Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Hey! You Again!

The Nashville Predators will play the Minnesota Wild again tonight. Wouldn’t a regulation win be great?

Smashville News:

Johansen scores in shootout, Predators beat Wild 3-2 | USA Today - Some Predators coverage in the national media. Also, is it me or have the referees gone to playoff mode a little early this year?

Whisper Challenge: Juuse, Freddy | NHL.com - This is what happens when you pit two non-native English speakers against each other, lol.

This piece aired during one of the pregame broadcasts. Both my husband and I learned a thing or two.

Here is a throwback to our last back to back. Dozer was worn out.

Central Division News:

Postgame: Wild-Predators game special for Fiala, Granlund after trade | StarTribune.com - Some kind words about Juuse Saros from Kevin Fiala.

3 takeaways from the Blackhawks’ 5-2 loss to the Sharks, including still being angry about the loss to the Kings | Chicago Tribune - I feel so sorry for the Chicago Blackhawks...not.

Dallas Stars: After making the most of a tumultuous road trip, here’s why the Stars appear poised for a playoff push | SportsDay - Their schedule certainly seems favorable. Whether they get out of the quagmire below us or not is still up in the air.

Other Hockey News:

Ted Lindsay, Detroit Red Wings legend, NHL Hall of Famer, dies at 93 | USA Today - I learned many things here, including that Ted Lindsay started the skate around the arena with the Stanley Cup tradition and that he was instrumental in beginning the Player’s Association. Rest In Peace.

Stanley Cup Playoffs primer: Eastern Conference | NHL.com - In case you are wondering how it looks for the Eastern Conference teams’ playoff hopes, here’s the deal.

Stanley Cup Playoffs primer: Western Conference | NHL.com - Now for the Western Conference.

Post-season panic might be starting to set in as Blue Jackets slip out of wild card | TheHockeyNews - I’m not sure that it’s time to panic. However, the Columbus Blue Jackets do need to make the dance to justify that “all in” move.

Bruins’ Tuukka Rask becomes second NHL goalie ever to accomplish this feat | Yahoo - This is a great accomplishment for Tuukka Rask. That being said, I really posted this because he owns my all time favorite goalie mask.

Detroit Red Wings want Jack Hughes bad. And here’s why | Detroit Free Press - Interesting read about not only Jack Hughes, but also his brothers. It begins with one of my pet peeves. How can we have a “generational talent” seemingly every other year?

Local NHL team-sponsored lecture series aims to lure fans with the science behind hockey | The Seattle Times - This is an novel idea. Hopefully there will be some follow-up articles about the topics they get into. I’ve never thought much about the science related to hockey.