Apr 24

Pekka Rinne, Nashville Predators Prove the Naysayers Wrong


In one of the biggest shockers of the playoffs, the so-called experts picked all the favorites to advance to the second round.

Yet, some of us were still brave enough to pick an underdog, and the Nashville Predators have stepped up and won their first playoff series in franchise history to prove that it doesn’t always pay to follow the herd.

Without a doubt, Nashville Predators fans will always remember 2011 Easter Sunday as they saw their team win a statement game in a statement series.

It might come as a surprise that Nashville eliminated the red-hot Anaheim Ducks, but the true surprise of this series was all the scoring.  No one expected Anaheim to dominate on the power play the way they did, and it was even more surprising that the Predators lit the lamp game in and game out the way they did.

Every single game in this series went over the Las Vegas total.

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