This could be a historic week in Nashville. No, some country music star is not going to win an award, rather, the Predators might be making first-ever trip to the Stanley Cup Finals.
Nashville hosts Anaheim in Game 6 with a 3-2 lead in the series after inspiring win 3-1 victory on Saturday. In order for this to happen, the Preds will have to win one of their next two games. In truth, this season has already been historic, as this is Nashville’s first trip to the Conference Finals.
The NHL odds favor the Predators at -145 for Game 6 and they will need more players to step.
These Stanley Cup Playoffs more than any other we can recall has seen a war of attrition on teams as they advance. In the last battle of this very physical series, Nashville did not have leading scorer Ryan Johansen, who underwent thigh surgery and is out for the playoffs, and captain Mike Fisher did not play because of an upper-body injury. Fisher’s return date is not known.