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Nashville Predators

Venue: Bridgestone Arena | Coach: Barry Trotz
Conference Team RankingsGF AverageGA AveragePower Play
Predators2.612.819.91%
Western7th11th5th

Notes, Quotes

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--The fifth-seeded Predators saw their season end with a 2-1 home loss to the top-seeded Canucks in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals, thus failing to force a seventh game in Vancouver.

--Nashville scored only 10 goals in the six games against the Canucks, after scoring 22 in six games against the Ducks in the first round.

--Vancouver C Ryan Kesler wasn't a one-man show for his team but was as close as he could come. He had 11 points, 10 in the last four games, two game-winning goals, 24 shots, 12 takeaways, 16 hits and a 105-73 faceoff record.

"He just had one of those series that is absolutely remarkable for one player," said Vancouver coach Barry Trotz. "I thought, as I said as I was going by him (in the handshake line), if he doesn't play that way, we're probably going to Game 7 and we might win the series. He played to a level that few people can reach."

--The Predators were outshot, 171-140, in the first five games of the series but held a 24-19 edge in Game 6. However, 18 of those shots came in the first two periods as Nashville was up, 18-9, in shots after two.

--The power play, a disaster against Vancouver all year, was 1-for-21 in the series, 0-for 5 in Game 6. For the season, the Preds were 1-for-35 on the power play against the Canucks.

--The Predators are 1-6 in their history in potential elimination games, the one win coming in Game 5 of this series.

QUOTE TO NOTE
"It's a tough, tough series. It's just tough when they're so close and you battle and you lose." -- D Ryan Suter after his team was eliminated from the playoffs in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals.

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