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Sunday’s Dump & Chase: Thriller

Nashville News & Notes

On The Backcheck: Predators persevere in a heavy physical match against Barry Trotz and the New York Islanders | On the Forecheck
The team that wants to be hard to play against had to play a hard game against a team that is hard to play against. They managed to come out on top, and here’s how.

Although Jeannot scored the Predators’ goals in Saturday’s match against the Islanders, there were plenty of other factors that led to the shootout win.

Nashville Predators Dante Fabbro is winning trust, beauty contests | thetennessean.com
Nashville Predators defenseman Dante Fabbro named one of Nashville’s most beautiful people, improving on ice too after being benched last season.

After a rough end to last season, Fabbro worked hard in the offseason to earn his spot back in the Predators lineup. Also, Nashville thinks he’s pretty.

Bally Sports’ Terry Crisp Announces Retirement from Preds Telecasts | nhl.com
Nashville, Tenn. (October 30, 2021) – Bally Sports South studio analyst Terry Crisp announced on Saturday, October 30, that this will be his final season covering the Nashville Predators for the network.

Can Smashville be Smashville without Crispy?

Hockey News & Notes

NHL: Seven Sharks players, coach enter COVID-19 protocol | sports.yahoo.com
The San Jose Sharks were severely depleted when they took the ice on Saturday night.

The depleted roster could be costly for the Sharks against two Western Conference rivals over the next week.

Commissioner Bettman, Beach discuss how NHL can better protect players | NHL.com
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman spoke with Kyle Beach, who came forward as John Doe in the Chicago Blackhawks investigation this week, on a video call Saturday.

Can the league that allowed this to happen truly make significant changes for the future? And should a player the NHL failed so badly be tasked with helping to solve glaring culture and system problems?

Jacob Markstrom is Playing Elite Hockey Right Now – The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
The Calgary Flames needed better goaltender from Jacob Markstrom this year, and they’re getting it – in a big way. His play over the past few games have helped make him one of the top performing goaltenders early in the season.

The Predators face Markstrom and the Flames on Tuesday.

Mike Harrington’s NHL power rankings | Buffalo Sabres News | buffalonews.com
The Calgary Flames are the third team in NHL history to never trail while sweeping a five-game road trip.

It isn’t how you start, it’s how you finish. (Right?)

Grand Forks Airport sets passenger record as hockey fans head to Nashville | Grand Forks Herald
The airport set a record for the daily number of passengers to come through its doors, and by far and large most of them were heading to Nashville, Tennessee. On Saturday night, UND is set to take on Penn State at Bridgestone Arena.

Everyone in Grand Forks descended on Bridgestone Arena Saturday night, and they were wild! I can’t imagine there was a soul left in North Dakota.

Mood Music

After Saturday’s shootout win and with today being Halloween, what other song will do?