Huge congratulations to the Nashville Predators who are living the fairy tale! The team won the series against the Anaheim Ducks and have been crowned the Western Conference Champions. They will play the winner of the Penguins/Senators series for the coveted Stanley Cup.
The Predators are the first team to reach the final after being a 16th seed – impressive. Colton Sissons scored a natural hat-trick to give the Preds a healthy 6-3 series clinching win over the Ducks. The team was without Ryan Johansen who underwent emergency surgery – but that didn’t stop him from watching the game with Kevin Fiala and captain, Mike Fisher, in the arena.
I told him I love him. We miss him. He’s a huge part of our team. He played a great playoffs and we miss him. I just told him we miss him, but he’s still a huge part of us – Roman Josi on Johansen
The music city has lived up to its name during the playoffs with the national anthem being sung by Mike Fisher’s wife, Carrie Underwood, as well as Kerry Clarkson, Keith Urban, Trisha Yearwood, and Lady Antebellum.
PK Subban who was traded by the historic Montreal Canadiens in return for Nashville captain, Shea Weber, is now set to play in his first Stanley Cup Final and had this to say:
I’ve never been on a team that works as hard for each other as these guys do.
All’s well in Smashville!