Western Conference

NHL: Predators hopeful Fisher can return for game one
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The Nashville Predators could get one of their key players back in time for the Stanley Cup Finals as Mike Fisher nears a return. Nashville general manager David Poile said he is hopeful captain Fisher can participate in practice on Thursday, adding there was "a real good chance" he could return in game one of […]

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Pekka Rinne’s been the Predators’ backbone during run to final
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The longest-tenured player with the Nashville Predators, the 34-year-old goaltender finally will play in his first Stanley Cup Final in his ninth full NHL season. Teammates call the 6-foot-5 Finn the backbone of the Predators, and he’s probably the best goalie in the world at the moment. Not only is Rinne a playoff-best 12-4, his […]

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Sharks ink pair of European prospects
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More than four weeks have passed since the Sharks were dispatched by the Edmonton Oilers in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau appear no closer to signing contract extensions than when the season ended.  Sharks general manager Doug Wilson faces some of the toughest decisions of his 14-year […]

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Predators shoot down Ducks to reach Stanley Cup Finals
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With the score ties at 3-3, Sissons ripped home a one-timer from the left circle that was set up by Calle Jarnkrok, three seconds after the Predators killed off a power-play following a delay-of-game call on Roman Josi. "There was a turnover and I got lost on the back side," he said of his tie-breaking […]

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Expansion draft will force Ducks to make some big decisions
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Bob Murray managed to keep the Anaheim Ducks together for a shot at the Stanley Cup. If the Ducks decide to protect seven forwards and three defensemen, the blue line will definitely be worth watching. Bieksa, 35, has a no-movement clause, so unless the Ducks find a way to get around that, they’ll need to […]

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Ducks' Bernier to make first career playoff start with Gibson out for Game 6
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Goaltender John Gibson will not dress as the Anaheim Ducks aim to stave off elimination in Game 6 versus the Nashville Predators. If the Anaheim Ducks are to survive Game 6 versus the Nashville Predators, it will be without No. 1 netminder John Gibson. Jonathan Bernier will make his first career start in the Stanley […]

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Video: Ducks’ 3-3 goal survives goalie interference review
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When the Nashville Predators went up 3-1 in the third period, it seemed like they might finally put the Anaheim Ducks away in Game 6. The Ducks quickly responded with “Not yet.” Two minutes after that 3-1 goal, Chris Wagner kept Anaheim’s hopes alive

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PHT Morning Skate: How good has Subban been during Nashville’s run?
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–Sportsnet’s Andrew Berkshire takes a deeper look at P.K. Subban‘s contribution to Nashville’s run to the Stanley Cup Final. –The Anaheim Ducks and Toronto Maple Leafs made a couple of trades last offseason. First, the Leafs got Frederik Andersen from the Ducks.

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Colton Sissons's hat trick sends Predators past Ducks into Stanley Cup Final
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Tim McGraw's "I Like it, I Love it" cascaded down from the rafters at Bridgestone Arena late in the third period Monday night while Predators fans celebrated Colton Sissons's hat trick and eventual game-winning goal. Nashville topped the visiting Anaheim Ducks 6-3 in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final and took the series, four […]

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Sissons hat-trick as Nashville sink Ducks to reach NHL finals
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Colton Sissons struck a hat-trick as the Nashville Predators reached the Stanley Cup finals for the first time with a 6-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday. Austin Watson and Sissons had fired Nashville into a 2-0 first period lead but Ondrej Kase pulled one back in the second period to make it 2-1. […]

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Ducks complain about playoff schedule after elimination
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The Nashville Predators eliminated the Anaheim Ducks in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final on Monday night, and Ryan Kesler was one of the worst players on the ice. Speculation on NBCSN after the game was that he was exhausted, due to the Ducks’ compressed schedule in the playoffs and having to chase around […]

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Predators reach 1st Stanley Cup Final, oust Ducks in 6 games
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Different players just keep stepping up for the Nashville Predators, and now their magical postseason run has an even bigger destination: the franchise's first trip to the Stanley Cup Final. Colton Sissons scored his third goal with 6:00 left, and the Predators eliminated the Anaheim Ducks with a 6-3 win in Game 6 on Monday […]

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