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2017 Stanley Cup Final: Pittsburgh Penguins Win the Stanley Cup

The Pittsburgh Penguins have won the Stanley Cup for the second year in a row. They became the first back-to-back champion since the Detroit Red Wings accomplished the feat in 1997-1998 and the first back-to-back champion in the so-called salary cap era. Pittsburgh is just the second team to win three Cups in the salary cap […]

2017 Stanley Cup Final: Questions Abound Ahead of Game Six

When a team wins in the 2017 Stanley Cup Final, a team really wins. Consider the scores: 5-3, 4-1, 5-1, 4-1, 6-0. The Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators haven’t exactly been playing close games throughout the series, with the Penguins ahead three games to two going into Game Six. Pittsburgh is hoping to convert once […]

2017 Stanley Cup Final: Nashville and Pittsburgh Have Adjustments to Make

The Stanley Cup Final is tied and both teams are optimistic, oddly enough. The Pittsburgh Penguins were up 2-0 on the Nashville Predators, but the home team took home back-to-back wins at the Bridgestone Arena. The Predators lost Game One and Game Two, despite outshooting the Penguins and dominating possession time. And the Penguins lost […]

2017 Stanley Cup Final: Game One Was a Tale of Dumb Luck, Bad Bounces

Despite pulling away with the victory, Game One of the Stanley Cup Final probably didn’t go exactly as planned for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Sure, they took the series opener by a final score of 5-2 over the Nashville Predators. But they also jumped out to a 3-0 lead early before squandering 37 minutes without a […]

2017 Stanley Cup Final Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Nashville Predators

The Pittsburgh Penguins will face the Nashville Predators for the Stanley Cup and the series should be a doozy. While the Predators are not generally considered one of hockey’s marquee teams, the franchise from Music City aims to change that with their first shot at the ultimate prize in sports. The Penguins have seen it […]

Nashville Predators Eliminate Anaheim Ducks in Western Conference Final

The Nashville Predators didn’t need a Game Seven situation to dispatch the Anaheim Ducks, as they took home the Western Conference Final victory on Monday with a 6-3 win. The game was a rollercoaster typical of the series, with leads changing heads and both teams pressing right up to the final buzzer. But in the […]

2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Nashville Predators vs. Anaheim Ducks

The Nashville Predators will face the Anaheim Ducks in the Western Conference Final and it should be a doozy. The series marks the first time the Predators have been in the Western Conference Final and the fifth time the Ducks have had the chance. The path to here has been compelling for Nashville, as they […]

Nashville Hopes to Ride Home Momentum to Victory in Game Six

The Nashville Predators have no intentions of playing Game Seven. With Game Six in the wind for Sunday, they’re hoping to put the St. Louis Blues away. The Blues took the victory in Game Five to avoid elimination, however, and that’s complicated things for the Predators. The good news for Nashville fans is that their […]

2017 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Nashville Predators vs. St. Louis Blues

The St. Louis Blues will meet the Nashville Predators in the second round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs and both teams could be considered underdogs. After all, both teams upset their top-seeded opponents in the first round. And both teams weren’t supposed to win, let alone with relative ease. The Predators took out the […]

Nashville Predators Sweep Chicago Blackhawks

The Nashville Predators have swept the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. No, that’s not a misprint. The Predators took the series home with a 4-1 victory in Game Four on Thursday night, with goals from Roman Josi, Colton Sissons and Viktor Arvidsson. Chicago’s lone goal came from Jonathan […]

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