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Apr 17, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) and Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban (76) exchange words in game three of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone Arena. The Predators won in overtime 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 17, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) and Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban (76) exchange words in game three of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone Arena. The Predators won in overtime 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports /
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Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Stanley Cup Final travels to Nashville for the first time ever, and the question will be can Pekka Rinne and the Preds rebound and win on home ice.

The first two games of the Stanley Cup Final are exactly what numbers people hate to see. If you break down the numbers the Preds dominated the first two games of the series, but when the final horn sounded the Penguins were up 2-0 in the Final.

The major problem is the fact that Pekka Rinne has become very average in the Stanley Cup Final, well to be honest very poor.  He was spectacular in the first two rounds of the playoffs not that the Blackhawks made it very tough on him at all in the opening round.

Rinne’s stats have gotten worse in each round of the playoffs after starting out with a ridiculous .976 save percentage against the Hawks.

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The Preds can dominate every game in the series, but if Rinne doesn’t find his A Game soon it will be a very quick Final which isn’t fun for anyone especially the Preds fans waiting to smash a Penguins car before every game, and throw catfish on to the ice!

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Here are some morning links to kick off your weekend!

Did Scott Darling or Corey Crawford have the save of the year for the Hawks (Blackhawks)

Jonathan Toews had a lot to say about climate change (Second City)

You know there is little news out there when Nick Boynton and Jeopardy are post worthy (Tribune)

Alex DeBrincat’s coach says he Just about ready for the NHL (CSN)

Ilya Kovalchuk drives the bus on his return to the NHL (NHL)

Gary Bettman says there is no way the All-Star Game will be cancelled for the Olympics (Pro Hockey talk)

Are the St. Louis blues relying on nostalgia too much for coaches (Bleedin Blue)

Next: Nashville and Indy Cars

Pekka Rinne is confident he can rebound in Game #3 (Puck Daddy)

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