As Predator fans we all remember this date, April 26 2010. That was the day the Blackhawks won the series here in Nashville with a 5-3 win. It was particulary more painful given the game five collapse two days earlier. I sat back down and watched every player lineup and shake hands after the series was over. I saw the Blackhawks player raise their sticks in the air to their fans that were in the building. I wanted to get maximum experience of the pain of losing in a close series.
Now nearly one later, the Preds have the best matchup on paper in any previous series. I have kept my emotions in check during the season waiting on this day to get back to the playoffs. I jeer Detroit, Chicago and other teams but I never got to high nor to low during the season. I saw it as a grind waiting to get back to this day. I have read and heard all the analysis on why the Predators should win this series. The major failure from last year was everytime the Preds had a chance to keep the Blackhawks down they failed. Nashville wins game one, gets shut out in game two. Wins game three again get shut out in game four. THAT TREND CAN NOT HAPPEN THIS YEAR! Get the Ducks down, Keep the Ducks down and WIN THE SERIES!! The Predators in six. Game Six is scheduled to be played here. I want to be saluted by OUR VICTORIOUS team this time.