Monday’s Dump and Chase: 16

The Predators need 16 wins to become Stanley Cup champions.

It’s playoff season, y'all. Be sure to check out OTF’s previews for the Dallas series starting today! We’ve got a breakdown of their forwards coming up at 9 AM, defenders at 11, and goalies at 1 PM, with Chris Brooks’s look back at the Preds’ week slotting in at noon.

Nashville Predators Playoff News

Instant Analysis: Winter Classic Foes Meet First in Round One |
The Predators PR team has put together a series of articles about Nashville’s first round matchup against Dallas.

Round One: Four Deciding Factors for Stars vs. Preds |
Goaltending and defense will be big for both teams as the series gets underway on Wednesday.

Round One: Stars and Preds X-Factors |
Nashville would love to see Mikael Granlund and Wayne Simmonds score buckets of goals. Meanwhile, Dallas has Mats Zuccarello back to full health.

Round One: Stars and Preds Season Series Recap |
Here’s a quick breakdown of Nashville and Dallas’s five games in the regular season.

Milwaukee Admirals News

Milwaukee Admirals Win 8th Straight | Milwaukee Admirals
Joe Pendenza, Phillip Di Guiseppe, and Cole Schneider each scored for Milwaukee. The Admirals have won 8 straight games in their playoff push.

Around the League

The lasting legacy of Dayna Brons, one year after Humboldt tragedy | TheHockeyNews
This is your Monday required reading. The Humboldt Broncos are still in our hearts and minds. Their legacy lives on.

NHL honors Humboldt on anniversary of tragic bus crash |

Stanley Cup odds: Bookies betting on Lightning, Flames to face off in NHL playoff final | TheHockeyNews
Here's your Cup odds from The Hockey News. They're predicting a Flames-Lightning Final.

2019 NHL Draft Lottery Primer: Will Vancouver's luck change? |
The Draft Lottery seems to give the same teams big-name players every single year. This isn't a problem...except the same teams show up in the Draft Lottery year after year.

Canucks close out promising season with big summer ahead |
The Canucks have some of the most exciting youngbloods in the entire NHL. The kids are already looking forward to next season.

Panthers fire coach Bob Boughner, 'close' with Joel Quenneville |
The Panthers fired Bob Boughner and were reported to have been in on talks with Joel Quenneville on Sunday. Coach Q has a Cup pedigree, and it'll be a relief not to have him in the Central.

Sabres fire head coach Phil Housley after two seasons |
Phil Housley has been relieved of coaching duties in Buffalo. Will he find another head coaching gig?

Stanley Cup handoff offers many options for playoff captains |
I will be BAWLING my eyes out when I see Roman Josi hand the Cup to Pekka Rinne.


Islanders change ways, succeed under leadership of Trotz |
Can a different Trotz-led team dispatch the Penguins in the first round?

Bishop leads Stars into Stanley Cup Playoffs coming off strong season |
If Ben Bishop can stay healthy, he will be a threat in between the pipes.

Capitals hungry to repeat as Stanley Cup Champions |
Can the Caps repeat?

Rookies to watch in Stanley Cup Playoffs |
Can these youngsters make a difference for their teams?

Have a great week, folks! And remember to check back later this morning and into the afternoon for the start of our Preds-Stars coverage.