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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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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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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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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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Preds Win Western Conference Final
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Nashville Predators are headed to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in team history after defeating the Anaheim Ducks 6-3 to win their best-of-seven series 4-2. The Predators, battling significant injuries in this series, improved to 7-1 at home this postseason, and have won 11 of their last 12 […]

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What animal inspired the Nashville Predators’ logo?
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The Nashville Predators have made the Stanley Cup for the first time in team history. What animal is the Predators’ logo? Most teams adopt a specific animal to be their mascot, but Nashville decided on a whole class.

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Avalanche clear out last traces of Patrick Roy staff, including Allaire
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The Colorado Avalanche are coach Jared Bednar’s team. GM Joe Sakic has indicated that Bednar, the emergency hire last summer when Patrick Roy up and quit, “deserves an opportunity” to get a second year and that he intends to build a roster better suited for his systems. Colorado announced it’s not bringing back assistant coaches […]

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Kyle Dubas of Maple Leafs will interview with Avalanche: Report
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Elliotte Friedman dropped a bombshell during coverage of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final: The Toronto Maple Leafs have given permission to assistant general manager Kyle Duba to interview with the Colorado Avalanche. Dubas, 31, was hired as an assistant general manager by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2014 by team president Brendan Shanahan. […]

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Nashville is a hockey town, so Canada was totally wrong
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The “Nashville Is A Hockey Town” story has become its own sub-genre at this point. The articles start with a hockey writer at some local greasy spoon, because it’s very important to establish a non-traditional market through its cuisine. Then, to underscore that we’re not exactly in Kamloops here, they add a little local color […]

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Carrie Underwood's Husband Is Going to the Stanley Cup Finals — See Her Amazing Celebrations!
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Carrie Underwood has Stanley Cup fever!The country singer was, of course, cheering on her hockey player husband, Mike Fisher, when his team, the Nashville Predators, defeated the Anaheim Ducks 6-3 on Monday night and earned its first-ever trip to the

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