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Coyotes End Preds Season in 5

For the first time in franchise history, Nashville was eliminated from the playoffs on the road, as the Phoenix Coyotes sent the Predators home in Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals.

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Gaustad: Despite Game 4 Loss, Predators Have “Character” To Win

A 1-0 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes on Friday night puts the Predators on the brink of elimination in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Erat: 60 Minute Effort Key to Game 3 Victory

Martin Erat’s physical play – especially a key first period takeaway – helped lead Nashville to victory in Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals.

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“Black Aces” Arrive in Nashville

With Milwaukee’s season over, Vic Bartley, Jon Blum, Chris Mueller, Jeremy Smith and Kyle Wilson have officially been added to Nashville’s roster for the remainder of the Predators’ Stanley Cup Playoff run. Press release after the jump.

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Game 2 Woes Continue to Haunt Predators

Historically, the Nashville Predators have faltered in the second game of playoff series. Sunday night against Phoenix was no exception.

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Early Power Play Struggles Doom Predators in Round 2 Opener

Nashville managed just 5 shots in their first 4 power play opportunities in the opening loss to Phoenix in the Western Conference Semifinals.

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Klein: Preds Finally Slay the Dragon in Series Win

Defenseman Kevin Klein emerged as the surprise star in Nashville’s 5-game elimination of Detroit in the Western Conference Quarterfinals.

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David and Goliath: Legwand Has Datsyuk’s Number in D-Zone

Since the end of the NHL lockout, David Legwand has defeated Pavel Datsyuk in the majority of faceoffs in Nashville’s defensive zone.

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Gaustad Dominating Lower Line Detroit Centers

Nashville’s Paul Gaustad has won nearly 75 percent of his faceoffs in the Western Conference Quarterfinals against Red Wings who are not Pavel Datsyuk.

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Klein Smythe: Nashville Defenseman Making A Habit of Scoring Playoff Goals

Kevin Klein unleashed his sniper talents again with the game-winning tally in Nashville’s 3-1 win over the Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena in Game 4.

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Preds Take Series Lead With First Playoff Win at “The Joe”

Nashville reclaims home ice in the Western Conference Quarterfinals with a 3-2 win at Detroit.

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Hornqvist: Playoff Power Play Lacks “Puck Luck”

Nashville has gone 0-12 on the power play so far in the Western Conference Quarterfinals.

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Will Nashville Lose Weber For Game 2?

Weber’s hit on Detroit’s Henrik Zetterberg as time expired merited a meaningless minor penalty. Will the NHL add supplemental discipline?

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Predators Take Series Lead In Spite of Penalty Box Parade

17 minor penalties were called in Nashville’s 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings in the first game of the Western Conference Quarterfinals.

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The Third Time Should Be a Charm For Nashville

Nashville and the Red Wings should have a tougher series in store than either team faced in 2004 or 2008.

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