Monday’s Dump and Chase: Down in Texas

Rocco Grimaldi Just Became an X-Factor | On the Forecheck
Chris takes a look at how Rocco Grimaldi could be an x-factor for Nashville against the defense-heavy Dallas Stars. Inserted into the lineup in place of a sick Brian Boyle, Grimaldi’s impact was instant.

Smith, Grimaldi bring energy, production to Predators in Game 2 victory
I love the stick-sword sheath celly. (Say that five times fast.)

Admirals surging into postseason | TheAHL.com | The American Hockey League
The Admirals are pushing into the postseason! They finish the season second in the Central Division. They’ll face the Iowa Wild in a best-of-5 series beginning next weekend.

Preds Prospect Report: March | On the Forecheck
Eric has your March prospects report here.

Last Night in Review: Preds Even Series With Goals from Bottom Nine | On the Forecheck
Kate and I take a look at what worked for Nashville last night in their series-tying OT victory.

Around the League

Avalanche sign Hobey Baker winner Cale Makar to three-year contract | Sportsnet.ca
Cale Makar has himself a new contract with the Avalanche.

Overtime Overview: How the NHL’s 16 playoff teams have fared in hockey’s most frantic period | TheHockeyNews
I’m sure Preds fans have some good memories of recent OT successes, but they’re 8-8 in playoff overtime frames.

MacKinnon feels fresh despite workload, is playoff hero for Avalanche | NHL.com
Nathan MacKinnon is a force to be reckoned with…regular season OR postseason.

Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs continue college dominance with convincing national championship victory | TheHockeyNews
The UMD Bulldogs captured another national championship on Saturday.

Islanders shut down Penguins in Game 3, one win from sweep
Will Pittsburgh be swept?

Blue Jackets hold on to beat Lighting [sic], grab 3-0 series lead | Sportsnet.ca
The Columbus Blue Jackets are one win away from the first series victory in franchise history after a 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

U.S. beats Finland in shootout for gold after OT controversy | Sportsnet.ca
A goal for Finland was disallowed in overtime and the United States secured a win in the shootout. While it’s ridiculous to determine medals based on shootouts (looking at you, IIHF), the Finnish national team sure gave Team USA one heck of a fight.

Laine, Connor lead Jets to Game 3 win over Blues | Sportsnet.ca
I am here for this series going a full 7 games. Winnipeg was dominant last night and Jordan Binnington showed some holes.

Have a great week, folks! Your boys in gold play tonight at 8:30!

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Author: Rachel K