Anaheim Ducks @ Nashville Predators Preview, Game 6: This Is It

Do. Or do not. There is no "try".

The Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks just need to keep doing what they're doing. They've already swept both games here in Nashville, so I don't expect they'll be rattled by our GOLD and loud noises and Tim McGraw appearances. They don't have to be afraid of taking down a player when the Preds actually do get a good scoring chance because they're killing every single penalty, and they're doing it easily. Sometimes with help:

C’Mon Ref: Arvidsson was not guilty of embellishment - TSN

But they're doing pretty ok without the refs too.

Yeah, the Ducks are chokers, so we have that going for us. Maybe since we've choked away a 2-0 lead the Ducks' choking will take over and they'll choke away two of their own? Fingers crossed.

The Nashville Predators

I like Craig Smith and all, but I never would've imagined that he was the glue that held this entire roster together. If he is, we might have an encouraging sign. I have to think if there's any way at all that he can go tonight, he will.

As for the other guys, DO SOMETHING. It's a problem that Cody Bass has outplayed several of the forwards on this roster. And we've said it here before, but 1 for 22 on the power play is totally unacceptable. Of course, they had fewer chances to fail with the man advantage on Saturday because they only drew 3 penalties to the Ducks' 7. That's got to be flipped tonight AND the Preds need to cash in. Probably more than once. Also, and I'm pretty sure you can't game-plan this, but the Preds need a freaking bounce to go their way. Something like this:

Or hell, even like this:

Despite all of this and all I've seen the past three games (and likely a pinch of delusion and a heaping helping of mental illness), I BELIEVE the Preds can win this game. Do they? We'll see in a few hours.

See I was on the verge of breaking down
Sometimes silence can seem so loud
There are miracles in life I must achieve
But first I know it starts inside of me

Where to Watch

7:00 PM CST puck drop from The Bridge. The game will be on FS-TN locally and CNBC (in the United States) nationally. Local radio: 102.5 The Game.