History in the making! Not only have the Nashville Predators advanced to the conference finals for the first time in team history, they have also won the series by grounding the Anaheim Ducks in 6 games. Not bad for a team that would have been over looked before the playoffs with teams like Chicago, Edmonton, Pittsburgh, and Washington in the mix.
The Preds, playing without Captain Mike Fisher and Ryan Johansen, were forced to improvise a line up to try and keep the Ducks at bay, which they did with the help of net minder Pekka Rinne. The goaltender wasn’t the only hero on the ice however, Colton Sisson stepped up big time providing the Predators with 3 of the 6 Nashville goals, elevating the team to its first ever Stanley Cup final.
Next up for the predators is either Ottawa or Pittsburgh, and both teams will be challenging opponent for the Predators, considering Johansens season ending injury (which required surgery). With Fisher having a day to day injury, the game 6 win should give him time to gather his bearings and get back to the game.
While others stepped up in a major way with the absence of the top centers in game 6, and still being able to top the Ducks, confidence in the Preds locker room is at an all time high, making them a dangerous opponent for the yet to be determined eastern conference champs.
Prepare for an exciting Stanley Cup final as the Preds, win or lose, are hungry and on fire.