Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Settling In

Now that the first-game jitters are out we can all relax, right?....Right?

Nashville Predators News

Nashville Predators 2, Dallas Stars 3: Stars Take Series Lead on the Road | On The Forecheck
In case you missed it last night...well, Hayley has you covered. The PP was, unsurprisingly a problem, but so was the second-period snooze the team as a whole took.

Predators vs Stars: Announcer's gender bending gaffe with Big & Rich | Tennesseean
Hey look, @AndyAxel makes an appearance!

Five things to know about the Central Division-champion Nashville Predators | YouTube
The one minute video from which pundits will no doubt draw their knowledge of the Preds this playoff season.

NHL Playoffs: Nashville Predators vs. Dallas Stars expert predictions | Tennesseean
A nice summary of series picks around the world wide web.

Central Division Roundup

'They're going to flip a switch': Jets fans feel team is ready to win again | CBC News
I just have to ask....what the fudge is this title picture??

What can the Wild do with No. 12 pick in the NHL draft? | Twin Cities Pioneer Press
Hopefully not a lot, Dane.

NHL Playoffs Previewing the Colorado Avalanche vs Calgary Flames first round matchup | Mile High Hockey
Our buddies at MHH preview what I believe could be a deceptively close series, as the Avs look to push the number one seed in the West at least as hard as they did against Nashville last year.

Early NHL mock draft: Six potential candidates for Blackhawks at No. 3 overall | NBC Sports Chicago
Now that most of us have settled down our angst over the 'Hawks snatching the number 3 pick in the upcoming Entry Draft, let's look at which youngster they may tab with that selection.

Around the Hockeyverse

2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Columbus rallies from three-goal deficit to stun Lightning |
I think "stun" might be an understatement. Wow.

2019 NHL playoff preview: Flames, not Lightning, should be considered Stanley Cup favorites | The Washington Post
That's a pretty toasty take. It's the best time of the year.

Bailey's OT goal helps Isles beat Pens |
While the Pens put up 44 SOGs, the Isles held up and took Game 1 on home ice.

Two scores in the third lift Blues over Jets |
Tyler Bozak and David Perron scored in the third and the Blues notched a big Game 1 victory in Manitoba.