At this time of year, the Nashville Predators are usually in the thick of a bumper-to-bumper race for playoff position, where each game along the way carries implications for how they might finish. Fans in the stands keep an eye on the out-of-town scoreboard as well to see how the competition is doing.
This time, however, the Preds are tracking strongly towards the #5 seed - SportsClubStats.com, for example, gives a 79% chance at this point for a 5th-place finish, and an 89% chance of meeting the Detroit Red Wings or St. Louis Blues in the first round (there's a modest chance Nashville could capture the #4 seed, and at least have home-ice advantage). So that leads to the question in today's video blog...
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|Detroit Red Wings||St. Louis Blues|
|Preds' record this season||1-3-0||4-0-1|
|Preds' All-Time record (W-L-T-OTL)||29-38-4-8||41-28-4-7|
|Preds' playoff history||Losses in 2004, 2008||None|
|Leading scorer||Pavel Datsyuk 16G 43A||T.J. Oshie 17G 30A|
Which of these two teams would you rather see the Preds face in the 1st round of the playoffs?
Detroit Red Wings (104 votes)
St. Louis Blues (278 votes)
382 total votes