One of the best stories of the National Hockey League playoffs has to be the thrilling run of the Nashville Predators.
After dispatching the St. Louis Blues 3-1 on Sunday, the Preds are a mere eight victories away from winning the Stanley Cup.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 8, 2017
The trip to the conference finals is a first for the team who sneaked in with a number-eight seed only to stun the mighty, veteran-laden Chicago Blackhawks 4-0 in round one. The masterful goaltending of Pekka Rinne held the offensive powerhouse Hawks to a paltry three goals in four games.
Nashville continued with its defensive mastery in round two by besting the Blues 4 games to 2. St Louis managed to tally eleven goals in six games but averaging fewer than a goal a game is not going to win you many series against anyone in the playoffs.
These are a few reasons why. https://t.co/6x3gZ0ZziU
— NHL (@NHL) May 8, 2017
The Predators now get a few days rest while the Edmonton Oilers and Anaheim Ducks go down to the wire for the other spot in the Western Conference finals.