The Nashville Predators are on the verge of doing something they have never done in franchise history. With a win tonight, the Predators would advance to the final four of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Unfortunately, I really don’t see it happening tonight. The St. Louis Blues are a pesky, scrappy bunch as evidence from their play in Game Four. They won’t be put away easily – especially in front of their home fans.
I don’t expect the series to be closed out tonight. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised to see this series to go to seven games.
Most series will have one game that is a blowout. I think the blowout will occur in tonight’s game. Look for the Blues players and fans to be fired up and take it to the Predators in tonight’s Game Five and send the series back to Nashville.
- Game 1 – Nashville 4, St. Louis 3
- Game 2 – St. Louis 3, Nashville 2
- Game 3 – Nashville 3, St. Louis 1
- Game 4 – Nashville 2, St. Louis 1
- Game 5 – Tonight at St. Louis
- Game 6 – Sunday at Nashville
- Game 7 – Tuesday at St. Louis
Last season the Predators were eliminated by the San Jose Sharks, 4 games to 3 in the second round. The Blues lost to the Sharks, 4 games to 2 in the Conference Finals.