Monday’s Dump & Chase: A Fresh Start

Nashville’s second 2OT win evened the series at 2-2, and the Predators can focus on playing a 3 game series

Nashville Predators News

Nashville Predators vs. Carolina Hurricanes Recap: Yes, they can dig it - On the Forecheck
Eamon recaps ANOTHER long, rowdy game in Bridgestone Arena, where the Predators earned a double-overtime win that took longer than the one in Game 3.

Avoidable mistakes plague Hurricanes in another double-overtime loss - Canes Country
Despite putting 60 shots on Saros, the Hurricanes couldn’t get out of their own way in their game four loss that tied the series up at two games apiece. Check out the recap via our sister site Canes Country.

Preview: Predators vs. Hurricanes Game 4: All About Momentum - On the Forecheck
The game may have already happened, but it's always interesting to see how a game preview manages to predict what happened.

Around the NHL

Bruins win Game 5, eliminate Capitals in first round |
Former Nashville Predator Craig Smith and the Boston Bruins put the finishing touches on the Washington Capitals, with a 3-1 win to end the series at 4-1.  Former Nashville head coach Peter Laviolette saw his second playoff first round exit in a row (dating back to the Nashville series loss to Dallas), however, this time Craig Smith was on the winning side.

There's also the issue that Alexander Ovechkin is officially a free agent.

Jets on verge of sweep after rallying for OT win against Oilers in Game 3 |
Winnipeg wasn't expected to keep up with the high-flying Oilers, led by Connor McDavid's hall-of-fame level season, but playoff hockey is unpredictable.  Last night the Oilers blew a three-goal lead in the third period and eventually were defeated in overtime on Ehler's second goal.

Colorado Avalanche - St. Louis Blues - May 23rd, 2021 |
The St. Louis Blues got swept.  You just hate to see it.

Archibald to have Player Safety hearing for actions in Oilers game |
Edmonton's Josh Archibald will face the NHL Department of Player Safety later today, facing discipline for clipping in the 3rd period in the Oilers 4-5 overtime loss to Winnipeg.

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