Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Buzzer Beater

Montreal outplayed Tampa for most of the game, but they ultimately end up dropping Game 2 to the Bolts thanks to a buzzer-beating game-winner from Blake Coleman in the 2nd period.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Nashville Predators’ outdoor game raises good question: Will Taylor Lewan be there to chug a beer? | Tennessean
I’d say the chances of that happening are quite high.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Lightning 3 - Canadiens 1 | Sportsnet
Montreal outplayed Tampa for most of the game, but they ultimately end up dropping Game 2 to the Bolts.

Blackhawks’ Jonathan Toews reveals battle with chronic immune response syndrome | Sportsnet

Nugent-Hopkins signs eight-year, $41 million contract to stay with Oilers |
The forward scored 35 points in 52 games, and would have become an unrestricted free agent on July 28.

Could the Golden Knights Trade Marc-Andre Fleury? | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Congrats on winning the Vezina, Fleury. Now pack your bags!

Thoughts from the 2021 NWHL Draft | Pro Hockey Talk
The 2021 NWHL Draft was as chaotic as it was impossible to predict.

Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Devils CEO Scott On’Neil resigns after 8 years leading HBSE | ESPN
Scott O’Neil, the CEO of the parent company that owns the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils, has resigned after an eight-year run in which he shepherded ‘The Process’ (TRUST THE PROCESS!) and the Prudential Center.

Why Wayne Simmonds chose to return to Maple Leafs over free agency | Sportsnet
“This is my home. This where I want to be. This is where I want to raise my family. This is where I want to win a Stanley Cup.”

Pretty self-explantory stuff from the Wayne-Train.

Oilers’ Connor McDavid first unanimous Hart Trophy winner in 39 years | Sportsnet
Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid has won his second career Hart Trophy after a season in which he scored at a rate not seen in the NHL in nearly 30 years.

Canadiens Draft Pick Sergachev Thriving for Lightning | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Mikhail Sergachev put on a Montreal Canadiens jersey when they chose him with the ninth pick in the 2016 draft. But after four games, he was moved to Tampa Bay, and the rest is history. Now, he has become a true star for the Lightning.