Thursday’s Dump & Chase: #Sad

I find it kinda funny. I find it kinda sad. The dreams in which the powerplay’s dying are certainly not the best I’ve ever had.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Game 2: Predators 0, Hurricanes 3: Lackluster special teams doom Preds | On the Forecheck
Juice was great, and the Preds made the game as much of an ugly dogfight as they possibly could’ve hoped for... unfortunately, the offense did nothing with it.

Now the only hope is they come out with their hair on fire to start Game 3 in front of the Tire Barn faithful.

Milwaukee Admirals Musings: So Long, Chicago | On the Forecheck
The weird shared-affiliate experiment ends with a Central Division title for the Chicago Wolves. Their 21-9-3 record, and  0.682 points percentage, was also third-best in the AHL behind Hershey and Laval.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Craig Smith, Bruins wrap up huge double-overtime vicory in Game 3 | The Boston Globe

Former U.S. women’s national hockey team captain Meghan Duggan named New Jersey Devils’ manager of player development | ESPN
The New Jersey Devils have hired Meghan Duggan, former U.S. women’s national ice hockey team captain, as manager of player development. Duggan retired in October after 14 years with the national team.

St. Louis Blues find discrepanices in Covid test results | TSN
“We have discovered discrepancies in Covid test results relating to multiple players,” GM Doug Armstrong said. “We have been in touch with and are working with the League to address these discrepancies with additional testing and expect to have further information later this afternoon.”

Leafs ready for series vs. Canadiens to get ugly: ‘It’s going to be a war’ | Sportsnet
Be careful what you wish for. I’m sure Shea Weber is ready to crack some skulls.

Why we Shouldn’t Expect the Red Wings Rebuild to Accelerate Yet | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
In re-signing coach Jeff Blashill and suggesting tempered expectations for Detroit’s top prospects next season, GM Steve Yzerman is no hurry to make the playoffs.

Canadiens approved to host 2,500 fans for games starting May 28 | Sportsnet
The Montreal Canadiens have been approved by the Quebec government to host 2,500 fans at the Bell Centre beginning on May 28. Unfortunately, the Habs will have to at least extend the series against the Maple Leafs to 6 games for that happen.

Alberta, Manitoba not ready to let fans watch playoff games in person | Sportsnet
On the flip side, it appears that Alberta and Manitoba are not ready to follow Quebec’s lead.

Celebrity Watch - A lineup of famous fans for all 16 NHL playoff teams | ESPN
Did you know that there’s a bunch of country music stars in Nashville? Wild stuff, I know.

Thursday’s Tunes

Oh yeah? Oh yeah?!?! OH YEAH! (Oh no.)