Your browser does not support iframes. As underdogs, the Predators came up a few games short of winning the Stanley Cup last year. With a proven Pekka Rinne in net this year, Nashville looks like a favorite to win it all.
Nashville goalie is the favorite to be playoff MVP as Stanley Cup final begins. Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne leads every major statistical category for goalies in the 2017 NHL playoffs. (Mark Humphrey / The Associated Press) By Mark ZwolinskiSports reporter Sat., May 27, 2017 The Conn Smythe Trophy field gets smaller with each day. Pittsburgh
1d – NHL PEKKA RINNE +1 more Scott Burnside, NHL Writer NASHVILLE — When the Nashville Predators were dispatched in the first round of the playoffs last season by eventual Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, it was both a cautionary tale about the false guarantees of a strong regular season and a reminder of the fleeting nature of greatness.
CHICAGO — Nikolai Khabibulin doesn’t go out of his way to watch replays of his 2003-04 Stanley Cup run with the Lightning. But if he is sitting at home watching the NHL Network and the highlights come on “and I have nothing to do,” Khabibulin will watch and remember “it was a lot of fun.”