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 DAL 56 36 15 5 182 150 77
2 CHI 59 36 18 5 162 137 77
3 STL 57 31 17 9 138 133 71
4 LAK 54 33 18 3 151 128 69
5 ANA 54 27 19 8 123 127 62
6 COL 58 29 25 4 155 160 62
7 SJS 53 28 20 5 154 143 61
8 NSH 56 26 21 9 147 148 61
9 ARI 54 25 23 6 143 164 56
10 MIN 55 23 22 10 135 138 56
11 VAN 55 22 21 12 127 149 56
12 CGY 54 25 26 3 144 160 53
13 WPG 55 25 27 3 139 157 53
14 EDM 57 22 29 6 138 168 50

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 56 11 31 0 42
F. Forsberg 56 18 18 -7 36
S. Weber 56 15 21 -2 36
M. Ribeiro 56 6 30 3 36
J. Neal 56 21 14 19 35
M. Ekholm 56 6 19 3 25
R. Ellis 55 6 16 2 22
C. Jarnkrok 55 11 8 2 19
C. Smith 56 11 7 -1 18
R. Johansen 16 4 12 6 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 18 8 .902 2.57
C. Hutton 6 2 1 .924 2.10