Preds Broadcasters Make Playoff Predictions

Tuesday, 04.12.2011 / 9:29 AM CT / Nashville Predators Playoffs Coverage
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Preds Broadcasters Make Playoff Predictions
NashvillePredators.com asked the team's star analysts to break down the first round of the 2011 Western Conference playoffs, with special emphasis on the Preds/Ducks series. Check out their predictions below.

Tom Callahan Terry Crisp Pete Weber
Preds/Ducks Series Prediction Preds in 7 Preds in a close series Preds in 6
Preds Player To Watch Pekka Rinne
Pekka has been stellar the entire regular season and will need to continue to do so. Any soft goals come playoff time can be killers, especially since the Preds will find them harder to come by in the post-season.
Pekka Rinne
He's Nashville's horse. He's the player who got them here.
Pekka Rinne
Ducks Player To Watch Teemu Selanne
I think it will be Selanne, not the big three, who can make the difference in this playoff series. While Getzlaf, Perry and Ryan are formidable they will always have the top defensive matchup out there against them. Selanne, Koivu and Blake will be the secondary matchup and can do some real damage if they take advantage of chances.
Ryan Getzlaf
Corey Perry is the simple one -- 50 goal scorer -- but I'll tell you, the catalyst is Getzlaf. He is the quarterback of that hockey club. Perry's the goal scorer, Bobby Ryan's the skater, Getzlaf, he's the straw that stirs the drink.
Dan Ellis
Unsung Player of the Series Mike Fisher for Nashville
Brad Winchester for Anaheim
I don't think there's any unsung players for either team. It's going to have to be a team effort for both sides, though. Jonathon Blum
Vancouver/Chicago Prediction Vancouver in 5 Vancouver in 7 Vancouver in 5
San Jose/Los Angeles Prediction San Jose in 5 San Jose in 6 San Jose in 6
Detroit/Phoenix Prediction Phoenix in 7 Detroit in 6 Detroit in 7
Which team will represent the East in the Cup Finals Boston Bruins Philadelphia Flyers Boston Bruins

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Wilson 14 5 8 8 13
R. Josi 14 1 8 -6 9
R. Johansen 14 4 4 0 8
J. Neal 14 4 4 1 8
M. Fisher 14 5 2 -1 7
M. Ekholm 14 3 4 2 7
S. Weber 14 3 4 -7 7
R. Ellis 14 0 6 0 6
F. Forsberg 14 2 2 -11 4
M. Salomaki 14 1 1 2 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 7 7 0 .906 2.63
C. Hutton 0 0 0 .667 3.00