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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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
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9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 26 37 15 63
M. Ribeiro 82 15 47 11 62
R. Josi 81 15 40 15 55
S. Weber 78 15 30 15 45
C. Smith 82 23 21 11 44
C. Wilson 77 20 22 19 42
M. Fisher 59 19 20 4 39
J. Neal 67 23 14 12 37
R. Ellis 58 9 18 8 27
S. Jones 82 8 19 3 27
 
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P. Rinne 41 17 6 .923 2.18
C. Hutton 6 7 4 .902 2.61