at Home, Beat Blues in Game Three
Great crowd on hand to watch this one. Always fun when 17K+ are there to watch a playoff win.

Defensemen lift Predators past Blues in Game 3
"At least one defenseman has been a part of 12 of the past 13 goals the Predators have scored in the Stanley Cup Playoffs dating to Game 4 of their first-round sweep of the Chicago Blackhawks."

Predators take 2-1 series edge over Blues
Like everyone else, I'm more impressed by the response to Friday's loss than I am in the win itself. This team is very good, it's great to see them finally playing like it.

Blues fall 3-1 to Nashville in Game 3 | Morning Skate |
"We had some good scoring chances and the game's at 2-1 and then get hemmed in a little bit and ends up costing us that third goal, which is tough." -Alex Steen. Yeah, you got hemmed in alright. For like 2 minutes.

Other Hockey News

Sign supporting P.K. Subban showcases disconnect between NBC, NHL, fans
I love that this sign got some media attention. I just hope P.K. saw it and knows that the Nashville fans love him for who he is.

Nolan Patrick, Nico Hischier vie for top spot in mock draft
ICYMI, Nolan Patrick will not likely be a member of the Colorado Avalanche, as they got shafted in the lottery pick. Mr. Patrick will most likely go to the New Jersey Devils.

Phaneuf finding exactly what he needed with Senators -
I've always liked Dion Phaneaf. Glad to see he is getting a chance to make some real noise in the playoffs.

John Klingberg forced to miss World Championship tuneup after having teeth knocked out
Crosschecked in the mouth and lose the game 8-4. Ouch.

Cam Talbot deal has been Peter Chiarelli’s most important Oilers trade
Yes, full credit to Chiarelli for finding Talbot but HEY. TAKE IT FROM US. DON'T MAKE 29-YEAR-OLD GOALIES PLAY 73 REGULAR SEASON GAMES. FIND A BACKUP.

Hockey is dumb sometimes: numbers for the morning after ‹ Russian Machine Never Breaks
I feel for Caps fans. This must be incredibly frustrating to watch.

ESPN's NHL Retreat First Signaled At 2016 World Cup Of Hockey
Interesting article, but really it started when they passed on NHL broadcasting rights back in 2005.