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  • Predators ride Shea Weber blast, strong third to Game 3 win

    Josh Cooper at Puck Daddy42 mins ago

    Nashville Predators captain Shea Weber came back from an early slip up to hammer the game-winning goal in his team’s 4-1 win over the San Jose Sharks in Game 3 of their series. 

    Weber also finished with one assist in 24:02 of action.

    This brought the series to 2-1 in favor of the Sharks with Game 4 on Thursday in Nashville.

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    At the 13:13 mark of the first period, Weber was beat by Sharks forward Patrick Marleau for a goal that put San Jose up 1-0 .

    Then Nashville started to chip away, first on a tough-angle James Neal one-timer that knotted the score at 1-1 at the 5:11 mark of the second period, and then off Weber’s blast that was wired for the top corner past Sharks goaltender Martin Jones. 

    In the third periods of games this series, the Sharks were the better team, scoring seven total goals. In Game 3, the Predators were the aggressors.

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  • David Krejci, Torey Krug out several months after surgery

    Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy10 hrs ago

    The Boston Bruins announced some significant injury news on Tuesday. Since it’s May, we suppose it’s good news. Outside of the whole “missing the playoffs allows for longer recovery time” thing. 

    Center David Krejci is expected to have five months of recovery time after surgery on his left hip. He led the Bruins with 46 assists and was tied for second on the team with 63 points.

    Not for nothing, but he had three goals in his last 23 games this season.

    “It’s been bothering me for 20 or so games,” Krejci said during the team’s breakup-day media availability at TD Garden, via NESN. “I felt like I was still in decent shape to play games and help the team, and there’s been games where I’ve felt pretty good."

    His hope is that he’s ready not only for Bruins camp, but for the World Cup of Hockey, having been named to the Czech Republic team.  

    Krug, meanwhile, had right shoulder surgery and will need six months to recover. Krug had career highs with 81 games played, 40 assists, 44 points and 33 penalty minutes.

    He had two goals from Dec. 5 to the end of the season.

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