Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Like A Moth To A Flame

The boys are up in Calgary tonight in search of two more crucial points. You know the drill: Hope for the best, but expect the worst.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Ellis Skates with Preds, Takes Positive Steps in Recovery Process | Nashville Predators
Ah, light at the end of the tunnel!

Milwaukee Admirals Musings: What Is The Magic Number? | On the Forecheck
Eeli Tolvanen is red-hot right now, and he’s doing it all on a line with Miikka Salomaki.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Ovechkin nets hat trick to close in on 700 goals as Capitals beat Kings | Sportsnet
‘The Great 8’ now has 14 goals in his last 7 games, and his goal total now sits at 698. He’s the best goalscorer of all time, and I refuse to be told otherwise.

Red-hot Oilers riding the wave of Nugent-Hopkins, Draisaitl, and Yamamoto line | The Hockey News
Loading up on Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid made the Oilers dangerous, but one-dimensional. Now, with the second line of Draisaitl between Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Kailer Yamamoto, the Oilers have some legitimate forward depth in their lineup – and it’s clearly working.

Flames could face season-altering scenario in potential Giordano injury | Sportsnet
“A Sharks player told Sportsnet he heard the 36-year-old say ‘I tore my hamstring.’ A rink-side cameraman heard the same thing.”

Ouch. This is obviously horrible news for the Calgary Flames, who are trying to hold on to one of the Wild Card spots in the Western Conference.

Sam Reinhart calls out Buffalo Sabres; GM Botterill admits owners are frustrated | TSN
This may shock you, but things are not going well up in Buffalo.

Devils, P.K. Subban must find a better way forward together | Sportsnet
So I know the Preds didn’t get much of anything in return when they traded Subban to New Jersey, but as it turns out...neither did New Jersey.

Countdown to TradeCentre: Could the Florida Panthers make a ‘hockey trade?’ | TSN
Nah. A football trade, maybe, but a hockey trade? ZERO chance of that happening.

Seattle’s scouts studying NHL with focus on expansion draft | NBC Sports

ECHL player receives 16-game suspension for role in brawl | Sportsnet
Just watch...

Boston University beats Boston College in 2OT, will face Northeastern in Beanpot final | ESPN
Wilmer Skoog (what a name) scored 7:20 into the second overtime and Boston University rallied past Boston College 5-4 in the nightcap at Monday’s Beanpot opening round. The Terriers will face Northeastern, which beat Harvard 3-1 earlier in the night, in the final.

If Dustin Byfuglien is healthy enough to play this season, which teams could use him most? | The Hockey News
The Preds aren’t listed in this article, but they could 1000% use Big Buff.