Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Thrice?
In which our heroes attempt to secure their first three-game winning streak of the season, Claude Julien gets canned by the Habs, and NBCSN scores big ratings from the PHI/BOS Lake Tahoe Game.
Nashville Predators News & Notes
OFFSIDES: The Story behind the Nashville Predators’ cover band | On the Forecheck
ICYMI: Broadway is packed with up-and-coming bands. One of them happened to be in the Nashville Predators’ locker room.
NHL Announces Preds Regular-Season Schedule Updates | Nashville Predators
Here are the schedule changes.
Six games have had their original dates changed:
- Game #250, Nashville at Dallas, originally scheduled for Feb. 15, is now scheduled for Sunday, March 7 at 7 p.m. CT
- Game #258, Nashville at Dallas, originally scheduled for Feb. 16, is now scheduled for Sunday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. CT
- Game #788, Dallas at Nashville, originally scheduled for April 29, is now scheduled for Sunday, April 11 at 7 p.m. CT
- Game #659, Tampa Bay at Nashville, originally scheduled for April 12, is now scheduled for Tuesday, April 13 at 7 p.m. CT
- Game #601, Chicago at Nashville, originally scheduled for April 4, is now scheduled for Monday, April 19 at 7 p.m. CT
- Game #846, Carolina at Nashville, originally scheduled for May 7, is now scheduled for Monday, May 10 at 7 p.m. CT/
Two more games have had their start times updated:
- Game #448, Nashville at Tampa Bay, originally scheduled for 6 p.m. CT on Monday, March 15, is now scheduled for 3 p.m. CT
- Game #487, Nashville at Florida, originally scheduled for 6 p.m. CT on Saturday, March 20, is now scheduled for 1 p.m. CT/
Other Hockey News & Notes
Canadiens fire head coach Claude Julien, assistant Kirk Muller | Sportsnet
Yesterday’s biggest news was Claude Julien once again finding himself on the unemployment line. The Habs started the season hot, getting off to a 7-1-2 start, but they’ve since lost six out of their last eight games. Including two straight losses to the Ottawa Senators.
Can Dom Ducharme Cure What Really Ails the Habs? Probably Not | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Following up on the Julien firing, the interim bench boss will likely have the Canadiens play to their identity and he may very well keep the job long-term, but it’s clear this organization is not yet a legitimate Stanley Cup contender.
Vancouver Canucks’ Antoine Roussel fined $5k for roughing Edmonton’s Jesse Puljujarvi | TSN
Fair punishment? Too steep? Too little? You be the judge.
i have questions and all of them are what the hell was roussel doing here? pic.twitter.com/dKYa4FJHGC— zach laing (@zjlaing) February 24, 2021
Flyers-Bruins at Lake Tahoe most watched regular-season NHL game on NBCSN | NHL.com
The NHL Outdoors at Lake Tahoe last weekend delivered record TV ratings, including the most-watched regular-season game in NBC Sports Network history.
Too bad NBCSN is basically dead at this point. I guess this will help the NHL secure its next TV deal, however.
The All-Outdoor Team: the Best Fresh-Air Performers in NHL History | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Speaking of outdoor games, after 17-plus years and 32 outdoor events, which NHLers have the best all-time resumes in the open air?
Can Auston Matthews score 50 goals in 50 games? | Sportsnet
It would be extremely cool to see a player net 50 goals in 50 games this year.
That being said, I’d love for it to be literally any other player besides Auston Matthews.
Carolina Hurricanes’ Teuvo Teravainen out for road trip due to concussion | ESPN
Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour said Tuesday that winger Teuvo Teravainen is sidelined with a concussion, and won’t travel with the team for their five-game road trip.
Don’t mind me. Just trying to put forth a little positive juju as our heroes go for their third straight win tonight.