Thursday's Dump & Chase: An Important Affair

Make no mistake, tonight needs to go Nashville's way. That's all.

Nashville Predators / Anaheim Ducks News & Notes

Predators regroup without injured Craig Smith | Tennessean
Including an awesome video from both Glennon AND Vingan.

Veteran Kevin Bieksa helps Ducks keep an even keel - The Orange County Register
If the Ducks are going to play their methodical game, he's a good cast member to use.

Preds Want to Capitalize on Strong Position Entering Game Four - Nashville Predators - Features
Johansen with some solid quotes.

5 takeaways from Predators' 3-0 Game 3 loss to Ducks | Tennessean
Read it, think about it, and move on. Game 4 is tonight.

Other NHL News & Notes

5 things we learned in the NHL: Jagr's milestone -
Florida went into Brooklyn and got home ice advantage last night, and Jagr got his point.

Statistically Speaking: Changes in net pay off - Article - TSN
Brent Burns made this list, no shock.

‘He must be held accountable’ — NHL suspends Shaw for homophobic slur – ProHockeyTalk
This is a bit of a surprise; the NHL did something prompt and correctly.

C’Mon Ref: Crawford was instigator and aggressor in clash with Fabbri - Article - TSN
If the Hawks find a way to win this series, it will be the end of Ken Hitchcock. Literally. He'll change his name and just fly fish permanently.

Scott Laughton of Philadelphia Flyers leaves Game 4 on stretcher | ESPN
A scary moment in a series that's only getting nastier.

The Blues' backward steps prepared them for forward thinking -
Crawl before you walk, etc.

One (tough one) to go for the Blues | Blues |
"Need two wins in Chicago? No problem."

Penalty kill fails Wild in Game 4 loss to Stars, face elimination Friday -
"The problem is this time, the Wild’s feeble PK, which had been so efficient the first three games of the series, put the team’s season on the brink."

Wayne Gretzky was left hanging for a kiss while his wife watched the game -
She's a boss.

Kings vs. Sharks, 2016 NHL playoff results: San Jose puts Los Angeles on the brink of elimination -
This was an exceptional hockey game. The Sharks are inching closer to making their fans happy, which is new territory.

Not Hockey

This happy basset hound is walking through agility poles as best it can -
We are all Diesel.

Game of Thrones Season 6 Preview | SBNation
I love working for SBNation.