Thursday's Dump & Chase: View from the top

Now tops in the West after a 2-1 win in San Jose, the Preds look steadier and steadier each game. Wins like last night are points in the bank for down the road. But barring injuries, the Preds look pretty damn good.

Nashville Predators News

Great Starts Leading to Early Season Success | The Predatorial
Points in the bank.

Predators' Cody Hodgson confident through slow start | The Tennessean
Still looking for that first point.

Moose: Scouting the Enemy | Admirals Roundtable
A very happy hello and welcome back to the Manitoba Moose.

Around the NHL

Johansen ‘doing better,’ could play Friday versus Caps | ProHockeyTalk
GM Jarmo Kekalainen expects him to return to practice today.

T.J. Brodie returns Wednesday vs. Senators | FlamesNation
Now they may have lost Jonas Hiller.

Anaheim Ducks fans backing embattled coach Bruce Boudreau |
As they should. No one available is better.

Marc-Andre Too Good. Pens win 3-1. | The Pensblog
Fluery was great and Holtby wasn't bad either.

Senators eke out first home win against Flames | Silver Seven
They may not have deserved it, but the Ottawa Senators managed to defeat the Calgary Flames 5-4 in a shootout to win their first home game of the season.

Fourth Line Developing Identity | Hockey Wilderness
The Wild's speedy fourth line is working to develop its identity, which may be turning into something a bit unexpected.

NHL - John Buccigross opens up the Twitter bag | ESPN
Big Buff is a UFA after this season. Uh oh.

Bruins visit children's hospital in Despicable Me costumes -

Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin rivalry in NHL started 10 years ago -
Remember when they weren't in a division together? That was silly.