Nashville Predators @ Pittsburgh Penguins: Game 1 Preview March 09, 2018 4:25 AM

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At the start of this season, the players of thirty teams all hoped to be playing in the Stanley Cup Finals. Only two teams remain after battling through nearly 100 games. The Nashville Predators, after battling through the murderer row of the Western Conference Playoffs, have proven themselves worthy to fight the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins for the right to hoist Lord Stanley Cup. It only makes sense that Pittsburgh would be the final test. In the first round, the Predators drew the Chicago Blackhawks, a team that has won three cups in the last seven years, establishing a salary-cap era dynasty Calle Jarnkrok Jersey.The Predators advanced.In the next round, the Predators drew a bruising St. Louis Blues team that knocked the Blackhawks out of the playoffs the previous year. To make matters worse, Kevin Fiala, the young Swiss forward oozing with talent and poise, went hard into the boards in game two, breaking his femur and ending his season.The Predators advanced.Reaching their first Western Conference Championship in franchise history, the Predators were tasked with taking down the Anaheim Ducks. As if having to stop Ryan Getzlaf while avoiding Corey Perry spears was hard enough Dante Fabbro Jersey, Ryan Kesler was every bit of the pest he known to be. While the series wasn as physical per say as the Blues series, it was much, much dirtier of a series. The Predators then lost star center Ryan Johansen to injury after losing game four at home. With the series tied 2-2, things looked bleak. Three constants in life? Death, taxes, and the Predators advancing past the Ducks. Tonight comes the Predators’ reward for making it this far: playing in the Stanley Cup Finals. That being said, the Predators aren here to play. Theye here to win. Thus, even though they are rewarded with playing in this final series, they have yet to be rewarded with their goal: the Stanley Cup.The Pittsburgh PenguinsOver the last week, us writers here at OnTheForecheck have previewed this series extensively. Here are all the hits: A Quick Glance at Predators vs Mattias Ekholm Jersey.

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