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The Road to the Stanley Cup Began in Milwaukee

On the Forecheck (Michael Gallagher) — Nashville’s home-grown talent carries them into first Stanley Cup Finals With their backs against the wall having lost star center Ryan Johansen for the rest of the playoffs, and captain Mike Fisher for an undetermined period of time, the Nashville Predators reeled off two improbable wins against the Anaheim Ducks to reach the first Stanley Cup finals in franchise history. Of...
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Pekka Rinne’s Yearlong Journey from Anguish to Triumph

On the Forecheck (Alex Daugherty) — Just over a year ago, Pekka Rinne was in San Jose, reflecting on whether his best chance at glory had come and gone. What a journey it has been since then. Let's go back to May 12th, 2016 for a moment. It was a dark day for the Nashville Predators . In what was at the time “the biggest game in franchise history,” the Predators stunk up the SAP Center, losing 5-0 to the Sharks in Game 7...
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2016-17 IceCaps Season Review: Zach Redmond was a steadying presence on the St. John’s blue line

Habs Eye on the Prize (Scott Matla) — The veteran defender was exactly what St. John’s needed this year. When the Montreal canadiens announced they had signed Zach Redmond to a two-year deal in the off-season, it was seen a depth move, albeit one with potential value . He immediately rewarded Marc Bergevin with a strong pre-season, where he outplayed Mark Barberio for the final roster spot. Then things went south as...
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Wednesday's Dump & Chase: A Recap

On the Forecheck (Hayley Alexandra) — The Nashville Predators are Western Conference Champions. Since the Ottawa Senators managed to force a Game 7 against Pittsburgh we have another day to bask in our glory before acknowledging our next opponent. In-case you missed it... 5 reasons the Anaheim Ducks were eliminated by the Nashville Predators | FOX Sports Even when the Duck's tied the game and the internet got very dark and...
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Dodgers defeat Cardinals in wild 13-inning game

Los Angeles Times (Andy McCullough) — The victim looked “almost like he got into a car accident,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. Gashes dotted the forehead and arms of outfielder Joc Pederson. His jaw bore the imprint of another man’s forearm. He could not rotate his neck. The car, to complete the metaphor, was fellow Dodgers...
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Dodgers defeat Cardinals in wild 13-inning game

Los Angeles Times (Andy McCullough) — The collision brought a hush to Dodger Stadium, a ballpark still reeling from a ninth-inning hiccup that spoiled Clayton Kershaw’s bid for his first shutout of 2017. An inning later, three innings before Logan Forsythe hit a walkoff RBI double to usher in a 2-1 victory over St. Louis, the left...
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Do the Blues need to follow Nashville’s lead?

SBN: St. Louis Game Time (hildymac) — They need to do something, but what? As the dust settles on the Blues 2016-2017 season, something became apparently clear. This was a transition year. And then it wasn’t. And then it became one again. A team that wasn’t expected to make the playoffs in January excelled down the stretch, showing that some quality pieces were, in fact, in place. The Blues responded to their new coach, Mike...
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Pekka Rinne silences critics on Predators' Stanley Cup Final quest

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Greg Wyshynski) — The Stanley Cup Playoffs have their mythic qualities. Champions, adorned in armor and wielding weapons, battling each other during a long quest for the right to drink from a holy grail. That sort of thing. As Pekka Rinne sees it, the Nashville Predators just completed their third of four trials in this mythic journey, each with their own distinct challenges. “ Against Chicago it was about...
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NHL Short Notes

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — PREDATORS CLINCH FIRST-EVER BERTH IN STANLEY CUP FINAL The Ducks erased a 3-1 deficit in the third period, but Colton Sissons scored the go-ahead goal and completed his hat trick with 6:00 remaining in regulation to lift the Predators to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in franchise history. Nashville, which began play in 1998-99 and is competing in the postseason for the...
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UC Riverside fire ecologist predicts the risks of wildfires this year in Southern California

Los Angeles Times (Louis Sahagun) — UC Riverside fire ecologist Richard Minnich's predictions for Southern California's 2017 fire season
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UC Riverside fire ecologist predicts the risks of wildfires this year in Southern California

Los Angeles Times (Louis Sahagun) — UC Riverside fire ecologist Richard Minnich's predictions for Southern California's 2017 fire season
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Nashville Predators will play for Stanley Cup, oust Ducks in Game 6

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Greg Wyshynski) — The Nashville Predators will play for the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history, surviving a wild Game 6 against the Anaheim Ducks with a 6-3 victory on Monday night. Colton Sissons tallied a hat trick, and Pekka Rinne managed to stop a Ducks’ barrage of 41 shots to eliminate Anaheim. Nashville makes the final round as the second wild card team in the West, having eliminated...
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Angels do not get the clutch hits but still pick up a 3-2 victory over the Rays

Los Angeles Times (Pedro Moura) — The Angels and Tampa Bay Rays each entered Monday’s series opener with 23 wins and 23 losses. They are .500 ballclubs, flawed but often capable. Predictably, their matchup swung on the tiniest of margins: a wild pitch. The Angels were the beneficiaries of the mistake in a 3-2 victory at Tropicana...
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Angels do not get the clutch hits but still pick up a 3-2 victory over the Rays

Los Angeles Times (Pedro Moura) — The Angels and Tampa Bay Rays each entered Monday’s series opener with 23 wins and 23 losses. They are .500 ballclubs, flawed but often capable. Predictably, their matchup swung on the tiniest of margins: a wild pitch. The Angels were the beneficiaries of the mistake in a 3-2 victory at Tropicana...
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2016-17 Report Card: Kris Versteeg

Matchsticks and Gasoline (FlamesMM) — Not a bad post-training camp signing Kris Versteeg (Right Wing) - Midseason Grade: B+ G A Rel.CF% Rel.xGF% 15 22 -5.84 -10.86 Our Individual Grades MarkParkinson14: (B) Versteeg should get a “B” alone for choosing the Flames over the Oilers . Kris Versteeg was another one of those signings that if it didn’t work out for either party it wouldn’t...
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