Predators, Stars poke fun at NBA's crackdown on social media banter

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The NBA wants its teams to be nicer to each other on Twitter, but the NHL isn't having it.

Prior to Sunday's game between the Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators, the former poked fun at basketball's crackdown on disparaging tweets from official team accounts by calling out the latter.

Nashville's response?

As fate would have it, Dallas and Nashville combined for 24 penalty minutes early in the first period. Because there's definitely no mandate to be nice on the ice.